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!
Sometimes it's not the artists or record labels who decide which songs to release as singles -- sometimes it's the fans! Case in point: the brand-new, runaway hit from John Rich, 'Shuttin' Detroit Down.'
Rich wrote 'Detroit' just about two weeks ago, inspired by those who've lost their jobs in today's tough economy. "They're out there losing millions / And it's up to me and you / To come running to the rescue / We'll pardon me if I don't shed a tear / They're selling make believe and we don't buy that here / 'Cause in the real world, they're shutting Detroit down."
Does Carrie Underwood's current single "I Told You So" sound familiar? It should! Randy originally penned and recorded "I Told You So" for his second album, Always & Forever, which also included the signature hit, "Forever And Ever, Amen," released in 1987. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. "I Told You So" earned Randy an American Music Award for Favorite Country Single in 1989.
Whitney Duncan will emcee the CMT MUSIC CITY MADNESS SHOWCASE, taking place Thursday (1/22) at TOOTSIE'S ORCHID LOUNGE on Broadway in Nashville, TN.
The show starts at 7p (CT) and features performances from the winning contestants from CMT.com's MUSIC CITY MADNESS contest: Kurt Thomas (national winner), Beau Davidson, Brad Meeks, Jonathan Snellings, Mark Ferrari and Todd Myrah.
Faith Hill will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of the Super Bowl XLIII pregame show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Hill, who performs the theme song for Sunday Night Football, previously sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. Hill joins Alicia Keys, Vicki Carr and the late Ray Charles as the only artists to ever sing "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show. The event will be broadcast live on NBC.
Faith Hill, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus have been added to the list of performers appearing at events surrounding next week's inauguration of Barack Obama as president. Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus will perform during Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future, a TV concert special honoring military families, airing Monday (Jan. 19) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel. The event will also feature the Jonas Brothers, actress-singer Demi Lovato, Bow Wow, Keke Palmer, Usher and Shaquille O'Neal.
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.