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July 24, 2020


Joey Hendricks released “Yours or Mine” today as his first musical offering through Sony Music Nashville. The simmering track, which Hendricks wrote over a year ago with Daniel Ross and Michael Whitworth, takes a heartfelt look at the bold first steps of a new relationship and wondering when and how to take them. Listen here.

“It’s about the beginning stage of getting to know somebody,” Hendricks says of the song. “Who’s going to be the first to say, ‘this is more than just hanging out’?”

Hendricks’ signing to Sony Music Nashville was announced on Monday. After moving to Nashville from his hometown, Anacortes, Washington, in 2017, Hendricks quickly made a name for himself in the songwriting community as a talented lyricist and gifted musician. He signed a publishing deal with Parallel Entertainment, whose head, Tim Hunze, encouraged him to make the leap into solo artistry by cutting a few of his own songs. Heavily inspired by generational songwriters like Neil Young and John Mayer, Hendricks ’ music has a timeless quality, touching on heartland rock themes like childhood nostalgia and restlessness while steeped in country storytelling tradition.


February 22, 2019

Congratulations to our Sony Music Nashville ACM Awards Nominees!

Congratulations to Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, LANCO, Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Mitchell Tenpenny on their nominations at The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards!

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “Heaven” – Kane Brown

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris



MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: “Drowns The Whiskey” – Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Luke Combs, Mitchell Tenpenny


The 54th ACM Awards will broadcast from Las Vegas April 7, 2019 on CBS. Get more info now at


September 4, 2018


New Era, the official on field cap of the NFL, today rolled out a new line-up of ambassadors for the 2018 NFL Season including Multi-Platinum breakthrough artist Kane Brown. The only artist in the country format to ever be selected for the campaign, Brown joins NFL athletes Dak Prescott, Sterling Shepard, Jimmy Garoppolo, JuJu Smith Schuster, and Jamal Adams, and model Victoria Brito to create a group that intersects sports, music and lifestyle. These ambassadors will be featured in New Era creative campaigns for the brand’s NFL line of products. Brown also designed an exclusive New Era hat that will be available this season as part of the campaign.KANE BROWN ANNOUNCED AS NEW ERA CAP AMBASSADOR FOR 2018 NFL SEASON


“This year, New Era sought a diverse group of athletes and artists to represent our 2018 NFL product collection,” said Ryan DiNunzio, Director of Football for New Era Cap. “This group pushes boundaries both on and off the football field aligning with our continued efforts to push the boundaries of sports and style with every NFL cap we create.”

This year’s ambassador line-up features familiar names including Dak Prescott and Sterling Shepard, who New Era worked with last year. Prescott and Shepard have continued to showcase their professionalism both on and off the field, making them ideal ambassadors for New Era Football. The company has also added Jimmy Garoppolo, JuJu Smith Schuster and Jamal Adams, three young players who are energizing the fan bases in their respective markets. For the first time ever, New Era has partnered with a country music artist for an NFL campaign, Kane Brown. A record-breaking multi-platinum country artist, Brown is a rising star who is also an avid fan of the NFL and New Era. Rounding out this year’s ambassador group is Victoria Brito, a model who embraces inclusion and diversity, core pillars of the New Era brand.

The campaign kicked off with the introduction of the 2018 Sideline Collection which features caps for both home and away games. Creative can be seen in-store at headwear and sporting goods retailers globally. Furthermore, original video content featuring the ambassadors will be released throughout the season. This content will be showcased on New Era’s social channels and ecommerce site. To learn more about New EraCap’s ambassadors, please visit


The announcement is the latest news as Brown works to complete the highly-anticipated follow-up to his multi-week #1 Platinum-certified debut album. Kane Brown holds 2018’s longest reign on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with 10 weeks at #1 and has hit a total of 12 weeks at #1. Already Top 20 and rising on Billboard and Mediabase Country Airplay charts and Nielson’s Country Core On-Demand Audio and Video Streaming charts, Brown’s first single off the new project, “Lose It,” continues to gain momentum and critical-praise, with the New York Times calling it “urgent and saucy…broad-spectrum ecstasy.” Additionally, Brown’s “Lose It” is spotlighted in Amazon Music’s brand-new advertising campaign, A Voice is All You Need. The ads highlight the powerful vocals of notable songs by Brown and superstars Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Queen while demonstrating the simplicity of voice with Alexa. See the animated video for “Lose It” HERE.

Brown first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of his self-titled debut album (2016) and Kane Brown Deluxe Edition (2017), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top 5 on Billboard 200 Charts. Brown made history as the first-ever artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts with his breakthrough #1 Top Country Album; #1 debuting Country Digital Song, the Double-Platinum “Heaven”; and #1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the Triple-Platinum “What Ifs.” To date, Kane Brown remains the best new artist country debut of the past four and a half years and is available  HERE.


August 31, 2018


With more than 90 million career streams worldwide, the appetite for new music from breakout artist/songwriter Ryan Hurd is ferocious. He delivers Friday, Aug. 31 with the perfect fit in “To A T.” The song captures Hurd’s trademark powerful lyrics and melodies woven around a sexy, imploring vocal.  “To A T” is available to stream and download HERE.

The song has caught the attention of men’s lifestyle playbook, Esquire Instagram Live, which will feature a live performance of the song by the RCA Nashville artist at noon/ET on Friday, Aug. 31.

Esquire isn’t the only media gatekeeper paying attention to the Kalamazoo, MI native. Hurd was named an “Artist To Watch” by VEVO, Pandora, CMT, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone Country, which lauded him for “generating major buzz” and “making waves online.”

The praise is earned. Hurd is one of Nashville’s most multi-dimensional young songwriters. He has had co-pen credits on some of the format’s biggest chart-topping hits including “Lonely Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “You Look Good” (Lady Antebellum), and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan). Now with the release of his own music, fans are discovering the fuel that drives Hurd is often love with all its avatars.

Prolific in the writing room, studio, and via social media, Hurd released his self-titled debut EP in 2017 which featured “Love In A Bar,” “We Do Us,” “City Girl” and “Hold You Back,” each track released over a four-month period. Attracting fans eager to embrace the soulful country artist’s new sound, his EP to date has garnered over 11 million streams.

In March, Hurd released “Diamonds Or Twine” as a present for his then soon-to-be wife Maren Morris after secretly recording the track with his long-time producer Aaron Essuis.

Hurd has been on the road with Thomas Rhett, Morris, and Florida Georgia Line. For more information on Ryan Hurd, visit


August 17, 2018


Sony Music Nashville received nine 2018 CMA Awards final nominations as just announced on “Good Morning America” and a press conference in downtown Nashville. Miranda Lambert received 3, Maren Morris and Luke Combs 2 and Old Dominion and LANCO 1 each. A complete list of all nominations is below; SMN artist nominations are highlighted in red.

Brad Paisley will co-host the 2018 CMA Awards which will air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 14, 7-10 pm CT/8-11 pm ET/PT.

2018 CMA Awards Final Nominations
Entertainer of the YearJason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Kenny Chesney
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Single of the Year

“Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” Midland
“Drowns The Whiskey” Jason Aldean/Miranda Lambert
“Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila” Dan + Shay

Album of the Year

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 2
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
Keith Urban, Graffiti U
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Dierks Bentley, The Mountain

Song of the Year
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drowns The Whiskey,” Jason Aldean w/Miranda Lambert
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Tequila,” Dan+Shay

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley ft. Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill
“Drowns The Whiskey,” Jason Aldean ft. Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year
“Babe,” Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Drunk girl,” Chris Janson
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“Tequila,” Dan+Shay

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar