1. What Does Nashville's Music Community Think of 'Nashville'? Jason Aldean, Bob Doyle, More Weigh In

    October 17, 2012 8:05 AM EDT ABC Despite positive advance reviews and strong names attached to it, the premiere of the ABC series "Nashville" last week was greeted with a fair amount of trepidation by many in the city's music community. After all, the show has ...

  2. John McBride, Clarence Spalding, Ryman And Paradigm Execs, More Honored At IEBA/CMA Touring Awards

    October 10, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Martina McBride accepted the CMA's SRO Award for Front of House Engineer for her husband, John McBride, who was in the studio and unable to attend the awards. At left are awards presenters Kix Brooks, left, and CMA CEO Steve Moore. (Photo: Ri ...

  3. Jason Alden is the Leader of the New School

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's trademark blend of Country basics and rock attitude has put him at the front of a new country scene and moved him to multiplatinum stadium status. hatever its original purpose, the out-building at Jason Aldean's sprawling ...

  4. Kix Brooks Walks Alone

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks strikes out solo with 'New to This Town'. After 20 years as half of veteran hitmaking duo Brooks & Dunn alongside Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks is returning to solo status with the Sept. 11 release of "New to This Town" ...

  5. Managers Urge Country Radio to Do More to Help Break New Artists at Billboard Country Summit

    June 04, 2012 4:36 PM EDT (L-R): Moderator/Country Weekly managing editor Ken Tucker, T.K. Kimbrell of TKO Artist Management, Clarence Spalding of Spalding Entertainment, and Will Ward of ROAR Management on stage at the Manager's Roundtable. (Photo: Michael Seto) If a ...

  6. Nashville Knowledge

    May 23, 2012 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophisticated, ever-evolving and remarkably successful, the country music business will be explored from every ...

  7. Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men

    March 26, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lives of guitarist Joe Don Rooney, bassist/keyboardist Jay DeMarcus and lead singer Gary LeVox-collectively, the harmonizing multiplatinum country trio Rascal Flatts-have experienced some major shifts during the past two years: on the business s ...

  8. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  9. Video: Jason Aldean and His Team Describe Their Long Road to Success at Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2011 8:12 PM EDT Jason Aldean (center) with Andrew P. Kintz, CFP, Managing Director, SunTrust Bank (left) and Billboard's Ray Waddell (right) at the Keynote Artist Development Case Study panel (Photo: Beth Gwinn) As exhaustively detailed in the cover story of ...

  10. Jason Aldean: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 06, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Days before embarking on a critical run of amphitheater shows that will solidify his major-league touring status, Jason Aldean shows no signs of stress. Why should he? He's out in the barn -- his "man cave"-- at home, south of Nas ...

  11. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spr ...

  12. Country Music: 'Our Tours Are Doing Great'

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While some pop and rock concerts have disappointed in 2010, the general opinion is that country concerts are having a great year. “There's not a single country artist out there that's not doing well," said manager Clarence Spalding ...

  13. Goodman Rises To CMA Board President

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records president Randy Goodman is the new president of the board for the Country Music Association. The trade organization held its annual board of directors election meeting in Nashville earlier this week. Goodman, who had been pres ...

  14. CMT's Parr Joins Spalding

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 10 years at CMT, VP of music programming and talent relations Chris Parr is making the move to artist management. He'll join Spalding Entertainment, home to Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Sarah Buxton, Terri Clark, Pat Green and Ashle ...

  15. Pat Green Makes Management Change

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Signs with Nashville-based Spalding Entertainment. Republic Universal/Mercury Records country artist Pat Green has signed with Clarence Spalding's Nashville-based Spalding Entertainment for management. Green previously was managed by Jimmy Pe ...

  16. Country Duos Team For Summer Tour

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will join forces with Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on the Deuces Wild tour this summer. The 32-date amphitheatre outing launches Aug. 6 in Dallas In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will ...

  17. Brooks & Dunn Pair Up for Deuces Wild Tour

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shed tour bows Aug. 6. In a triple shot of duos, Brooks & Dunn will join forces with Big & Rich and the Warren Brothers on the Deuces Wild tour this summer. The 32-date shed tour launches Aug. 6 in Dallas at the Smirnoff Music Center and w ...

  18. Manager Partners Titley, Spalding Split

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST After working together for more than a decade, longtime management partners Bob Titley and Clarence Spalding have gone their separate ways, sources say. After working together for more than a decade, longtime management partners Bob Titley and Cla ...

  19. Brooks & Dunn Scaling Back For 2004 Tour

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a three-year run with the production-heavy Neon Circus & Wild West Show, Brooks & Dunn will scale back considerably in 2004 with the Red Dirt Road tour. After a three-year run with the production-heavy Neon Circus & Wild West Show, ...