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 “Tennessee Whiskey – The Dean Dillon Story” Movie Premiere 

Photo by Jon-Paul Bruno Pictured left to right: Dean Dillon, George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Cole Claassen (film director) 

A host of industry insiders and country music stars including Brandy Clark, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney, Robert Earl Keen, Rory Feek and others, filled the Franklin Theatre Tuesday night for the premiere of “Tennessee Whiskey –  The Dean Dillon Story.”  The new film directed by Cole Claassen is about the life of prolific country music songwriter Dean Dillon.


The evening, hosted by Claassen, BMI and Sony ATV, began with a VIP cocktail reception followed by a short welcome from the man of the hour, Dillon, and director Claassen, who introduced the film. The intricate documentary took viewers on a journey through the life of a songwriting genius, showing his quick witted sense of humor and big heart, but most of all his integrity, both creatively and personally.


Claassen met Dillon while skiing in Colorado and was captivated by his story and asked him if he would be willing to do a film project with him. Even though Dean had been approached many times in the past about a project like this, the songsmith says that something just felt right about the idea this time, and the rest is history.


BMI Icon songwriter Dillon has written more than 26 #1 songs, with the majority of those recorded by his longtime friend and “king of country,” the great George Strait.  Dillon has also written more than 53 Top 10 songs in his storied career thus far.

The new film is available on iTunes HERE.

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Hillary Scott’s Fall LaBellum Line Now Available

Hillary Scott, one-third of the multi-PLATINUM selling and GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum, introduces her exclusive “LaBellum” fall fashion collection on 10/23, for entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN. Designed with comfort in mind to flatter women of every walk of life, Scott expands into different brands with embroidered dresses, sweaters knits and chiffon tops poised with velvet, embellishment details and warm floral prints. She previewed the collection during a segment dedicated to LaBellum, during Hillary Scott Fashions  on 10/23 on HSN. Fans can view and purchased the entire line here.


“Working on this line just gets more and more fun as I learn more about what women are loving and snatching up the quickest,” said Scott. “Their reaction has been so exciting and that energy has definitely gone into designing this new fall line. It’s an empowering feeling to be able to create something from the ground up that makes other women feel confident about themselves as well.”



“Hillary’s exclusive apparel collection, LaBellum, has shown impressive growth since the April launch, generally yielding multiple sell-outs per visit,’ stated Carmen Bauza, Chief Merchandising Officer, HSN. ‘We’re thrilled to welcome her back as she presents her best collection yet—a chic assembly of fall must-haves.”

Scott elaborated on the inspiration and creative process behind the fall LaBellum line with Country Living who dubbed the new line to be full of “practicality and body-positivity.” Since the debut of LaBellum in April, featuring her bohemian chic collection, the assortment has exceeded sales expectations by more than twenty percent, grossing millions of dollars. Scott also manifested eight instant sell outs during primetime hours on The List with Colleen Lopez. Having touched fans across the globe with her music, Scott intends to make all women feel confident with their everyday wardrobe.
For more information or to shop the collection, please visit www.hsn.com and join the conversation @HSN on Facebbok, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hillary Scott:

Nine-time time GRAMMY award-winner and one-third of superstar group Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott has more than 18 million unit sales worldwide while earning ten No. 1 hits, countless awards including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, while also taking home ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row. The empowering call of independence found in the title-track of of Lady Antebellum’s No. 1 selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), serves as the new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio. Produced by busbee and written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon, “Heart Break” provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words,” (Rolling Stone). In addition to co-writing chart-topping Lady A hits, including the 6x PLATINUM hit “Need You Now,” Scott has also written for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan’s No. One hit, “A Little Bit Stronger.” Her spirited release from Hillary Scott & The Scott Family claimed the top spot atop the Billboard Christian Albums chart with their debut album LOVE REMAINS, which garnered a GRAMMY-winning “Best Contemporary Christian Music Album” and an award for its chart-topping single “Thy Will” for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.” Lady A used their “renewed energy” (People) when they returned to the road in May on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR featuring special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, as they introduced fans to “a fresh twist with the addition of a live horn section” (CMT) into a set already packed with mega-hits.For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com. 

About HSN: 

HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 91 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 37 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

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CMT World Premieres Smithfield’s “When You’re Gone” Music Video Today

‘Sounds Like Nashville’ Debuts Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Billboard’s ‘You Should Know’ country duo Smithfield, is world premiering the music video for “When You’re Gone” exclusively on CMT Music today. The video, directed by Tim Duggan (Sturgill Simpson, The Delta Saints), was shot at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison, TN and follows three couples of different ages as they enjoy a night out on the town. The video will air at 6:56am (Premiere), 10:58am, 12:56pm, 2:37pm, 4:57pm, 6:58pm (Primetime), 8:38pm and 10:57pm CT today and can be seen on CMT.com HERE.

Premiere country site Sounds Like Nashville debuted behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot HERE.

The groundbreaking duo’s ‘sexiest song yet’ (Rolling Stone Country) “When You’re Gone” has accumulated more than 1 million streams on Spotify and is climbing SiriusXM The Highway’s ‘Hot 30 Countdown.’ The Texas bred twosome is currently in-studio recording material for their sophomore EP.

Smithfield’s entire debut EP is available on iTunes HERE.

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Exclusive Video Premiere: “Battle Lines” By Marcum Stewart

Singer-songwriter Marcum Stewart has celebrated several amazing feats as a songwriter and producer over the course of his career. The West Virginia native has had songs featured in hit network TV shows such as the CW’s Hart of Dixie, the 2013 film “Storm Rider”, multiple independent artist cuts and several major label song holds.

Since Moving to Nashville, Stewart has had the chance to work and collaborate with powerhouse names including hit producer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisely, Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch, etc…), singer-songwriter Rachel Proctor (Martina McBride, Jessica Simpson, Jesse Lee) and Keith Burns (of Trick Pony), to name a few.

Through years of building a catalog of songs and producing projects, Stewart has released a brand new seven track EP entitled “Battle Lines” and we are bringing you the exclusive video premiere for the title track! Written by Stewart, the driving ballad tells the story of a couple trying to hold on against all odds. The raw and honest delivery of Stewart’s vocals shine throughout.

Click here to watch the official video premiere for “Battle Lines” exclusively on Focus on the 615!


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[Video] “The Best Of Me” Red Carpet Premiere And Concert

The Best Of MeWe recently had the opportunity to cover the Red Carpet premiere of Nicholas Sparks’ new movie “The Best Of Me” right here in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Continue Reading →

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imageRising star Chase Bryant’s debut music video for “Take It On Back” premieres on CMT today  amidst accolades from radio and press alike.

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