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  • Caitlyn Smith at the Grand Ole Opry

    SONGSTRESS CAITLYN SMITH MAKES GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

    Nov 07, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith made her Grand Ole Opry debut to an emotional full house at the Historic Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 5.  The “bucket list moment” was one Smith had dreamed of since she began her musical career as a young teen, choosing to use her college fund to finance her first album in 2001. In the audience, Smith’s father watched his daughter, along with her husband Rollie Gaalswyk on guitar and producer Paul Moak on bass, make her debut on the stage where so many of Smith’s idols have stood before her. 

  • Kenny Chesney

    Kenny Chesney on TWO Major Honors + Loving Music

    Nov 04, 2016

    Pinnacle/President’s Award Winner On The Record + On Beyonce

  • Kenny Chesney on TWO Major Honors + Loving Music

    Nov 04, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Having just spent two weeks doing interviews and promotion for his Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney came into Nashville grateful – and humbled by the response to his chart-topping duet with P!NK “Setting The World on Fire.” Having spent several days getting ready to receive the Country Music Association’s Pinnacle Award at the 50th Annual CMA Awards – given for only the third time in the organization’s history – he took the idea of his speech very seriously, even mentioning “responsibility” in what he said onstage.
     

  • BRANDY CLARK HONORED WITH INAUGURAL “IMPACT AWARD” AT CMT’S NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY

    Nov 02, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “This is all really beautiful,”  shared four-time GRAMMY-nominee and CMA Award winning singer/songwriter Brandy Clark after being surprised today at CMT’s Next Women of Country (NWOC) event with their first-ever “Impact Award.” The NWOC Impact Award was created this year to honor Clark’s accomplishments in growing the female voice in the country music industry.

  • HUNTER HAYES STACKS CMA AWARDS WEEK WITH MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

    Nov 01, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – CMA Award-winning artist and five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes will be making several appearances on national television in the days leading up to the 50th Annual CMA Awards this week, kicking off last night with a lively duet with Jake Owen on ABC’s eighth annual pre-CMA Awards special All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts and continuing tonight, Nov. 1 with a performance of the national anthem during Game Six of the 2016 World Series airing at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

  • Courtesy: Blue Chair Bay / Columbia Nashville

    Kenny Chesney To Receive TWO Major CMA Week Honors

    Nov 01, 2016

    Nashville, Tenn. —  Kenny Chesney came to Nashville fresh out of college with a headful of dreams and a fistful of songs. He didn’t know how his adventure was going to turn out, but he intended to put his whole heart into it. Along the way, he released 17 albums, has now scored 29 No. 1s, played 135 stadiums and became the only country act on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, helping break a lot of today’s headliners along the way.

  • GEORGE STRAIT REVEALS STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX: PART 2 TRACK LISTING; FEATURES TWO NEW SONGS

    Nov 01, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.– George Strait recently announced the Nov. 18 release of Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 exclusively with Walmart. This impressive three-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles including 26 No. 1s plus two brand new songs co-written by Strait along with 18 choice album cuts, all personally selected by the King of Country Music. Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 spans 20 years of Strait’s career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, Strait Out of the Box.
  • COURTNEY COLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “FREE.99” TODAY, OCT. 28

    Oct 28, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Emerging female singer/songwriter, Courtney Cole, releases the first taste of her new material she has been working on with producer Lukas Bracewell today. "Free.99” continues Cole’s optimistic, energetic sound that put her on her map with her debut EP and had her chosen as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country next to strong artists such as Aubrie Sellers and Maren Morris. 

    Co-written by Cole, Ben Burgess and Bobby Huff, “Free.99” harnesses the feeling of being young and low on resources, but still finding a way to have fun. 

  • STEVE WARINER RELEASES ALL OVER THE MAP, AVAILABLE TODAY

    Oct 28, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After 12 months in the making, Oct. 28 marks the day that four-time GRAMMY and CMA Award winner Steve Wariner releases his 12-track, family-inspired album, All Over The Map, viaSelecTone Records. The critically acclaimed artist celebrated the release of his varied album with performances throughout the week at some of Nashville’s most iconic events. 

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