Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour will be hitting Holmdel, N.J., Hartford, Conn., and Mansfield, Mass. this weekend in what continues to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer. In this week’s Billboard Magazine, Ray Waddell says that Blake is on pace to “finish among the top touring artists for any genre” this year. Rob Beckham, co-head of William Morris Endeavor of Nashville explains “There’s sellouts and there’s sellouts, but this is a case where there are no tickets to buy.
Warner Bros. Records’ recording artist Charlie Worsham, who recently performed at Nashville’s world famous Grand Ole Opry and signed albums for hundreds of fans after the performance, just released his debut album Rubberband on August 20th to impressive reviews:
“Exquisite debut” “[Charlie’s] voice feels like a cleansing breeze weaving through a rubble of red Solo cups.” – The Washington Post
“Charlie Worsham is breathing some incredibly fresh—and talented—air into country music” – Country Weekly
“Editor’s Choice” and “New and Noteworthy”– iTunes
Powerhouse vocalist Brett Eldredge celebrated scoring his first No. 1 single, “Don’t Ya,” by jumping out of an airplane on Tuesday at Skydive Tullahoma in Tullahoma, TN. He was joined by family, management, WMN staff, TV and radio personality Storme Warren, USA Today’s Brian Mansfield, AXS Live’s Ashley Eicher and other lucky jumpers. “Don’t Ya” is off of Eldredge’s first studio album, Bring You Back, which was released August 6 on Atlantic Records.
Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis is set to release his 21st studio album October 1st on Warner Bros. Records titled Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am. Travis and his music has been a major influence to other country artists throughout his celebrated career thus far. In his new album, Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am, Travis looks back at some of the songs and artists that were instrumental in crafting his musical career, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, among others.
Time Inc.’s Southern Living and Warner Music Nashville joined forces on a multi-platform partnership to celebrate the launch of Sheryl Crow’s new album, “FEELS LIKE HOME,” available September 10th on Warner Bros. Records.
Southern Living is co-hosting the album release party at Sheryl’s farm in Nashville on Thursday, September 5th. The event is closed to the public, but fans can view it via live stream on southernliving.com.
Warner Bros. Records’ recording artist Charlie Worsham performed his current Top 20 hit single “Could It Be” this morning on Fox & Friends, followed by a special online after show performance of “Want Me Too” in celebration of his debut album, Rubberband, which was released everywhere today. The album was called "exquisite" by Washington Post and was named a “New and Noteworthy” album along with being the “Editor’s Choice” by iTunes.
Atlantic Records’ recording artist Brett Eldredge lands his first No. 1 as his current single, “Don’t Ya,” slides into the top spot on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck chart and continues its reign at the peak of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the second week running. This news comes on the heels of the release of his debut album, Bring You Back, which premiered at No. 1 on iTunes’ Country Albums chart on August 6.
Country music’s Cledus T. Judd invited the Professional Bull Riders to do it, and one lucky fan will win $20,000 just by doing it too.
It’s Air Bull Riding, the latest craze to sweep the PBR and bull riding arenas across the country.
Today, the PBR launches its first annual Air Bull Riding contest – The Ride on to Vegas; Who Gives a Buck Challenge. One lucky fan will win $20,000 and a trip for two to the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas for the best air bull riding performance, and the chance to win $250,000.
Yes, you read it correctly. In the same week, the WMN promo team celebrated two separate No. 1’s. On Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, Brett Eldredge marks his first No. 1 with “Don’t Ya,” while Hunter Hayes tops Country Aircheck's Mediabase chart with “I Want Crazy”. This marks Hunter’s third consecutive No 1. In addition, WMN celebrated having three albums in the Top 5 on SoundScan’s Top Current Country Albums chart with Brett Eldredge’s Bring You Back, Blake Shelton’s Based On a True Story… and Hunter Hayes’ (ENCORE).
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.