Nashville, TN – January 6th, 2011 – Warner Bros. Records guitar slinging newcomer Frankie Ballard, who was recently named by Country Weekly, Dallas Morning News and Roughstock.com as one to watch for in 2011 will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, January 7 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
"I’m totally humbled by the invite to play the Grand Ole Opry for the first time," said Ballard. “The opportunity to make my debut at the Ryman, on a stage where so many great country stars once played, is enough to make my knees knock a little!”
Nashville, TN – (December 20th, 2010) – The Christmas season can be a little stressful for many and late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon along with country superstar John Rich have mixed up the perfect holiday antidote to dysfunctional family gatherings with their hilarious Christmas duet, “Drunk on Christmas.” After an overwhelming response from John Rich’s surprise guest appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week their classically inappropriate holiday duet will be available exclusively on iTunes worldwide beginning Tuesday, December 21st.
Nashville, TN – (December 15th, 2010) – Warner Bros. Records’ hot new duo the JaneDear girls are one of 50 artists participating in MyYouTube, an online promotion that allows fans to help musicians score points and subscribers on their YouTube channel. the JaneDear girls are the only Country act selected to participate in the contest, which started earlier last week and will run until Feb. 4th, 2011. the JaneDear girls are included with artists such as B.O.B., Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
Nashville, TN – December 14, 2010 – Gloriana was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top Country Artists – Duo/Group for 2010 in Billboard’s special year-end double issue, The Year In Music. Gloriana rounds out the list of 10 Duos or Groups who have made a major impact in country music this year including Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band.
Nashville, TN – (December 9th, 2010) – Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop at country superstar John Rich’s Mt. Richmore in honor of the Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon organization that raises funds for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. On Saturday, Dec. 11, Joan and John Rich will open up their home to throw the annual Dance Marathon Holiday Party for “Miracle Families,” those whose lives have been touched by Children’s Hospital.
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.