Tune in Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS Television Network to watch Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, and John Rich pay tribute to the King of Country at the GEORGE STRAIT: ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE ALL STAR CONCERT, featuring a special appearance by Garth Brooks and performances by Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack.
Warner Bros. Records has entered into a multi-year global partnership with Emblem Music Group, home of country quartet Gloriana. "I couldn't think of a more auspicious way to begin Emblem's relationship with Warner Bros. Records than to work alongside their amazing staff to continue Gloriana's aggressive push to success," says Emblem founder Matt Serletic. Gloriana's debut single "Wild At Heart" is currently 23* on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. New Revolution, which had been spearheading radio promotion for the single, will work in tandem with the WBR/Nashville promo team.
Comedian Extraordinaire Christian Finnegan embarks on a new journey this spring with his comedy special, Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire! The one-hour special will initially premiere on Friday, May 8 at 11:00 PM EST/PST on Comedy Central and will be released by Warner Bros. Records to CD and DVD on Tuesday, May 12. The audio portion of Au Contraire! will also be released exclusively to iTunes on Tuesday, May 5 to give fans a sneak peek of the show.
Warner Bros. Records Artist James Otto was definitely thinking "These Are The Good Ole Days" last night when he won an Academy Of Country Music Award in the Song Of The Year category as co-songwriter for Jamey Johnson's "In Color." Otto co-wrote the single with Johnson and Lee Thomas Miller. The award marks the first ACM award for Otto. After their ACM win, Otto went out with the fans to watch Johnson perform their award winning song, “In Color.”
Warner Bros. Records artist John Rich will premiere the video for his hit single, “Shuttin Detroit Down” exclusively on “Entertainment Tonight” on Friday, April 3**. In addition to premiering on “Entertainment Tonight,” the video will premiere online at www.foxnews.com. He will also be performing the single live on the Academy Of Country Music Awards Sunday, April 5 on CBS. As previously released, the video stars Oscar-nominated Mickey Rourke and Country Music Hall Of Fame Member Kris Kristofferson.
We want your opinions! There are some new tracks up from both Jason Jones and James Otto on the A&R Team page. These are the latest cuts of songs that will potentially end up as singles and tracks off both of their upcoming albums. So take a listen and let us know what you think! Visit the A&R Team page here.
Tune in this week to watch Randy's appearance on Fox's American Idol! This week's theme will be Grand Ole Opry week. He will be mentoring the remaining eleven contestants on Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00-10:00 PM ET (live/PT tape-delayed) and will be performing with Carrie Underwood singing his classic hit, "I Told You So" on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET (live/PT tape-delayed).
Jessica Harp has released Boy Like Me to all digital retailers. Jessica will be doing a live Q&A this Friday, the 13th at 9pmEastern/8pm Central. Get more information about how to join the chat on her blog at JessicaHarp.com!
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