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12/11/2017 6:12 PM
Garth Brooks Celebrates #1 Prior To Bridgestone Show

l-r Andy Elliot, Pearl Records; Glenn Nobilt, Pearl Records; Hilary Hoover, Pearl Records; Lesly Simon, Pearl Records; Mitch Rossell, Songwriter; Garth; Trisha; Mandy McCormack-Pearl Records; Chris Waters, Pearl Records
Garth Brooks celebrated topping the charts on Saturday night (12/9) ahead of his first show of seven at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.  Brooks celebrated with industry friends and his team at Pearl Recrods, CMA, CRB, ASCAP, BMI, Ticketmaster and Amazon Music. Brooks' ballad "Ask Me How I Know" hit the top spot last week on both Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts.  It is also Brooks' most streamed #1 single on Amazon Music Unlimited.  The Nashville shows are the final run of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.  In a little over three years, the tour has sold over 6.4 million tickets, making it the biggedyt North American tour in history and hte biggest American tour in the world.

12/08/2017 3:06 PM
Nash Nights Live Co-Host Shawn Parr Set For Lifetime Achievement Award

Congrats from AllAboutCountry to Cumulus nationally syndicated "NASH Nights Live" co-host Shawn Parr, who will be honored with the "California Country Awards" Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, December 16th in Long Beach, CA. Parr is being recognized "for his indelible impact on Country music in California through a lifetime of significant achievements in radio, television, and the industry." 

Though based in Nashville now, Parr is a Southern California native whose broadcast career includes 25 years in Los Angeles Country radio. 15 years at then-Emmis’ KZLA, followed by a stint at Mt. Wilson Broadcasters KKGO, after KZLA's 2006 format flip. Parr has also been the voice of the Academy Of Country Music Awards for more than two decades.
He joined Cumulus in 2014, launching "NASH Nights Love" in November 2013.).

Give him congrats here

12/08/2017 3:20 PM
Music Streaming, Podcasting, Smart Speakers Top Bridge Ratings' Top Trends Of 2017

Bridge Ratings is out with a new year-end study, posting to the company website, "It's been another fantastic digital year with growth in both consumers and advertising revenue. Bridge Ratings has published numerous reports during 2017 as an on-going guide to the most popular digital platforms including on-demand music streaming and podcasting. In fact, our podcasting ad metric projections provided significant insight to advertising agencies and podcast producers to help manage and excel in reaching new consumers as well as advertisers."

The highlights

Music streaming consumption continues to grow. Bridge looks at how radio programmers are using it and how genre listening has expanded.


Podcasting’s amazing year of growth with both consumers and advertisers


Smart speakers/voice-assistants. An overview of the category and which music sources are most-used.

Find full post here.

12/08/2017 11:44 AM
Tennessean Hitmaker Brett Young Honored As Current Single "Like I Loved You" Goes Gold

 BMLG Records President/EVP Big Machine Label Group Jimmy Harnen surprises Brett Young with a plaque to celebrate Young's GOLD single "Like I Loved You" at House Of Blues in Dallas.

MULTI-PLATINUM selling artist Brett Young was surprised last night by BMLG Records President/EVP Big Machine Label Group Jimmy Harnen at his sold-out CALIVILLE Tour stop at House Of Blues in Dallas with news that his current single, “Like I Loved You,” is GOLD-certified. The single is Top 5 and rising, following the success of his No. One hits "Sleep Without You" and "In Case You Didn't Know."

Brett Young is continuing his in-demand debut headlining tour featuring Carly Pearce, with a stop this weekend in Baton Rouge, LA (12/9). 

Young released the music video today for his gorgeous version of “O Holy Night," premiering exclusively on Amazon Music. The video gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the track as Young takes to the studio with producer Dann Huff along with a 10-player string section. Click here to watch Young record “O Holy Night” in the studio.


12/08/2017 4:33 AM
Luke Bryan Releases Sixth Studio Album Yesterday On The Heels Of His Live Performance Thursday (12/8)

Cumulus Media announces that New York City’s country radio station NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM hosted a live music performance Thursday, December 7, by four-time Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan. Hosted by NASH FM 94.7’s Jesse Addy and Katie Neal, Bryan’s 30-minute performance at Cumulus Media-New York’s Stage 17 atop Madison Square Garden aired on Cumulus Media country radio stations across the U.S. at 12:00 Noon EST yesterday. 
Bryan released his sixth studio album today on Capitol Records Nashville, WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY.

Featured in the group shot are: (Left to Right) Mike Allan, Assistant Program Director NASH FM 94.7; Jesse Addy, NASH FM 94.7 on-air personality; John Foxx, Program Director, NASH FM 94.7; Luke Bryan; Katie Neal, NASH FM 94.7 on-air personality; Bobby Young, Vice President, Promotion- Capitol Nashville; Charlie Cook, Vice President/Country,  Cumulus Media and Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Nashville.

12/01/2017 9:31 AM
Redmond Stepping Down

Radio and promo vet Joe Redmond has stepped down from his position with Bullseye Marketing Research as he continues to battle ALS, with which he was diagnosed in 2012. "Thankfully, it's not the 'you'll die in five years' kind," he says. "It affects my speech and balance. I can do, I just can't speak very well."

Reach out to Redmond via email

11/29/2017 10:00 AM
CMA Country Christmas Increase Viewers

CMA Country Christmas aired on Monday (11/27) night and drew 8.17 million viewers earning a 1.2/4 rating/share for ABC TV.  All this according to

Last year's show earned 7.82 million viewers with a 1.3/4.  The show was second in its timeslot behind NBC-TV's

11/17/2017 5:30 AM
Country Artist Travis Rice Drowns in Heartache with Brand New Single,Sinking Ship

Coming off the success of his sultry and steamy single, Don’t Waste The Rain, Travis Rice is back with an emotional masterpiece. His brand new single, Sinking Ship, will tug at your heart strings with its haunting melody and Rice’s rugged vocals. The song is available on iTunes and all digital retailers today, Friday, November 17, 2017. 
He also released an accompanying music video to the song, which can be found on YouTube and already airing on The Country Network. You can view the music video HERE and check your local listings for TV affiliate and scheduled air times for The Country Network.
This song, written by Rice himself captures the raw pain of loss. “I think most of us can relate to the scenario that we know something or someone that’s not right for us, but it feels so great at the time that the rush of it makes us untie the bowlines and rush out to the open ocean just to discover that we’re in a perfect storm where we are stranded…no one is coming for us and we’re all alone,” says Rice. “It was easy to write this song in a very truthful and genuine way because I was just describing things that most of us feel sometime in our life.”
The music video to Sinking Ship was filmed at 1087 Studios by Jake Parker of Common Era Productions. The video’s somber setting compliments the tone of the song without distracting from Rice’s raw, acoustic, intimate performance.

Rice kicked off 2017 on a high note as being named one of the “Top 10 Sexy Men of Nashville.” Since then, he proved that to be true by showing his sultry side with Don’t Waste The Rain. He received critical praise from radio stations by saying “That’s some good country music right there,” “It’ll give the majors a run for the money,” “What a sweet, sexy and talented guy he is,” and “He has the voice that people are looking for.” This song, which also accompanies a music video that has over 230k views, also climbed The Fan Voted Chart all the way to #3, competing as the only independent artist in the Top 5 during that time.
With bold vocals and a rugged allure, this Tennessee native has shared the stage with Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, among others. He has been receiving positive feedback since his debut release in 2016, Women, Water and Beer. This upbeat country-rooted song earned him the DisCovery Award from renowned music critic Robert K. Oermann and “…the next big male country star in country music” from Digital Journal. With real emotion embedded in his songs, Rice is destined to remind fans and performers why we all love and connect with country music.

For more information, find Travis Rice at the following:
Facebook: @TravisRiceMusic
Twitter: @TravisRiceMusic
Instagram: @TravisRiceMusic
YouTube: Travis Rice

11/15/2017 4:05 PM
Entercom Shareholders Approve CBS Radio Deal

Entercom shareholders approved the company's acquisition of CBS RADIO today (11/15), voting to pass the merger that is now expected to close on Friday (11/17).

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, today's shareholder meeting at company headquarters
In Bala Cynwyd, PA, chaired by company founder Joe Field, drew an attendance of four people. The combined operation will own 235 stations in 48 of the top 50 markets.

11/15/2017 10:33 AM
​Congrats To Mallory Opheim And Gator Michaels

Congratulations from AllAboutCountry to Warner Music Nashville/WMN Mgr./Radio & Streaming Regional Promotion Mallory Opheim and Reviver Entertainment Group EVP/GM Gator Michaels, who were engaged yesterday (11/14).
Their announcement was simple, stating "We're engaged!" via FACEBOOK page.

Congratulate Opheim here and Michaels here.

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