Nashville, TN – (February 15, 2011) – Southern charmer, James Dupre will be the first to tell you that dreams really do come true. While working as an EMT Paramedic, Dupre fueled his musical dreams by posting his videos on YouTube which was eventually discovered by Ellen Degeneres. The Louisiana-native was then invited to join the talk-show host on her show last March where he performed a beautiful rendition of Matchbox Twenty’s hit “3 AM.” Dupre has posted over 100 YouTube videos with over half-a-million channel views and recently signed his first record deal with Warner Bros.
Nashville, TN – (February 14, 2011) – Warner Bros. Records’ road-tested, club-polished new group The Dirt Drifters knows that something better is about to come along with the release of their debut single “Something Better” to country radio today Monday, February 14. This song is now available on iTunes and will be featured on their forthcoming debut album entitled This Is My Blood produced by Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban).
NASHVILLE, TN – (February 10, 2011) – Set to present on the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® this Sunday on CBS, ACM and GRAMMY nominated, Blake Shelton is sending out not-so-traditional Valentine’s to his fans. Beginning today, fans can visit www.BlakeShelton.com and customize their hilarious “Blake Mail” with a personal greeting to send along to friends and loved ones.
NASHVILLE, TN – (February 10, 2011) – Atlantic Records’ country crooner and “One to Watch in 2011” (CMT, Country Weekly, Roughstock.com, CountryMusicisLove.com), Brett Eldredge, is helping fans be creative in keeping light on the big “L” word this Valentine’s Day. From now until February 14, fans can visit Eldredge’s site at www.BrettEldredge.com and send a Valentine’s Day greeting to their friends, co-workers and one-time lovers.
NASHVILLE - The iconic CMA Music Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it takes over the Downtown Nashville campus for four days this summer, Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12, 2011. The event that USA Today calls "the crown jewel of Country Music festivals" started in 1972 as Fan Fair®. Forty years later, the legendary festival has become Nashville's signature music event, which annually attracts thousands of fans from all 50 states and around the globe while raising millions of dollars for music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Jana Kramer, who plays a dramatized version of her triple-threat self as “Alex Dupre” on The CW’s One Tree Hill, has inked a deal with Warner Music Nashville for her major label country debut. A singer/songwriter at her core, Kramer will premiere her single, “I Won’t Give Up,” which she co-wrote, in the February 8th episode of One Tree Hill (The CW, Tuesdays 8/7c).
"I Won’t Give Up" is about never giving up on the ones you love,” said Kramer. “I wrote this song because I know what it's like to be dependent on someone then have to learn how to stand on my own again."
For Warner Bros. Records’ red hot duo, the JaneDear girls (Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett), Feb. 1 just keeps getting better with the release of their self-titled debut album available everywhere beginning today and an ACM Award nomination for “Top Vocal Duo of the Year.” The announcement comes in addition to their fan-voted ACM Award nomination for “Top New Vocal Duo or Group.”
It was ‘All About’ Friday night for GRAMMY and ACM nominated Blake Shelton as he kicked-off his “2011 All About Tonight Tour” at the LaCrosse Center Arena in LaCrosse, WI. Shelton’s first stop on his tour started big as the sold-out, rockin’ show included a full set of fan favorites and hits. Also on hand were Easton Corbin and Steel Magnolia who opened the show for Shelton.
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.