Lady A Partners To Honor Veterans and Their Families
Lady Antebellum have teamed with iHeartMedia, Musicians On Call and Naitonal Geographic to honor vets and their families with the #MyArmyContest.
Now through November 7, fans can submit a photo or video on Facebook, Twittter or Instagram showing the heroes in their life using #MyArmyContest and tagging @NatGeoChannel for a cance to be featured in the music video for Lady A's song "Marmy." The content coincides with the launch of the NatGeo minisieries "The Long Road Home." Additionally, MOC will hold an exclusive Lady A concert in celebration of its 10th anniversary at Nashville's City Winery October 26, presented by National Geographic hosted by iHeartMedia's Bobby Bones. Details here.
09/29/2017 4:40 PM
Lady A Donates To Hurricane Victimss
Lady Antebellum premiered the video for "Heart Break" yesterday (9/28). The project was filed in Puerto Rico (recently devastated by Hurricane Maria) while donating $200,000 from their charty LadyAID to hurrican relief efforts via MusiCares and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can also contribribute to relief efforts by donating to Lady AID.org.
09/27/2017 2:20 PM
Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow To Costar In "Carpool Karaoke: The Series"
Capitol Nashville's Dierks Bentley will team up with Sheryl Crow in Apple Music's "Carpoor Karaoke: The Series," a new program spun off from the karaoke series on CBS-TV's "The Late Late Show With James Corden."
The series will feature Bentley and Crow making their way around Nashville, singing each other's songs and making surprise stops at bars on Broadway to perform.
09/27/2017 2:10 PM
Canaan Smith To Tour This Fall
Canaan Smith will begin his new tour, the "Long Way From the Freeway" tour on Thursday, Oct. 19. Sponsored by Budweiser, the 20-date tour will include Bakersfield, Indianapolis, Myrtle Beach, Knoxville and more, before closing Saturday, Dec. 2 in New York.
Newcomers Jackie Lee, Chris Bandi and Eric Van Houten will join Smith for select shows. Tickets are on sale beginning today at http://canaansmith.com
09/27/2017 2:00 PM
Hayley Orrantia Inks With APA Nashville
Haley Orrantia, actor and singer/songwriter currently starring as Erica on ABC's comedy "The Goldbergs," has contracted for representation by APA Nashville.
Orrantia will tour in 2018, bringing new music to venues across the U.S. Her most recent release is single and video "Give Me Back Sunday," featured on Spotify.
09/27/2017 11:30 AM
UMG Nashville Team Wins OMMA Award
Kudos to the UMG Nashville Digital Marketing team for winning their first-ever Online Marketing Media and Advertising (OMMA) Award for the Instagram takeover campaign for MCA Nashville's Josh Turner's "Deep South" album.
In partnership with Parachute Marketing, the concept featured a six-square Instagram takeover with pictures of Turner's album cover, each square playing a video tied to the records. The enthusiasm generated by the campaign created activity during release week that raised "Deep South" to a #1 debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
UMG Nashville Digital Marketing team members Tony Grotticelli and Heather Vassar, who led the campaign, won the OMMA for Entertainment: Games, Movies, Music, Sports and TV.
Chris Young and Cracker Barrel Team Up On Album And Docu-Series
RCA Nashville's Chris Young has partnered with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in the release of an extended version of his new album "Losing Sleep" on Friday, Oct. 20. The release features bonus track "Encore," and will be available at all Cracker Barrel stores and its online site http://crackerbarrel.com
Young and Cracker Barrel have also teamed up to create a five-part docu-series titled "Chris Young Losing Sleep Cracker Barrel Series," with weekly episodes exploring Young's behind-the-scenes music journey. The series debuts Thursday, Sept. 28 and continues through Thursday, Nov. 2 on the Cracker Barrel YouTube channel.
09/27/2017 10:50 AM
"Y108 Girls With Guitars" Fifth Annual Show on Oct. 5
CBS Radio County WDSY (Y108)/Pittsburgh hosts its fifth annual "Y108 Girls With Guitars" on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Rivers Casino.
Raelynn, Carly Pearce, and Danielle Bradbery will perform in the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event also acts as an early look at the new Y108 morning show, the premier of which will be announced shortly.
09/27/2017 10:30 AM
WKIS Miami Has Afternoon Drive Opening As Brian LaRoche Leaves
CBS Radio Country WKIS/Miami's Brian LaRoche is leaving the station and the industry, on Friday, Sept. 29. LaRoche has accepted an opportunity at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, a chance he embraces as fulfilling a childhood dream.
CBS Radio/Miami VP/Programming and WKIS PD Rob Morris has said the search for LaRoche's replacement has begun and that evening jock Dina B will substitute during afternoons in the interim.
Garth Brooks To Release First Of Five Anthology Book Series
Pearl Records' Garth Brooks plans the release of the first of a five-book anthology series on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Titled "Part 1, The First Five Years," the book offers a detailed look at the start of his career, as told by Brooks and others involved with the creation and promotion of his first five albums.
Five discs are included in each book, with previously unreleased music, outtakes, first takes, demos, and never-before-seen photos.
Brooks will offer further insight into the project on next Monday's segment of his Facebook Live series "Inside Studio G: A Monday Night Conversation."