Artists, Radio Programmers and Promoters were just some of the industry professionals joining the packed house at The New Music Weekly Showcase in Downtown Nashville on Thursday 2/26/2015 during CRS (Country Radio Seminar). Food, Spirits, Performances and Industry Connections made for a great time had by all. The special guest host was Morgan Alexander from WKDF Radio in Nashville. The live performances were second to none including Tom McClear & Friends, Morgan Riley, Matt Farris, Susan Hickman, Sarah Buss, Michael Easton, Dave Caley Amy Louise, Gary and Carol Bibb- also mingling in the crowd was Rugby Records newcomer Chad Pfeifer and charting performer D.A. Cole. For downloads of these artists singles for radio visit airplayaccess.com. A very special Thanks to Paul Loggins and staff for pulling off such a memorable event. Next year’s event promises to be even bigger and better!
Some country artists have more on their to-do lists than basting turkeys, making casseroles, and watching football this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. These artists will be busy performing and making appearances in Nashville and/or on national television. Meanwhile, others are taking full advantage of the downtime to indulge in some homemade cooking or trips to the beach.
• Lucy Hale, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, Dan+Shay will all take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which airs at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) on NBC.
• Lee Ann Womack will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the Dallas Cowboys game against the Philadelphia Eagles inside AT&T Stadium. The game will begin airing at 3:30 ET on FOX on Thanksgiving Day.
• Miranda Lambert is cooking for her crew this Thanksgiving. The star posted this pic on Facebook this afternoon. She recently celebrated the opening of Redemption Ranch, a no kill animal shelter in Tishomingo, OK and 12 animals were soon adopted.
• Sam Hunt is headed to Tallahassee, FL to perform at the Friday Night Block Party, the official tailgate event for Seminole fans before home football games.
• Kip Moore is touring this weekend, playing Friday in Detroit and Saturday in Cleveland.
• Carrie Underwood is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at her house with friends. Hubby Mike Fisher will be playing for the Nashville Predators that day, so she will be watching him on TV.
• Jamie Lynn Spears is hanging with her family in Louisiana over the Thanksgiving holiday, and will also visit her in-laws with husband Jamie Watson.
• Getting a head start on Christmas, Brenda Lee will take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s annual lighting of the museum’s 30-foot Christmas tree in Nashville, and will offer a live performance. The event takes place Friday, Nov. 28.
• Ronnie Milsap will celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Deck the Hall festivities with a performance on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.
MTS Management Group is happy to announce Tate Music Group recording artist, Doug Briney will be performing at Antique Archaeology in Nashville, TN on Saturday, November 22nd, from 12:30-2:30pm. Joining Doug for the free show, will be fellow Nashville-based artist,Delnora Reed. The venue has been featured on the popular History channel show, “American Pickers.” Antique Archaeology is located at 1300 Clinton Street, #130, in Nashville.
Doug Briney is an Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) and International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Award Winner. His current album, Super Country Cowboy has received international airplay and chart success. The single, “Unknown Soldier” has helped raise funds for Operation Troop Aid, to benefit our veterans. Doug hosts regular songwriter nights at Uncommon Grounds in Old Hickory, TN, and he is also a pastor for a Nashville-area congregation. For more information, visit http://www.dougbriney.com.
Delnora Reed has shared the stage with Craig Morgan, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Marty Stewart, The Church Sisters, Eddie Stubbs, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Danielle Peck, Stella Parton, Georgette Jones, Paul Thorn, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buddy Jewell, Leona Williams, Leonard Ahlstrom, Jason Deere, Jan Howard, Roy Clark, Jr., Jett Williams, Billy Yates, Buck Moore, Gary Duffey, Mark Alan Cash, Tommy Barnes, and many more. She has just finished recording as a member of the trio The Shotgun Rubies for Grammy Award winner Carl Jackson’s latest project, “Orthophonic Joy – The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited”, which is slated for a January 2015 release on Sony Records. For more information, visit http://www.delnora.com.
November 19, 2014
Newton & Thomas are proud to announce the new single release, “Great American Heroes,” that recently made its radio debut on Nashville’s WSM Radio 650 AM Coffee,Country and Cody show. This inspirational and patriotic new tune was written by the award-winning songwriter, Mark “Brink” Brinkman. All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the American Security Council – a non-profit organization promoting the Strategy of Peace Through Strength.
Pinecastle Records has made it available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and to radio stations at AirPlayDirect.
“On behalf of myself, Steve Thomas, and Mark Brinkman, I can say we are all truly honored that the American Security Council Foundation will use this as their signature song to help raise awareness to their wonderful cause,” said Mark Newton.
Brinkman shared his thoughts on writing “Great American Heroes” saying, “As my son, Zac, was joining the USAF I began thinking about ‘heroes’ and the moral fabric of our nation today. I wanted to write a song to make a statement and honor the ‘real’ heroes in our lives. The dad that works double shifts so that his kids might go tocollege and have a better life than he did….the mom that keeps the family together, sacrifices personal gain for the benefits of her children…the teacher that can shape the life of a child and inspire them on to a lifetime of learning and contribution to society…and the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for our freedom. These are the ‘real’ heroes that we need to be lifting up! I hope the song helps to redefine the word ‘hero’ and focus on the people with hero qualities – sacrifice, selfless, caring, courage, giving, love, fearless, etc.”
Newton & Thomas will perform “Great American Heroes” during the upcoming American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) benefit concert featuring The Band Perry, along with JT Hodges. This highly anticipated event will take place Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Historic Dodgertown Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Fla. The festival gates will open at 3:00 PM with various activities and exhibits including the 4:30 pm opening ceremonies with the National Anthem with Janine Strange and Navy SEALS Parachute Demonstration. “The festival will raise funds for The US NAVY UDT/SEAL Trident House and the ASCF Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships to the children of Active Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responders,” said ASCF Director of Operations Gary James.
Ticket prices for the event are $35 General Admission; $55 Reserved (stands); $75 and $100 Premier Reserved Seating (field). General Admission Parking is $10 and VIP Parking is $15. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-514-3849 or by visiting the ASCF website www.ascfusa.org. For Sponsorship Opportunities please call 1-772-388-2490 or email@example.com.
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Brian Grilli had great success with his single, “Damn Good Day”. Now he drops his new single to radio globally, titled “Crazy.” The foot-tapping upbeat song is getting a thumbs-up from the radio community who recently attended Music Row Live inNashville during the CMA Awards week. Brian performed the song live acoustically in front of seventeen major market radio stations at The Tracking Room in Nashville.
Brian has been booking shows nationally in support of his latest singles and has picked up major steam since performing at The Muriel Anderson All-Star Guitar Night at NAMM in Nashville and appearing in the September edition of Guitar PlayerMagazine. Keep your eyes open for the up and coming talent.