Nashville Or L.A.: Session Aces Rate Two Schools Of Recording

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By Michael Ross © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. During a recent conversation, session guitar whiz Guthrie Trapp casually referenced a distinction between classic Nashville studio procedure and what he described as Los Angeles or New York types of sessions being done in Music City. In his view, Nashville sessions are geared toward producing … Read More

The Evolving Look of Male Country Stars

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By Crystal Caviness © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Once upon a time, one could judge a male Country Music artist by his cover — or, said another way, his clothes, the finery that expressed his Country-to-the-core soul. Decked out in rhinestones, sequins and embroidery, the look might be called over-the-top, perhaps even garish. … Read More

Jesse and Noah – Driven Back

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The much anticipated release of Jesse and Noah’s latest album “Driven Back” has officially arrived. Leading up to the release, forerunner song downloads were made available and fans had an opportunity to download the entire album for free on December 21, 2012 just in case the world ended. Watching this project take form and progress in phases at the hands … Read More

DIERKS BENTLEY TO PLAY CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S JOE’S PUB ON SEPT. 13

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Jim Beavers, Jaren Johnston, and Host Bob DiPiero Round Out the Line Up The CMA Songwriters Series takes over New York City’s Joe’s Pub on Thursday, Sept. 13 (6:30 and 9:00 PM/ET show times, doors open 30 minutes prior to show). Tickets for this popular series go on sale today (3:00 PM/ET). Featuring the 2005 CMA Horizon Award winner Dierks … Read More

LADY ANTEBELLUM SELLS OUT TWO NIGHTS IN SYDNEY AND FINAL LEG OF OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR IN AUSTRALIA

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OWN THE NIGHT TOUR Sells Over 900,000 Tickets to Date Friday afternoon, GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum officially sold out their Australian OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR dates in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney where they added and sold out a second night at the Opera House due to demand. The group has now sold over 900,000 tickets to the … Read More

CMA Global Artist Award Recipients, The McClymonts, Release New Single, “I Could Be A Cowboy”

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Sister-trio to Perform at 10th Annual MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards February 21 The McClymonts’ new single, “I Could Be A Cowboy,” from their album Wrapped Up Good, SHIPPED to radio on January 27. The sweet ballad, produced by Taylor Swift collaborator Nathan Chapman, was written by both Chapman and The McClymonts. The trio will perform at … Read More

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Glen Campbell to Join with Grammy® Nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a Special Performance on the 54th Annual Grammy Awards®

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Music’s Biggest Night® Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and five-time GRAMMY® winner Glen Campbell — currently out on the road for his “Goodbye Tour” — will join current GRAMMY nominees The Band Perry and Blake Shelton for a special performance on the 54th Annual … Read More

Country Super Group Sawyer Brown Teaming up with Compassion International

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High Intensity Performers Focusing Energy on Ending Child Poverty High energy country super group Sawyer Brown hopes to bring Compassion to their fans. The group is joining forces with world-renowned child advocacy organization, Compassion International, to fight global child poverty. “I always want to be a good steward of the many blessings God has given me,” explains Mark Miller, lead … Read More

Tootsie’s Birthday Bash Draws Record Crowd

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Kid Rock, The Kentucky Headhunters, The McClymonts And The Roys Bring Musical Diversity To Downtown Broadway Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, celebrated their 51st Birthday in downtown Nashville last week with the help from Kid Rock, The Kentucky Headhunters, The McClymonts, and The Roys. The party started at noon on November 23rd, with performances running into 1:30 am … Read More

Travis Tritt Hits Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom on December 3rd

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T-r-o-u-b-l-e is heading to Spotlight 29 Casino. On Saturday, December 3rd at 8pm, multi-platinum country artist, Travis Tritt will be performing in the Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom. Ticket prices are $45, $55 and $65 each. For tickets, visit www.Spotlight29.com, call Star Tickets (800) 585-3737 or purchase at the Spotlight 29 Box Office and Gift Shop. Club 29 members receive 10% … Read More

Tune In Saturday To See The Roys On RFD-TV’s Presleys’ Country Jubilee Branson’s “Original Show” Airs July 9 @ 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT

Nashville, TN (July 7, 2011) – Brother/sister bluegrass duo, The Roys, make their debut appearance on RFD-TV’s Presleys’ Country Jubilee this Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT. Lee and Elaine perform their current charting single, “Coal Minin’ Man” on the popular family show. Additional airings are Wednesday, July 13 at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT and Thursday, … Read More

WYNONNA HEADLINES FREE INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT IN GEORGIA

Tune in Thursday, June 30th to catch Wynonna on CNN Headline News “Morning Express with Robin Meade” Nashville, TN (June 29, 2011) – Five-time GRAMMY award winner, Wynonna Judd, will be performing at the 29th Annual Independence Day Concert on July 1st in Warner Robins, Georgia. Judd will be joined by CNN Headline News morning show anchor Robin Meade and … Read More