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Show Review | CMA Songwriters Series With Sara Evans, Brett James, Gavin DeGraw, And More

imageFor 10 years now, the CMA Songwriters Series has been bringing the magic of a Bluebird Cafe writers round to venues around the country. The night before the CMA Awards, the series comes to Nashville. Last night, at the beautiful CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum the line up for this 10th anniversary edition was spectacular, and then in true Music City fashion, a surprise guest took it up another notch. Continue Reading →

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SARA EVANS AND BRETT JAMES ADDED TO CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES IN NASHVILLE TUESDAY, NOV. 4, DURING CMA AWARDS FESTIVITIES

As part of the events and activities leading up to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 4(9:00 PM/CT) at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,222 5th Ave. South. The CMA Songwriters Series has added Country Music star Sara Evans and songwriter Brett James to the lineup, which includes previously announced performer and 2014 CMA Awards nominee, Brandy Clark.

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Dierks Bentley & Brett James Honored For “I HOLD ON” #1

Dierks BentleyASCAP and Music Row came together on Tuesday, April 29th to celebrate “I Hold On,” which hit the top of the charts earlier this month to become Dierks Bentley’s 11th career #1 single as an artist and a songwriter. The hit marked the 16th chart-topper for ASCAP co-writer Brett James, and producers Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora were also congratulated in front of a packed crowd at the Pour House in Nashville. Publishers Combustion Music and Warner/Chappell Music, and label Capitol Records Nashville were also on hand to celebrate the group.

“I Hold On” was released in late 2013 as the lead single from Bentley’s seventh studio #1 album, Riser, and was recently certified Gold in the US and Canada. Riser’s second single, “Drunk on a Plane,” was released to country radio on April 21st and has already been named “Nashville’s freshest, funniest party song” (Star Tribune).James & Bentley

ABOUT ASCAP
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 more than 500,000 members representing over 9 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. www.ascap.com

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CONTEST | Want To Win A Pair Of Tickets To See The CMA Songwriters Series Show On Tuesday, November 5th?

love-and-theftWant to win a pair of tickets to see the CMA Songwriters Series show happening this Tuesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville? Hosted by Brett James and featuring CMA Awards Nominees Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Love and Theft.  All you have to do is subscribe to FOCUS on the 615 (right on the upper right hand corner of the front page of the site with your email) and you’ll be entered to win.  Better hurry! The winner will be drawn on Sunday, Nov. 3rd @ 12 pm CST. Continue Reading →

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All About Nashville’s Newest Music Publisher, Parallel Music

ParallelNashville, TN (September 19, 2011) — Parallel Music Publishing hopes to become one of Music Row’s main shopping centers for artists looking for their next hit song.   The publishing company is part of Los Angeles-based, Parallel Entertainment which opened its Nashville operation earlier this year.

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