Warner Music Nashville artists and friends celebrated after an exciting Academy of Country Music Awards show that included two world premieres from Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes as well as stellar performances from Sheryl Crow, Jana Kramer and Ashley Monroe.
NASHVILLE, TN – (April 3, 2013) – Blake Shelton’s new album Based On a True Story… which was released on Warner Bros. Records March 26th has debuted at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. People has said of Blake’s album that “Like him, it’s just all so dang likeable,” and The New York Times raves “To a purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition.
(L-R) Scooter Weintraub (W Management), Charlie Worsham, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Paisley, Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN), John Oates, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN)
Blake Shelton’s forthcoming album, Based On A True Story…, is available for pre-order today on iTunes. Click Here to pre-order. The highly anticipated album was first made available for pre-order February 19 in the official Blake Shelton store at BlakeShelton.com.
Nominees for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced online this morning through the second-annual Digital Press Conference. Congrats to Warner Music Nashville artists on their ACM nominations! Hunter Hayes received six nominations, the second most nominated artist this year, including nominations for New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Wanted.” He is also twice nominated in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Wanted.”
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.