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CMA Songwriters Series to Wrap 10 Year Anniversary in NYC

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

2014 not only marked the 10th anniversary of the CMA Songwriters Series, but also marked new heights in the growth of the popular series. In celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Series has not only traveled from the Sundance Film Festival to London, but has also made its national television debut as part of a partnership to air the CMA Songwriters Series through public television’s “Front and Center.”

In December, the CMA Songwriters Series culminates its 10-year anniversary celebration in the venue where it all began when it returns to Joe’s Pub in New York City for a two-night event Dec. 3 and 4 with the writers who were part of those very first shows in 2005. Celebrating its decade-long run, the CMA Songwriters Series features songwriter and host Bob DiPiero performing alongside Radney Foster, Brett James, and Craig Wiseman. Tickets are on sale now and show times for both nights are 6:30 and 9:00 PM/ET.

In January of this year the CMA Songwriters Series kicked off its 10th Anniversary season with standing-room-only shows at the Sundance Film Festival featuring Brandy Clark, James, Chris Stapleton, and Lee Ann Womack.

Later in the year, a very special Songwriters Series that featured Sara Evans joined by songwriters Chris DeStefano, James, and Marcus Hummon plus surprise guest Gavin DeGraw played to a sold out audience in Nashville the night before “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” Additionally, the series has performed shows in Paradise Island, Bahamas as part of the Atlantis Live Paradise Music Festival Presented by HGTV, as well as Austin, Chicago, New York, and London.

As part of the anniversary-year celebration, CMA partnered with public television’s critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center” to present two separate hour-long concert specials for the 2014 fall season. The shows, airing currently, feature the music of CMA Award winner Lady Antebellum as they are joined by special songwriter guests, and a special 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series celebration with 2014 CMA Award winner Dierks Bentley. Bentley is joined by top songwriters Jim Beavers, Ross Copperman, James, and Jon Randall.

Throughout the last decade, the CMA Songwriters Series has been exposing fans across the country and the globe to the artisans who, through their craft, pen hits that touch the lives of millions of music fans. Since it began at Joes’ Pub in New York City in 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has presented90 shows in 15 cities, including Austin, Boston, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress.

The series has featured 138 of music’s most gifted storytellers who collectively have 75 CMA Song of the Year nominations.

Some of the artists that have been part of the series include Clint Black, Kix Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Kip Moore, David Lee Murphy, Gretchen Peters, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Phil Vassar, and Chris Young.

For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

Billy Currington Releases New Single “Don’t It”

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Billy Currington has released the lead single “Don’t It” from his forthcoming sixth studio album. The sultry good-time groove is available at Country radio and all digital retailers now. Written by the hit-making trio of Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston and Ross Copperman, “Don’t It” offers an exciting preview of Currington’s highly-anticipated new project with GRAMMY-nominated producer Dann Huff.

“I’m excited to give fans a taste of my new album with “Don’t It”. This song was one of the first I cut and the sound really guides the direction of the new project,” shares Currington. “Next Spring, I’ll hit the road with new music and look forward to playing it live!”

The Georgia-native recently celebrated his ninth No. 1 hit with the title track anthem to his latest album “We Are Tonight.” Currington is a GRAMMY-nominated and platinum selling artist whose series of chart-toppers include “Don’t,” “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.”

For more information on Billy Currington, visit: www.BillyCurrington.com

Billy Currington & Songwriters Celebrate “We Are Tonight”

Photos: Ed Rode

Photos: Ed Rode

On Wednesday, October 15th at a party at ASCAP’s Nashville office, Music Row celebrated the team behind the hit single “We Are Tonight,” the second consecutive #1 song from Mercury Nashville recording artist Billy Currington‘s recent album of the same name. Grammy Award-winning co-writer Josh Osborne was honored for his fourth chart-topper and co-writer Marc Beeson celebrated his second career #1, as did co-writer Sam Hunt, whose debut single as an MCA Nashville recording artist, “Leave the Night On,” is currently at #4 and climbing on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. “We Are Tonight” marked ASCAP producer Dann Huff’s 39th #1 single, and publishers Old Gringo/Vibe Room, Smack Blue Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing as well as label UMG Nashville were all on hand to congratulate the group.

Billy Currington Earns 9th Career No. 1 with “We Are Tonight”

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Billy Currington scored his ninth career No. 1 single with “We Are Tonight” topping the Billboard Country and Mediabase radio charts today. “We Are Tonight” is the title track and second consecutive No. 1 hit off Currington’s current studio album. The chart-topper was written by Mark Beeson, Sam Hunt and Josh Osborne and produced by Dann Huff.

“Thank you country radio! Nine number ones is incredible and humbling,” shares Currington. “The first time I heard “We Are Tonight” I was blown away and could imagine the power of the song live. Every night on the road, I love watching the fans’ energy when they sing back the chorus.”

“We Are Tonight” follows the success of Currington’s RIAA Gold certified No. 1 hit “Hey Girl.” He recently wrapped the national headlining We Are Tonight Tour with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice and currently joins Lady Antebellum on select dates of the Take Me Downtown Tour.

Currington is a GRAMMY nominated and platinum selling artist whose hits include “Don’t,” “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, “Hey Girl” and “We Are Tonight.”

For a full list of tour dates, visit www.billycurrington.com.

Billy Currington is Being Sued By Tour Boat Captain

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It was once a criminal case. Now, it’s a civil matter. Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year. Currington was sentenced to five years’ probation in September after pleading no contest to a charge of abuse of an elderly person. Prosecutors say he chased and threatened 70-year-old Charles Harvey Ferrelle after his boat passed Currington’s home on Tybee Island. The Savannah Morning News reports Ferrelle filed a lawsuit saying Currington mocked and libeled him on a fan Web site two days before his plea.

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