NMG Acoustic Performace Night to Feature Johnny Neel, John Capek and More!!
Come out to be entertained and to network with veteran writers and “New Faces.“
Nashville Music Guide (NMG) is proud to once again sponsor the monthly Acoustic Performance Night on Thursday April 5th from 8pm to midnight. The event hosted by NMG founder Dan Wunsch, features veteran singer-songwriters and “label ready” new faces showcasing their writing, singing and performing talents each in a 30 minute set. This will be last monthly NMG Acoustic Perfromance Night hosted by Dan Wunsch before he leaves for Los Angeles. So come say farewell!
The April 5th event will again be “a really big show” with performances by:
* John Capek - Internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, musician and producer with songs recorded by Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker to mention a few.
* Maureen Murphy and Jaime Babbit - Awesome singers accompanying John Capek.
* Johnny Neel - Iconic Nashville recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician and Grammy award nominee recognized in the music world for his work with the Allman Brothers, Lonnie Mack and Gov't Mule to mention a few.
* Jeff Olson - Real kountry recording artist with mega-hits on independent charts.
* Jon Dakota - A true storyteller and troubadour with critical acclaim from industry professionals.
* Sasha Aaron - New Face singer-songwriter with contemporary country songs and opening act for Sister Hazel.
NMG continues to be on the forefront of media exposure for up and coming artists through live music events, the monthly print magazine (Nashville MUSIC Guide), the internet site (www.nashvillemusicguide.com), internet radio (www.NMGradio.com) and their Radio Deliver Service which distributes their compilation CD both digitally and snail-mail to over 8,500 radio stations including the Music Row and Texas Chart Reporting Stations.
Bobby Pinson's "Words For Warriors" To Feature Jake Owen, Darryl Worley, Trent Tomlinson, Pam Tillis and More!
Lucy’s Country Café, a new destination in Music City’s Midtown area, will welcome several artists and songwriters on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 for a special “Words For Warriors” acoustic concert to benefit keeping warriors outdoors.”
Every Wednesday, Lucy’s Country Café hosts “Sing For Your Supper,” where diners can expect to see established and aspiring songwriters take the stage. On April 11, performers will sing for much more than their supper; the evening will transform into an acoustic concert filled with country favorites to provide entertainment and raise money for the cause.
“We hope this will become the first of many annual events at Lucy’s Country Café to support KWO initiatives,” states Bobby Pinson, owner of Lucy’s Country Café. “After seeing first-hand what the outdoor experience brings to life for our warriors, I knew that I needed to become involved in helping this particular charity grow. I’ve met, personally, those who have enjoyed the outdoor adventures, have seen where the money goes and witnessed the profound effect it has on the participants’ by supporting their mental health and helping their return to normalcy. It is life-changing.”
WHEN: Wednesday April 11, 2012 @ 7:00 – 11:00 PM
WHERE: Lucy’s Country Café
1911 Broadway ~ Nashville, TN 37203
WHO: BOBBY PINSON • JUSTIN MCBRIDE • TRENT TOMLINSON
ANDY GRIGGS • HEIDI NEWFIELD • RHETT AKINS • PAM TILLIS
AARON TIPPIN • DARRYL WORLEY • JAKE OWEN
TICKETS: $15 IN ADVANCE (Purchased at BLUE BAR) / $20 AT GATE
($15 at gate w/ military or student I.D., or w/ a Lucy's Country Cafe receipt)
Country Music Superstar Hank Williams Jr's Bocephus Records Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Blaster Entertainment
Blaster Entertainment, one of the country’s leading talent management and entertainment labels, and award-winning Country music recording artist Hank Williams, Jr. announced that they have entered into a worldwide exclusive three year licensing agreement. The new partnership comes only months before Williams’ highly anticipated new studio album release, which will hit retail in June. The deal, which was signed this week, licensesBlaster Records, a division of Blaster Entertainment, to distribute Bocephus Records’ new release for the next three years.
“When I started Blaster Records a bit over five years ago, my goal was to create an entertainment company that became home to some of country music’s biggest stars,” said Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment. “Hank Williams Jr. is a giant in the business and we are beyond excited to welcome him into the Blaster family.”
“I’m excited about this new album we’ve been working on,” Hank Williams Jr. said. “When looking at labels, I had several choices. When my team brought me the opportunity from Blaster and with the soon to be announced distribution deal, it was the best deal in town. My fans will be able to find my music in places that common folks shop. This is gonna be fun!”
(Photo: Mike Dennison, President of Blaster Entertainment, Hank Williams, Jr. and Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment, sign exclusive agreement to distribute Hank's new CD.)
Janie Fricke To Host Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on April 7th
Two-time CMA “Female Artist of the Year” Set to Perform at Opry Country Classics at
the Ryman Auditorium April 5
Janie Fricke will host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree radio show on Saturday, April 7. The live broadcast kicks off at midnight from the Texas Troubadour Theatre and can be heard on WSM 650 AM or online at
www.wsmonline.com. Two nights prior, Fricke will perform a few of her country hits as she takes part in Opry Country Classics from the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, the second longest running radio show in history, has been a country music fixture since its inception in 1947. Fricke will be sharing her country turned bluegrass hits from her recently released album, Country Side of Bluegrass, with the audience. She will be joined by 2011 ICM Bluegrass Duo of the Year, The Roys. David McCormick, CEO of Ernest Tubb Record Shops is looking forward to the show, “I’m really excited for my longtime friend, Janie Fricke, to host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree. I’ve been trying to make this happen for a while now. And to have The Roys join her makes it even more special.”
Fans of Fricke’s classic country music can hear her when she performs at Opry Country Classics
at the Ryman Auditorium Thursday. She will be backed by the talented Opry house band. Larry Gatlin will serve as host while Lynn Anderson, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis are also scheduled to perform.
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