Earning one RIAA certification is thrilling for any artist. Earning three in one day? Atlantic Records recording artist Hunter Hayes has a hard time even describing the feeling.
“As a musician, you always hope your songs connect, whether it’s with one person or 100 people or even thousands,” said Hayes. “To know that this many people went out and bought these songs and are playing my music – it’s the best feeling in the world. It means we’re in this together, and I’m so grateful for that.”
Forget everything you think you know about Gloriana. Most of what’s out there about the Emblem / Warner Bros. Records trio is based on misconception, gossip, and confusion.
As Gloriana’s new single, the fiery, fist-shaking “Trouble,” climbs into the Top 30 and the trio prepares to release its third album later this year, Rachel Reinert and Tom and Mike Gossin had their phenomenal early success soured by personal turmoil and lineup troubles. But the journey to overcome those problems has left them better bandmates, songwriters and, most important, friends.
Blake Shelton has continued his historic run atop the charts, this time bringing a friend along for the ride.
Shelton’s duet with Warner Bros. Records label mate and close friend Ashley Monroe hit No. 1 this week on both the Billboard and Mediabase country charts. It’s Shelton’s 14th consecutive chart-topper in both polls, a genre record in the monitored airplay era and Monroe’s first No. 1. Shelton now has 19 total No. 1 hits to date.
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.