In This Issue (6/5)
Fueled largely by four Morgan Wallen titles, the label lands at No. 1.
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Staff Of Me: Valory's Thomas Rhett and his label team celebrate his most recent seven No. 1s. Pictured (l-r) are George Briner, Scott Borchetta, Rhett and Allison Jones.
It Ain't My Asphalt: EMI Nashville's Brothers Osborne with KWJJ staffers at Portland International Raceway. Pictured (l-r) are the duo's TJ, Nick Steele, the duo's John, and Kristen Flowers.
Watching Airplays: Gary Allan receives the Pandora Billionaire plaque from the company's Alina Thompson (l) and Bekah Digby during his fan club party.
Forever And Ever, Your Man: Opry member Randy Travis (l) surprises MCA's Josh Turner with a plaque celebrating the platinum certification of "Your Man" (4x) and Your Man (3x) at the Opry's CMA Fest kickoff.
Signage: Lindsay Ell signs with Concord Music Publishing. Pictured (back, l-r) are Concord's Garrett Stephenson, Matt Turner, Claire Buchanan, Courtney Allen and Jen Hubbard; (front, l-r) Concord's Melissa Spillman, Ell and Concord's Brad Kennard.
Signage: The Josh Abbott Band signs with Make Wake Artists and Deep Roots Management. Pictured (l-r) are MWA/DRM's Eric Berger, DRM's Dylan Wright, the Josh Abbott Band's Cale Richardson, David Fralin and Josh Abbott, MWA's Chris Kappy and the Josh Abbott Band's Edward Villanueva and Austin Davis.
The Bailey Show: Elektra/WMN’s Bailey Zimmerman celebrates “Fall In Love” and “Rock And A Hard Place" at his first No. 1 party. Pictured (back, l-r) are ASCAP's Duane Hobson, Boom Music Group's Shaina Botwin and Joe Fisher, the label's Ben Kline and Cris Lacy, WCM's Ryan Beuschel, BMI's Clay Bradley, Goat Island Sound's Sam Shelton and Boom Music Group's Emma Kiefer; (front, l-r) songwriters Jack Hackworth, Gavin Lucas, Heath Warren, Zimmerman, Austin Shawn and Jet Harvey.
St. Life Grand? Kane Brown's Drunk Or Dreaming Tour makes a two-night stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Among those pictured are RCA’s Ali O’Connell, WKRO/Daytona Beach's DJ Tremble and Brad Thornton, WWKA/Orlando's Steve Stewart and Melissa Quinones, WQIK/Jacksonville's Scot “Froggy” Langley, WGNE/Jacksonville's Brian Jordan, WPCV/Lakeland, FL's Julie Kay and WOGK/Gainesville-Ocala, FL's Lewis Stokes.
Space Jam: LoCash's Chris Lucas (l) and Preston Brust (r) are presented official certificates naming the duo Honorary Guardians of the United States Space Force by Chief Towberman.
Five More Minnutes: Triple Tigers' Scotty McCreery (c) with the label's Julianna Vaughn and KEEY/Minneapolis’ Pat Knight.
Weapons Of Grass Destruction: Chris Ferrara, T. Graham Brown, Dan Tyminski, Jillian Cardarelli, Matt Crews, Shawn Parr, Walker Montgomery, Jason Rittenberry and John Schneider (l-r) at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix's annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament to benefit CreatiVets.
I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter! SOLID's 2023 Music Row Madness bowling tournament raises $18,000 for WO Smith Music School, Porter’s Call, the Black Music Action Coalition, the National Museum of African American Music and Hope On The Row.
Lucky Star: Columbia's Megan Moroney with radio partners backstage at Omaha's Chi Health Center. Pictured (back, l-r) are KXKT's Erik Johnson and Hoss Michaels, Moroney, KZKX/Lincoln's Rob Kelley, the label's Paige Elliot and KFGE/Lincoln's Cory Edmondson; (front, l-r) KFGE's Brooke Summers and KZKX's Coryelle Thomas.
I Just Billed A Man: MCA’s Catie Offerman is recruited by George Strait for his Milwaukee stadium show. Pictured (l-r) are WMIL's Shanna “Quinn” Cudeck, WMAD/Madison's Chelsey Steinhauer, Offerman and the label group's Donna Passuntino and Sally Green.
Sneak Pique: Big Machine's Carly Pearce invites northeast radio to dinner and offers a sneak peek at new music. Pictured (l-r) are Mike Brophey; the label's Erik Powell; WWYZ/Hartford's Joey Brooks; WBWL/Boston's Amanda Jo Parker; Pearce; WKLB/Boston's Dawn Santolucito; WTHT/Portland, ME’s Michael Czarnecki; WOKQ/Portsmouth, NH’s Ginny Brophey; Starstruck’s Mike Blong and the label's Brooke Diaz.
Momma's Douse: Broken Bow's Dustin Lynch leads a celebatory shotgun at WHKO/Dayton's 34th Birthday Bash. Pictured (l-r) are the station's Darren Moore, Lynch and the station's Nancy Wilson and Aaron “Woody” Woods.
Signage: Songwriter and Troubadour Blue band member Daniel Ethridge signs a joint ventue with Curb | Word Music Publishing and Curb's Rodney Atkins. Pictured (l-r) are Rose Falcon, Atkins, Ethridge and Curb's Sarah Schumacher.
Memphis Move SetMovin' On Up: Audacy WLFP/Memphis will move from 94.1 to the stronger 99.7 frequency Monday (June 12). Hot AC WMC-FM will air a six-hour retrospective prior to the long-awaited (CAT 4/12) noon CT switch to Country as "99.7 The Wolf." Current WMC-FM morning co-host Erin Austin will then join The Wolf for the 10am to 1pm shift, paring back Katie & Company to 1pm to 3pm. Mornings with Mo & Styckman and afternoons with Duane & Abby remain unchanged. The Wolf will be simulcast on both signals until Educational Media Foundation closes on the 94.1 signal later in the week. Stream here.
NAB Board ElectionsNAB-ster: Nexstar Chairman/CEO Perry Sook has been elected chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Joint Board of Directors. He succeeds outgoing chairman David Santrella. Concurrently elected are Cumulus EVP/Strategy & Development Collin Jones as Radio Board Chair; Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Pres./COO Kevin Perry as Radio Board first vice chair; Zimmer Media Pres. John Zimmer as Radio Board second vice chair and Beasley EVP & General Counsel Chris Ornelas to the NAB Board's Executive Committee as group representative for the Radio Board.
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Gold & Delicious: Apple Music Country will broadcast Live from CMA Fest, welcoming artists Miranda Lambert, Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina and Hailey Whitters to its Nashville studios. Hosted by Kelleigh Bannen, Fancy Hagood, Ty Bentli and Nada, the program airs live 3-5pm CT June 8-11. Listen here and check out Apple's CMA Fest playlist here.
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