After several years of intense scrutiny for highly publicized personal matters, LeAnn Rimes opens up in impressive fashion on her revealing new album, Spitfire. Due in stores June 4, Spitfire is easily the 30-year-old singer/songwriter’s most personal project to date as she directly addresses the firestorm of emotions surrounding her affair, divorce from first husband Dean Sheremet and subsequent marriage to Eddie Cibrian.
"I Drive Your Truck" has been nominated for the 25th Annual 2013 MusicRow Awards for "Song Of The Year"! The MusicRow Awards take place on Tuesday, June 25th at ASCAP's Nashville headquarters. To read more, click here.
The GI Film Festival is pleased to announce that five-time GRAMMY winner Wynonna Judd will participate in the GI Film Festival, which will be held May 6-12, 2013 in the Washington, DC metro area. Wynonna will receive a GI Film Festival “GI Spirit Award” for her charitable work in support of the troops.
I first encountered LeAnn Rimes one day in the mid-1990s as one of my first visitors in my new job as Billboard’s Nashville bureau chief.
Billboard then still had an actual physical headquarters in Nashville, on Music Square West (aka 17th Avenue South). They were fairly nice offices overlooking Reba’s regal office building across the intersection, which I think still had a helipad on the roof until all the recording studio owners in the neighborhood complained about the excessive noise and vibrations.
May 20th, 2013 - This week's COUNTRY DOWNLOAD is fresh out of the box and features a segment about LEE BRICE out on the road, getting the word out about "PARKING LOT PARTY" and big props for the limited issue ZIPPO LIGHTERS.
May 16th, 2013 — Following breakout success on the top-ranked Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular, Curb sibling trio OBB is poised for its national radio debut this summer, in addition to multiple high-profile appearances around the country.