Little Big Town, Ingrid Andress Cover Dixie Chicks for Women in Country Campaign

Awareness, it seems, is working. Two major research reports, from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Dr. Jada Watson in conjunction with WOMAN Nashville, provided concrete data to document the imbalance at country radio. Country Radio Seminar (CRS) announced last week that Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will be the featured interviews at the annual radio […]

Country star Mel Tillis recovering from digestive disease

Tillis’ publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, says in a statement that the 84-year-old was hospitalized in Nashville a year ago with diverticulitis and later underwent colon surgery. Grubb says Tillis is recovering at his home in Ocala, Florida, “where he is being cared for by nurses as needed” and getting physical therapy.

Sri Lankan hip hop artiste ADK: ‘Lityananda is not Nithyananda’

Though it introduced him to the Tamil film industry, Dinesh has a few regrets over how ‘Aathichudi’ turned out. “When I worked with AR Rahman in Kadal, I was credited as Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam. I adopted the stage name ADK for my hip hop work,” he says. Being credited differently in various platforms hits the […]

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Changes in Season

Westport, CT – Westport Country Playhouse announces changes in its upcoming 2020 Season, with the official opening now scheduled for July instead of the previously announced April kick-off, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.The revised 2020 lineup includes a total of three productions: two musicals, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Next to Normal,” and a new comedy, “Tiny […]

Spotlight: Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond on Putting ‘Artists First’ Amid Coronavirus

On March 20, Bandcamp waived its proceeds (15% on digital sales, 10% on merch) for 24 hours, with all money going directly to artists in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus shutdown. The fundraiser was the streaming platform and physical sales website’s biggest to date, netting $4.3 million total and selling 11 items per second […]

Bobby Bones to Introduce ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund During ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’

The ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund was created to assist members of the country music industry who are suffering financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will begin with an initial endowment of $250,000 with an additional matching fund against Academy of Country Music partners, sponsors and third-party donors of up […]

Celebrated New Zealand artist Colin McCahon’s painting stolen in Australia

The painting, entitled Comet, is of a darkened night scene and is more than a metre in height. The opportunistic thief didn’t stop there but also made off with a set of speakers.

LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel Talks Power to the People! Fest, Music Education & More

We have done the classics like Beethoven to Tchaikovsky to premiering new pieces. It’s very important to give space to young composers, to have the chance to work with amazing artists that in your life never dreamed to work with. Like with Coldplay, Tony Bennett, Rubén Blades, Katy Perry, Café Tacvba, Juanes, we don’t have […]

Who Is Alessia Cara? 5 Things to Know About the Best New Artist Grammy Winner

Cara created a YouTube page at age 13, and kicked off her singing career with covers of popular songs like Adele’​s​ “One and Only”​ and Justin Timberlake’​s “​Mirrors.” She got her first management deal at 14, thanks to the daughters of an executive who loved her YouTube covers, and signed with Def Jam Records.

Ross Copperman Tops Country Songwriters Chart, Thanks to Hits by Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan & More

Copperman boasts an impressive songwriting and producing history on Billboard’s charts. He’s penned 50 Hot Country Songs hits, including two No. 1s (Bryan’s “Strip It Down” and Kenny Chesney’s “Setting the World on Fire,” featuring P!nk). Thanks to Bryan’s “What She Wants Tonight,” he ups his count to 17 No. 1s as a writer on […]