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“Don’t Cross Me Wrong” Single By John Oates & Vince Gill Set For Release July 16

John OatesJohn Oates is taking fans on a cross-genre journey with his latest project, Good Road To Follow. The second single “Don’t Cross Me Wrong,” a forewarning blues-rock track written and produced with country icon Vince Gill, will be released on July 16. Continue Reading →

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Laura Bell Bundy’s Sassy New Video Goes From “Mundane” To “Oh My!”

Laura Bell Bundy, who recently signed with Big Machine Records, goes from “mundane” to “oh my!” in the new music video for her first single on the label – “Two Step.” Co-written by Bundy, the punchy melody and playful lyrics are all about independence … “I’m gonna do my two step … watch where you step, you’re two steps behind!” Watch the full video at Continue Reading →

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Kacey Musgraves Partners With OREO In ‘Wonderfilled’ Campaign

Kacey Musgraves recently partnered with OREO cookies for their ‘Wonderfilled’ campaign where she sang vocals on their newest spot entitled “Daydream.”

The spot launch on national tv yesterday. Check it out above!

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Southern Living Announces Biscuits & Jam Concert Series In Nashville

Southern Living announces the first-ever Biscuits & Jam Concert Series, presented by AT&T U-verse®, to be held at the 2013 Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel in Nashville. Emerging country artists will perform on Sunday evenings from July 7 to August 25. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at Continue Reading →

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An Estimated 100 Thousand Brave Rain As The Band Perry Rocks Nashville’s July 4th Celebration

The Band PerrySuperstar sibling trio, The Band Perry, headlined Music City’s July 4th celebration “Let Freedom Sing” for those with a “pioneer” spirit who didn’t let a little rain get in the way.  A steady stream of people filled Nashville’s river front during the day and by show time, the crowd grew to more than 100,000 throughout the entire event campus.  They braved the non-stop rain to experience the award-winning band’s high energy performance and to see Music City’s fireworks show, which is consistently ranked one of the Nation’s largest and best. Continue Reading →

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North 40 Ships New Single

 Rhymetown Entertainment, LLC recently launched in Nashville, and the label’s flagship act, North 40, has shipped the new female anthem “Hey Girl Hey” to country radio. The new duo, comprised of singer/songwriters Paige Logan and Heather Looney, will be visiting radio stations through the summer and finishing up a full-length album to be released later this year. Continue Reading →

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Craig Morgan Joins For 19th Jack Daniel’s/USO “Toast To The Troops” Campaign

Photo_from_CMTs_Hot_20_Countdown_Courtesy_of_2013_Country_Music_Television_Inc_All_Rights_Reserved_Photo_by_Brian_BayleyThe 19th Jack Daniel’s/USO “Toast to the Troops” Care Package Stuffing Party will hit Jacksonville, FL, on July 11 for a fun-filled day at The Jacksonville Landing where dedicated volunteers and the general public will fill 7,500 care packages for our servicemen and women serving overseas. Continue Reading →

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Leadership Music’s Digital Summit Evolves

“Digital Solutions Powered by the Entrepreneurial Spirit” Provides Theme for Renamed 2013 Event

Leadership Music SummitLeadership Music’s annual Digital Summit returns this fall with a new title, new direction, and a renewed focus on educating and connecting music industry and digital marketing leaders. The nine-year-old conference is being renamed and rebranded as the Leadership Music Summit, a move that will allow for the theme of the event to address and incorporate the hot-button issues of the moment from year-to-year. Slated for Tuesday, September 10 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works, the 2013 summit is subtitled “Digital Solutions Powered by the Entrepreneurial Spirit.” Co-chairs for this year’s event are Leadership Music alumni Heather McBee (“America’s Morning Show,” Cumulus Media) and Cameo Carlson (Borman Entertainment).

“Our goal with this year’s event is to introduce members of the music community to the growing number of digital marketing and platform opportunities that are being developed by entrepreneurs,” says McBee. The Leadership Music Summit: Digital Solutions Powered by the Entrepreneurial Spirit will utilize panels, case studies, analytics, keynote speakers and networking to help educate, connect and bond these two communities. The 2013 event is targeted to attendees and participants ranging from college students to movers-and-shakers of the entrepreneurial community across the Southeast to a variety of music industry leaders and decision-makers, including artist managers, record label staff and executives, attorneys, business managers and members of the media, marketing and publicity communities.

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Little River Band Set To Release New Album Cuts Like A Diamond On August 27th

Cuts Like A Diamond

New Single “The Lost and the Lonely” set for release July 8

Legendary hit-makers LITTLE RIVER BAND are gearing up for their latest album release of AOR masters Cuts Like A Diamond for Frontiers Records on August 24th in Europe and August 27th in North America. The group will be releasing a digital only single “The Lost and the Lonely,” on July 8th.

Formed originally in Melbourne, Australia in 1975, LITTLE RIVER BAND started enjoying their success in their home country before becoming radio staples in the United States with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.

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George Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight” #1 Party Celebration

Give It All We Got Tonight

Pictured (l-r): UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan, ASCAP’s Michael Martin, HoriPro Entertainment’s Butch Baker, co-writers Mark Bright and Tim James, Tony Brown, BMI’s Perry Howard, co-writer Phil O’Donnell, Delbert’s Boy Music’s Kirsten Wines, and Warner/Chappell’s Alicia Pruitt and Ben Vaughn. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP, BMI and the CMA hosted a #1 Party on Monday, June 24th to celebrate the team behind George Strait‘s 60th #1 single, “Give It All We Got Tonight.” The ballad became Strait’s 115th career single and was the first release from his 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Label MCA Nashville’s “60for60” promotional campaign, designed to give Strait 60 #1 songs while he was still 60 years old, pushed “Give It All We Got Tonight” to #1 on the Mediabase charts for the week of May 12th – 18th, 2013 — just days before Strait’s 61st birthday.

Written by ASCAP member Mark Bright and BMI’s Tim James and Phil O’Donnell, and produced by Tony Brown, the song marked the first #1 as a songwriter for Bright, who is perhaps best known for his success as Carrie Underwood’s longtime producer. Publishers Delbert’s Boy Music, HoriPro Entertainment and Warner/Chappell, as well as label MCA Nashville, were also on hand to congratulate the group.

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