Archive | August 5, 2015

BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD RETURN TO HOST “THE 49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

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Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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REBA TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON AUGUST 12

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Entertainer and entrepreneur REBA does it all: chart-topping album, sold-out Vegas residency, sitcom guest spot, fresh Reba Beauty line and more this year alone. But the evolving projects only fuel her passion for making music for her fans as she once again gives them a first look at her next single and the vibrant crimson cover art. She will perform “Until They Don’t Love You” on NBC’s The Tonight Show next Wednesday (8/12), airing at 11:35/10:35C.

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CRAIG MORGAN ANNOUNCES 9th ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT   BENEFITTING THE DICKSON COUNTY CRAIG MORGAN FOUNDATION

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Craig Morgan, one of country music’s most adventurous entertainers, will host his 9th Annual Charity Event benefitting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation on October 17 in Dickson, Tennessee. Known for his high-flying skills on the motocross tracks, the country music star and award-winning TV host will go green in 2015, starting with a golf tournament at Greystone Golf Course, followed by a family-friendly festival from the city’s War Memorial Lawn, and capped with a memorable concert with Craig Morgan and friends. Tickets are on sale starting Saturday, August 8 at CraigMorgan.com and HERE. Additional details and participants for the October 17 events will be announced in the coming weeks. 

 

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BILLY CURRINGTON’S 10TH #1 SINGLE “DON’T IT” CELEBRATED IN NASHVILLE

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Pictured (l-r, front row): Co-writer Ross Copperman, Billy Currington, and co-writers Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston; (back row) Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Warner Chappell Music Publishing's Ben Vaughn, BMI's Leslie Roberts, Sony ATV Music Publishing's Josh Van Valkenburg, Combustion Music's Chris Van Belkom and ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo credit: Ed Rode

ASCAP, BMI, the CMA and Music Row celebrated the team behind Mercury Nashville recording artist Billy Currington’s tenth chart-topping single, “Don’t It,” at a party held at the CMA offices on Monday, August 3rd. The hit song was co-penned by ASCAP songwriters Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston, who were honored for their twenty-first and sixth #1 songs, respectively, along with BMI co-writer Ross Copperman, who celebrated his fourth chart-topper. Publishers Combustion Music, Sony ATV Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Publishing were also on hand to congratulate the group. “Don’t It,” which was released in October of 2014 as the first single from Billy Currington’s upcoming sixth studio album, was produced by critically-acclaimed ASCAP producer Dann Huff.

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NICK FRADIANI CONTINUES TO SCORE WITH A “BEAUTIFUL LIFE”

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Photo credit: New York Yankees Partnership

American Idol Season 14 winner and Big Machine Records recording artist Nick Fradiani knocks it out of the park again with his debut single “Beautiful Life,” which officially broke into the Top 30 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart this week. The exciting news comes on the heels of the release of his anticipated music video for the track, directed by the highly acclaimed Shane Drake (Paramore, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson) and shot in Nashville, TN.

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Musicians Corner Announces Fall 2015 Season

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Musicians Corner, Nashville’s destination for free music events, will continue its record-breaking Fifth Anniversary Season on Saturday, September 5, as it moves into its permanent home in Centennial Park.

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SoundHarvest Music Festival Welcomes Allen Stone & The Weeks to Lineup

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Bluewater Music is pleased to welcome Allen Stone and The Weeks to SoundHarvest Music Festival, a music and arts event to take place on the Parthenon Lawn at Centennial Park on Saturday, October 17. Doors for this all-ages event will open at 11 a.m., with nonstop music on two stages until 11 p.m.. 

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ASCEND AMPHITHEATER’S GRAND OPENING WEEKEND SOARS WITH SOLD-OUT SHOWS & RAVE REVIEWS

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Nashville’s new outdoor live concert venue, Ascend Amphitheater, officially opened its doors to the public this past weekend, kicking off opening season with four sold-out shows and a free open house for the community.  With an official ribbon cutting that morning with Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean in attendance, Eric Church kicked things off on Thursday night to a capacity house in the “sterling new facility overlooking the Cumberland River and the downtown skyline” (Rolling Stone) and continued the festivities on Friday night as he played to a second sold-out crowd. 

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STRIKING MATCHES TO HEADLINE FALL TOUR IN THE U.S. AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Striking Matches (duo comprised of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis) announced their first headlining tour in the U.S. this morning. The duo will continue their tour overseas, marking their second headlining tour in the UK. Tickets are currently on sale in the markets listed below and can be purchased at www.strikingmatches.com.

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