Nashville, TN – September 15, 2010 – Country music’s coming to the big city with the help of Reprise Recording Artist, John Rich. Ocean County’s country station, THUNDER 98.5 FM, recently announced the re-position of two of its radio formats beginning this Wednesday, September 15. In their new expansion, the station will begin broadcasting into central New Jersey expanding to New York City and kicking off their big switch with Rich’s appropriately titled single, “Country Done Come to Town.”
MULTI-TALENTED PERFORMER, MUSICIAN, WRITER AND PRODUCER, HUNTER HAYES FINDS LABEL HOME AT ATLANTIC RECORDS
Nashville, TN – September 14th, 2010 – Atlantic Records Nashville announces today the signing of nineteen-year-old performer, multi-instrumentalist (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, bass guitar, keys, and more), producer and songwriter Hunter Hayes. Currently in the studio sharing the producer’s chair with veteran musician and producer Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban), Hayes’ debut album is set for release in 2011.
Nashville, TN – To honor Loretta Lynn’s 50th career anniversary, a diverse group of artists has contributed tracks for the November 9 album release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. The artists personally chosen by Lynn include (in alphabetical order) Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba, Carrie Underwood, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson, and Lee Ann Womack. “I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record,” says Loretta.
Nashville, TN – Warner Bros. Records and GRAMMY-nominated James Otto bring more groovy soul to country music with the release of his much-anticipated new album Shake What God Gave Ya on September 14. Otto’s uniquely-blended, country-meets-soul sound can be found somewhere between Nashville and Memphis.
“Musically I’d say I’m the love child between Ronnie Milsap & Barry White,” laughs Otto. “This sexy, sultry, soulful sound makes you wanna move and dance. And that is exactly what I want fans to do while listening to this album, Shake What God Gave Ya!”
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.