November 14, 2013

“Dancing” Queen

Kellie Pickler releases new album, "The Woman I Am."

(from Billboard Magazine, November 9, 2013) TV has played an important role in launching country artist Kellie Pickler’s career. In 2006 she placed sixth on the fifth season of “American Idol.” This year she scored new fans when she won “Dancing With the Stars.” Her latest broadcast fame couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. […]

October 3, 2013

The CMA’s Next Leader: Organization Gears up for Country’s Biggest Night While Searching for New CEO

(from Billboard Magazine, September 27, 2013)  The Country Music Association is not only getting ready for its 47th annual CMA Awards on November 6, but it is also in the process of hiring a new CEO to take the place of Steve Moore who resigned on June 30. The search committee received quite a few […]

September 19, 2013

How an 18 Month Old “Of Monsters & Men” Song Used in a Movie Trailer Became a Surprise Breakout

Of Monsters & Men's song "Dirty Paws," is being used in a trailer for a movie that will be released in December.

(from, September 13, 2013) The band Of Monsters and Men has already been seeing affects from the Ben Stiller movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which doesn’t go into theaters until Christmas. When the first “Walter Mitty” trailer released in August, the band’s song “Dirty Paws,” a song from their Republic Record debut […]

February 20, 2013

Turn Up the Lights

The band Fall Out Boy is reunited.

(from Billboard Magazine, February 23, 2013) Throughout history, many bands have called it quits when they are still physically capable of making music. It always seems so sad, but as time passes, their fans move on to new music and bands to follow. In 2009, the band Fall Out Boy split up to start their […]