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MTS Management Group is happy to announce nominations for 2017 NMAs

Posted by Michael Stover
February 2, 2017 - 9:23am EST
MTS Management Group is happy to announce Swedish country chart-topper Hicks, with Ryan and Steve Wariner, has been nominated for Best Country Group at the 2017 New Music Awards. Their hit single, “Stomp a Little Louder” is currently in the New Music Weekly Top 10. Fellow MTS client, “Whiskey And Cigarettes” country radio show has been nominated for Best Internet Radio Station, an honor they won in 2015. Nominated for Best New Country Artist are Star 1 Records’ Juliana Lawrence and Bryan James, both of whom had... Read More
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Inspirational Chart-Topper Eddy Mann Releases New Single And Lyric Video

Posted by Michael Stover
February 2, 2017 - 9:21am EST
Chart-topping inspirational singer-songwriter Eddy Mann has announced the release of his latest single and lyric video for "All I Need Is You."  The song is the second single from his critically acclaimed album, The Consequence.  It is the follow-up single to his Top 10 Christian Music Weekly chart single of the same name. Watch the official lyric video for "All I Need Is You" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zghHIyrOMk&feature=youtu.be. "All I Need Is You' is a song that reminds us of... Read More
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Richard Lynch & Ronnie McDowell Release Military Tribute Single And Video

Posted by Michael Stover
January 27, 2017 - 2:26pm EST
Independent Country Music Hall of Famer Richard Lynch and #1 Billboard charting artist, Ronnie McDowell have released their military tribute duet, "Love Tattoo." The single benefits veterans through Lynch's non-profit organization, the Love Tattoo Foundation. The video for "Love Tattoo" was filmed in front of a packed house during the single release party on January 21st, at Nashville Palace in Nashville, TN. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLm7Wz5Ft3g&feature=youtu.be. Love... Read More
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Bruce Katz Band "Sunshine Tour" Kicks Off at Blue Note Grill

Posted by Angela Miakoda
January 26, 2017 - 4:12pm EST
    BRUCE KATZ BAND EMBARK ON 'SUNSHINE TOUR,' HAPPY TO LEAVE COLD WINTER UP NORTH BEHIND FOR WARMER CLIMES OF THE SOUTH AND FLORIDA!   Perform Locally: BLUE NOTE GRILL - Thursday, February 16   Out From The Center is the Acclaimed CD from the Legendary Keyboardist and Four-Time Blues Music Award Nominee, Also Known For His Stellar Longtime Work with Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train, Ronnie Earl,  & Delbert McClinton   "One of the most... Read More
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Ed Roman And JJ McGuigan Win At Akademia Awards

Posted by Michael Stover
January 16, 2017 - 6:01pm EST
MTS Management Group is pleased to announce Ed Roman and JJ McGuigan are winners in the January 2017 Akademia Awards. Roman, a Canadian singer-songwriter from Ontario, won for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song, “The Way She Goes.” McGuigan, a Wichita, Kansas guitarist/songwriter won for Best Alternative Song, “Letter.”  Ed is a previous Akademia Award winner for Best Reggae Song, “Jamaica.” This is the first win for McGuigan.       Akademia Award Winners are determined by the... Read More
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Philly Inspirational Singer-Songwriter Eddy Mann Wins At 2016 Kindred Awards

Posted by Michael Stover
January 16, 2017 - 5:56pm EST
Eddy Mann is currently riding high on the Christian Music Weekly radio airplay charts, with the title track from his album, The Consequence. He was recently named Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards.  Eddy was also a 2015 winner at the Kindred Awards, named Worship Artist of the Year. Now, MTS Management Group is happy to announce Eddy Mann has been named the 2016 Kindred Awards Winner for Christmas Album of the Year. Eddy’s album, Hope Love Joy... Read More
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Richard Lynch “A Better Place” Named #1 RMR True Country Song Of 2016

Posted by Michael Stover
January 16, 2017 - 5:50pm EST
After an astonishing 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report’s True Country Songs chart, MTS Management Group and Twang Thang Country are happy to announce Richard Lynch “A Better Place” is named the #1 Roots Music Report True Country Song for 2016. The song, written by Billy Yates and Trent Tomlinson, produced by Yates, and recorded with some of the best studio musicians in Nashville, bested releases by Dwight Yoakam, Irlene Mandrell, and Sturgill Simpson, among others. To see the Top True Country Songs of 2016 chart,... Read More
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Diana Rein, New D&A Guitar Gear Endorsee, Performing at NAMM

Posted by Angela Miakoda
January 11, 2017 - 6:10pm EST
    Diana Rein, New D&A Guitar Gear Endorsee, Performing at 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim Saturday, January 21 - 2:00 PM          (Anaheim, CA) - New D&A Guitar Gear endorsee Diana Rein performs at the 2017 NAMM Show, Saturday, January 21, at 2:00 pm (Hall B, Booth #5975). Rein, also known as... Read More
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Norway Will Be First Country To Shut Down FM Network, Go All-Digital

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 7, 2017 - 6:13pm EST
January 6, 20178:03 AM ET CAMILA DOMONOSKE Starting next week, Norway will become the first country to switch off its nationwide FM radio network and convert completely to digital signals. The change was announced in 2015, and will take months to be fully implemented. The Norwegian government decided to make the transition in part because digital radio can provide many more channels for the same price — eight times as many, to be precise. Norway currently has room for just five national radio stations on its... Read More
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TWO COUNTRY STARS, TWO HISTORIC VENUES, ONE INCREDIBLE NIGHT

Posted by Michael Stover
January 1, 2017 - 2:22pm EST
Independent Country Music Hall of Famer and country chart-topper, Richard Lynch is no stranger to helping American military veterans.  His passion and dedication were tantamount to his founding of the Love Tattoo Foundation, a non-profit organization that honors and assists the American Veterans. First conceived in a poem, written by Chuck Brisben. "Love Tattoo" was recorded by Richard Lynch and released in 2015.  Fast-forward to late 2016, and enter Vietnam Veteran and #1 Billboard country chart artist, Ronnie... Read More
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Twenty Five Texas born-or-based acts received Grammy nominations

Posted by Shane Cody
December 8, 2016 - 1:05am EST
Beyoncé (Houston) Record Of The Year for Formation Album Of The Year for Lemonade Song Of The Year for Formation Best Pop Solo Performance for Hold Up Best Rock Performance for Don’t Hurt Yourself (featuring Jack White) Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade Best Rap/Sung Performance for Freedom Best Music Video for Formation Best Music Film for Lemonade Tchad Blake (Baytown) Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Andrew Bird - Are You Serious Edie Brickell (Dallas) Best Musical Theater Album for Bright... Read More
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Richard Lynch Pays Tribute To The American Worker, Farmer and Military

Posted by Michael Stover
December 5, 2016 - 10:17am EST
Living the life he sings about, is what gives Richard Lynch his edge as a singer/songwriter. They say you should write what you know…and Richard knows all about a long day’s work in the hot sun, and taking pride in a job well done.  After all, Richard is a hard-working, blue-collar man. In addition to being a chart-topping country artist and co-host of Renegade Radio Nashville’s hit show, “Traditionally Lynch,” he is also a designer and builder of amazing barns, and a proud American farmer. So, it should... Read More
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Folk Alliance International Announces 2017 Official Showcase Artists

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 1, 2016 - 2:58pm EDT
29th Annual Conference Slated For February 15-19, 2017 In Kansas City, Missouri KANSAS CITY- Folk Alliance International (FAI) is proud to announce the Official Showcase artists for the 29th annual conference. FAI’s 200 Official Showcases are jury-selected nightly concerts featuring emerging artists and touring legends from around the world who perform for 2500 delegates including hundreds of festivals and venues, media, and music industry. This year’s selections represent an exciting array of folk genres from across the... Read More
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Dolly Parton to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Angela Miakoda
October 5, 2016 - 11:19pm EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 4, 2016) – Superstar Dolly Parton will be the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network live from Nashville. The announcement was made Monday during Parton’s appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” See clip here. The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained... Read More
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Peach and the Almost Blues Band "A Night In Copenhagen"

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 29, 2016 - 10:16pm EDT
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Peach and the Almost Blues Band announce the release of their new album "A Night In Copenhagen" (Magic Music). During February of 2016 American blues singer and guitarist Peach Reasoner returned to Copenhagen to play with her band at her favorite club, the cozy Café Bartof. Club owners Joacim “Jokke” Friss Holm and Charlotte Bertelsen had graciously agreed that recording equipment could be brought for a live recording session. Peach and The Almost Blues Band invited... Read More
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We have stumbled upon the ultimate barn find!

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 25, 2016 - 4:54pm EDT
New Music from Rachel Holder. A country superstar in the making, the young and talented musical sensation Rachel Holder has got her “Ropers on” and is “off and running” with the release of her debut album.  Capturing the attention of Curb Records music execs at the age of only 17, Holder has released many well-accepted singles over the past couple of years, first with her 2011 debut single “Chocolate” and then with the acclaimed “In Your Arms” in 2012.  While viewed as a young... Read More
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Blues Bender is Sold Out

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm EDT
  The Big Blues Bender, a one of a kind Blues event in the heart of downtown Las Vegas NV September 8-11. Experience four days and nights of the Big Blues Bender as we take over the entire legendary Plaza Hotel & Casino, featuring the most talented and sought after Blues artists touring today, on multiple stages, including a newly designed rooftop pool-oasis stage. Music fans will enjoy top Blues Artists all just steps away from their hotel rooms, and more – Vendor Village,... Read More
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Dolly Parton’s 'Pure & Simple' Debuts At #1 Worldwide!

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 3, 2016 - 1:58am EDT
  Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple Debuts At #1 Worldwide!  Left to right: Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management; Dolly Parton; and, Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations The Superstar Tops Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart For The First Time In The 25-Year History Of SoundScan! NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) – World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton has a worldwide #1 album to celebrate this week. The... Read More
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Governor Abbott Urges U.S. Department Of Justice To Reconsider Changes To PR

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 3, 2016 - 1:50am EDT
For Immediate Distribution  |  August 29, 2016  |  (512) 463-1826 Governor Abbott Urges U.S. Department Of Justice To Reconsider Changes To PRO Licensing Model AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to reconsider the Department of Justice’s proposed changes to the Performance Rights Organization (PRO) licensing model. In 2015, the Department of Justice announced they would require PROs such as Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and the... Read More
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Jack Ingram’s Whiskey-Soaked Masterpiece, Midnight Motel, released.

Posted by Shane Cody
August 25, 2016 - 5:07pm EDT
(Austin, TX – Aug. 25, 2016) – Today, Texas icon and country star Jack Ingram, premiered his new album, Midnight Motel, in full via a preview stream on The Boot.com (http://theboot.com/jack-ingram-midnight-motel-album-listen/).  Midnight Motel (Rounder Records) is Ingram’s first album in the seven years since his departure from Big Machine Records. Produced by Jon Randall and featuring his recently released single “I’m Drinking Through It,” (Video here) which chronicles a troubled but loving... Read More
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ASCAP AND BMI PLAN FIGHT AGAINST CONSENT DECREE.

Posted by Shane Cody
August 5, 2016 - 11:16am EDT
The Department of Justice has made it official—it will not make any changes to the decades-old consent decrees overseeing ASCAP and BMI and their relationship with music users such as radio. The decision had been shared with various players in the music industry—including with broadcasters—during the past month. But the DOJ is now confirming that it has concluded “no modifications are warranted at this time.” DOJ antitrust attorneys had been reviewing the consent decrees for the past two years. The consent... Read More
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Nashville Has Lost More Than 80 Percent of Its Professional Songwriters.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 31, 2016 - 2:32pm EDT
Nashville has long nurtured its status as the "Music City," thanks to a wide range of venues and a steady stream of performers exported from the city. When acts such as Jack White, the Black Keys and Carrie Underwood move to the city to be part of the scene, it builds up up the "Music City" vibes even more. But a great feature from The Tennessean demonstrates that things aren't so rosy outside of the ht records. The city has lost more than 80 percent of its professional... Read More
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Court Upholds Stalker Protection for Musician

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 18, 2016 - 1:53pm EDT
By JEFF D. GORMAN         (CN) - Country singer Hal Ketchum must be protected for life from a stalker who changed her name to resemble his, a Texas appeals court ruled.      An afidavit from Ketchum stated that Suzanna Eckchum, formerly Eckhert, has stalked him and his family for 15 years since she met him at a fan event in Colorado.      According to the musician, Eckchum has followed the Ketchums from Nashville to Austin and two other towns in... Read More
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Hwy 11 Records launches Sunday wilde’s Blueberries & Grits Imacting July 15,

Posted by Angela Miakoda
July 7, 2016 - 6:19pm EDT
This is the sixth release from award winning blues and roots artist, Sunday wilde from Northern Ontario. This album was recorded in Memphis and Clarksdale, produced by 2 time Grammy nominee Gary Vincent , and is the result of two major trips from Northern Ontario to the Delta. Sunday retains the theme of “men” in her sixth release with her prayer to god to “Show Me A Man” with the list of things that she wanted to find in the perfect man and “That Man Drives Me Mad” her take on a complicated relationship.... Read More
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Tradition Lives by Mark Chesnutt In Stores July 8

Posted by Shane Cody
July 1, 2016 - 2:31pm EDT
Chesnutt Slated For Media Blitz In Support Of First Album Of All-New Material In Six Years Including Premiere of Lyric Video on The Boot, SiriusXM Prime Country Radio Special, Rolling Stone Country, Billboard and more! Pre-Order Tradition Lives Here   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) – The wait is nearly over for Mark Chesnutt fans as Friday, July 8 marks the release of his first album of all-new material in six years, Tradition Lives, released by Row Entertainment. The celebration kicks off Friday, July... Read More
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Nashville based band - Fireball Mail wins the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Fest

Posted by Angela Miakoda
June 30, 2016 - 5:35pm EDT
Fireball Mail, an up and coming bluegrass band based in Nashville, TN took home the gold at the prestigious 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO last week.  The Telluride Band Contest is a nationally recognized bluegrass contest. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a spot on the 2017 lineup to perform on the festival main stage sharing the spotlight with the likes of Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tim O'Brien, and Sam Bush. Fireball... Read More
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Public radio expanding reach with shift to digital

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 17, 2016 - 2:57pm EDT
Public radio expanding reach with shift to digital As public radio hosts retire and the age divide between listeners widens, public radio is looking more toward digital to keep ratings up. NPR is the nation's top podcast publisher -- reaching 7.2 million listeners -- while stations such as WNYC Studios are experimenting with content, including the "2 Dope Queens" podcast, to reach a broader audience. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription... Read More
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BARENAKED LADIES BNL ROCKS RED ROCKS NEW LIVE RECORDING OUT THIS WEEK

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 18, 2016 - 2:17pm EDT
    BARENAKED LADIES BNL ROCKS RED ROCKS NEW LIVE RECORDING OUT THIS WEEK FRIDAY, MAY 20TH **LAST SUMMER ON EARTH 2016 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS OMD AND HOWARD JONES TOUR KICKS OFF ON JUNE 3RD IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN** May 18, 2016 - Barenaked Ladies will be releasing their live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks this Friday, May 20th.  Recorded at... Read More
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