Hot country newcomer Frankie Ballard, who tops both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart this week with his smash “Helluva Life,” celebrated his first ever #1 single with fans last night (3/18) as he took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd for the Nash-FM 103.3 and 95.5 WSM concert series at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. Ballard’s set included the anthem “Helluva Life,” which has sold nearly 400,000 digital copies, along with the fan favorite “It Don’t Take Much” from his new album, SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros. Records), available everywhere now.
It has been a helluva ride for Frankie Ballard, who tops both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart this week, with his smash “Helluva Life.” Ballard’s fastest rising single to date has earned him his first ever #1 single, with nearly 400,000 digital copies sold.
"My heart is overflowing,” shares Ballard. “I'm so thankful to Country Radio for taking a chance on this song. I'm more than happy to play this one for the rest of my helluva life!"
Pictured (back - from L to R): Pamela Johnson (Vice President of Development, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Rachel Weingartner (Membership Manager, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Ali Tonn (Director of Education and Public Programming, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) and Elice Cuff (Sweet Talk Publicity)
Credit: Courtesy of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. Hunter will kick off the "Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger", brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City.
Today, Warner Music Nashville releases a new album by Cowboy Troy entitled King of Clubs which Entertainment Weekly raves is “deliriously infectious” and debuted Top 20 on the iTunes Country album chart. John Rich, Troy’s friend of 20 years, produced the project with Charlie Pennachio and Tripp “Sinister” Tribbett.
With over 8 million singles sold, a platinum-certified debut album and multiple award wins and GRAMMY nominations including one for Country Album of the Year, Hunter Hayes will release his brand new album, Storyline, on May 6 which is available for pre-order now on HunterHayes.com and iTunes. Every track on the album was again co-written by Hayes and co-produced by Hayes and Dann Huff, this time featuring guest musicians including his touring band as well as legendary steel guitar player Paul Franklin (Bakersfield).
After just having announced his upcoming Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, five-time ACM nominee, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton sells out Madison Square Garden in New York, Ny and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif. This marks Blake’s first time headlining both venues.
The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced that ACM Award nominee Blake Shelton is scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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.