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Fla-Ga Line Party Time
Celebrating Florida Georgia Line's multi-week #1 smash, "Cruise," BMI and SESAC hosted a vibrant party this afternoon (1/29) at the CMA office. The room was filled with family, friends and members of the music industry community to commemorate the hot Republic Nashville duo and their co-writers Jesse Rice, Chase Rice and Joey Moi. FGL's debut single has been certified Platinum for sales of over one million copies and set the tone of their debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new Country artist. The ACM New Duo/Group of the Year nominees, who are currently on tour with Luke Bryan, are already finding success with their Top 25 follow-up single, "Get Your Shine On." Visit floridageorgialine.com for tour dates and ACM fan voting information.
Pictured (L-R): Front Row – BMI's Penny Everhard; Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley; co-writers Jesse Rice, Joey Moi, and Chase Rice; and Big Machine Label Group's Scott Borchetta; Back Row (l-r): Republic Nashville's Jimmy Harnen; Big Loud Mountain's Craig Wiseman, Seth England, and Kevin "Chief" Zaruk; SESAC's Tim Fink; Artist Revolution Publishing's Sam Brooker; and BMI's David Preston. Photo Credit: Steve Lowry
ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!
Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter.
Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…