Nashville, TN / October 4, 2010 – Reprise Recording artist Frankie Ballard was anything but lonely last week while in Los Angeles, CA. Ballard went West to appear at the Hard Rock Café’s Pinktober kick-off event at their newly opened Hollywood location and celebrated the famed restaurant chain’s month-long national campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. The event featured a performance by rocker and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge. While backstage, Ballard had a chance to catch up with Etheridge.
Nashville, TN / October 4, 2010 - Warner Bros. Records Recording Artist James Otto recently traveled to the West coast to show his support for the California’s AIDS Walk and perform at the fundraising festival held on Sunday, September 26 at Los Angeles’ famed Greek Theatre. He played in a songwriter style round along with renowned tunesmiths Deana Carter and Billy Dean. James chose to sing “In Color” which he co-wrote with Jamey Johnson and Lee Thomas Miller.
Nashville, TN – (September 28th, 2010) – Reprise Recording artist Frankie Ballard won’t be feeling lonely for long as he embarks on tour with fellow Michigan natives, Uncle Kracker and Ty Stone. The guitar slinger and country heartthrob is climbing the charts with his debut single, “Tell Me You Get Lonely,” which lands at No. 34 on this week’s Country Aircheck Mediabase chart and No. 36 on the Billboard Country chart.
Now here's a real oddity. Take one host of an genre-specific outdoors show (Michael Waddell of the Outdoor Channel's Bone Collector), two hot Nashville songwriters (Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson, two-thirds of the Peach Pickers). Have the former serve as inspiration to an album of hunting-inspired songs. The result? The Brotherhood Album, released through Reprise Records. It sounds bizarre on the surface, but if anyone's gonna review the album, it might as well be me.
Nashville, TN – September 24th, 2010 – Gloriana’s debut single, “Wild at Heart” is certified gold by the R.I.A.A (Recording Industry Association of America), marking the AMA, ACM and CMT award winners’ first gold digital single.
September 23, 2010 – ACM Awards Top New Vocal Group winners and AMA Award winners Gloriana have teamed up with Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and the nonprofit organization, Afterschool Alliance, to help raise awareness about the importance of afterschool programs through the Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks campaign.
Nashville, TN – September 15, 2010 – Country music’s coming to the big city with the help of Reprise Recording Artist, John Rich. Ocean County’s country station, THUNDER 98.5 FM, recently announced the re-position of two of its radio formats beginning this Wednesday, September 15. In their new expansion, the station will begin broadcasting into central New Jersey expanding to New York City and kicking off their big switch with Rich’s appropriately titled single, “Country Done Come to Town.”
MULTI-TALENTED PERFORMER, MUSICIAN, WRITER AND PRODUCER, HUNTER HAYES FINDS LABEL HOME AT ATLANTIC RECORDS
Nashville, TN – September 14th, 2010 – Atlantic Records Nashville announces today the signing of nineteen-year-old performer, multi-instrumentalist (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, bass guitar, keys, and more), producer and songwriter Hunter Hayes. Currently in the studio sharing the producer’s chair with veteran musician and producer Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban), Hayes’ debut album is set for release in 2011.
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.