CMA Songwriter Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in New York City

The CMA Songwriters Series will celebrate its 10th anniversary back where it all began. The series returns to Joe’s Pub in New York City with a two-night event February 11 and 12. Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols and Jon Nite will perform along with Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as host. The series launches the [...] Read More

Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip Take Home Top ASCAP Awards Honors

Brad Paisley was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year and Ben Hayslip was honored as Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP’s 49th Annual Country Music Awards held November 6 in Nashville. Other big winners of the night were “The House That Built Me,” written by Allen Shamblin, for Country Song of the Year and Sea Gayle [...] Read More

Chris Young Has a Tin “Man” No. 1 Party

When Chris Young spent multiple weeks at No. 1 with “The Man I Want To Be,” he had the perfect reason to throw a party. Even better, he found the perfect time, celebrating the feat with songwriters Brett James and Tim Nichols at the Tin Roof in Nashville on Thursday, the first day of wall-to-wall concerts during the CMA Music Festival. Chris made the most of it. Not only did he perform a few of his own songs for the party, hosted by RCA and BMI, but he also brought up classic-country singer Gene Watson for a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” “The Man I Want To Be” repeated the success of Chris’ previous release, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” which also topped all the other singles on the national chart. The long-term significance of that accomplishment is not lost on him. Read More