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Nashville Film Festival Announces 2017 Music Committee

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Pictured (L-R): Jeremy Ash, Capitol CMG Publishing; Randall Foster, Ole – Committee Chair; Andy Moats, Avenue Bank; Ciara Shortridge, Disney Music Group Nashville; Anastasia Brown, Format Entertainment; Jake Basden, Big Machine Label Group; Liz Rogers, Anacrusis; ET Brown, SESAS; Katie Jelen, Secret Road Music Services (Committee Co-Chair); Mackenzie Robert, Nashville Film Festival; Jennifer Wolczyk, Whizbang, Inc.

 

NASHVILLE, TN (February 22, 2017) –The Nashville Film Festival has announced its Music Committee for the 2017 calendar year. The music committee strives to connect the Nashville music industry with the global film and TV business. This year’s festival will occur April April 20-29. The slate of films to be shown at this year’s festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Not Pictured:

Leslie Fram, CMT

Jim Scherer, Whizbang, Inc.

Aaron Mercer, Wool & Tusk

Joel Timen, Word Entertainment

Stacey Widlitz, Songwriter

Devon Devries, Big Yellow Dog Music

Evyn Mustoe, ASCAP…

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BRETT YOUNG CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM & TOUR WITH LUKE BRYAN

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 23, 2017) – Hot newcomer Brett Young has enjoyed an eventful month with the release of his self-titled debut album and first major tour as he heads out on superstar Luke Bryan’s KILL THE LIGHTS TOUR. The chart-topping Caliville crooner will join Bryan for eight dates beginning tonight, including a stop in New York City on March 1 for a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

“I am so excited to get out on the road with Luke and am beyond thankful for this amazing opportunity,” said Young. “He called me a few months ago when we found out I would be joining him on the road. He was so nice and offered some advice which meant a whole lot to me.”

Out February 10, Young’s self-titled album hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart as well as No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. …

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MIDLAND BOOTLEGS THEIR WAY THROUGH DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO “DRINKIN’ PROBLEM”

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 23, 2017) – Just weeks after Entertainment Weekly named them one of the “10 Artists Who Will Rule 2017,” Texas trio Midland releases their music video for their debut single “Drinkin’ Problem.” The song that American Songwriter called “a Dwight Yoakam and Laurel Canyon-indebted tune” was penned by Midland along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/DrinkinProblemVideo.

Basked in the neon blue of an old bar, the video opens with lead singer Mark Wystrach crooning the first lines of the song before the shot widens to reveal bass player Cameron Duddy and guitarist Jess Carson. CMT, who premiered the video, described it as “one part Dukes of Hazzard and one part Smokey and the Bandit” and praised the video for its “retro-modern” cinematic quality that features the mischievous boys of Midland “romancing the pretty girls, running moonshine– and most importantly, running from …

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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CONFIRM HEADLINE THE SMOOTH TOUR WITH HIP-HOP ICON NELLY & BREAKOUT STAR CHRIS LANE

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 22, 2017) – Musical worlds will collide this summer as superstar Country duoFLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, Hip-hop Icon NELLY and breakout star CHRIS LANE embark on the groundbreaking, genre-busting THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, presented by Old Camp Whiskey and sponsored by Advance Auto Parts.

Offering an unparalleled night of crossover hits, the super tour begins June 2 in Austin, Texas, with stops nationwide in cities like San Diego, Denver and Tampa. THE SMOOTH TOUR ends with a two-night stand October 20 – 21 in Alpharetta, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, a melting pot for inventive collaborations. Tickets to 39 select shows are on sale now as part of Live Nation’s Megaticket, with more information available at Megaticket.com. Live Nation is the official promoter of the tour and remaining dates go on sale beginning February 24.

“It’s good to be back out on tour with some of our best …

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REBA MCENTIRE CONTINUES DOUBLE-CHART, TWO-WEEK REIGN

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 21, 2017) – Iconic entertainer Reba McEntire mesmerizes an audience like no other and the mutual adoration continues as SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE remains perched atop both Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts for a second consecutive week. With the double-disc album – her thirteenth summit to No. 1 – Reba maintains the record for the most Top Country Albums No.1s among women and only the second artist to have a chart-topping album in each of the last four decades. Nash Icon Records and Capitol Christian Music Group jointly released the collection of traditional hymns and contemporary tracks, featuring her sisters, mom, Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and The Isaacs. The music video for the lead single “Back To God” has already garnered over 4.8 million views to date. Watch Now: http://smarturl.it/BackToGodOfficial.

During her first-ever headline gigs at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Reba performed …

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REBA MCENTIRE OFFERS SONGS OF FAITH, HOPE & HITS DURING FIRST-EVER RYMAN PLAY

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 16, 2017) – Commanding the stage and singing with conviction for two hours at each of her two shows yesterday (2/16), Reba McEntire performed her first-ever headline date at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. From the lead note of an acapella “Jesus Loves Me” to an empowering “Is There Life Out There,” the packed crowds were taken on a musical journey through her esteemed catalogue and their own beloved memories.

The Tennessean proclaimed, “Some people sing. Other people entertain. More than four decades into her recording career, Reba McEntire still has the market cornered on both.”

Reba offered up her own stories about life growing up in Oklahoma, the rodeo circuit and big vacations in Nashville, making it clear that family is a cornerstone of her success that has since scored 35 No.1 hits and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The afternoon sunlight and night-time lights shimmering …

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