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  1. Garth Brooks Issues Statement on Cancelled Dublin Shows

    July 14, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Following last week's cancellation of Garth Brooks' five shows at Croke Park in Dublin, the back-in-action country superstar has issued a statement announcing that the Dublin City Council cannot change its ruling. "To say I am crush ...

  2. Vanderbilt Buys Sony Music Nashville Headquarters (Report)

    July 03, 2014 1:11 PM EDT Officials with Vanderbilt University say the school has purchased the Sony Music Nashville building on Music Row in Nashville, near Vandy's campus.  Vanderbilt officials say administrative staff who work in leased office space surrounding cam ...

  3. America's Music: How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream

    June 02, 2014 4:42 PM EDT As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now. The nightly concerts at LP Field have long been sold out, and the artists and songs coming f ...

  4. I.R.S. Nashville Imprint Names John Grady President

    October 22, 2013 7:45 PM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive John Grady has been named the president of I.R.S. Nashville, a new label based on the imprint started 34 years ago and revived by EMI two years ago. Grady will continue serving as partner at Crush Management.   ...

  5. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood's Country Museum Hall Exhibit Opening With Gary Overton, Jeff Gregg, Fierce Gowns

    June 05, 2013 4:51 PM EDT As the crush of CMA Music Fest activities gets in full swing, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a reception last night (6/4) to launch “Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour” exhibition which opens to the public today and runs th ...

  6. Panelists Dive Into Album Credit Ecosystem at NARM's Music Biz 2013

    May 07, 2013 9:47 PM EDT Panel: The Album Credit Ecosystem Moderator: Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Panelists: Alison Booth, Sony Nashville Jon Maples, Rhapsody International Ivy Skoff, Recording and Soundtrack Music Production Coordinator Shane Tobin, The Echo ...

  7. Country Radio Seminar: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and REO Speedwagon Rock the Boat

    March 01, 2013 2:05 PM EST Above, L-R: Ashley Monroe, Pistol Annies; Kelly Clarkson; Angaleena Presley, Pistol Annies; Miranda Lambert The General Jackson river boat was rockin’ last night as Brad Paisley welcomed surprise guests REO Speedwagon on Sony Music Nashville’s 27t ...

  8. Carrie Underwood's Album Gets 'Blown Away' Using New Aurasma Video App

    June 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the word "reality." After all, as the winner of the 2005 season of "American Idol," she won the hearts of millions of viewers across the world. Now, the singer has entered into a promotion tha ...

  9. Backbeat: CMA Fest Attracts Over 70,000; Blake Shelton, Gary Overton, WME Execs Hang in Press Room

    June 12, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Blake Shelton makes a point during the press conference prior to his performance at LP Field during CMA Music Fest. (Photo: Vernell Hackett) Milder weather and expanded seating at LP Field for the night shows brought in more fans to the CMA Music ...

  10. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  11. Kenny Chesney Extends Sony Music Nashville Deal, Will Get Own Imprint Blue Chair Records

    June 04, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Chesney extends label deal (L-R): Jess L. Rosen, Esq. (Greenberg Traurig, LLP), Gary Overton (Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO), Kenny Chesney, Clint Higham (President Morris Artists Management), and Dale Morris (CEO Morris Artists Manageme ...

  12. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  13. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  14. Backbeat: Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Gary Overton, More at Country Radio Seminar's Day Two

    February 24, 2012 1:24 PM EST (L-R): Kellie Pickler, Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton, Sara Evans and Headline Country's Storme Warren take in the Sony/BMG Cruise at CRS day two. (Photo: Alan Poizner) Country Radio Seminar attendees had a lot of choices for ...

  15. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: Gary Overton

    January 26, 2012 11:33 PM EST No. 98 Gary Overton Chairman/CEO Sony Music Nashville Twitter: @SonyNashville Small Town, Big Business... Following the dynamic Joe Galante as chairman/CEO at Sony Music Nashville was no small task for Gary Overton, who arrived at the company afte ...

  17. Nashville Music Council Seeks to Leverage City's Vast Music Resources

    June 23, 2011 8:01 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It's increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recent ...

  18. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  19. Better Know a Panelist, Country Music Summit Edition: Average Joe's Tom Baldrica

    May 25, 2011 6:29 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i5094e406e415c280ce0f5588547553db was brilliant. BB: What is the most hopeful or positive development you've seen for the music ...

  20. John Grady Opens Crush Management Office in Nashville

    May 25, 2011 4:16 PM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive John Grady has opened up a Nashville office of Crush Management . The first clients are Sony Music Nashville artist Kristen Kelly and the Nashville-based duo of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis. "We've b ...

  21. Sony Music Nashville Announces Promotions, Changes

    February 08, 2011 8:22 PM EST Sony Music Nashville announced a round of promotions on Tuesday. The company believes these changes will help it better serve its artists and improve its ability "meet the challenges and opportunities of the evolving music business," acc ...

  22. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  23. Overton To Be Named Sony Music Nashville CEO

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Nashville will announce Gary Overton as its new CEO this afternoon, sources tell Billboard.biz. Overton, currently EMI Music Publishing Nashville's executive VP and GM, will replace Joe Galante , who announced yesterday that he is ...

  24. 'Idol' Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took him a bit longer than his fellow contestants, but "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey has landed a record deal. The 29-year-old Wisconsin native -- who finished third on the show behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert -- has inked ...

  25. Montage Music Group Reorganizes

    February 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based independent label Montage Music Group is being reorganized. Montage, owned by Illinois-based holding company Hedgewood International, is home to Little Texas, Andy Griggs and the Road Hammers, among others. Allen Butler, the former ...

  26. Butler Tapped To Head Startup Montage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Sony Music Nashville president and CEO Allen Butler has been tapped to head new record label Montage Music Nashville and oversee its launch. Former Sony Music Nashville president and CEO Allen Butler has been tapped to head new record label ...

  27. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  28. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  29. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  30. Jeff Allen To Exit Sony Music Nashville

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT year vet second casualty of the recent merger. Jeff Allen has become the second casualty of the recent combining of Sony Music Nashville and RCA Label Group (Billboard.biz, April 19). Allen joined Sony as VP of finance in 1995 after three years ...

  31. Nashville Shocker: Sony, RLG To Merge

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony president Grady will exit by April 21. Sony BMG employees received a memo today from chief executive Rolf Schmidt-Holtz revealing plans to combine the company's two Nashville operations. Those operations, RCA Label Group (RLG) and Sony M ...

  32. Macky Exits Epic

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotion vet let go April 12. Bill Macky, the VP of national promotion at Epic Records in Nashville, was let go April 12. Macky was upped to that position at Epic in December, 2004 when Sony Music Nashville president John Grady split the upper ma ...

  33. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  34. Sony Music Promotes Block To Head Of Sales

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Succeeds Tom Donnarumma who moved to Columbia. Michael Block, senior VP of sales at the Sony Music Label Group U.S., has been named the head of sales for that shared services operation. Block reports to Sony Music Label Group president and COO Mic ...

  35. Sony Nashville Resets Marketing Team

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label vet Deb Haus expands VP role. Deb Haus, an 18 year veteran of Sony Music Nashville, adds new responsibilities, changing her title from VP of marketing and artist development to VP, marketing, artist development and creative services. In addi ...

  36. Country Artists To Wake Up Tampa

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cledus T. Judd and Chad Brock join WQYK-FM. Infinity Broadcasting's WQYK-FM Tampa, Fla., is set to become the first country station in the U.S. with a morning show made up of two recording artists. Comedian Cledus T. Judd and singer Chad Broc ...

  37. Sony Nashville Revamps Promo Team

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has restructured the company's promotion department, separating the Epic and Columbia labels into two distinct teams. The labels had previously maintained sep Sony Music Nashville president John Grady ...

  38. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  39. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...