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The Stars Came Out To Honor Randy Travis

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 08: Randy Travis leads the grand finale at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts) *** Local Caption *** Randy Travis

On February 8th, the stars were out in Nashville to pay tribute to country star Randy Travis in downtown Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.

Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Charles Esten, William Michael Morgan, Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Tanya Tucker, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Wynonna Judd, and many others were on hand to pay tribute to this Continue Reading →

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Lady Antebellum Is Back! Brand New Single, Tour, And New Album On The Way

In case you missed it, Lady Antebellum is back with a brand new single just released to country radio called “You Look Good”, a new album on the way, and a tour planned.

I was lucky enough to be one of the few who got to see them perform together live for the first time in public in over a year for a secret show that they streamed live on Facebook at OZ in Nashville.  It was a fantastic show that I wanted to basically go on forever! Check out the video clip below from the performance.

The new song “You Look Good” is an midtempo country song with just a touch of 70’s funk to it complete with a horn section. Just a very cool vibe, and it feels like they are having fun again after a break they took to work on some solo projects. The new album is slated to release later this year.

They also announced a new worldwide tour this year that will include Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. Catch them on the road, it’s going to be a good one.

To buy their newest single, you can find it here:

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A capacity crowd of friends, family, and Music Row insiders packed Nashville venue South on Monday, January 30th to celebrate the team behind Warner Music Nashville recording artist William Michael Morgan‘s debut #1 single, “I Met A Girl,” co-written by hit songwriters Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen. The tune marked the 7th chart-topper for MCA songwriter/recording artist Hunt, the 25th for prolific writer/producer McAnally, and the 6th for Rosen, who is a songwriter/artist member of the band Old Dominion. “I Met A Girl” publishers Old Gringo Music, Rehits Music, SmackSongs and Universal Music, as well as producers Scott Hendricks and Jimmy Ritchey, were also on hand to congratulate the group. ASCAP Senior Creative Director Mike Sistad and Creative Manager Beth Brinker hosted the party, sponsored by First Tennessee Bank. 

All photos by Ed Rode for ASCAP.
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 600,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at, on Twitter @ASCAP and on Facebook.
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Brett Young Celebrates First No. 1 Song “Sleep Without You”

On the rooftop of the beautiful, new Westin in downtown Nashville, Big Machine artist Brett Young gathered with his co-writers Kelly Archer and Justin Ebach along with many industry friends and family to celebrate their very first #1 single with “Sleep Without You”.

Watch the video below as they discuss how they wrote the hit song:


Brett Young (ASCAP) joined co-writers Kelly Archer (BMI) and Justin Ebach (SESAC) as well as industry friends and family this week to celebrate the success of their first No. 1 hit ‚ÄúSleep Without You.‚ÄĚ Toasting at the rooftop of The Westin downtown, the trio first performed the chart-topping tune to kickoff congratulatory remarks. Continue Reading →

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Re-Live The 1st Annual Robert Randolph Bow Tie Bash – A Jam Session For Charity

This past May around Nashville’s famed Steeplechase, acclaimed jewelry and fashion designer, Diana Warner, along with renown pedal steel artist, Robert Randolph hosted the 1st annual Robert Randolph Bow Tie Bash – A jam for charity, unveiling the Robert Randolph bow tie collection designed by Diana Warner at this very special charity event.

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CMT’s Next Women Of Country

CMT's Next Women Of CountryCMT recently celebrated their next class of female country artists at City Winery in Nashville this past November with their annual “Next Women Of Country”. Continue Reading →

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Dolly Parton’s “Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” Available On DVD Dec. 20th

Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of LoveBeginning Dec. 20th, Dolly Parton fans can buy their very own copy of “Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” if you didn’t get a chance to see it on tv or if you just want to have your own copy to keep.  Continue Reading →

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Dolly Parton on red carpet of "Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love" premiere. Photo credit: Cat Denton

Hundreds of Dolly Parton fans packed the streets of Dollywood on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of Parton and other cast members on the red carpet for the premiere of ‚ÄúChristmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.‚ÄĚ The film follows Parton‚Äôs ‚ÄúCoat of Many Colors,‚ÄĚ which aired to over 16 million viewers overall on NBC last year.

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Scott Hamilton & Friends Bringing Something Special To Nashville On Nov. 20th

Scott Hamilton and FriendsOn Nov. 20th, Olympic gold medalist figure skater, Scott Hamilton along with many famous friends, will be bringing something very special to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville called Scott Hamilton & Friends. ¬†Hamilton says that fans are “gonna be blown out of their seats”. ¬†“I‚Äôve got some of the most famous skaters in history coming, that everybody knows. ¬†There are a lot of fundraisers in Nashville, but this show is beyond spectacular.” Continue Reading →

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2016 CMT Artists Of The Year: What A Night! Tune-in Thursday, Oct. 20th At 8pm/C

Honoree Kelsea Ballerini performs during 2016 CMT Artists of the Year.

Honoree Kelsea Ballerini performs during 2016 CMT Artists of the Year.

On Wednesday, October 19th, CMT held their annual Artists of the Year awards at the elegant Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville to honor this year’s winners: Shania Twain (Artist of a Lifetime), Carrie Underwood (Artist of the Year), Luke Bryan (Artist of the Year), Thomas Rhett (Artist of the Year), Florida Georgia Line (Artists of the Year), Chris Stapleton (Artist of the Year), and Kelsea Ballerina (Breakout Artist of the Year).

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