“I believe in the youngsters,” Marty Stuart, the singer, songwriter and organizer of Wednesday night's 12th-annual "Late Night Jam," told Billboard.biz. “I was thinking back over the guest list today, and it’s kind of staggering to think I had this idea to do this show and 12 years later it reads like a who’s who.”
Representatives from Nashville’s film and music community gathered together Monday night (June 3) for the annual Hollywood Meets Nashville party, held each year at the start of the CMA Music Festival week.
There is something very special about that first number one record as a songwriter, and Gary Allan savored that sensation yesterday at a number one party for “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” sponsored by BMI and ASCAP, at Sambuca’s Restaurant in Nashville.
"The minute I heard the song I knew it would work for us to sing," Aldean said during a party held at ASCAP yesterday (Tuesday) honoring the songwriters and singer. "There are so many people involved when it comes to having a number one single, and on behalf of Eric and Luke, I want to thank all of you."
Mindy McCready's tragic death will not tarnish her legacy among the music industry players with whom she worked along the way, including David Malloy and Joe Galante -- instrumental in her first record deal with RCA -- as well as booking agent Marty Martel and many more.