Emerging country star Cole Swindell continues to celebrate into 2015 with an exciting fan voted nomination for ACM’s New Artist of the Year. The award nomination, which will be presented April 19 during the 50th annual Academy of Country Music event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, was announced one year to the day since his self-titled debut album was released on Warner Bros. Records.
Warner Bros. Records exciting new recording artist Michael Ray released his debut single, “Kiss You in the Morning” to radio today, becoming the No. 1 Most Added Male and second Most Added Overall.The 26-year-old Florida native’s first single from his forthcoming debut album is getting instant reaction from fans and radio. The song, written by Justin Wilson and Michael White, is equal parts up-tempo come-on and sweet swaying love song, filled with the kind of electricity you get when infatuation turns into something a little more fun.
Warner Bros. Records recording artist Ashley Monroe knew she was on to something really good when she recorded the dazzling new single “On to Something Good,” out today at country radio and exclusively on Spotify starting today through February 24.
Tennessee’s own country rapper Big Smo kicked off his 2015 “Small Town Scandal” tour this month in support of his Elektra Records debut, "Kuntry Livin’". With dates running through July, Smo will visit cities across North America, including the US and Canada, expanding his dedicated fan base affectionately known as his Kinfoke (full list of dates below).
Having already sold over 126,000 copies, "Kuntry Livin’" impressively spent ten consecutive weeks upon release in the Top 10 of both Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and Billboard’s Rap Chart.
Country music superstar Blake Shelton will join an elite club of artists this weekend when he both hosts and performs on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
The reigning and five time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year will show off his all-around entertainer abilities at 11:30 p.m. ET Saturday night by giving a monologue, performing in skits and performing two songs of his 18 # 1 singles. In addition, he’ll drop by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday to talk about the appearance and his life as one of music’s most recognizable and talked-about stars.
Reigning five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton will make his SNL debut, serving as both host and musical guest on Jan. 24. As a coach on the Emmy winning series, “The Voice,” the five-time Grammy nominee and ACM co-host has led four artists to victory. Shelton’s latest album, “Bringing Back the Sunshine,” debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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.