Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Country Music Association Presents Music Discovery Research

The Country Music Association presented its Music Discovery Research findings regarding how music fans find music adn how that impacts their music purchasing.  This presentation was made to members of the CMA at their annual meeting in Nashville. “An important part of our mission as a trade association for the format is to provide meaningful research and tools to help our constituents advance their business interests by gaining a better understanding of the general music consumer as well as the core Country fan,” said  Sarah Trahern , CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Metallica perform For Whom The Bell Tolls on the Late Late Show

As part of Craig Ferguson’s final season hosting The Late Late Show, thrash titans Metallica are hosting a week-long residency performing one song per night.

Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

Following in Ty Herndon‘s footsteps, child country artist Billy Gilman has come out as gay via YouTube. “It’s taken me a good many weeks to figure out how I was to approach this video that you’re watching right now,” he said. “But today, actually, a fellow country artist and friend made it easier for me […]

Soundgarden to issue remixed 1988 debut

Soundgarden are to release a remixed version of their debut album.

Kix Brooks First Recipient of CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Kix Brooks was named the first recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award. The Award will be presented at an event in January, 2015. “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community,” said Brooks. “It’s easy to look around and be inspired by people who do more. I’ll keep trying – this […]

Lorrie Morgan to Ring in Christmas with Holiday Magic

Lorrie Morgan will ring in the holidays with an 11-show Christmas tour to launch on December 3rd in Niagara Falls, New York and end in Nashville, TN at the City Winery. The Lorrie Morgan Enchanted Christmas Show will feature Lorrie singing her hits along with holiday classics. “To be able to bring the wonderful music […]


Metallica "For Whom The Bell Tolls" on the Late Late Show

‘”Ride the Lightning’ classic’

UF Foundation launches ambitious plan to strengthen Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Foundation has launched an initiative to raise $100 million for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program, which has given more than 3,200 Florida students from low-income families the chance to go to college. “Investing in these talented young people is the right thing to do, period. They are our future,” said Scott Hawkins, chairman of the UF Foundation Board of Directors

Radio Parties Jumps Into iHearMedia

Promotional management company Radio Parties has formed a partnership with iHeartMedia Country WKKT/The Kat 96.9/Charlotte. ” Country radio is one of our most successful formats ,” explained Radio Parties President Ric Hansen .  ” Country listeners are some of the most loyal fans and are always anxious for their station to reach out and be a part of their community. Radio Parties facilitates that connection and gives the station a high profile with fans and potential listeners .” Radio Parties offers human connection with listeners to compliment the station’s online social media branding and connections.  The company currently works with stations in Houston, Tampa, Atlanta , Seattle, and many more .  Their management services are offered at no charge to the radio station.  For information about Radio Parties , contact Ric Hansen   here  or by phone at 800-954-3535 .

Hear a ‘Bootleg’ Version of Ryan Bingham’s ‘Island in the Sky’

Ryan Bingham will kick off 2015 with the release of Fear and Saturday Night , a collection of songs written in total seclusion — an airstream parked high in the California mountains, far away from the nearest cell phone signal — and inspired by heavy topics like his father’s suicide. Before that full-length album hits stores on January 20th, though, he’ll offer up a teaser in the form of a rare, 10″ vinyl release. Ryan Bingham Goes Into Seclusion to Prep New LP Bootleg is due out on Black Friday, with an extremely limited pressing — 1,000 copies, to be exact — that will be sold exclusively by independent record stores. Although three of Bootleg ‘s four song titles also show up on the Fear and Saturday Night tracklist, the 10″ is largely filled with demo versions and acoustic performances. The exception is Bingham’s new single, “Radio,” which makes an appearance in its official, full-band arrangement

Hetfield hated just like Nickelback, claims Kroeger

Metallica frontman James Hetfield believes he’s hated on the same level as Nickelback, says Chad Kroeger.


Rehearsal Vol. 2 by The Digital Age – The Digital Age continues to stretch the limits of Christian music

In this second edition of the rehearsals, The Digital Age take some hymns and some well known songs that we have heard many times before and turn them into extraordinary masterpieces that leave the listener with a glimpse of the sounds of heaven. Their genuine emotions are poured out in every lyric that they sing and every note that they play. Being aware of the criticisms about their experimentation with various instrumentation and singing styles, the band does not hide the fact that they are consistently looking for ways to enhance their sound. These men have stretched

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