• UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE PARTNERS WITH LUCCHESE AND JW MARRIOTT FOR RECORD SHOP CONCEPT.

    Universal Music Group Nashville has partnered with Lucchese Bootmaker and JW Marriott for a special record shop concept store. Located at the JW Marriott Hotel on the corner of 8th Avenue and Clark Place in Nashville, this limited time only pop-up shop features handmade boots by Lucchese in addition to merchandise from UMG Nashville artists such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith Urban and more. The shop is open every Thursday – Sunday from 12-8pm and also includes an indoor stage featuring free live music as well as Shiner beer, brewed by Spoetzl.

    Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

    About Universal Music Group Nashville

    Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Adam Hambrick, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Caylee Hammack, CB30, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Dan Tyminski, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Sugarland, Travis Denning and Vince Gill. For additional information, visit www.umgnashville.com

     

    About Lucchese

    Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, Scotty McCreery, Billy Currington, Sam Hunt and more

    Darius Rucker’s Southern Style holds onto the top spot on the country album chart. Coming in at second place is Sam Hunt’s Montevallo, followed by the Now! That’s What I Call ACM Awards at No. 3. Rounding out the Top 5 are Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, followed by Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes.

    CMT Hot 20 featuring Kip Moore‘s Behind-the-Scenes footage at the “I’m To Blame” video shoot will air this Saturday at 9am ET.

    Scotty McCreery will appear on CMT Hot 20 Countdown o both May 2nd and 3rd (9am ET). He talked about going back into the studio to begin recording new music and the proposal on Southwest Airlines that took place while “See You Tonight” was playing on the plane’s sound system.

    Billy Currington is among the artists announced to perform at the opening of the Florida Tracks and Trails theme park in Punta Gorda during the Country Life Music Festival, April 24th – 26th.

    Sam Hunt is set to headline the first Country Night Lights Festival in Athens, Ohio September 26th.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: LUKE, ERIC, AJ, DIERKS, BILLY, KIP, SAM, KEITH, KACEY AND MUCH MORE

    Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley and Billy Currington are among a handful of headliners for the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this year. Eric will kick the event off March 3rd, while Alan takes to the stage March 7th, Billy on March 14th, followed by Dierks March 16th. Luke will close out the event March 22nd. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Tim McGraw will also headline.

    Kip Moore and Sam Hunt are among the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award, alongside Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr,  Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay. Fan voting starts January 27th and runs through February 10th at VoteACM.com and VoteACM.CMT.com. The 50th Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Dallas), Texas April 19th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    Keith Urban and Kacey Musgraves are scheduled to perform during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival running April 24th through May 3rd. Elton John, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga,  Jimmy Buffett and Ed Sheeran will also perform during the event.

    Eric Church, who’s up for four Grammys, including Best Country Album for The Outsiders, is among the first performers announced for the Grammy telecast in February. Madonna, AC/DC, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran will also perform. The Grammys will be handed out live February 8th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    A few country Grammy nominees are included on the new 2015 Grammy Nominees album, including “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban featuring Eric Church and Little Big Town’s “Day Drinking,” among others. See the track listing of the collection, in stores Tuesday (January 20th), below. The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center February 8th at 8pm ET on CBS.

    2015 Grammy Nominees album track list:

    Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
    Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy”
    Ed Sheeran, “Sing”
    Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azaela, “Problem”
    Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”
    Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
    Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
    Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
    Sia, “Chandelier”
    John Legend, “All of Me” (Live)
    Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
    Beyoncé featuring Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”
    Pharrell Williams, “Come Get It Bae”
    Sam Smith, “Stay with Me” (Darkchild Version)
    Beck, “Blue Moon”
    The Band Perry, “Gentle on My Mind”
    Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
    Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
    Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
    Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (Live)