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Multiple GRAMMY nominated and platinum-selling country star Hunter Hayes sold out both of his Nashville, Tenn. dates at the historic Ryman Auditorium in under one hour. Fans quickly jumped at the chance to see Hunter in his first time ever headlining show at Ryman Auditorium. Fans will get to see Hunter perform his past hits as well as songs from his deluxe edition (Encore), due out June 18th on Atlantic Records, including his hit single, “I Want Crazy.” Special guest, critically-acclaimed Warner Bros. Records artist Ashley Monroe, will also perform.

C.F. Martin & Co. is teaming up with multiple Grammy nominated artist and brand ambassador, Hunter Hayes, on a new Facebook contest this summer called ENCORE. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a new Martin OM-42 guitar, the same model that Hunter plays, which values at $6,799, and six months of Martin SP Lifespan strings. The contest launches June 10th-September 3rd and fans can enter by 'liking' the Martin Facebook page, Hunter's Facebook and Martin Strings Facebook Once fans can enter, they can earn up to 19 more entries by inviting their friends to enter as well.

Surprise Appearances by Sheryl Crow with Little Big Town and Jason Mraz with Hunter Hayes

Brett Eldredge, Steve Wariner, and Host Bob DiPiero Share the Stories Behind Their Hits

The CMA Songwriters Series returns to the acclaimed Joe's Pub in New York City for a special two-night event on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24. Celebrating nine remarkable years, the CMA Songwriters Series features special guests Brett Eldredge, Steve Wariner, and songwriter Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as the evening’s host. Tickets went on sale yesterday at 2:00 PM/ET and show times for both nights will be 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM/ET.

Vanderbilt Accelerator Summer Business Institute has teamed up with Warner Music Nashville for a project in its intense month-long business boot camp run by the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. In the program, college students and recent graduates from across the country are immersed in a competitive business environment, working to create the winning solution to real challenges from top local and national companies.

Left to Right: Deb Haus (Marketing, Emblem), Tree Paine (SVP Publicity, WMN), Rachel Reinert, Dean Serletic (President, Emblem), Tom Gossin, Lauren Johnson (Creator, GlorianaFans.com), Lisa Ray (VP, Brand Management), Mike Gossin, Anna Cage (Coordinator, Emblem)

Platinum selling country star Hunter Hayes will headline the CMT on Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this Fall which kicks off October 10 in Knoxville, TN. With 24 shows in 21 cities, the three-time GRAMMY nominated artist and performer's nearly two hour nightly show will feature songs from his self-titled deluxe edition release, (Encore), which hits stores June 18. The album features eight new or re-recorded songs in addition to collaborations with five-time platinum selling artist, Jason Mraz, and Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies).

We hope to see you at one of our Warner Sound events next week, June 5 – 9, inside aVenue located at 120 3rd Avenue South during the 2013 CMA Music Festival. The Warner Sound will feature artist signings and photo ops with artists such as Ashley Monroe, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Worsham, Gloriana, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Frankie Ballard, Randy Travis, Sheryl Crow, The Farm and more.

Warner Music Nashville’s favorite newcomer Charlie Worsham will be releasing his debut album, titled Rubberband, August 20th on Warner Bros. Records. The 11 track release, which features his first single, “Could It Be,” was entirely co-written by Worsham, and co-produced with Ryan Tyndell (Executive Produced by Arturo Buenahora). "Could It Be," which earned Charlie the title of Country Aircheck’s No. 1 most added male artist for first week radio adds, is currently available on iTunes.

Gloriana celebrates another career milestone as their last single “(Kissed You) Good Night” gets certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) for selling a million copies. “(Kissed You) Good Night,” which was the most played single by a group at Country Radio in 2012, is from the trio’s critically acclaimed second studio album A Thousand Miles Left Behind. Gloriana’s current single “Can’t Shake You” has landed in the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart and is steadily climbing.

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