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 Bros. Records and ACM nominee for “Top New Vocal Duo or Group” the JaneDear girls (Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett) are gearing up for a big year with the release of their self-titled debut album available everywhere on February 1, their first major tour on Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” tour and a media run in Los Angeles which includes their late night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their “harmony-rich boot-stomper” (Boston Globe) Top 20 hit single, “Wildflower” on January 31.
Male Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY nominated country star Blake Shelton is ready to kick-off 2011 with a bang and what better way than to party all night with his fans. Shelton began his first ever headlining tour last October and because of the success and demand, continues the tour up to the ACM Awards on April 3 where he will be co-hosting his first award show with Country music superstar Reba. The “2011 All About Tonight Tour” will pick back up on Friday, Jan.
Atlantic Records newcomer Ty Stone can captivate a room with his undeniably smooth soulful country sound. Now the Detroit native will be captivating arenas all across the country with his distinct vocals as he embarks on Kid Rock’s “BORN FREE” tour this month. His debut single, “American Style” off his forthcoming album (executive produced by Kid Rock) is available at all digital retailers and encompasses Stone’s strong southern rock vocal range.
In anticipation for their self-titled debut release available everywhere beginning February 1, Warner Bros. Records and ACM nominee for “Top New Vocal Duo or Group” the JaneDear girls (Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett) are offering a sneak peak into their album through their Facebook page. Beginning today, fans will be able to access the JaneDear girls with full song streams and to share with friends at www.facebook.com/thejanedeargirls.
Encino, CA (January 12, 2011) - The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times) and all-around funnyman Blake Shelton will join forces with country music superstar Reba to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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.