While “Boston Strong” was everywhere for Saturday’s St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville -- the first major race in the U.S. since the Boston Marathon was curtailed following the bombing -- there’s nothing like American flags and lots of live music to spur on 30,000 runners in Tennessee (of all places).
Brad Paisley performed to an invite-only crowd at Hill Country Barbeque in Manhattan, where label reps from Arista Nashville and DJs of the newly-launched Nash-FM country radio station were in attendance to watch him perform.
Old friends, old rivals, and new music: the buzz at the 7th annual Taste of Hope entertainment industry dinner held last Thursday at New York City’s Three Sixty was decidedly upbeat as major music execs united in the name of Taste of Hope cancer benefit charity. Here, Steve Bartels and Alissa Pollack hosted the night while Tom Poleman, LA Reid and and Mike McVay naming the artists they're most excited about.
During a panel discussion Friday billed as a “real life music meeting” at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, panelists and audience members listened to, and rated, ten new country singles. The goal was to choose which two you would add to your radio station’s playlist, and audience members got to join the discussion and play along to see how their choices stacked up with the panelists’.
Label executives made a plea to radio programmers to come up with new, creative ways for artist performances to make more financial sense at a panel discussion today at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
Radio stations across the U.S. will have opportunities to affiliate with Nash as Cumulus builds its new brand into the Nash Network. In markets with two or more competing country stations, either you’re in and “Powered by Nash,” or you’re out.
Country music listeners connect deeply and emotionally with the songs they hear on country radio, but these listeners don’t always connect as deeply and emotionally with the radio stations that play them. This disconnect is one of the highlights of a new study that used video and lengthy, in-depth in-home interviews to capture country music listeners’ feelings about music and radio.