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GREIN ON GRAMMYS:
FACTS AND FEATS
Women dominate. (12/11a)
GRAMMYS KEEN ON
KENDRICK, DRAKE
It's nomination day. (12/7a)
WHO’S NOMINATED,
WHO’S NOT
...and who's going, "WTF." (12/10a)
RAINMAKERS: IT'S POURING DOWN VISIONARIES
The Max factor. (12/10a)
SPRINGSTEEN ON FILM:
A FATHER'S STORY
Bruce's Broadway act on film. (12/7a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
EGGNOG
A sweet and creamy vehicle for the intoxicating liquor that blocks out the agony of the holidays.
Music City
MONUMENT "SURPRISES" TEDDY ROBB WITH A RECORD CONTRACT
12/5/18

Performing alongside Monument Co-President Shane McAnally and multi-platinum songwriter/producer Matt McGinn at his residency, "Teddy Robb and Friends," Robb was pleasantly surprised when McAnally stopped mid-show to break the news that Robb was formally signed to Monument. As he's worked with Jason Owen and McAnally's Monument on a developmental basis for the last year, the signing wasn't too far out of left field. 

“I have seen firsthand over this past year that Jason and Shane have built one of the best teams around. It’s both humbling and an honor that they have chosen me to be their next artist to build. With them as partners, I have no doubt we will be able to accomplish great things,” Robb declared. 

Monument released the Ohio native's debut track, "Lead Me On," co-written by Robb along with Ryan Beaver, McGinn and Aaron Eshuis and produced by McAnally, McGinn and Ben Fowler in the fall of this year. The track has 6 million+ streams to date. 

Seen thinking our publication is a monument to the power of weed are (l-r) Aaron Kinssies (Longshot Managment), Jason Owen, Katie McCartney (Monument), Teddy Robb, Shane McAnally, Rob Baker (Longshot).

CHANGES AT COLUMBIA NASH
11/30/18

Former BMLG Director of Southwest/Midwest Regional Promotion & Marketing Lauren Longbine is joining Columbia Nashville as Director of Southeast Promotion, while the label's Lyndsay Church is named Director of Northeast Promotion, effective immediately.

The announcements were made by SVP Promotion Shane Allen, to whom both women will report.

STATION IDENTIFICATION
11/28/18

At Pandora Live at Marathon Music Works, superstar Jason Aldean blinded the photographer with the dazzling glare of his new plaque while the following people wondered if we'd finally come up with an algorithm to write these captions: Pandora's Brad Minor and Aimée Lapic, Aldean and Pandora's Bev Dunkerley and Jeff Z.

BROOKS GETS "STRONGER"
WITH AMAZON
11/20/18

"Stronger Than Me"—the song that Garth Brooks sang to his wife, Tricia Yearwood, at last week's CMAs—is now available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Music.

The release of this live recording follows the summer arrival of Brooks' first single from his forthcoming album—another Amazon exclusive.

Brooks also dropped The Anthology, Part III: Live today. The third installment in a five-part series chronicles his history of live performances and record-breaking tours. 


JIMMIE ALLEN MAKES HISTORY
11/19/18

On the heels of presenting the CMA Award for Single of the Year to Chris Stapleton, newcomer Jimmie Allen has become the first black artist to top the Country airplay charts with his debut single. Allen’s “Best Shot,” has also been the most Shazamed Country song for eight weeks running. Among African-American country artists, only Darius Rucker has hit #1 with his debut single in the genre. And none other than Kane Brown is a fan.

“If someone asked me two years ago if I thought that this would be my life today—that I’d be on the red carpet at the CMAs or my song would be the #1 song on Country radio, I would have honestly said no,” says Allen. “Did I think it would happen eventually? Absolutely! Just not this soon. I’m humbled and grateful. It’s such an honor to get my first #1 and to know that my song is connecting with people and resonating in a way that hopefully makes us all better people in the end, because that’s really what ‘Best Shot’ is all about.”

Written by Allen, Josh London and JP Williams, “Best Shot” is the first single from Allen’s debut album, Mercury Lane (Stoney Creek).

Allen will make his fourth appearance since October on NBC’s Today on 11/28. Along with opening for Scotty McCreery, he’ll play select dates on Brown’s Live Forever Tour.

WMN'S CMA PREGAME
11/14/18

L-R: Cole Swindell, John Esposito, and Ashley McBryde

Warner Music Nashville kicked off awards week at Chairman & CEO John Esposito's annual cocktail party. 

Held at the WMN label home on Music Row, attendees included BMI honorees Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and Devin Dawson and CMA nominees Chris Janson and Dan + Shay

Espo and Chris Janson

FGL DROP NEW VIDEO VIA APPLE MUSIC
11/13/18

BMLG's Florida Georgia Line are celebrating the world premiere of the music video for their latest single, "Talk You Out of It"—the earworm that's currently preparing to chart at Country radio. The steamy clip is available to watch exclusively through Apple Music. A teaser can be seen below.

SONY NASHVILLE ON THE AIR
11/9/18

Randy Goodman's Sony Music Nashville will have no fewer than four of the Top 5 songs on the next Mediabase Country radio chart, as Steve Hodges and team celebrate a #1 for RCA Nashville's Chris Young ("Hangin' On") and the ongoing success of this week's #1,  River House/Columbia Nashville's Luke Combs ("She's Got the Best of Me"), as well as Columbia Nashville's Maren Morris ("Rich") and debuting RCA Nashville/Zone 4 star Kane Brown ("Lose It"). 

Kane will, of course, be vying for the #1 spot on our next Top 50 chart with new album Experiment. Steve has been conducting an experiment of his own, but we're not sure we're ready to try the bourbon he made in his garage.