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2011 CMT Music Awards Highlights

In awards, CMT Music Awards, Crowds, Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on June 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

Collaborative Video of the Year WINNERS Justin Beiber & Rascall Flatts

Last night, Bridgestone Arena was alive with energized country music fans and the artists they love and admire.  The 2011 CMT Music Awards kicked off the busy week here in Music City with belt buckle awards landing in the laps of deserving Country artists. Read the rest of this entry »

The Voice: It Will Blow You Away

In Ability, Crowds, expression, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Performance, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on April 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

NBC’s “The Voice” is a refreshing and welcomed addition to the current reality talent show competition generation. The show kicks off its maiden voyage with tonight’s season opener where four professional “coaches” of the show are faced with the challenge of stacking each of their team’s decks with 8 vocalists that will go head-to-head this season – ultimately fighting to be crowned The Voice.

The concept of the show is genius – take the smoke and mirrors, autotuners, lipstick, high heels, age limit, and dress sizes out of the equation and all you are left with is the voiceRead the rest of this entry »

Dust Off Your Boots… It’s Time To COUNTRY DANCE

In Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Try this, You HAVE to on March 28, 2011 at 4:01 am

Days away from the release of Country Dance (03/29/11), country music lovers are clambering to get their lassos around Country Dance for the Wii.  GameMill Entertainment has proudly produced the first game of its kind for country music fans, featuring more than 25 hits, including 18 CMA winners, from just some of country music’s biggest stars. Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual Country Music Award Highlights

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

2010 CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The 44th Annual Country Music Awards went off without a hitch.  The buzz around town is that the performances were some of the best ever.  The winners delivered the expected heart-felt acceptance speeches and then it was off to the after parties… Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual CMA Awards: Cast Your Vote!

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on November 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

The 44th Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8|7c on ABC-TV. Every year the hit-makers of country music come out to celebrate and revel in their achievements from the year.  Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win?

“CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association – meaning Awards winners are honored by their peers in the music industry.” (read more about the CMAs) Take a minute to cast your votes and predictions about the awards and watch the live show to see if your hopes and fears come true…

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Gettin’ You Home

In Best Practices, Hear this, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Songwriting on October 19, 2009 at 11:41 am
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Chris Young topped the country charts last week with his number one hit Gettin’ You Home. With this tune, songwriters Kent Blazy, Chris Young and Cory Batten wrote music made for loving and it is peaking just in time for the winter months when everyone starts to stay home and settle in with the ones they love.  Songwriter Kent Blazy established himself early on with Garth Brooks cuts like If Tomorrow Never Comes and Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up). Cory Batten currently writes for Kent’s publishing company and recently wrote She Wouldn’t Be Gone which Blake Shelton has taken up the charts as well. Read the rest of this entry »

World's LARGEST Number 1 Party

In Music Business, Music History, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on September 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

no1_2009Yesterday I had the chance to attend the WORLD’S LARGEST #1 PARTY hosted by Nashville Songwriters Association International.  Once a year Nashville’s music industry gathers together at NSAI under a big white tent, complete with food and drinks, to honor and celebrate the songwriters of the past year that have written a number one hit.  As we see the decline of cds and the increase of mp3s, we find people really have to write #1s to get cut by an  artist.  Well, these people have done it! Read the rest of this entry »

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