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CUSTOM GUITAR STRAPS: ON THE SHOULDERS OF COUNTRY’S GIANTS

In the Feb/March 2014 issue of CMA Close Up, three top designers of guitar straps shared the secrets of their work for Country Music artists. Here’s a little background on how they got into the…Read full article…

RADIO TOUR SECRETS FROM A TOURING PRO

Special radio tour tips from veteran touring and recording guitarist Scott Whitehead. DON’T OVERPLAY “It is easy to overdo it, to attempt to include every fill and riff and break found in the recording. I…Read full article…

The Vinyl Church: Why Eric Church Released ‘Caught in the Act Live’ on LP

By Randy Rudder The CMA Close Up June/July 2013 issue’s feature on the revival of vinyl releases mentioned a number of current and vintage Country LPs being released, particularly on April 20, Record Store Day.…Read full article…

Tips For Better Promo Photos

The April/May 2013 issue of CMA Close Up offers plenty of advice from top photographers on how to shoot the strongest possible publicity photos. Of course, it’s much easier to make mistakes. Based on observations…Read full article…

Getting Interactive with Gretchen Wilson’s PR Photo

For as long as people have used printed media to herald upcoming events, the message has been essentially static. You see a celebrity’s name, a blurb about where he or she is about to make…Read full article…

Lyric Videos Open New Doors for Promotion and Creativity

Once almost exclusive fan-created works, lyric videos have become important components in record label strategies for marketing their acts. As a result, lyric videos are being created more quickly, more often and with much better…Read full article…

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE ENTERS NEW INTERACTIVE RADIO PARTNERSHIP

Sony Music Nashville today launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Seattle-based Quu Interactive, a company that produces interactive and customized platforms for radio on computers and mobile devices and inside motor vehicles. The deal is significant…Read full article…

Paisley to release interactive “Wheelhouse” book, album

When fans buy Country superstar Brad Paisley’s new album, Wheelhouse, on Tuesday, April 9, they could be getting a little something extra from the Country superstar and five-time CMA Awards host. For the first time,…Read full article…

Hank Williams Jr.’s Lyric Video for “That Ain’t Good”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqcrS5-A03Q

Hank Williams Jr.’s Lyric Video for “Old School”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3bhct0Bsrw

Maggie Rose’s Lyric Video for “I Ain’t Your Mama”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur_D_g8kziw&list=UUsc8KXnpKKTGVdUr1lWxElw&index=4

Randy Houser’s Lyric Video for “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOBFagEW6sk&feature=youtu.be

Joel Crouse’s Lyric Video for “If You Want Some”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPO_-KtH91Y&feature=youtu.be

The Roys’ Lyric Video for “Still Standing”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M3g6PgRpP4

Scarletta’s Lyric Video for “Island Fever”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxRgsyfrME&feature=youtu.be