Posted on 27 April 2009
Group Includes 14 New Members
(Nashville, TN – April 27, 2009) Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has released the 2009-2010 Agenda Committee for CRS-41, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010 at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
The Agenda Committee is made up of volunteers from all areas of the country radio and record industries and gathers each year to plan events for the upcoming Country Radio Seminar. This year’s committee will meet in July to put together the framework and topics for next year’s event.
“I’m so excited to roll up the sleeves and jump right into planning CRS-41. I have no doubt that with this agenda committee, we’ll put together a great Country Radio Seminar,” says Agenda Chair John Paul. “This is a fantastic group of industry professionals that are extremely creative, well-respected and packed full of ideas to make CRS-41 one of the best ever. You won’t want to miss what this group will put together!”
The 2009-2010 CRB, Inc. Agenda Committee members are:
Jaye Albright / Albright & O’Malley Consulting / Bainbridge Island, WA
Jim Asker / All Access / Nashville, TN
Brad Austin* / WWQM / Madison, WI
Cliff Blake* / Columbia / Northeast Regional
Josh Brandon / WYNR, Qantum Communications / Brunswick, GA
Tonya Campos / KKGO / Los Angeles, CA
James Conner / WTHI, WWVR / Terre Haute, IN
Karin Cupit* / Universal Records South / Nashville, TN
Andy Denemark / United Stations / New York, NY
Dale Desmond* / KTHK / Idaho Falls, ID
Jerry Duncan* / Jerry Duncan Promotions / Nashville, TN
Keith Gale* / RCA / Nashville, TN
JoJamie Hahr / The Valory Music Group / Nashville, TN
Chris Huff / KSCS, KTYS / Dallas, TX
Jay Jennings / WYCD / Detroit, MI
Mike Kennedy* / KBEQ / Kansas City, MO
George King* / KAJA / San Antonio, TX
Gene Kuntz* / WITZ, WQKZ / Jasper, IN
/ Lyric Street / Phoenix, AZ
Bruce Logan / WKKT / Charlotte, NC
/ WAWC / Warsaw, IN
Sharla McCoy* / McCoy & Associates / Nashville, TN
Adrian Michaels / Curb / Nashville, TN
Paul Miraldi* / Clear Channel / New York, NY
Travis Moon / WUBE / Cincinnati, OH
Rick Murray* / Greylock Entertainment / Nashville, TN
John Paul / KUPL / Portland, OR
Annie Sandor / CO5 / Miami, FL
Chad Schultz / Mozes / Nashville, TN
Jennie Smythe* / Girlilla Marketing / Nashville, TN
* Denotes new member to the 2009-2010 Agenda Committee
CRB President Becky Brenner commented on this year’s committee, stating, “The Board is continually impressed by the spirit of volunteerism shown by the people in both the music and radio industry. We are excited to add 14 new members to this year’s group.”
For more information, visit www.CRB.org.
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality of the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.crb.org or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.
Posted on 13 April 2009
Charlie Daniels Receives Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award From MTSU
(Nashville, TN – April 13, 2009) Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) officials presented legendary musician Charlie Daniels with the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award, an honor presented to a businessperson who has demonstrated the best of the spirit of America through significant contributions in government, education, and/or civic and charitable organizations. MTSU’s Executives-in-Residence program presented the award at an invitation-only luncheon held on campus Wednesday, April 8, in the Tennessee Room of the school’s James Union Building.
“Charlie is a successful businessman with more than 50 years in the music business and a working ranch,” MTSU Dean of Business Jim Burton said. “He has dedicated considerable time and talent to entertaining and building the morale of American servicemen and women, and he never fails to honor their service and dedication. He is a most worthy recipient of the Joe M. Rodgers Spirit of America Award.”
For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com.
Andy Heidt, MTSU Photo Services
Posted on 08 April 2009
Appearing April 9th-12th, 2009 at the Sommet Center, Tickets Still Available
(April 8th, 2009 – Nashville, TN) – Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco Arena Tour is set to appear April 9 – 12, 2009 at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville.
Advance tickets for Saltimbanco are still available online at the Cirque du Soleil website or by phone. To purchase tickets, go to http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/saltimbanco or call (615) 770-2000.
Saltimbanco is a signature Cirque du Soleil show with a style that borrows from theatre, dance and music and where spectacular costumes, lighting and make-up take pride of place. The cast of 50 high-caliber artists hail from 20 countries and will amaze audiences with their astonishing acrobatics presented in the unique Cirque style. Full of color, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy, a great outing for everyone!
Since its world premiere in 1992, Saltimbanco has toured the world and thrilled more than 10 million people on five continents. For 14 years, the show performed in the trademark Cirque du Soleil big top.
In 2007, Saltimbanco embarked on a new arena tour across Canada and the United States. This model allows Cirque du Soleil to bring its shows to new cities, giving more people than ever the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. Join now at www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Adults: From $35 to $90
Children (12 & under): From $28 to $72
To purchase tickets, go to www.cirquedusoleil.com or call (615) 770-2000.
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11 at 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
615-269-7071 ext. 123
615-269-7071 ext. 124
Posted on 30 March 2009
(Nashville, TN – March 30, 2009) David Corlew, owner of d. corlew films and Corlew Music Group, has announced the signing of new writer Jaron Boyer and the addition of veteran songplugger Penny Dionne to the CMG staff.
A native of Ardmore, Okla., Boyer began his musical career as a teenager singing in church. In 2003, he moved to Nashville, where he honed his songwriting skills and learned to play guitar.
“I still remember writing my first song just 6 years ago,” Boyer. “I never dreamed then that I would be a signed writer today. I might not have known it when I moved here, but God had a plan for me, and it has been an exciting journey watching it all unfold.”
In addition, Corlew Music Group has added veteran songplugger Penny Dionne to work the CMG catalog. Owner of publishing company Little Vixen Music, Dionne serves as Vice-President of the Nashville-based Women’s Music Business Association and recently co-authored “Songplugger: The Cuts and the Bruises.” She is an active volunteer with the Nashville Humane Society and contributes to the annual Dog Day Festival at Centennial Park.
About Corlew Music Group:
Corlew Music Group was initially established in 1999 and currently exists as a joint venture with Windswept / Bug Music. Numerous songs in the CMG catalog have gone to No. 1, including Toby Keith’s “Love Me If You Can,” Sugarland’s “Settlin’,” and Brad Paisley’s “Ticks.”
Posted on 25 March 2009
(Nashville, TN – March 24, 2009) Legendary Nashville radio station 650AM WSM will continue its “Intimate Evening” series on Monday, April 6 with the star of “Always… Patsy Cline,” Mandy Barnett.
Hosted by night-time personality Eddie Stubbs, the show will feature one-on-one interviews with both singer Barnett and Cline’s widower, special guest Charlie Dick.
“Our ‘Intimate Evening’ series with Eddie Stubbs is a rare opportunity for WSM listeners to get up close and personal with the legends and superstars that we play on the air,” says WSM Program Director Joe Limardi. “You can’t buy tickets to this series, so the only way to see the show is to win passes over the air or online through our website.”
The April 6 show with Mandy Barnett will broadcast live from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST at the Ford Theater inside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. It will also be available for online streaming at the WSM website, www.WSMonline.com.
WSM’s “Intimate Evening” series is a monthly program that first began broadcasting in November 2005. Previous artists that have appeared on the series include Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Porter Wagoner and more.
650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925. The Nashville-based station is the radio home for the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the airwaves on WSM since its inception. The 50,000-watt, low frequency station can be picked up in 38 states on 650 AM and heard worldwide at www.WSMonline.com.
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Posted on 19 March 2009
(Nashville, TN – Mar. 19, 2009) Richmond, Virginia’s River City Gang will make their Nashville debut next week when they play an industry showcase event at 12th & Porter on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Led by former major label recording artist Kyle Davis and BMI award-winning songwriter Brian Friedman, River City Gang is a brand new band built on veteran musicianship. The group played their first show together less than three months ago in front of thousands as the opening act for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Norfolk, Va.
“Our first show, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd – does it get any cooler?” says Friedman. “The crowd response was great, and to be accepted by Skynyrd fans is an honor in and of itself. We couldn’t have asked for a better way start 2009 and River City Gang’s touring career.”
River City Gang began in 2007 when Friedman needed a vocalist for several tracks he had written to pitch to Rascal Flatts. After Davis cut the vocal tracks, the finished mixes impressed the pair so much that they decided to keep the songs for themselves, which eventually formed the foundation of their self-released debut CD, simply titled Volume One.
“When we began writing and recording we had to get past the fact that we have totally different writing styles and influences,” says Davis. “I’m first and foremost a singer-songwriter, while Brian comes from a rock background. We don’t always arrive at our destination the same way, but when we both love something musically, that’s really the key to River City Gang – honesty.”
After releasing albums on a pair of independent labels, Davis was signed by legendary producer Phil Ramone before releasing the single “God Love Me” on Universal in 2003. Prior to forming River City Gang with Friedman, Davis spent the last several years producing his own material and writing music for television programs.
Guitarist and vocalist Brian Friedman has worked for more than ten years as a music editor and consultant in Los Angeles on numerous feature films, including “Coyote Ugly,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “The Replacements,” “Romeo Must Die” and “Not Another Teen Movie.” He also wrote the theme songs for MTV’s “Punk’d” and “The Real World” series.
Since 2007, both men have focused their energy on honing the River City Gang sound.
“Our music is song-driven modern country, what we call Virginia Rock. It’s about life experiences,” says Friedman. “I grew up with old school country music being played in my parent’s little general store in Richmond. I’ve watched two-lane byways turn into eight-lane highways. We write about what we know and what we’ve experienced. It’s about reality – the good and the bad. That’s the truth.”
For more information, please visit www.RiverCityGang.com.