Saturday 29 July 2017

Country Billboard Chart News July 24, 2017

Country Billboard Chart News July 24, 2017

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)

Country Album Chart ** No.1 (7 non-consecutive weeks) From A Room: Volume 1 Chris Stapleton
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (24 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
Country Airplay ** No.1 (1 week) "Yours If You Want It” Rascal Flatts
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (24 non-consecutive weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)

The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric album consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

JAY-Z’s 4:44 notched a second week at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart (BB200). The set, which bowed atop the tally a week ago, earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. That sum is down 67% compared to its bow of 262,000.
4:44 sold 60,737 in traditional album sales in its second week (down 65% from 173,000).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Chris Stapleton with From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) held at #1 for a 7th non-consecutive week (#30-23 Billboard 200) selling 12,469 copies (up 18%; 11-week total 454,900)
Stapleton’s TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell 2-3 (33-30 BB200) selling 7,900 copies (up 25%, 116-week total 2,016,700).

Zac Brown Band with WELCOME HOME (Southern Ground/Elektra/Atlantic Group) climbed 14-2 (98-25 BB200) selling 13,488 copies (up 212%; 10-week total 241,600). 
It was the biggest selling country album this chart frame.

Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 3-4 (#38-36 BB200) selling 4,888 copies (up 2%; 7-week total 70,612).

Keith Urban with RIPCORD (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville) fell 4-5 (#39-41 BB200) selling 4,575 copies (up 5%; 63-week total 628,000).

Lady Antebellum with HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville), rose 7-6 (47-43 Billboard 200) selling 7,481 copies (up 2.6%; 6-week total 97,701).
Brett Young with self-titled debut (BMLG) held at #8 (#49-52 BB200) selling 3,310 copies (23-week total 107,800).
Florida Georgia Line with DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG) held at #6 (#44-56 BB200) selling 1,634 copies (down 12%; 47-week total 409,600).
Jon Pardi with California Sunrise fell 9-10 (65-69 BB200) selling 1,855 copies (up 5%; 57-week total 165,900)

Outside the Top 10
Kane Brown with self-titled KANE BROWN (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) rose 12-11 (#82-75 BB200) selling 2,455 copies (up 4%; 33-week total 171,100).
Various Artists with Now That's What I Call Country Volume 10 (Universal Music Group) fell #10-13 (#66-84 Billboard 200) selling 7,159 copies (down 11%; 6-week total 64,087).

Maren Morris with HERO (Columbia Nashville) fell 15-18 (108-141 Billboard 200) selling 1,676 copies (59-week total 238,500).
Miranda Lambert with THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS (Vanner/ RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 20-23 (132-160 BB200) selling 1,939 copies (down 4%; 35-week total 372,490).

Outside the Top 25
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with THE NASHVILLE SOUND (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers), fell 16-26 (#111-171 BB200) selling 3,987 copies (down 21%; 5-week total 80,660).

On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Mitchell Tenpenny with his 6 track LINDEN AVE (Riser House Records; Amazon UK - ) made a debut at No.12 selling 2,112 copies

Named after the street his grandmother Donna Hilley (Sony/ATV Music Publishing President and CEO), a pioneering music executive and inspiration to Mitchell, once lived, the adventurous, genre-bending EP flies in the face of the contemporary country formula. 

On the six tracks — all of which Tenpenny co-wrote — the limitless songwriter showcases a diverse set of influences ranging from Michael Jackson and John Mayer to the Oak Ridge Boys and R. Kelly.

The EP’s debut track is unapologetically titled “Bitches” and is a buoyant anthem for anyone who has ever been cheated on in a relationship. “I kept thinking about that lousy feeling — It wasn’t about a specific girl or girls in general, but about people who cheat. A guy can cheat and I’d call him a bitch,” said Tenpenny. “Yeah, it can be a harsh word, but in our song, it’s about a feeling more than a curse.”

‘Linden Ave’ features radio-friendly tracks like “Truck I Drove In High School,” “Mixed Drinks,” and “Laid Back” — all of which exhibit Tenpenny’s crystalline voice that dips and dives on command. Cuts like “Make It To The Party” and “If The Boot Fits (Acoustic)” also exemplify his hyper-creative songwriting.
“Country music is grounded in authenticity and in blue-collar people working their asses off. Everyone is working hard, whether it’s in the entertainment industry or with their hands, and I want to be the voice for that,” says Tenpenny. “I also want you to believe in everything I sing… and get lost in it.” (Source: The Country Note)

Falling Short of the charts:
Lewis Brice with his 6 track self-titled (EP) (Pump House Music; Amazon UK - sold 500 copies.

Year-To-Date Albums
11,249,000 (Physical sales 7,559,000 (down -13.0%) + Digital sales 3,690,000 (down -19.3%) which is 15.2% down at the same point in 2016 (13,259,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks

40,093,000 down 23.6% at the same point in 2016 (52,499,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)
On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Sam Hunt with “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) tied the record for the most weeks spent atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, as it earned its 24th week at No.1 on the survey dated Aug. 5. “Back Road” equals the 24-week reign of Florida Georgia Line’s debut single, “Cruise,” in 2012 and 2013.
Hot Country Songs chart launched as an all-encompassing genre survey in October 1958. (It had been purely airplay-based, powered by Nielsen Music, since 1990; in 2012, it transitioned to its current multimetric methodology.)
“Making history is fun, and this summertime smash keeps going and going,”
Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan told Billboard.

“The audience response has been Beatle-esque at his sold-out live shows.”
For now, at least, “Back Road” — co-written by Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne — is a stand-alone single following Hunt’s debut full-length, 2014’s Montevallo, which has sold 1.3 million copies in the United States to date, according to Nielsen Music.
As for a potential follow-up LP, “Sam has been writing, and he’s going to do things on his time schedule,” UMGN president Cindy Mabe recently told Billboard, adding that “Back Road” is “just a cool, laid-back song that’s also really soulful.”
Along with its 24-week domination on Hot Country Songs, “Back Road” likewise led Country Streaming Songs (16.7 million U.S. streams, down 3%) and Country Digital Song Sales (46,000 downloads sold, down
less than 1%) for a 24th week each.
On Country Airplay, “Back Road” ruled for three weeks beginning on the chart dated May 6. It declined 4-6 in its 25th week, down 4% to 35 million audience impressions at the format. It spent a record-breaking 16 weeks in the top five.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (24 weeks) ** “Body Like A Back Road” Sam Hunt
** Digital Gainer ** No.3 “My Girl” Dylan Scott
** Streaming Gainer ** No.7 “Small Town Boy” Dustin Lynch
 ** Airplay Gainer ** No.9 “Do I Make You Wanna” Billy Currington
 ** Hot Shot Debut ** No.27 “Po-Dunk” Kid Rock
Debut No.47 “Singles You Up” Jordan Davis
Debut No.48 “She's With Me” High Valley

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)

Rascal Flatts rolled up its 14th Country Airplay No.1, as “Yours If You Want It” (Big Machine) ascended 2-1 in its 29th week on the chart, increasing 6% to 41 million audience impressions.
With its latest Country Airplay leader, Rascal Flatts takes the lead for the most No.1s by groups with three members or more, passing Zac Brown Band (13).
Tim McGraw leads all acts, with 29 No.1s (dating to the chart’s 1990 launch).
“Yours,” written by Andrew Dorff and Jonathan Singleton, is the lead single from Rascal Flatts’ Back to Us LP, which debuted at No.2 on the June 10-dated Top Country Albums chart. The group first scaled the Country Airplay summit almost 15 years ago, when “These Days” reached No.1 for its first of three weeks on top on the chart dated Nov. 30, 2002.

Old Dominion notched its fourth top 10 on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay with “No Such Thing As a Broken Heart” (RCA Nashville). On Hot Country Songs, the track hopped 11-10; on Country Airplay, it jumped 12-8, up 7% to 30.9 million in audience.
Justin Moore with “Somebody Else Will” (Valory) became his ninth top 10 (11-10; 30.7 million, up 5%).

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** "Yours If You Want It” Rascal Flatts 41.824 million audience (+2.335 million) / 7,581 radio plays (+626)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.4 “Do I Make You Wanna” Billy Currington +5.184 million audience gain
** Most Added ** No.19 “All The Pretty Girls” Kenny Chesney (22 ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.45 “All On Me” Devin Dawson
Debut No.48 “Like I Loved You” Brett Young
Debut No.58 “Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton
Debut No.59 “What The Hell Did I Say” Dierks Bentley
Debut No.60 “Get To You” Michael Ray

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of August 5, 2017)

Sam Hunt with Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) held at No.1 (#7-5 Digital Songs; 46,000 sales; 25-week total 1,388,000) leading the chart for a 23rd non-consecutive week.
It rebounded 10-9 on the Hot 100 after reaching No.6. On the Hot Country Songs chart, the single tied a historic mark: it reigned for a record-tying 25th week, matching the rule of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" in 2012-13.
It was six places behind Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber with "Despacito" which dominated the Digital Song Sales chart for an 12th week, with 118,000 downloads sold (down 6%) in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounted for 77% of the song's sales for a second consecutive week (and in line with its breakdown in recent weeks).

Dylan Scott with “My Girl” climbed 10-2 (#30 New Entry Digital Songs; 18,000 sales; 26-week total 331,000)
KID ROCKS - After the Republican announced a possible run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan, “Po-Dunk” rebounds onto Country Digital Songs at a career-best No. 3 (#31 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales). On Hot Country Songs, it debuted at No.27, his highest entrance.
Dustin Lynch with “Small Town Boy rose 5-4 (#40-32 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; 21-week total 244,000).
Brett Young with “In Case You Didn’t Know” fell 2-5 (#32-33 Digital Songs; 16,000 sales; down 6%; 42-week total 810,000)

Midland with “Drinkin’ Problem” rose 8-6 (#45-34 Digital Songs; 15,000 sales; 14-week total 218,000).
Keith Urban with “The Fighter,” featuring Carrie Underwood (Hit Red/Capitol Nashville), fell 4-7 (#37-35 Digital Songs; 15,000 sales; 28-week total 710,000).
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina with “What If’s” rose 9-8 (#38 Digital Songs; 14,000 sales; 10-week total 182,000).
Lady Antebellum with “You Look Good” rose 13-9 (#40 Re-Entry Digital Songs; 14,000 sales; 26-week total 344,000).
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris with “Craving You” fell 7-10 (#42 Digital Songs; 13,000 sales; 16-week total 291,000).
Outside the Top 10
Chris Stapleton with “Tennessee Whiskey” rose 23-11 (12,000 sales; 83-week total 1,245,000)

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

24 July 2017

Rascal Flatts Land 15th Career #1 With 'Yours If You Want It
Congrats to Rascal Flatts, Kris Lamb, Erik Powell and the Big Machine promotion staff on landing this week’s No.1 with “Yours If You Want It.” The chart-topper is the first single from their album BACK TO US. Writers are Jonathan Singleton and the late Andrew Dorff. This is FLATTS' 15th career chart-topper.

"‘Yours if You Want It’" (Big Machine) logged 8,264 radio spins (+776) and 53.78 million audience impressions (+3.962 million) with 24706 Total Points from 158 tracking stations for the tracking week July 16 to July 22, 2017 and published chart July 24th 2017.

Michael Ray Is Most-Added With 'Get To You'
Kudos to Adrian Michaels and the WEA crew on notching 36 adds for Michael Ray’s Get To You”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Atlantic WEA Staffers celebrate Michael Ray's Most Added for 'Get To You'

Mediabase Adds
Artist/Title (Label)                                                           TW   Total Historic Adds
MICHAEL RAY/Get To You (Atlantic/WEA)                    36    47  
DARIUS RUCKER/For The First Time (Capitol)              28    31  
BRETT YOUNG/Like I Loved You (BMLGR)                   16    69  
DIERKS BENTLEY/What The Hell Did I Say (Capitol)    13    57  
BRAD PAISLEY/Last Time For Everything (Arista)         11   140
FIONA CULLEY/Act Like A Lady (Marro/in2une)            4      4
DANIELLE BRADBERY/Sway (BMLGR)                         2      2    
SHANIA TWAIN/Life's About To Get Good (Mercury)     1     36

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 560 - July 24, 2017  [PDF File]
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here -

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #26
Event Venue City/State: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Rachel Platten Staples Center Los Angeles, Calif.
Dates: July 14-15, 2017 Gross Sales: $2,028,973 Attend: 25,571/            25,571
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $129.50, $99.50, $69.50
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Presents

Rank Artist: #35
Event Venue City/State: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Rhiannon Giddens Citizens Business Bank Arena Ontario, Calif.
Dates: July 22, 2017 Gross Sales: $963,746 Attend: 8,903/ 8,903
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $129.50, $99.50, $69.50
Promoters: Messina Touring Group/AEG Presents
Rank Artist: #64
Event Venue City/State: Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, N.M.
Dates: July 14, 2017 Gross Sales: $431,339 Attend: 14,695/ 17,000
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (2,305 unsold tickets) Prices: $69, $20
Promoters: Live Nation             

Rank Artist: #95
Event Venue City/State: Lee Brice, Easton Corbin United Wireless Arena Dodge City, Kan.
Dates: July 7, 2017 Gross Sales: $73,765 Attend: 2,013/ 3,042
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (1,029 unsold tickets) Prices: $59, $29
Promoters: VenuWorks

Rank Artist: #107
Event Venue City/State: The Oak Ridge Boys Bob Hope Theatre Stockton, Calif.          
Dates: Feb. 16, 2017 Gross Sales: $44,478 Attend: 782/ 1,886
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (1,104 unsold tickets) Prices: $72.50, $35
Promoters: Richter Entertainment Group
Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart

Thursday 27 July 2017

Tenille Arts - Cold Feet (Single Review) & Artist Spotlight

Review Rating: 88/100

Release Date: 21 July 2017
Label: 19th & Grand Records
Time: 3:26
Written by: Adam Wheeler & John Ritter
Produced by: Matt Rovey & Adam Wheeler
Chart Success: "Cold Feet" has made it to #9 on Canada Country iTunes Singles Chart and in the top 100 (#99) all genres

A story song about choosing between your head and your heart. What would you do?

A gentle light acoustic, delicate piano and soft percussion underscores this deliciously dreamy number from the get-go.

Tenille compares her new single Cold Feet as “like a Nicholas Sparks book in a song”. Several of his romantic novels (Amazon) have become number one New York Times bestsellers. If there was any justice then the CANCON songstress’ new single should also become a hit!

This beautiful, graceful, and stylish ballad gentle stirs the emotional pot on this cinematic track where a church wedding day dawns. Bridesmaid dresses are hanging, flowers have been ordered and a starry-eyed honeymoon awaits with Mister Perfect, or does it?
Out of a blue the bride to be receives a letter from a former love-torn lover persuading her to meet at a favourite beauty spot.

But you should be happily wrapped up with me
It's took me to write down what I finally see
So why don't you meet me one night
In our old spot down by the creek
If you've got cold.. feet

The music, interspersed with laced faint steel, creates a slow motion of pure dreamy smoothness perfectly complimenting Tenille's gorgeous spell-weaving vocal tone. The song leaves the necessary pauses and wide-open spaces between both the notes and the words as the bride to be ponders what direction is best to take.

Instead of being swathed in the comfort of her home dreaming of her special day it finds her out on a rainy late-night sidewalk with doubt cast in a troubled mind.

Here she is walking back home after midnight
Trying to breath
With cold..feet

What should she do? We think she should go with what her heart is saying rather than her mind when that hard-to-pin-down life decision is involved. Let Tennille know on her Facebook video what you think.

Whatever the outcome we love the beautiful texture of this track. Pure Bliss!

About Tenille Arts:
Genre: Country/Pop
Home Town: Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
About: Rooted in country pop, striking young artist Tenille Arts successfully packages a laid-back prairie personality with a passionate dedication to her craft.
Influences: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Pink

Tenille Arts is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

At the age of 8, a neighbour overheard her singing in the backyard and encouraged her to pursue music. This encounter helped lead Tenille to vocal lessons, piano lessons, and dance training. She wrote her first song at 13, and has performed shows all over Canada since then.

Tenille made her first trip to Nashville when she was 15 to pursue a music opportunity she had been offered. While gaining some valuable experience she returned to Canada to continue writing, performing, and finish high school.
On one of her return trips to Nashville in 2014, she was introduced to industry veterans Adam Wheeler and Matt Rovey
Wheeler's publisher, Hal Oven, was also very impressed with Tenille. In 2015, he signed her to a publishing deal at Noble Vision Music Group, allowing her to make the move to Nashville and pursue her career full time.

The Gateway Music Festival Live | Credit: Chris Graham Facebook Photo 2016 

In 2015, Tenille supported one of her favourite causes with a benefit single. It was a special song because it was written by Matt Scales, a victim of Cystic Fibrosis. Tenille became interested in being an ambassador for CF when she was a dance teacher and one of her 6-year old students had the disease. Tenille recorded the song "Breathe" (UK iTunes) as a fundraiser for CF Canada, who received 100% of the proceeds. The song released April 14, 2015 peaked at #6 on the iTunes Canada Country chart.

The 2016 SCMA Emerging Artist Award winner has performed on some of Canada's biggest stages including the Craven Country Jamboree, the Boots and Hearts Festival, and at the Bluebird Café and the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.
She has over 680,000 views on her YouTube channel and over 5,100 subscribers.
Her first single “Breathe” for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, went to #6 on the Country iTunes chart.
Tenille signed a publishing deal and moved to Nashville in 2015.
Tenille made her mark in the country music industry by representing Saskatchewan in the 2015 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, performing in the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase.
Currently living in Nashville, TN, Tenille has big plans ahead!

In late March 2016, she was chosen as a top 6 finalist in the CCMA Discovery Program * and performed at the CCMA Discovery Program Showcase in September last year in London, Ontario. In 2013, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) introduced the CCMA Discovery Program (PDF), a national initiative, developed to educate and support artists in their pursuit of a career in the country music industry.

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Her 6 track self-titled debut EP (19th & Grand Records; Amazon UK | UK iTunes | | Artwork) was released on Oct 14, 2016. 
It entered the iTunes Canada Top Country Albums chart at #1, Top 10 overall and was featured on the front page of the coveted “New & Noteworthy” section on iTunes Canada. (The six-song collection also cracked the top 100 on the US Country Albums chart). All of this even before the release of an official first single!
She received a SCMA Award for Album of the Year! - Facebook Photo
Her EP is described as “a perfect mixture of sweetness and angst. Her songs are written with the youthful honesty of a confident, mature 22-year old”. The songs are co-written with Nashville writers Adam Wheeler, Mark Narmore, Jason Massey, and Janelle Arthur.

In Jan 2017 single What He’s Into (Amazon UK | UK iTunes) was sent to Canadian country radio and made available for digital download.

The lead track, "Wildfire and Whiskey" is a driving up-tempo about young love with a beautiful, catchy melody. A lyric video was published on July 6, 2017:

Streaming giant Pandora lists her as one of their "2017 Country Artists to Watch," and popular country website labelled Tenille a "new country artist name you need to know immediately."
Videos on her channel have led to her being featured on the Bob Kingsley Country Top 40 countdown, and on the Woody and Jim morning show on 107.5 The River in Nashville.
The official music video for single Cold Feet was published on July 21, 2017.

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Country Music fans fill Canada Square for Nashville Meets London Festival 2017

Country Music Fans Fill Canada Square Park in London, England for 
2017 Nashville Meets London Music Festival
Two-day festival hosts stellar lineup and packed out crowds

Nashville industry representatives who travelled to London, England
 for the 2017 Nashville Meets London festival gathered backstage 
at the two-day festival, which drew thousands to Canada Square Park.
Pictured here (L to R): Paul Benton,Matt Watkins (The AristoMedia Group and Nashville Meets London Co-Founder); Kelly Sutton (Emmy award-winning television host, radio personality and Nashville correspondent for the 2017 Nashville Meets London), Kari Barnhart (Regions’ Music & Entertainment Relationship Manager/Industry Specialist), Christy Walker-Watkins (The AristoMedia Group President and Nashville Meets London Co-Founder) and Lisa Nolan.

(Nashville, Tenn. – July 27, 2017) 
London’s largest free Country Music Festival, Nashville Meets London, took place this past weekend, July 22-23, in Canada Square Park and drew thousands of festival goers to the Canary Wharf estate.

This year’s talent lineup featured US-based acts Russell DickersonLucie SilvasAshley CampbellSam OutlawAngaleena Presley, and Jo Smith, alongside UK-based acts Flats & SharpsWildwood KinKevin McGuire, and Raintown.

2017 Nashville Meets London performers and organizers gather backstage at the two-day festival, which drew thousands to Canada Square Park in London, England.
Pictured here (L to R): Back - Wildwood Kin (Beth Key, Emillie Key, Meghann Loney), Raintown (Claire Bain, Paul Bain), Russell Dickerson, Peter Conway (Peter Conway Management and Nashville Meets London Co-Founder)
Front - Kelly Sutton (Emmy award-winning television host, radio personality and Nashville correspondent for the 2017 Nashville Meets London), Matt Watkins (The AristoMedia Group and Nashville Meets London Co-Founder), Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2, Chris Country Radio DJ and Nashville Meets London Consultant), Jo Smith, Christy Walker-Watkins (The AristoMedia Group President and Nashville Meets London Co-Founder).

Nashville Meets London is on its way to becoming a firm fixture in London’s music calendar.  Each year, the event features established and exciting new talent from the heart of country music, Nashville, Tennessee and the UK, and continues to grow in attendance.  
Nashville Meets London co-producer and AristoMedia’s President of Marketing and International Relations, Matt Watkins commented, “The UK Country scene is alive. It’s obvious that fans are willing to do what it takes to hear the music in London, including standing in the pouring rain ALL day on Saturday.  It's a great feeling to have a platform that introduces Nashville's emerging talent into the marketplace to perform alongside UK talent, providing an opportunity that helps increase the artist’s fan base there.”
Kevin McGuire - Nashville Meets London Sat July 22, 2017
#Bungalow #Country

Emmy award-winning television host and radio personality, Kelly Sutton served as a Nashville correspondent for the two-day event.  Sutton provided coverage daily on NBC’s Today in Nashville and southern lifestyle website, One Country.  Sutton captured performance clips and interviews with with established and Nashville and UK artists. She will also provide post-event coverage on the Country Roads channel for TuneIn Radio. TuneIn Radio currently has an audience of over 60 million subscribers.  See clips from Sutton's festival coverage here: day 1 and day 2.

Sutton adds, “I’m so excited to have been a part of this event! Not only did we get to showcase incredible acts from Nashville and the UK, but also got to do it in beautiful Canary Wharf! It’s clear the fans are starving for Country music, and opportunities are building there for artists. This was my first trip to England and I already feel as if I’ve made so many friends there.”
Jo Smith - Nashville Meets London Sat July 22, 2017

Nashville Meets London is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which offers tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events. From outdoor theatre, live concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, dance performances, global street food and family friendly shows, the majority of these events are free for the public. Canary Wharf is located in the former London Docklands. For the past ten years, Canary Wharf has hosted the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, which is the largest free jazz festival in the UK.
Ashley Campbell - Nashville Meets London Sunday July 23, 2017

Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group.Baylen Leonard, BBC Radio 2 Country/Chris Country DJ, is the artistic program consultant. The event was sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).
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Lucie Silvas – Nashville Meets London Sunday July 23, 2017

About Canary Wharf Group: Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers. The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.  Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority. 
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