Fresh off the heels of receiving her first ever Grammy nomination (all-genre Best New Artist), No. 1 singer-songwriterÂ Kelsea Ballerini was on hand to help CMA with another huge Nashville announcement this morning. While standing inside Oliver Middle School’s band room, Ballerini shared that the CMA Foundation would be donating $1 million toÂ benefit music education programs in Metro schools. During her time with the impressionable students, the twenty-three year-old role model also left them with words to live by. Music does make us, it does.Â From the beginning of the day until the end of the day, it makes us and
Two Nashville songwriters teamed up to write the first ever original song for the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the organization could not have asked for a better pair. Writer and lead singer on the track, “Watch Me Shine,” Emily Shackleton, and Grammy Award winner Liz Rose came together to lend music to a forthcoming Girl Scouts PSA, “I’m Prepared.”Â The track features the songwriters as vocalists, as well as Girl Scouts of the USA on background. A portion of the proceeds from all song purchases will be donated to the organization. Listen to “Watch Me Shine” below and download
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This morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and Nashville was well-represented across all of the categories. In addition to the country categories, Nashville’s brightest shined in some of the general categories as well, with Sturgill Simpson nabbing a nod for album of the year and Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini representing country in the category of Best New Artist. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott picked up a nod for “Thy Will” and Kelly Clarkson grabbed one for her live version of “Piece by Piece.” The show will air live from the Staples Center in
There are certain voices that are just made for Christmas music and Chris Young’s is one of them. This year, the golden-voiced singer released his first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas, and it’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. It features a mix of high-profile collaborators (Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Boyz II Men) and a great assortment of Christmas classics and original new tunes. This is something Iâve wanted to do for a really long time,â Young revealed. âChristmas is one of my favorite times of year and it was hard to narrow down the list of
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