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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
Ryan Hurd (Sony Music Nashville)
11/13/16

WHAT IT IS: Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake SheltonDierks BentleyJake OwenMaren MorrisTim McGraw and FGL, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first #1 single as a songwriter with the Grammy & CMA-nominated duet, “Lonely Tonight,” which was recorded by Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Now, the Kalamazoo, MI native is lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album. Following a unique strategy of releasing music and videos without radio or downloads available, “We Do Us”—the first song released on Spotify—received 2m+ streams in just three weeks. Hurd has also joined an elite group of artists of all genres to be featured in Vevo’s dscvr program (Sam SmithHalseyLeon BridgesHozier). He was included in Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” list, and CMT named him one of their “Listen Up” Artists of 2016. 
ALBUM: TBA 
Single: TBA 
LIVE: Direct support for Chase Rice all of Fall 2016; direct support for Maren Morris in February; on the Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour Feb.-April 
INTERNET: As of 10/27, three songs have been released for streaming only; 6m+ total streams in eight weeks; videos released for “We Do Us” (Vevo dscvr live video), “Love in a Bar” (official video), “City Girl” (official video) 
RADIO: TBA 
PRESS: Features from Rolling Stone CountryTaste of CountrySounds Like Nashville (including their “10 Songs You Should Be Listening To”), Whiskey Riff (“11 Artist To Look Out For in 2016”), No Limits NashvilleRated Red, more 
BOOKING: WME 
PUBLISHING: UMPG 
MANAGEMENT: Triple 8