SiriusXM and YouTube Launch YouTube Country Spotlight
Sirius XM and YouTube have launched a weekly radio show highlighting a tremding Country song based on YouTube viewship data.
"YouTubeCountry Spotlight" will air on SiriusXM's "the Highway" channel as part of the "On The Horizon" show. It will begin Saturday, November 21 with Kane Brown's "Used To Love You Sober" song being the first "YouTube Country Spotlight song.
"Collaborating with YouTube to offer SiriusXM listeners a Country music features based on YouTube data is a logical next step that builds on the great response to 'The YouTube 15' show on our SiriusXM "HITS 1" channel, and the 'YouTube EDM 15' show on our BPM Dance music channel," said SiriusXM President/Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein. "We are thrilled to team up once again with YouTube to launch this all new feature that highlights an emerging Country song each week from the world's largest video platform."
11/09/2015 3:25 PM
'People's Choice Awards 2016' Nominees Unveiled and Luke Bryan Leads Pack
Get the full list of nominees here.
The "People's Choice Awards 2016" will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 6th at 9p (ET) on CBS-TV.
11/06/2015 7:18 AM
Mark Van Allen Now OM At Mid-West/Rockford And Justin Brown Adds As WRTB MD Stripes
Mark Van Allen hired in the newly created job of OM for Mid-West Family Broadcasting/Rockford, IL. The group includes Country WRTB/95-3 The Bull, Rock WXRX/104.9 THE X, Hot AC WGFB/B103), Classic Hits W263BJ/Mighty 100.5 and Latino WNTA-AM/1330 Lamovida.
Additionally, Van Allen will serve as PD of B103 and oversee The Bull. He was Assistant OM at the sister Madison cluster. Justin Brown has been hired as Programming Coordinator/MD for WRTB/95-3 The Bull and assisting Van Allen with the day-to-day operations of WRTB. His past work experience includes 15 years with WJVL/Janesville, WI, recently as APD.
11/04/2015 6:00 PM
Visotcky Joins West Virginia Radio
Bob Visotcky, most recently GSM with BCA/San Diego has joined West Virginia Radio/Charleston WV as MM. He will be overseeing Country WKWS. He succeeds Mike Buxser who left in March for a GM position in South Caorlina.
This is a return for Visotcky as he worked in sales in its Morgantown stations while attending West Virginia University in the late '70's. His background includes GM positions in LA, San Francisco, Denver and Cleveland.
10/27/2015 4:23 PM
KILT Announces "10 Man Jam" Lineup
KILT, 100.3, The Bull/Houston has announced the lienup for it's annual "10 Man Jam" concert on Tuesday, December 1 at the House of Blues.
The "10 Man Jam" will feature Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Big & Rich, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann an Maddie & Tae. There will also be a surprise guest and an after party performance. Tickets must be won on the air.
10/05/2015 3:41 PM
Island Time Music and Fishing Fest Announces Line Up
The island paradise of Isla Mujeres will welcome some of Nashville's finest for The Island Tiem Music and Fishing Fest February 15-20, 2016. A partial list of performers include Kellie, Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Blackjack Billy, Love and Theft, LOCASH, Lucas Hoge, Kyle Jacobs, American Young, Nick Norman, Natalie Stovall, Lewis Brice, Joel Rush, Hailey Steele, Rob Hatch and Ryan Rickman.
"These artists musicians and songwriters are donating their time for this cause," says Skip Bishop of Studio 1Bee Entertainment, one of many "Isla-Holics" who live in Nashville and visit the island several times a year. "And unless they're family members, music fans will never have access to performers of this caliber like they will have this week."
The event raises money for the Little Yellow Schoolhouse, which provides services to the special needs children of Isla Mujeres at no charge.
The event's six day schedule features a series of intimate, live performances in local venues (including a luxurious private residence) along with a fishing tournament that coincides with the winter migration of sailfish to the local waters.
"There's not another gathering like this anywhere else in the Caribbean," says Chris Shannon of island-based Mundaca Real Estate. The Canadian businessman has made his home in Isla Mujeres for over a decade and heads up fundraising for the school.
Bundled tickets for the event range from $199 to $249 per person and additioanl pricing for select evetns is also available. Complete information can be found at
09/14/2015 3:52 PM
Music Row Execs Taking Pie For LLS
Several Music Row executives are ready to take a pie in their face to help raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Tennessee (LLS).
The "Team Walkin' Row" will include BMLG's Scott Borchetta, WME's Rob Beckham, Paradigm's Curt Motley, Sony ATV's TroyTomlinson, Warner Chappell's Ben Vaughn, BMG Music's Kos Weaver, Sandbox's Jason Owen, Iconic Entertainment's Fletcher Foster, FBBM's Mary Ann McCready, CAA's John Huie and Grand Ole Opry's Pete Fisher.
The fundraiser will begin today at noon and run through Monday, October 2 at noon. Family, friends and colleagues of the participants can donate money to support the pie takers. Weekly rankings will be available on the Pie In Your Fae Challenge website and the participant with the most money donated will be filed with a ssurprise guest throwing pie in their face. Go
for more information.
09/08/2015 5:11 PM
Florida Georgia Line Performs On Jimmy Fallon
Florida Georgia Line appeared on NBC-TVs "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last Friday (9/4). They performed their latest single "Anything Goes."
Earlier that day the duo appeared on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" to perform in the Plaza.
FGL is on their "Anything Goes" tour through October. Check it out
09/03/2015 4:42 PM
Dierks Bentley's Riser Video-A True Story
Dierks Bentley has come with his "Riser" video that is based on a true story. It is premiering exclusively on The Guardian today, it tells the story of the struggles of a formerly homeless mother of two named Amy as she tries to rebuild her life.
“I really wanted this video to reflect the ‘risers’ among us,” said Bentley. “So, when it came to casting, it was important to me that the storyline follow something real - no acting. The first thing I thought when I met Amy was you would have never known that she had been living out of her car with two kids and nowhere to go. Hearing her story is such a solid example that there are people we pass all around us every day who are going through tough times. It’s dedicated to all the ‘Risers.'
Amy was able to receive education, support and guidance through a Nashville non-profit Safe Haven Family Shelter. She made a successful return into her own home. Amy shares her story
09/03/2015 4:29 PM
CMT Temporarily Rebrands As Cash Music TV
Beginning Tuesday, September 8 CMT -TV will remporarily re-brand itself from Country Music TV to CASH Music Television. This will serve as a lead in to the Saturday, Septemebr 12 debut of its original documentary, "Johnny Cash: American Rebel." The weeklong tribute will be hosted by Kid Rock, a Cash Super Fan.
The celebration of Johnny Cash is being held on the 12th anniversary of his passing.
CMT is scheduled to air the film "Walk The Line," a "Throwback Thursday" video block, an episode of "CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist's Choice," and the first ever Johnny Cash-dedicated "CMT Hot 20 Countdown."