Encino, CA (January 12, 2011) - The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times) and all-around funnyman Blake Shelton will join forces with country music superstar Reba to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Nashville, TN (January 10, 2011) – Warner Bros. Records guitar slinging newcomer Frankie Ballard, recently named one to watch for in 2011 by Country Weekly, Dallas Morning News and Roughstock.com, made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, January 7 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Nashville, TN – (January 10, 2011) – On Thursday, January 13, ACM Top New Vocal Duo nominee the JaneDear girls will showcase music from their forthcoming self-titled debut album at Nashville’s 12th and Porter. The full-band performance is free and open to the public (18+) and will include a live stream event titled “Live in Nashville: the JaneDear girls” with MTV Networks available online on CMT.com (beginning at 6:00 PM CST). Doors for the duo’s rocked out performance will open at 5:30 PM with the show beginning at 6:00 PM.
Nashville, TN – (January 7, 2011) – Atlantic Records’ Brett Eldredge was always meant to be seen and heard with his country boy charm and the “owner of a sturdy, heartland voice” (Billboard). Eldredge, whose longtime dream is to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, will showcase just that as he makes his third Grand Ole Opry appearance this Saturday, January 8 at 8:15 PM at the Opry at the Ryman. Fans and peers alike are falling for the country crooner, who was recently named as one of the artists to watch for in 2011 by Country Music is Love, Country Weekly and Roughstock.
Nashville, TN – January 6th, 2011 – Warner Bros. Records guitar slinging newcomer Frankie Ballard, who was recently named by Country Weekly, Dallas Morning News and Roughstock.com as one to watch for in 2011 will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, January 7 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
"I’m totally humbled by the invite to play the Grand Ole Opry for the first time," said Ballard. “The opportunity to make my debut at the Ryman, on a stage where so many great country stars once played, is enough to make my knees knock a little!”
Nashville, TN – (December 20th, 2010) – The Christmas season can be a little stressful for many and late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon along with country superstar John Rich have mixed up the perfect holiday antidote to dysfunctional family gatherings with their hilarious Christmas duet, “Drunk on Christmas.” After an overwhelming response from John Rich’s surprise guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week their classically inappropriate holiday duet will be available exclusively on iTunes worldwide beginning Tuesday, December 21st.
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.