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  • ASHLEY MCBRYDE’S “GIRL GOIN’ NOWHERE” EARNS TWO AWARD NOMINATIONS FROM THE RECORDING ACADEMY

    Nov 20, 2019

    Earlier this morning, CMA’s New Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde earned two coveted GRAMMY® nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for her breakout smash, “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” written by McBryde together with Jeremy Bussey.

  • ERIC CHURCH EARNS TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, FOR BEST COUNTRY ALBUM AND BEST COUNTRY SONG

    Nov 20, 2019

    Praised as “one of the most singular working artists in any genre” by Esquire, Eric Church earns two nominations at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards; Best Country Album for his critically acclaimed project, Desperate Man, and Best Country Song for his recent No. 1 hit, “Some Of It.”

  • CMA’S NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCES ONE NIGHT STANDARDS TOUR 2020

    Nov 19, 2019

    In 2017 The Washington Post noted Ashley McBryde’s “blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart” and NPR’s World Cafe opined, “after a decade of being the best unknown performer in those dive bars, it's all paying off.” Fast-forward to March 2018, The New York Times dubbed Girl Going Nowhere a “vivid and accomplished major-label debut,” later including it on the year’s ‘best of,’ and in April the Los Angeles Times raved McBryde “is making country music without a safety net.” Her album sparked appearances on CBS’ coveted Saturday morning stage (later garnering an Emmy nomination for the performance), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. It was a whirlwind two years for the Arkansas native.

  • ROBBIE ROBERTSON TO PERFORM AT THE LAST WALTZ NASHVILLE ON NOV. 23 AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA

    Nov 19, 2019

    Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce that musical icon Robbie Robertson will be performing at The Last Waltz Nashville: An All-Star Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert to be held this Saturday, Nov. 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. This will mark Robbie’s first live performance since 2013.

  • OPRY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ELEVATES DOLLY CHANDLER TO SENIOR TALENT BUYER ON ITS ARTIST RELATIONS & PROGRAMMING TEAM

    Nov 19, 2019

    Since joining the company as Talent Buyer in early 2017, Chandler has executed the robust programming strategy for Ole Red, booking nearly 10,000 hours of music and 175 different artists among the brand’s three locations. She has also played an instrumental role in the development of Ole Red’s new “Neon Light Program,” which supports up-and-coming artists by hosting artist performance residencies across the Ole Red network. The platform also boosts these artists’ goals by providing promotional and content creation support.    

  • BLACKBIRD MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP AND DANN HUFF ENTER INTO A&R PARTNERSHIP AND CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT DEAL

    Nov 18, 2019

    Blackbird Music Publishing Group is excited to announce a partnership with renowned producer Dann Huff. The partnership will re-establish a creative A&R and publishing relationship between Blackbird’s SVP Darrell Franklin and Huff that goes back 20 years and included the publishing powerhouse Crosstown Songs, one of the first U.S. acquisitions by BMG in 2009. While at Crosstown Songs, Franklin and Huff worked with songwriters and producers Busbee, Neil Thrasher, Jonathan Singleton, John Paul White of The Civil Wars and Melissa Pierce.

  • WSM HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL "MUSIC FOR KIDS" EVENT

    Nov 15, 2019

    650 AM WSM hosted its second annual "Music for Kids" event on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Studio A in the Grand Ole Opry House. WSM’s Music for Kids event provided a day-long family event packed with activities designed to make music accessible and fun for youth from all over Middle Tennessee. The event centered around providing children ages 5-16 with free, age-appropriate music lessons from local professionals and opportunities to engage, learn, and get inspired in fun new ways. Over the course of the day, the historic station donated over 1000 lessons to young musicians with an overall value of $25,000.

  • ROSS COPPERMAN WINS PRESTIGIOUS BMI SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR THIRD TIME

    Nov 15, 2019

    GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Ross Copperman is adding to his cachet as one of the most influential figures in country music after taking home his third BMI Songwriter of the Year award last night, following wins in 2016 and 2017.

  • BRANTLEY GILBERT AND LINDSAY ELL’S “WHAT HAPPENS IN A SMALL TOWN” TOPS CHARTS

    Nov 11, 2019

    When Brantley Gilbert wrote “What Happens In A Small Town,” the lead single from his new, chart-topping fifth studio album Fire & Brimstone, via The Valory Music Co., the southern rocking songwriter quickly knew he needed an equally as hard-rocking female to portray both perspectives of a break up in a small town. After playing the song for Lindsay Ell, there was an immediate connection with the notion. Adding not just vocals but guitar, the result was one of the most-added songs at Country radio upon its debut.

  • SCOTTY McCREERY ROCKS FIRST NIGHT OF OLD DOMINION’S MAKE IT SWEET TOUR

    Nov 06, 2019

    Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery joined Old Dominion’s Make It Sweet Tour last Friday (Nov. 1) in Tampa, Florida at the Yuengling Center on the campus of the University of South Florida. Judging by the cheers and applause, the North Carolina native was an immediate hit with the sold-out crowd. McCreery hit the stage soon after opening act Ryan Hurd finished his set to deliver an energetic 45-minute hit-packed show which included his current single “In Between” as well as his two No. 1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It,” among others. Later that weekend, the tour moved across the state to perform two shows at the Saint Augustine Amphitheater on Nov. 2-3. All three shows this weekend were sold out. 

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