NASHVILLE NEWCOMER CURRENTLY ON BRAD PAISLEY'S VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR PERFORMING ON VIRTUAL OPRY STAGE
NASHVILLE, TN – June 14, 2012 – Nashville's favorite new singer-songwriter, Jana Kramer, made an impressive debut at No. 5 on the SoundScan Top Country Albums Chart with her self-titled album released June 5th, 2012, through Elektra Nashville. The album, produced by Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn), also ranked as the No. 2 selling digital release, behind none other than Alan Jackson, in the country genre.
Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” holds the No. 1 position this week on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and on Mediabase/Country Aircheck. This marks Eldredge’s second consecutive single from his debut album, Bring You Back, to hit the top of the country radio charts.
Nashville's rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham will be joining Brad Paisley this summer on his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese, kicking off tomorrow, May 16, in Philadelphia, PA. Worsham is currently celebrating his latest single “Want Me Too” off his critically-acclaimed album Rubberband, which Washington Post called an “exquisite debut.” He was recently featured in a starring guest role on an episode of Fox’s hit TV show BONES directed by David Boreanaz, which included 4 songs off of Rubberband.
Four-time GRAMMY-nominated artist and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-holder, Hunter Hayes, released his new album Storyline to much critical acclaim, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No. 1 on Soundscan’s Overall Digital Album Chart with nearly 70,000 albums sold in the first week. The Associated Press exclaimed that "Hayes impresses on his second album," while Rolling Stone, People Magazine and The Los Angeles Times all awarded the album 3 stars, also getting an ‘A rating’ from Country Weekly.
Warner Music Nashville will be hosting this summer’s first Pickin’ On The Patio party on Wednesday, May 28 featuring Cole Swindell. Over the years, Pickin’ on the Patio has featured several WMN and Word Artists that continually fill the patio to capacity. This year, to accommodate our artists’ busy tour schedules, the monthly celebration will be moving to Wednesdays. Doors open at 5:00pm and show starts at 5:30pm. Pickin’ On The Patio will be held the fourth Wednesday of every month, from May through September, on the WMN Patio.
Multiple GRAMMY-nominee and now GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record-holder Hunter Hayes teamed up with ConAgra Foods to end child hunger and celebrate the release of his brand-new album Storyline this week by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in 24 hours. Hunter played 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours and broke the Flaming Lips world record of eight shows in 24 hours.
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira, featuring ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton LIVE on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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.
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.