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  • HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH RELEASE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ALBUM IMPERFECT CIRCLE, OUT NOW

    Nov 01, 2019

    Hootie & the Blowfish make a triumphant return today, Nov. 1, with the release of highly-anticipated album Imperfect Circle, their first in nearly 15 years. Named one of the “biggest albums to hear this season” by Entertainment Weekly and highlighted in The New York Times’ fall music preview, the album arrives on the heels of the band’s critically-acclaimed, sold-out Group Therapy Tour that played to nearly three-quarters of a million fans across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland this year.

  • GEORGE STRAIT, THE UNDISPUTED ‘KING OF COUNTRY MUSIC,’ RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION VINYL SET DEC. 9

    Nov 01, 2019

    George Strait, the undisputed “King of Country Music,” is set to release Strait Out of the Box: Vinyl Collection, a limited-edition, 10-volume vinyl set on sale Friday, Dec. 9, with pre-orders beginning today at GeorgeStraitBoxSet.com. 

  • SCOTTY McCREERY CELEBRATES SOLD-OUT EUROPEAN TOUR

    Oct 30, 2019

    German and English audiences fell in love with the ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award-winning Scotty McCreery this past week as the Triple Tigers/Sony recording artist performed in both countries for the first time, selling-out all five shows on his first-ever European tour with Six Shooter Country calling McCreery’s London show “music heaven.” The dates coincided with Country Music Week in both countries.

  • FOUNDRY RECORDS SIGNS SHENANDOAH AND AUSTIN MERRILL AS FLAGSHIP ARTISTS

    Oct 30, 2019

    GRAMMY Award-winning band Shenandoah and singer-songwriter Austin Merrill mark the first artists signed to Foundry Records, a full-service independent record label established recently by music industry veterans Mark Bright, Cole Johnstone and April Rider as a strategic alliance with ADA Worldwide.

  • GEORGE STRAIT PARTNERS WITH THE 100 CLUB OF SAN ANTONIO IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

    Oct 29, 2019

    The undisputed “King of Country Music,” George Strait again used his platform for good, recognizing National First Responders Day yesterday, Oct. 28, by supporting The 100 Club of San Antonio’s efforts to assist families of fallen first responders in connection with his latest single “The Weight of the Badge.”

  • HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH TO PERFORM AT L.A.’S ICONIC TROUBADOUR TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF IMPERFECT CIRCLE

    Oct 28, 2019

    The concert announcement follows the release of Hootie & the Blowfish’s first radio single in nearly 15 years, with “Hold On” climbing the charts at Country radio now and the band set to perform the song live on national television for the first time during the Friday, Nov. 1 episode of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

  • Erin Enderlin Set to Release Full-Length Album Faulkner County Friday, Nov. 1

    Oct 28, 2019

    Known for a remarkable aptitude at crafting music with character-driven storylines, singer/songwriter Erin Enderlin will unveil her first new full-length album since 2017 with the release of Faulkner County this Friday, Nov. 1. Pre-save the album on Spotify HERE.

  • JOEL CROUSE RELEASES “ON MY WAY” IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS; SONG WRITTEN WITH ED SHEERAN AND KYLE RIFE AVAILABLE HERE

    Oct 25, 2019

    Brooding singer-songwriter Joel Crouse shares an impassioned plea with today’s release of “On My Way,” an earnest message to a loved one on the other end of a phone call. As the meaningful conversation around mental health continues following the recent World Mental Health Day, Crouse was inspired to share the timely and important song before month's end. Produced by David Naish and written by Crouse together with global superstar Ed Sheeran and frequent collaborator Kyle Rife, the emotive song released via Hum Records is now available HERE.

  • LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO RELEASE NEW CONCERT ALBUM OF FAREWELL TOUR PERFORMANCE FROM 2018 HOMETOWN STADIUM SHOW

    Oct 25, 2019

    It was announced last month that Fathom Events would bring legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performance on Nov. 7. On the heels of that news comes word the band will also release a new concert album featuring a collection of songs recorded during the historic farewell performance in the band’s hometown of Jacksonville, Fla. The 17-track Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve will be available on all digital platforms Nov. 1. 

  • DARRELL FRANKLIN NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BLACKBIRD MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

    Oct 24, 2019

    Blackbird Music Publishing Group is excited to announce the hiring of industry veteran Darrell Franklin as Senior Vice President, Nashville. Franklin, a publishing powerhouse and Nashville native, brings 25 years of experience to the newly formed company and will lead its efforts in securing top notch Nashville talent out of the newly opened office in the Berry Hill neighborhood. Franklin previously served as Executive Vice President of BMG Nashville and General Manager of 3 Ring Circus and has worked with acclaimed producer Dann Huff and songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Busbee, Russell Dickerson, Hillary Lindsey, Rodney Crowell, The Civil Wars and Patrick Droney, amongst many others.

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