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12th & Porter Announces Music City Breakthrough Contest
12th and Porter

Nashville venue 12th & Porter announced today the launch of the Music City Breakthrough contest as part of their ongoing commitment to music and the development of new artists. 12th & Porter and a multitude of music industry partners including Blackbird Studio, Viacom (CMT and MTV), Lightning 100 and others have joined forces to create Read more…

Krystal Keith Makes Her Grand Ole Opry Debut
Backstage at her debut performance at The Grand Ole Opry,
Krystal Keith embraces her dad, Toby Keith, with TKO Artist Management President TK Kimbrell.

Backstage at her debut performance at The Grand Ole Opry,Krystal Keith embraces her dad, Toby Keith, with TKO Artist Management President TK Kimbrell.

Last Wednesday, July 9, Krystal Keith took another stride forward with her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

“I have never been nervous on a stage in my life…until that night at Read more…

CMA Music Festival Brought A Record-Setting $39.3 Million To Nashville
CMA Music Fest

The 2014 CMA Music Festival contributed a record-setting $39.3 million in direct visitor spending to the local community according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (NCVC).

“As Nashville’s largest event, CMA Music Festival continues to offer new experiences and keep our visitors coming year after year,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. “The Read more…

Justin Moore Goes “Home Sweet Home” With Motley Crue

Krystal Keith Prepares For Grand Ole Opry Debut
Krystal Keith

Krystal Keith makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on Wednesday, July 9. And country music’s most venerable stage isn’t the only place she’s being noticed following the acclaimed release of Whiskey & Lace, the debut album co-produced by her father, Toby Keith.

Krystal co-hosted and performed on the air at Sirius XM last week (June 24), Read more…

Jerrod Niemann Celebrates Second Number One
Pictured (l-r): Co-writers Derek George and Lance Miller, Jerrod Niemann, and co-writers Brad Warren and Brett Warren. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP, BMI and SESAC co-hosted a #1 party to celebrate Jerrod Niemann’s second #1 single, “Drink to That All Night” last Friday (June 13, 2014.) Co-writers Derek George, Lance Miller, Brad Warren and Brett Warren, and producer Jimmie Lee Sloas were honored before a packed house at Music City Tippler in Midtown. The hit single Read more…

Jon Pardi Celebrates First Gold Record
Jon Pardi receives a plaque celebrating 500,000 singles sold of his RIAA Gold record and Top 10 hit, “Up All Night.”
L-R: Red Light Management’s Melanie Wetherbee, Jon Pardi, UMG Nashville SVP & COO Tom Becci.
Photo by Alan Poizner

Jon Pardi receives a plaque celebrating 500,000 singles sold of his RIAA Gold record and Top 10 hit, “Up All Night.”L-R: Red Light Management’s Melanie Wetherbee, Jon Pardi, UMG Nashville SVP & COO Tom Becci.Photo by Alan Poizner

Capitol recording artist Jon Pardi received a plaque celebrating his first RIAA Gold record for “Up All Read more…

Brantley Gilbert Appearing At Indy 500 And Coca-Cola 600
Brantley Gilbert, #22 Driver Sage Karam and Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta.

Brantley Gilbert, #22 Driver Sage Karam and Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch isn’t the only person “doing the double” at both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend. Still celebrating the release of his third studio album, JUST AS I AM, Brantley Gilbert will also Read more…

Eric Paslay Goes Gold
(L-R): Marshall Altman (producer of Paslay’s self-titled album), Cindy Mabe (UMG SVP, Marketing), Paslay, Mike Dungan (UMG, Chairman & CEO), Pete Fisher (General Manager, Grand Ole Opry). Photo by Chris Hollo.

(L-R): Marshall Altman (producer of Paslay’s self-titled album), Cindy Mabe (UMG SVP, Marketing), Paslay, Mike Dungan (UMG, Chairman & CEO), Pete Fisher (General Manager, Grand Ole Opry). Photo by Chris Hollo.

Eric Paslay was surprised with a plaque following his performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday (May 13th) to commemorate sales of Read more…

Brantley Gilbert Tells The Whole Truth
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Brantley Gilbert will release his new album, Just As I Am, on Monday, May 19th, and he says the album tells the whole story of his life over the past four years. He admits, “A lot’s happened in four years, a lotta good, and bad and ugly. There’s a little bit a everything on there.” Read more…