While the world’s top musicians attended the American Music Awards on Tuesday in Los Angeles, one name was missing from the RSVP list — Ed Sheeran’s.
Instead of attending the ceremony, he opted for a songwriter’s round at the sacred Nashville music venue, the Bluebird Café. The night highlighted acoustic performances by “Thinking Out Loud” co-writer Amy Wadge, Devin Dawson, David Hodges and Jillian Jacqueline, a member of CMT Next Women of Country.
Celebrities always seem to blend in discreetly with locals and tourists whenever they’re in Nashville. And that was the case for Sheeran because no one noticed him sitting at a table in a far corner until he stood up to perform the last song, “Thinking Out Loud” with Wadge.
For all who were there, it was a totally original Nashville night.
Sheeran brought his world tour to Nashville on Saturday. He was a front-runner at the AMAs with six nominations including a nod for the night’s top honor for artist of the year. The honor went to his friend, Taylor Swift.
Brad Paisley and actress wife Kimberly have gotten behind a Nashville project to support those who struggle to meet the needs of daily life. Food banks have been around for some tome but this idea will restore a much needed sense of dignity to those who need it. Continue reading
Country legend sells our Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
Tomorrow sees some of the CMNI team head off to Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. We’re very much excited and are currently in the process of trying to set up some interviews when we’re over there. Nashville is the home of country music and the home of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ – the show that made country music famous. It’s the worlds longest running radio show, celebrating 92 years of consecutive Saturday night broadcasts.
Lady Antebellum are now part of the Big Machine Label Group family. The country trio announced their signing with BMLG on Tuesday (Sept. 4).
Lady Antebellum were previously signed to Capitol Records Nashville, part of the Universal Music Group family. Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott signed with Capitol Nashville in July of 2007. They released six full-length studio albums, as well as one Christmas record and two EPs, with the label.
In addition to the performances they both delivered during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in June, Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are hosting a TV special featuring performances from the event for the second year in a row. On Aug. 8, CMA Fest 2018 highlights will be broadcast during a special televised event, giving festival attendees, fans who couldn’t make it and the hosts themselves the chance to live out the experience one more time.
Australian-born, US-based singer-songwriter-actress Clare Bowen, is releasing her debut album in the UK just in time for her first ever headline UK tour. Released on Aug 31st 2018 via BMG, the eponymous album will be preceded by the beautifully crafted single ‘Let It Rain’, which showcases Clare’s striking vocal abilities perfectly and is the album opener. ‘Let It Rain’ was debuted on the legendary Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show yesterday to incredible reactions.
With the finale of Nashville airing on CMT in America tonight , Charles Esten has had a busy time but that’s not even the half of it.
Remember back in July of 2016 when he made the announcement promising to release a new single every Friday for “as long as it made sense?” Well, it made sense for an entire year, with his campaign, #EverySingleFriday, yielding 54 original songs that he either wrote or co-wrote, recorded and released each Friday.
Dressed in a tailored black suit by Manuel (Legendary Nashville Country Costume designer), Margo Price held her own at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last Wednesday night (May 23) for the grand finale of her sold-out, three-night stand at the historic music venue.