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Innovation in Music Awards Announce the Nominees for Country Radio Awards

Categories include Music Broadcast for Major, Medium & Small Markets

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 18, 2017) – The Innovation in Music Awards has announced the nominees for the awards honoring radio professionals in Small, Medium and Major Markets. The winners of all three awards will be revealed during the inaugural ceremony at the Westin Nashville Hotel on Tuesday, June 6. The Innovation in Music Awards for Music Broadcast in Major, Medium, and Small Markets were designed to recognize those individuals who greatly encourage airplay for new artists, promote live local music as well as develop and participate in activities that work to support up-and-coming musical talent.

The Major Market Radio nominees for the Innovation in Music Award are Mark Anderson, WDSY/Pittsburgh; Johnny Chiang, KKBQ/Houston; Lauren MacLeash, KMNB/Minneapolis; Tim Roberts, WYCD/Detroit; Gregg Swedberg, KEEY/Minneapolis.

The Medium Market Radio nominees are Bev Rainey, KBQI/Albuquerque; Jon Reilly, WKLI/Albany; John Thomas, WRNX/Springfield; Sue Wilson, WQMX/Akron.

Finally, the nominees for the Innovation in Music Award recognizing Small Market Radio are Scott Donato, WGTY/York; Kory James, KPLM/Palm Springs; Rik McNeil, KJUG/Visalia; Dave Michaels, WQHK/Ft. Wayne.

About the Innovation in Music Awards:  Designed to celebrate those who have played a critical role in the development and advancement of the ever-changing music industry, the inaugural Innovation in Music Awards is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at the The Westin in Nashville, Tenn.  The awards ceremony will recognize a number of industry leaders who are distinguished in the discovery and innovative strategy of driving forward the direction of today’s music landscape.  The awards ceremony will consist of acceptance speeches from the evening’s honorees, musical performances, and a short-form talk from an industry representative considered to be a bright, forward-thinker.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Alexander at john@alexandermgmt.com or 615-480-8121.

Additional event information including how to purchase tickets will be released in the coming weeks, and available through www.innovationinmusic.net.

Additional award categories include: Innovator of the Year; Music Industry Executive; Innovation in Music, Artist; Innovation in Music Live/Touring; Innovation in Music, Digital Media; Innovation in Music, Digital Broadcast; Innovation in Music, National Broadcast.

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Mike McVay and Leslie Fram Announced as Recipients of Innovation Music Awards

Inaugural event to be held June 6th at the Westin Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

The Innovation in Music Awards has announced Mike McVay (McVay Media/McVay Syndication/ Listener Driven Radio) as the recipient of the Heritage Award in Innovation and Leslie Fram (CMT) as the recipient of the Innovation in National Media Award. McVay and Fram will accept the awards during the inaugural event on June 6th at the Westin Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

The Heritage Award in Innovation serves to recognize Mike McVay as a music-industry professional who has committed his entire career for identifying groundbreaking initiatives and discovering new talent.

Mike McVay is the President of McVay Media and McVay Syndication, partner of Listener Driven Radio, and Co-Founder of McVay New Media. Known globally as media’s most influential media strategist, McVay serves as a consultant and advisor to radio stations, artists, singers/songwriters, Internet businesses, Networks, air talent as well as publications. Adding to his already impressive list of nominations, McVay has been recognized as Ohio Media Leader of The Year, Broadcaster of the Year from Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Consultant of the Year at the Radio Music Awards, as well as Broadcast Executive of the Year for Radio & Records Magazine for three years running, 2006-2008.

The Innovation in National Media Award recognizes Leslie Fram as a trailblazer in exposing new music on a national level, such as her work with “Next Women of Country” and the digital series “Concrete Country.”

Leslie Fram currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at Country Music Television (CMT), where she oversees all music integration with the CMT brand for original programs, CMT.com and video airplay across all platforms. Negotiating vital partnerships with label and indie acts for exclusive content and premieres, she spearheaded new avenues to reveal and showcase on-the-rise talent, per the development of the digital series “Concrete Country” and the movement of “Next Women of Country,” designed solely to empower the female voices of country music. Fram also serves on the board of the Academy of Country Music and has received honors such as the TJ Martell Award, NARAS-Atlanta Chapter Heroes Award, and Lifetime Achievement Inductee in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

Founder Of Innovation In Music Awards, CEO Cold River Records, Pete O’Heeron commented, “We are excited to start this event with such well-respected names as Mike McVay and Leslie Fram.  They were the first two phone calls for our inaugural show.  Mike’s lifetime of innovation in programming and Leslie’s innovative program Next Women Of Country Music make them a “slam dunk” for this event!”

Nominations for awards are being accepted and reviewed by the IMA selection committee. Nominations can be made through the Innovation Music Awards Nomination Form. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Alexander at john@alexandermgmt.com or 615-480-8121.

Additional event information including how to purchase tickets will be released in the coming weeks, and available through www.innovationinmusic.net.

About the Innovation in Music Awards:  Designed to celebrate those who have played a critical role in the development and advancement of the ever-changing music industry, the inaugural Innovation in Music Awards is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at the The Westin in Nashville, Tenn.  The awards ceremony will recognize a number of industry leaders who are distinguished in the discovery and innovative strategy of driving forward the direction of today’s music landscape.  The awards ceremony will consist of acceptance speeches from the evening’s honorees, four musical performances, and a short-form talk from an industry representative considered to be a bright, forward-thinker.

Additional award categories include: Innovator of the Year; Music Industry Executive; Innovation in Music, Artist; Innovation in Music Live/Touring; Innovation in Music, Digital Media; Innovation in Music, Digital Broadcast; Innovation in Music, National Broadcast; Innovation in Music, Major Market Radio; Innovation in Music, Medium Market Radio; and Innovation in Music, Small Market Radio.

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JOIN THE COUNTRY NETWORK FOR A “SATURDAY NIGHT FIELD PARTY!”

“Saturday Night Field Party” premieres April 15, featuring special guest Colt Ford

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 29, 2017) – The Country Network is set to premiere its newest field party-inspired series, titled “Saturday Night Field Party” on Saturday, April 15 at 9 p.m. The weekend show will feature Average Joes recording artist Colt Ford as guest host in the first four episodes leading up to his latest album release, “Love  Hope  Faith,” to be released on May 5.

The hour-block Field Party will showcase the best of videos that will speak straight to the heart of rural America—make you want to shut down the John Deere, spark up the bonfire, and crank up those tunes!

The Country Network’s Cary Rolfe comments, Every Saturday night, in fields across America, trucks are bring circled, tailgates dropped, bonfires lit, and this kind of music is blaring from the speakers,” continuing, ‘Saturday Night Field Party’ is meant to bring that party to your living room, and what better way to kick it off than with the King himself, Colt Ford.”

“I’m exited to introduce The Country Network’s “Saturday Night Field Party,” said Colt Ford“Country fans will love this new series where they can get down and party with their favorite artists. What a great way to spend a Saturday night in the heartland!”

So grab a cold one from the fridge and park it on the couch, and tune in every Saturday at 9 p.m. for a “Saturday Night Field Party.” Colt Ford is the first to take the reins, but other musical guests will also be guest hosting the show throughout its inaugural season. New episodes will be re-aired that following morning at 1 a.m.

For more information, please visit www.tcncountry.com and follow TCN on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Colt Ford: In 2012, Colt co-wrote two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, “Declaration of Independence,” topped the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1, and was followed by, “Thanks For Listening,” in July 2014. “Thanks For Listening” charted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on The Billboard 200 Albums chart.  Colt and his band are featured in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV.

To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.6 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views.  Colt has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow Colt at www.ColtFord.com and on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.  To catch Colt in concert, visit www.AverageJoesOnTour.com.

About The Country Network: Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. and Fort Worth, Texas, national television network, The Country Network (TCN), airs music videos, countdowns, special programming and more. Available in 51 markets, a reach of over 41 million DMA households, TCN can also be viewed on Roku devices, and via streaming online at www.tcncountry.comA full list of affiliates/markets is available here.  Throughout 2017, TCN remains focused on special programming and its growth strategy.

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Innovation in Music Awards—The Inaugural Celebration of Music Industry Visionaries

Set for Tuesday, June 6 at The Westin in Nashville, Tennessee

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 27, 2017) – Designed to celebrate those who have played a critical role in the development and advancement of the ever-changing music industry, the inaugural Innovation in Music Awards is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at the The Westin in Nashville, Tenn.  The awards ceremony will recognize a number of industry leaders who are distinguished in discovering and developing innovative strategies to advance the direction of today’s music landscape.

A committee of music professionals was formed to plan the award selection process and determine this year’s debut honorees.  The committee is currently comprised of executives who work in various areas of the music industry, including artist management, digital streaming, publishing, record labels, and more.

Cold River Records’ Pete O’Heeron spoke on behalf of the selection committee stating, “The difficulties of breaking a new artist is a common topic among our industry.  By organizing this event, our goal is to recognize music industry professionals and radio program directors who are taking big and bold steps to advance new music and support the breakthrough of emerging talent.  We are seeing a convergence of technologies entering the market to join traditional radio airplay in creating unprecedented layers of new exposure.  We feel radio and music professionals who are committed to new music and breaking artists should have an evening dedicated to them.”

Tom Lord of Red Light Management also commented, “I’m excited to play a part in recognizing the innovators of new music and new artists. I’m really looking forward to honoring the leaders of the next generation.”

Innovation Awards will be given in such categories as: Innovator of the Year; Heritage Award, Innovation in Music, Music Industry Executive; Innovation in Music, Artist; Innovation in Music Live/Touring; Innovation in Music, National Media; Innovation in Music, Digital Media, Innovation in Music, Digital Broadcast; Innovation in Music, National Broadcast; Innovation in Music, Major Market Radio; Innovation in Music, Medium Market Radio; and Innovation in Music, Small Market Radio.

Bringing together leading executives and businesses in the music industry for a night filled with deserved recognition, the ceremony will consist of acceptance speeches from the evening’s honorees, four musical performances, and a short-form talk from an industry representative considered to be a bright, forward-thinker.

Information regarding sponsorship opportunities and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

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New Country Faith America Scheduled for May 19th Release; Exclusively Available through Cracker Barrel and Digital Outlets

Distributed Through Curb Records and Word Entertainment

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 10, 2017) – The latest in the hit Country Faith music series, Country Faith America, will release on May 19. The release will mark the fifth album in the series that has accumulated $1.6 million in sales to date.

The full-length studio album consisting of country music’s biggest stars and their best patriotic hits will be exclusively released through Cracker Barrel’s 639 locations as well as digital outlets such as iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify available through Curb Records and Word Entertainment.

“I’m so excited about this collection of songs on Country Faith America,” says Deborah Evans Price, founding member of the series and A&R curator. “The album opens with ‘Country Nation,’ Brad Paisley’s upbeat anthem, and the project continues with songs that spotlight faith and patriotism such as Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Only In America,’ Big & Rich’s poignant ‘8th of November,’ and new traditionalist Shane Owens’ ‘19.’ I think listeners will find a great deal of comfort and spirit through these powerful songs.”

Rod Riley, President & CEO, Word Entertainment, shares, “The opportunity for Word Entertainment to be part of curating a beautiful collection of songs from some of the biggest and most legendary artists in country music, alongside the passionate brilliance and direction of Deborah Evans Price, results in something that I know is going to positively impact countless lives.”

The series was originally inspired by the popular books written by Evans Price, Country Faith (No.1 on People Magazine’s Special Country Edition) and Country Faith Christmas (feat. on Billboard, Country Weekly & iTunes Top 10 Country Albums Chart). She’s a Country Music Association award-winning author, as well as a freelance writer for Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Back Home, First, and Simple Grace. Evans Price is the co-founder of Country Faith LLC where, “Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Country Music,” is her ultimate goal.

Country Faith America Track Listing:
1.  Country Nation — Brad Paisley
2.  If You’re Reading This — Tim McGraw
3.  I Drive Your Truck — Lee Brice
4.  God Bless The USA — Lee Greenwood
5.  It’s America — Rodney Atkins 
6.  Only In America — Brooks & Dunn
7.  God Bless America — LeAnn Rimes
8.  Country — Mo Pitney
9.  America Will Always Stand — Randy Travis
10. Not Me — Keni Thomas (with Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris)
11. American Child — Phil Vassar
12. 19 — Shane Owens
13. 8th Of November — Big & Rich
14. Soldier’s Wife — American Young
15. My Beautiful America — Charlie Daniels

About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the Christian music community for 65 years, Word Distribution, a Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including recorded music, publishing, film, and live events. Word represents some of the top names in Christian music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, Castro, Everfound, Family Force 5, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim, VERIDIA, We Are Messengers and Zealand Worship, and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records, along with its outside distribution relationships. 

About Curb Records: 
Celebrating over 50 years in the entertainment business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies.  Owned and operated under The Curb Group by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved 433 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records.  Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music.  Curb Records has produced over 100 Billboard awards and achievements and was recently honored as the 2015 Mediabase Gold Label of The Year.
 

About Country Faith LLC:
Country Faith is a multi-faceted brand that celebrates the heart and soul of Country Music. Launched by award-winning author/columnist Deborah Evans Price and Bob DeMoss to provide country artists with a platform to share their faith, the first Country Faith book featured 56 of today’s top country artists sharing their favorite scripture and heartfelt stories of faith. The brand expanded in 2015 with Country Faith Christmas, another book featuring more than 30 top Country artists sharing their favorite holiday memories, recipes and childhood photos. The companion Country Faith Christmas CD on Word/Warner was a top-selling seasonal title that landed in the top 10 on iTunes seasonal chart. In addition to the books and music projects, the Country Faith brand also includes a line of jewelry created by Bob Siemon Designs.

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GLEE, YouTube Star Noah Guthrie Sets Release For Sophomore Album, The Valley; Due Out on June 23, 2017

Preceded by Cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U,” April 14, 2017,
Marking Anniversary of the Superstar’s Death

Just seven years ago, Noah Guthrie was a high school junior, posting cover songs on YouTube from the bedroom of his South Carolina home. Now, the former GLEE star and social media phenom is about to release his sophomore album of original material, The Valley, June 23, 2017 on his own independent label through Sony RED and available digitally for pre-order (iTunes, Amazon, Google) on May 12, 2017. Two singles, “Love You Now” – which came out for Valentine’s Day on February 10th and “Pardon Me,” (released in June 2016) precede the full-length, follow-up to his August 2013 debut, Among the Wildest Things.

Guthrie’s upcoming single is a fully-produced band version of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U,” a bonus track on the new album (complete with strings,) that is slated to come out April 14, marking the one-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.

“I’ve just always loved that song, even before he died,” says Noah, who switches to keyboards for the song. “I felt like I could slow it down and make it more of a ballad. The lyrics are very intimate, even though the original has a dance mix. I really like the way it turned out.”

Guthrie recorded his upcoming album, The Valley, with his older brother Ian, who doubles as co-producer, engineer and drummer, “whatever I need him to do,” says Noah. He also used two of the musicians in his touring band – bassist Phillip Conrad and guitarist Rhett Shull – as well as keyboardist Rhett Huffman. Guthrie is set to hit the road in April for a European tour in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands, where he has developed an impressive following.

Guthrie’s upcoming album The Valley encompasses all of Noah’s many influences, from the loping country flavor of “Love You Now” to the heartland rock of “Razor Blade,” the gentle folk of “’Til It Thunders” and the Beatlesque closer, “Mary.” His supple vocals can handle a variety of genres. Guthrie describes the theme to the album’s title track – co-written with singer/songwriter Amy Stroup — about “working through tough times in a relationship or a creative situation… pushing myself to get over the hump.”

“I’ve grown a great deal as an artist and the music grew with me,” explains Noah about the new record. “These songs are more mature and personal than anything else I’ve ever written. They are from my heart. I really want to show fans my original songs are where I live.”

Building his following from the bottom up in the brave new digital world with old-school grass roots diligence, Guthrie has amassed a following that includes more than 74 million views on YouTube with 484k subscribers to his channel; 425k+ likes on Facebook and almost 550k monthly Spotify listeners. Guthrie has posted five compilations of covers on Spotify that include versions of songs by Taylor Swift (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” with 3.3 million streams), Adele (“Set Fire to the Rain,” with 8.3 million streams) and Mumford & Sons (“Little Lion Man” and “Timshel”.)

In addition, Guthrie’s largely viewed, slowed-down, bluesy take on LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” has been viewed more than 25 million times on YouTube and streamed another 1.5 million times on Spotify.

“I have no idea what the secret is to going viral,” says the soft-spoken, admittedly shy Guthrie about the track. “I wish I had a straightforward answer, because I’d apply it all the time. That was one of the easiest covers I’ve ever done. I did it in a single take. I posted, when to bed, and by the time I awakened, it was blowing up.”

Noah Guthrie’s online success helped him secure the pivotal role of Roderick Meeks on the sixth and final season of GLEE, where he earned raves for his performances of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” George Michael’s “Father Figure” and Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally,” showing off a classic voice capable of going from a whisper to a scream, that is equal parts Sam Cooke, Rod Stewart and Jerry Garcia. One of the 15 people who attended a house party where Noah was performing told Alex Newman, the casting director for the show, about him after learning she was looking for “a chubby, kind of shy guy with the voice of Otis Redding.”

“There was a lot of me in that role,” said Noah. “The writers did a good job of tapering the part to my personality. I was that overweight kid in high school who got picked on, but once I started singing in public, things got a lot easier for me… just like in the show.”

From a self-admitted withdrawn, introverted adolescent, Noah Guthrie has grown smoothly into his internet notoriety, with a loyal fan base that helped him self-finance the recording of his debut through Indiegogo.com and raise money for promotion, marketing and publicity for The Valley on PledgeMusic.

“The crazy thing about today’s music business is you can literally go from your bedroom to anywhere in the world. I treat my fans with respect, and let them know how thankful I am to have them. I try to be as real as I can. I always want to verbalize how much I love them, because without them, I couldn’t do what I do.”

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CRS 2017 Session and Content Streaming is Now Available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com

Full-length panel sessions and educational handouts from this year’s Country Radio Seminar are now available for streaming. Available only to CRS 2017 registrants, interested parties can visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com and login using the username and password they created upon registering for the 3-day event. Once logged in, handouts and videos may be found under the “Media” tab with audio under the “User” tab. Panel handouts and videos will not require a login and are available to the public for viewing.

For any technical issues or more information, please contact the CRS offices at 615-327-4487 or by emailing Ashley Silver at ashley@crb.org.

This year’s convention was held Feb. 22-24, 2017, and was hosted at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2018 is set for Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2018) and Instagram.

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Camille Rae Releases Come Find Me—Narrating the Ups and Downs of Life, Love, and Perseverance

Available Now on iTunes and Apple Music
Preview clip of single, “I Need Me” – here

“If Adele were from the south,” claims Celeb Secrets Country of the spit-fire red head Camille Rae, who delivers her best material yet with the release of her sophomore album, Come Find Me. With more than half of the 15 tracks either written or co-written by Rae, Come Find Me was created to tell a story, from start to finish, and is inspired by personal growth and vulnerability.

“If you know me, you know that I write for myself from a place of heart-wrenching emotion or empowerment,” said Rae. “I could not be more excited about this album and what it represents. I feel like this is the first time in my life that I have gotten to truly reveal who I am and how I feel through my music. I’m not hiding anything or holding one thing back. This is ME. Here I am, so ‘Come Find Me!’”

“I anticipate that this album will be a country music chart-topper! I love EVERYTHING about this new album,” states Kathleen Bee, The Country Source.

“It is an album that will have appeal across generations. It even has the potential to cross genres,” adds Shannon Henry, Country Music Notes.

Tracked at Beaird Music Group with primary production by Camille Rae, Shawn Gough, and Amber Nicole Smith, Come Find Me features single, “But I Want You,” (Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, and Jay Knowles) as well as current single, “I Need Me,” (Camille Rae) which debuted on March 13th and is climbing both the country and adult contemporary radio charts.

“’I Need Me’ is the perfect country power balled that radio has needed for a long time. Thanks Camille Rae for writing it from the heart, then singing the hell out of it. This single is only the tip of the iceberg to a great album.”Kelly Green, WEIO

An official music video for “I Need Me” was filmed in Knoxville, Tenn. earlier this year by Jacob Long and is undergoing the final touches to premiere in the coming weeks.

Documented via livestream by Country Common, Rae recently held an album launch party at Nashville’s The Country in which she performed Come Find Me from start to finish with a seven-piece band. The audience was complete with songwriters Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, Keith Dozier and other industry supporters.

Originally from Mount Vernon, Ky., Rae has been sharing her talent with all whom would listen since the age of three. At 12, Rae began to craft her own songs and was a member of the Kentucky All-State Choir. She went on to complete her musical education at University of the Cumberlands and taught choir before focusing on her own artistry. Since 2012, Rae has opened for notable acts like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, David Cook, Maddie and Tae, and more.

Come Find Me Track Listing:

Chills (Fred Wilhelm, Lindsay Ell, Tia Sillers)
Pinky Promise (Jaida Dreyer, Andrew Rollins, Jody Stevens)
Who Broke My Heart (Keith Dozier)
80 Down 65 (Camille Rae)
But I Want You (Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, Jay Knowles)
I Need Me (Camille Rae)
What’s Missing (Camille Rae)
Right Place, Wrong Time (Camille Rae, Hunter Leath)
Take it Away (Jaida Dreyer, Andrew Rollins, Cory Mayo)
Dead Roses (Chad Jeffers)
Bitter (Camille Rae, Jason Eustice, Michael August)
I Want A Man (Camille Rae)
Come Find Me (Brian White, Phillip Barton, Hannah Ellis)
Bonus Tracks:
Here’s To Nashville (Camille Rae)
Fear (Kris Bergsnes, Jade Million)

For more information on Camille Rae, visit her official website at www.CamilleRae.com, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Camille Rae | Come Find Me Cover Art
Photo Credit: Jacob Long
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(From L to R: Break the Cycle Ent.’s Nick Hickman, Craig Wayne Boyd, and Camille Rae)
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Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. Now Accepting CRS 2017-2018 Agenda Committee Applications

Applications are due Friday, March 31

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is now accepting applications from interested parties wishing to be considered for the 2017-2018 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Greg Frey, VP of Programming Operations at Cumulus Media, Inc. will serve as the 2018 Country Radio Seminar agenda chair with co-chairs, Judy Lakin, Director of Sales at Cox Media Group (Houston), and Jay Cruze, Director of Country Programming at iHeartMedia (Kentucky & Indiana).

The CRS Agenda Committee is made up of volunteer professionals from all areas of the Country radio and record industries. The committee is primarily responsible for planning events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar. Prospective applicants must be available to attend agenda meetings in Nashville on June 21-23, 2017. Applicants are also expected to attend CRS 2018, held Feb. 5-7, 2018.

Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com to fill out the application by March 31, 2017. Email Sheree Latham with any questions at sheree@crb.org or call the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2018 is set for Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2018) and Instagram.

About CRB: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.

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Ana Cristina Cash Releases The Tough Love EP; Part I of Future LP Out this Summer

Soulful singer-songwriter Ana Cristina Cash has released her latest project, The Tough Love EP, featuring co-written material with husband and producer, John Carter Cash. This highly anticipated body of work provides a taste of what is to come on Cash’s full-length album available this summer.

 “I am so proud to have recorded The Tough Love E.P. at the historical Cash Cabin Studio in Tennessee, where so much amazing music has been recorded over the past decades,” said Cash. “This music is true to my heart, an offering from my very soul. And there is more to come!

The Tough Love EP showcases Cash’s vocal range with brilliant ease and rootsy soul. The title-track, “Tough Love Woman,” written with master songwriter Shawn Camp, displays the seductive energy, distinct creativity, and empowering voice that Cash acquires as an artist. Another track on the project is a unique interpretation of John Anderson’s “Seminole Wind” in which was exclusively featured via Country Rebel.

Cash recently held a release party at Nashville’s Douglas Corner in which she performed The Tough Love EP in its entirety with a six-piece band. Cash also peppered the set with songs from her previous album The West Coast Sessions. For an encore, John Carter Cash hopped on stage for a duet of his “mama and daddy’s music” including “Jackson,” “I Got Stripes,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

Ana Cristina Cash was born and raised in Miami, FL. Her parents moved to the United States in the early 1960’s from Cuba during in the midst of the revolution. Throughout Cash’s youth, she was exposed to music from many different genres. Her material exhibits a broad vocal range from an expressive and resonating contralto to an amazingly high coloratura soprano, known to some as the “whistle register”.

Cash, who is bi-lingual, started her professional music career at 6 years of age, quickly becoming an accomplished champion of the singing contests on the variety show, “Sabado Gigante”.  At the age of 16 she signed to Sony Music’s Latin division and released her first album, Ana Cristina, in the Spanish language. In 2005, Cash became the first Hispanic in history to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” at a Presidential Inauguration. She was invited a year later to perform at the White House and sing for the President of the United States, the Crowned Prince of Spain and other notable world ambassadors.

Cash married music producer John Carter Cash on October 29, 2016 and currently resides in the greater Nashville area.

For more information, please visit www.AnaCristinaCash.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Tough Love EP | Cover Art
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The Tough Love EP — Track Listing:

  1. Tough Love Woman

(Ana Cristina Cash, Shawn Camp)

  1. Southern Roots

(Ana Cristina Cash, John Carter Cash)

  1. The Cost of Love

(Ana Cristina Cash, Bill Miller)

  1. Busted

(Ana Cristina Cash, Jodi Marr)

  1. Seminole Wind

(John Anderson)

  1. Move Along Baby

(Ana Cristina Cash, John Carter Cash)

Douglas Corner Release Show (From L-R): Bill Miller, Ana Cristina Cash,
John Carter Cash, and Dave Daeger
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Ana Cristina Cash | Press Image
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  Staff   Mar 22, 2017   Country, News   0 Comment   Read More