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The Recording Academy® Hosts Grammy Salutes Vince Gill

Inaugural Event, Presented by MasterCard®, Pays Tribute to the Legendary Country Music Artist on Sept. 9 at The Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tenn. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 28, 2009) — As part of its ongoing tradition of celebrating musical excellence throughout the year, The Recording Academy® will host its first-ever GRAMMY Salute To Country Music™ […]

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Matt Hires set to “Take us to the Start”

SINGER/SONGWRITER UNVEILS DEBUT ALBUM; TAMPA-BASED TROUBADOUR TOURING WITH PAOLO NUTINIAS “HONEY, LET ME SING YOU A SONG” IMPACTS AT AAA; “TAKE US TO THE START” RELEASED VIA iTUNES ON JULY 28TH; PHYSICAL RELEASE FOLLOWS ON AUGUST 25TH F-Stop Music/Atlantic recording artist Matt Hires has announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album. “TAKE US TO […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009 with noted rock producer Bob Marlette, input from guitarist John 5, and a wealth of material written […]

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Win 2 Free Tickets to see Rascal Flatts this weekend!

We like free things free Rascal Flatts tickets We hope we have a nice-sized reader population in the greater Atlanta area, since all these promotional concert ticket giveaways we’ve been advertising seem to be for Atlanta gigs. This time, the offer comes from JC Penney, who are promoting their American Living apparel line on Rascal […]

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Monsters of Folk unleashed from the depths

We first wrote about Monsters of Folk, the mysterious folk supergroup featuring Conor Oberst, Jim James Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, singer-songwriter M. Ward and Saddle Creek producer Mike Mogis, while fawning over Yames’s Harrison tribute EP last week. Now, “Say Please,” the first track off their album, is available for download on MonstersOfFolk.com. […]

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PATTY LOVELESS TO RELEASE SEQUEL TO ACCLAIMED MOUNTAIN SOUL CD

Nashville, Tenn. – Fans of roots music have asked Patty Loveless for years to reprise the Appalachian sound of her 2001 Mountain Soul CD, and now she has. Saguaro Road Records will issue Mountain Soul II on September 29. Like its predecessor, the album will feature Patty’s crystalline country vocals amid bluegrass-tinged instrumentation. “It’s Appalachian, […]

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2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award Nominees Announced

Voting opens Friday, July 24 at CMT.ca (Nashville, Tennessee) July 22, 2009 – The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the nominees for the 2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award: George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Johnny Reid. Beginning Friday, July 24 until Sunday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST, the public can […]

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SUGARLAND – Live CD/DVD (8/4), ABC TV Special (8/3)

Multi-platinum superstars Sugarland, composed of lead singer Jennifer Nettles and co-songwriter/guitarist Kristian Bush, has become one of the most consistent and popular artists in music today with a string of #1 country singles and an appeal far beyond the genre. Now, the powerhouse duo is set to release a live CD/DVD on August 4th (“Sugarland: […]

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SAM BUSH TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR INSTRUMENTALIS

AT 8TH ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NASHVILLE, JULY 20, 2009 – The Americana Music Association proudly announces that Sam Bush will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Instrumentalist award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the Gibson Foundation, scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Jed Hilly, […]

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