Warner Music Nashville (WMN) has been nominated for two Academies of Nashville Awards, a program created by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce celebrating the outstanding teachers, administrators, schools, programs and business partnerships that are making a difference in Metro Nashville Public Schools. WMN has been nominated in the categories of Academy Partnership of the Year, Arts, Media and Communications Partnership Council and Externship Project of the Year, for its work with the Academy of Entertainment Management at Pearl-Cohn High School.
With one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of 2013, Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose has garnered reviews from The Washington Post saying “Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose is the first great album of the year,” Associated Press who raves “…Like A Rose has the audacious sound of a newcomer whose talent is already in full bloom,” USA Today gave it 4 out of 4 stars and NPR says “The high lonesome sound of Ashley Monroe's Tennessee voice in Like A Rose serves as a clear signal that she's working within a tradition that extends back well beyond her twenty-something years on Earth.” Monroe will perfo
Ashley Monroe’s critically-acclaimed solo debut album, Like A Rose, which debuted Top-10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, was released this week to vinyl and is available for purchase here as part of a special bundle in celebration of Record Store Day on April 20th (bundle details below). Fans visiting AshleyMonroe.com on April 20th will get a free download of “Weed Instead of Roses” and the special 4/20 bundle is available for free shipping through April 30th.
Warner Bros. Records will release a 7” vinyl record featuring multi-platinum and 6-time GRAMMY wining icon, Randy Travis, and critically-acclaimed North Carolina folk-pop-rock band, The Avett Brothers, as part of the 2013 Record Store Day. The collaboration comes from the CMT Crossroads series in which the two acts performed each other’s songs together last November and is available here. The track listing is as follows:
Palladia will premiere a one hour compilation program from the SXSW Artist’s Showcase featuring content that is currently streaming on the digital platforms. MTV/CMT/VH1 Presents: Live In Austin premieres tomorrow night, Friday April 19 at 9P EST, with an encore at Midnight EST. The Palladia set list is below. Craig Spain and The Content Group produced/edited the Palladia program.
MTV/CMT/VH1 PRESENTS: LIVE IN AUSTIN
Jim James – A New Life
Elle King – Good to Be a Man
Ashley Monroe – Weed Instead of Roses
Guards – Silver Lining
Atlantic Records recording artist Brett Eldredge will be the featured artist on WMN’s new monthly interactive live concert stream, “Live from Music Square,” via StageIt tonight. During the free session he will perform his current Top 30 hit single, “Don’t Ya,” in addition to other new tracks from his debut album due out later this year.
MTV/CMT/VH1 announced this morning that three-time Grammy nominated emerging superstar Hunter Hayes (HunterHayes.MTV.com)will take part in MTV’s Artist to Watch Live series and campaign. The concert will be livestreamed on June 18th from New York’s iconic Webster Hall on MTV.com with select performances then made available for on-demand viewing on Artists.CMT.
Atlantic Records’ powerful new vocalist Brett Eldredge was joined by Warner Music Nashville’s John Esposito (President & CEO), Chris Stacey (Sr. VP, Promotion), Scott Hendricks (Sr. VP A&R) and Rob Baker (RLB Artist Management, LLC) on April 10 in Miami. Eldredge will be in Orlando tonight and tomorrow as part of his 19 dates on Taylor Swift’s “The RED Tour.”
Hunter took the stage at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards with a powerful debut performance of his new single, “I Want Crazy,” and a high energy duet of “Sir Duke” with music legend Stevie Wonder that thrilled the audience. “I Want Crazy” is included on his forthcoming Deluxe CD titled Hunter Hayes (ENCORE) due out June 18th and available for iTunes pre-order here. (ENCORE) also features eight new and re-recorded tracks with artists such as Warner Bros. Records’ Ashley Monroe and 5x platinum selling artist Jason Mraz.
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.