Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk blues. Country music consists of ballads and dance tunes with simple forms, folk lyrics, harmonies accompanied by string instruments such as banjos and acoustic guitars, steel guitars, fiddles as well as harmonicas. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music. In 2009 in the United States, country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, second most popular in the morning commute; the term country music is used today to describe many subgenres. The origins of country music are found in the folk music of working class Americans, who blended popular songs and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional English ballads, cowboy songs, the musical traditions of various groups of European immigrants.
Immigrants to the southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America brought the music and instruments of Europe along with them for nearly 300 years. Country music was "introduced to the world as a Southern phenomenon." The U. S. Congress has formally recognized Bristol, Tennessee as the "Birthplace of Country Music", based on the historic Bristol recording sessions of 1927. Since 2014, the city has been home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Historians have noted the influence of the less-known Johnson City sessions of 1928 and 1929, the Knoxville sessions of 1929 and 1930. In addition, the Mountain City Fiddlers Convention, held in 1925, helped to inspire modern country music. Before these, pioneer settlers, in the Great Smoky Mountains region, had developed a rich musical heritage; the first generation emerged in the early 1920s, with Atlanta's music scene playing a major role in launching country's earliest recording artists. New York City record label Okeh Records began issuing hillbilly music records by Fiddlin' John Carson as early as 1923, followed by Columbia Records in 1924, RCA Victor Records in 1927 with the first famous pioneers of the genre Jimmie Rodgers and the first family of country music The Carter Family.
Many "hillbilly" musicians, such as Cliff Carlisle, recorded blues songs throughout the 1920s. During the second generation, radio became a popular source of entertainment, "barn dance" shows featuring country music were started all over the South, as far north as Chicago, as far west as California; the most important was the Grand Ole Opry, aired starting in 1925 by WSM in Nashville and continuing to the present day. During the 1930s and 1940s, cowboy songs, or Western music, recorded since the 1920s, were popularized by films made in Hollywood. Bob Wills was another country musician from the Lower Great Plains who had become popular as the leader of a "hot string band," and who appeared in Hollywood westerns, his mix of country and jazz, which started out as dance hall music, would become known as Western swing. Wills was one of the first country musicians known to have added an electric guitar to his band, in 1938. Country musicians began recording boogie in 1939, shortly after it had been played at Carnegie Hall, when Johnny Barfield recorded "Boogie Woogie".
The third generation started at the end of World War II with "mountaineer" string band music known as bluegrass, which emerged when Bill Monroe, along with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were introduced by Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry. Gospel music remained a popular component of country music. Another type of stripped-down and raw music with a variety of moods and a basic ensemble of guitar, dobro or steel guitar became popular among poor whites in Texas and Oklahoma, it became known as honky tonk, had its roots in Western swing and the ranchera music of Mexico and the border states. By the early 1950s a blend of Western swing, country boogie, honky tonk was played by most country bands. Rockabilly was most popular with country fans in the 1950s, 1956 could be called the year of rockabilly in country music, with Johnny Cash emerging as one of the most popular and enduring representatives of the rockabilly genre. Beginning in the mid-1950s, reaching its peak during the early 1960s, the Nashville sound turned country music into a multimillion-dollar industry centered in Nashville, Tennessee.
The late 1960s in American music produced a unique blend as a result of traditionalist backlash within separate genres. In the aftermath of the British Invasion, many desired a return to the "old values" of rock n' roll. At the same time there was a lack of enthusiasm in the country sector for Nashville-produced music. What resulted was a crossbred genre known as country rock. Fourth generation music included outlaw country with roots in the Bakersfield sound, country pop with roots in the countrypolitan, folk music and soft rock. Between 1972 and 1975 singer/guitarist John Denver released a se
Richard Edward "Eddy" Arnold was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a Nashville sound innovator of the late 1950s, scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones, he sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Arnold ranked 22nd on Country Music Television's 2003 list of "The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music." Arnold was born on May 1918, on a farm near Henderson, Tennessee. His father, a sharecropper, played the fiddle. Arnold's father died when he was just 11, forcing him to leave school and begin helping on the family farm; this led to him gaining his nickname—the Tennessee Plowboy. Arnold attended Pinson High School in Pinson, where he played guitar for school functions and events, he quit before graduation to help with the farm work, but continued performing arriving on a mule with his guitar hung on his back. Arnold worked part-time as an assistant at a mortuary.
In 1934, at age 16, Arnold made his debut on WTJS-AM in Tennessee. He began performing at local nightclubs and was hired permanently by WTJS in 1937. In 1938, he was hired by WMPS-AM in Memphis, where he was one of its most popular performers, he soon left WMPS for KWK-AM in St. Louis, followed by a spot at WHAS-AM in Louisville, Kentucky, he performed for WSM on the Grand Ole Opry during 1943 as a solo artist. In 1944, Arnold signed a contract with RCA Victor, with manager Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage Elvis Presley. Arnold's first single was little noticed, but the next, "Each Minute Seems a Million Years", scored number five on the country charts in 1945, its success began a decade of unprecedented chart performance. In 1946, Arnold scored his first major success with "That's How Much I Love You". In 1948, he had five successful songs on the charts simultaneously; that year, he had nine songs in the top 10. With Parker's management, Arnold continued to dominate, with 13 of the 20 best-scoring country music songs of 1947–1948.
He became the host of Mutual Radio's Purina-sponsored segment of the Opry and of Mutual's Checkerboard Jamboree, a midday program shared with Ernest Tubb, broadcast from a Nashville theater. Recorded radio programs increased Arnold's popularity, as did the CBS Radio series Hometown Reunion with the Duke of Paducah. Arnold quit the Opry during 1948, his Hometown Reunion broadcast in competition with the Opry on Saturday nights. In 1949 and 1950, he performed in Hoedown. Arnold began hosting The Eddy Arnold Show; the summer program was broadcast successively by all three television networks, replacing the Perry Como and Dinah Shore programs. He performed as a guest and a guest host on the ABC-TV show Ozark Jubilee from 1955–60. Arnold featured in the syndicated Eddy Arnold Time from 1955 to 1957. From 1960 to 1961, he hosted NBC-TV's Today on the Farm. With the rise of rock and roll in the mid 1950s, Arnold's record sales began to decline, though fellow RCA Victor country recording artist Jim Reeves found a greater audience with popular-sounding string-laced arrangements.
Arnold annoyed many in the country music establishment by recording with Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra at the RCA Victor studios in New York. Winterhalter's pop-oriented arrangements of "The Cattle Call" and "The Richest Man", helped to expand Arnold's appeal beyond its country music base; this style, pioneered by Reeves and Arnold, became known as the "Nashville Sound". During 1953, Arnold and Tom Parker had a dispute, Arnold dismissed him. From 1954 to 1963, Arnold's performances were managed by Joe Csida. Arnold embarked on a second career. In the summer of 1965, he had his first number-one country song in 10 years, "What's He Doing in My World" and struck gold again six months with the song that became his most well-known, "Make the World Go Away", accompanied by pianist Floyd Cramer on piano and featuring the Anita Kerr Singers; as a result, Arnold's rendition became an international success. "Make The World Go Away" became his only top ten pop hit. Bill Walker's orchestra arrangements provided the lush background for 16 continuous successes sung by Arnold in the late 1960s.
Arnold performed with symphony orchestras in New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood. He performed in Carnegie Hall for two concerts, in the Coconut Grove in Las Vegas. In 1966, Arnold was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the youngest performer to receive the honor; the following year, Arnold was voted the first-ever awarded Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year. Two years he released an autobiography named It's A Long Way From Chester County. Having been with RCA Victor since 1944, Arnold left the label in 1973 for MGM Records, where he recorded four albums, which included several top-40 successes, he returned to RCA in 1976. In the same years, he was initiated to the Masonic Lodge of East Nashville No. 560. During the 1980s, Arnold declared himself semiretired. In 1984, the Academy of Country Music awarded Arnold its Pioneer Award, his next album, You Don't Miss A Thing, was not released until 1991. Arnold performed road tours for several more years. By 1992, he had sold nearly 85 million records, had a total of 145 weeks of number-one songs, mor
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received widespread media coverage. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music, she signed with the label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her 2006 self-titled debut album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s; the album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US; the album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.
Swift was the sole writer of Speak Now. It debuted at number one in the United States and the single "Mean" won two Grammy Awards, her fourth album, yielded the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". For her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, she received three Grammys, became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice, its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Canada. Swift's sixth album and its lead single "Look What You Made Me Do" topped the UK and US charts. Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums—including 27.8 million in the US—and 150 million single downloads. As a songwriter, she has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015, she is the recipient of 10 Grammys, one Emmy, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, she holds six Guinness World Records.
She has appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world and Forbes' lists of top-earning women in music, 100 most powerful women, Celebrity 100. Her inclusion in the third of these made her the youngest woman on the list, she ranked first in Celebrity 100. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, was a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift, was a homemaker who had worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. Swift was named after the American singer-songwriter James Taylor, she has a younger brother named Austin, an actor. Swift spent the early years of her life on a Christmas tree farm which her father purchased from one of his clients, she attended preschool and kindergarten at the Alvernia Montessori School, run by Franciscan nuns, before transferring to The Wyndcroft School. The family moved to a rented house in the suburban town of Wyomissing, where she attended Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School.
At the age of nine, Swift became interested in musical theater and performed in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions. She traveled to New York City for vocal and acting lessons. Swift shifted her focus toward country music inspired by Shania Twain's songs, which made her "want to just run around the block four times and daydream about everything", she spent her weekends performing at local events. After watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt sure that she needed to go to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a music career. At the age of eleven, she traveled with her mother to visit Nashville record labels and submitted a demo tape of Dolly Parton and Dixie Chicks karaoke covers. However, she was rejected. So, I kept thinking to myself, I need to figure out a way to be different"; when Swift was about 12 years old, computer repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer taught her how to play guitar and helped with her first efforts as a songwriter, leading to her writing "Lucky You".
In 2003, Swift and her parents started working with New York-based music manager Dan Dymtrow. With his help, Swift modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch as part of their "Rising Stars" campaign, had an original song included on a Maybelline compilation CD, attended meetings with major record labels. After performing original songs at an RCA Records showcase, Swift was given an artist development deal and began making frequent trips to Nashville with her mother. To help Swift break into country music, her father transferred to the Nashville office of Merrill Lynch when she was 14, the family relocated to a lakefront house in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Swift attended Hendersonville High School, but after two years transferred to the Aaron Academy, which through homeschooling could accommodate her touring schedule, she graduated a year early. In Nashville, Swift worked with experienced Music Row songwriters such as Troy Verges, Brett Beavers, Brett James, Mac McAnally, The Warren Brothers, she formed a lasting working relationship with Liz Rose.
They began meeting for two-hour writing sessions every Tuesday afternoon after school. Rose thought that the sessions were "some of the easiest I've done. I was just her editor. She'd write about, she had such a clear vision of. And sh
Maren Larae Morris is an American country music singer and record producer. She has released four studio albums, her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart, her debut single, "My Church", peaked at number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached the top five on the US Hot Country Songs chart and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance. Her third single, "I Could Use a Love Song", was her first to reach number one on the US Country Airplay chart, she provided vocals for "The Middle", a pop collaboration with Zedd and Grey, released in January 2018, which reached number five in the United States and received three nominations at the 61st Grammy Awards. Morris' second album, was released on March 8, 2019, through Columbia Nashville, was preceded by the lead single and title track. Morris was born in Texas, to Greg and Kellie Morris.
She has Karsen. As a child, she spent most of her time at her parents' hair salon. At the age of 12, her father bought she fell in love with it, her music recording career started in 2005, with her debut studio album, Walk On, released on June 14, 2005, by Mozzi Blozzi Music. Her subsequent release, All That it Takes, was released on October 2007, by Smith Entertainment, she graduated from the University of North Texas in 2010. Her third release, Live Wire, was released by Mozzi Blozzi Music, her major label debut album Hero was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Maren spent several years in Nashville writing songs for other artists, including "Last Turn Home" on Tim McGraw's 2014 album Sundown Heaven Town, "Second Wind", which Kelly Clarkson sang on her 2015 album Piece by Piece. Morris self-released five songs as an eponymous extended play, Maren Morris, on Spotify in August 2015; the songs gained 2.5 million streams on Spotify in a month, with three songs appearing on Spotify's US and Global "Viral 50" chart.
The success of Morris' EP attracted the interest of major labels, she was signed to Columbia Nashville in September 2015. The label re-released the five-song EP, with "My Church" the lead single. Following airplay on country radio, along with several in-studio appearances on satellite radio, this EP charted on two Billboard charts—number 27 on the Country Albums chart and number one on the Top Heatseekers chart—and sold 2,400 copies in its debut week. "My Church" reached number five on the Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. With the success of "My Church", Morris released her major label studio album on June 3, 2016, the week she started a tour with Keith Urban; the album debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, number one on the Top Country Albums chart. Her debut single from the project, "My Church", hit number one on the Country Digital Songs chart in 2016 and reached the top five on the US Hot Country Songs chart. Hero earned Morris four Grammy Award nominations at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
The album was nominated for Best Country Album, "My Church" won Best Country Solo Performance and was nominated for Best Country Song. Morris was nominated for the all-genre honor of Best New Artist, but lost to Chance The Rapper, she was honored at Billboard Women in Music 2016 with the Breakthrough Star Award, received the Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017. Morris embarked on the Hero Tour in support of her album, she joined Sam Hunt for his 15 in a 30 Tour that year. A deluxe edition of Hero was released in March 2017, featuring the songs "Bummin' Cigarettes," "Space" and "Company You Keep."In response to the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting, Morris released Dear Hate, a song she had written and recorded with Vince Gill, with all proceeds from the track going to the Music City Cares Fund. She provided vocals on the song "Craving You" with Thomas Rhett in 2017. Morris was featured on Niall Horan's song "Seeing Blind", released in October 2017, she opened for Horan on his 2018 Flicker World Tour.
She collaborated with Zedd and Grey on "The Middle", released in January 2018. That single, which combined elements of country and electronic dance music, reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. On October 5, 2018, Morris appeared as a special guest during Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour in Arlington, performing "The Middle" with Swift. In January 2019 Morris released the lead single "Girl" from her upcoming second major label studio album of the same name and announced a worldwide concert, GIRL: The World Tour, to support the album, due March 8, 2019; the tour is scheduled to start March 9, 2019 in Chicago, conclude August 23, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. In March, it was announced that Morris would be forming a supergroup with Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires called the Highwomen with the fourth slot being filled by a rotating line-up of guests, such as Sheryl Crow, Chely Wright, Margo Price and Courtney Marie Andrews. A social media post by Shires' husband Jason Isbell hinted that the group had begun recording with producer Dave Cobb.
In December 2015, Morris began dating fellow country singer Ryan Hurd, whom she had first met in a co-write in 2013. They became engaged in July 2017; the two were married on March 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Headlining The Hero Tour GIRL: The World Tour Opening Ripcord World Tour 15 in a 30 Tour Flicker World Tour In July 2018, it was announced that Morris would perform at Brandi Carlile's upcoming music festival cal
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network, a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the company's iconic symbol, in use since 1951, it has been called the "Tiffany Network", alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley, it can refer to some of CBS's first demonstrations of color television, which were held in a former Tiffany & Co. building in New York City in 1950. The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations, purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, one of the Big Three American broadcast television networks.
In 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995, renamed its corporate entity to the current CBS Broadcasting, Inc. in 1997, adopted the name of the company it had acquired to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself into two separate companies and re-established CBS Corporation – through the spin-off of its broadcast television and select cable television and non-broadcasting assets – with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom. CBS operated the CBS Radio network until 2017, when it merged its radio division with Entercom. Prior to CBS Radio provided news and features content for its portfolio owned-and-operated radio stations in large and mid-sized markets, affiliated radio stations in various other markets.
While CBS Corporation owns a 72% stake in Entercom, it no longer owns or operates any radio stations directly, though CBS still provides radio news broadcasts to its radio affiliates and the new owners of its former radio stations. The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated television stations throughout the United States; the company ranked 197th on the 2018 Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by revenue. The origins of CBS date back to January 27, 1927, with the creation of the "United Independent Broadcasters" network in Chicago by New York City talent-agent Arthur Judson; the fledgling network soon needed additional investors though, the Columbia Phonograph Company, manufacturers of Columbia Records, rescued it in April 1927. Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18, 1927, with a presentation by the Howard L. Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, by the end of 1927, Columbia Phonograph wanted out.
In early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the network's Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, their partner Jerome Louchheim. None of the three were interested in assuming day-to-day management of the network, so they installed wealthy 26-year-old William S. Paley, son of a Philadelphia cigar family and in-law of the Levys, as president. With the record company out of the picture, Paley streamlined the corporate name to "Columbia Broadcasting System", he believed in the power of radio advertising since his family's "La Palina" cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchhheim share of CBS and became its majority owner with 51% of the business. During Louchheim's brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H. Grebe's Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the network's flagship station. WABC was upgraded, the signal relocated to 860 kHz.
The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, where much of CBS's programming would originate. By the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a firmer financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered into talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures, who planned to move into radio in response to RCA's forays into motion pictures with the advent of talkies; the deal came to fruition in September 1929: Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time. The agreement specified that Paramount would buy that same stock back by March 1, 1932 for a flat $5 million, provided CBS had earned $2 million during 1931 and 1932. For a brief time there was talk that the network might be renamed "Paramount Radio", but it only lasted a month – the 1929 stock market crash sent all stock value tumbling, it galvanized Paley and his troops, who "had no alternative but to turn the network around and earn the $2,000,000 in two years....
This is the atmosphere in which the CBS of today was born." The near-bankrupt movie studio sold its CBS shares back to CBS in 1932. In the first year of Paley's wa
Lori McKenna is an American folk and country music singer and performer. In 2016, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and won Best Country Song for co-writing the hit single "Girl Crush" performed by Little Big Town. In 2017, she again won Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for writing "Humble and Kind" performed by Tim McGraw. McKenna along with Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby and Hillary Lindsey wrote the second single off the soundtrack to the 2018 film, A Star Is Born called Always Remember Us This Way and performed backing vocals along with Lindsey and Hemby. McKenna was raised in Stoughton, MA, where she still lives today, her mother died when she was seven years old, a theme touched on in her music. She met her husband, Gene McKenna, in third grade and married him at age 19; the two have five children together. Gene was born October 1967 making him 21 on their wedding day. McKenna first started writing lullabies to her children, her brother, who first introduced her to the guitar, encouraged her to attend an open-mic night at the Old Vienna Kaffeehause in Westborough, MA in 1996.
The organizer heard her play and encouraged her to come back, becoming her informal manager and booking shows for her around Boston. In November 2018, McKenna celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary with Gene. McKenna celebrated her 50th birthday on December 22nd and is still in demand as a Songwriter in Nashville. McKenna began to work professionally with manager Gabriel Unger in 2000 and stayed with him until 2004. During this time, she released her first four albums under Signature Sounds and developed a folk music fan base in the Northeast, she won awards at the Boston Music Awards, performed at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2004, singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier introduced McKenna's album Bittertown to the Nashville music scene. Upon hearing it, Faith Hill stalled her completed 2005 record, Fireflies, to replace tracks with covers of McKenna's songs. Hill and husband Tim McGraw became McKenna's champions and asked her to tour with them in 2006. Hill took McKenna to perform with her on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
McGraw helped bring McKenna to Warner Bros. Nashville in 2007 and produced her album, Unglamorous. Following the lackluster sales, she parted ways with Warner Bros, she went on to sign with Universal Music Group Publishing in 2009 and independently released her next album Lorraine in 2011. Since McKenna has become “one of the industry’s most in-demand songwriters.” She has written songs for artists including Sara Evans, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban. She wrote 10 songs that made it to the Billboard Hot Country list, including Hunter Hayes’s “I Want Crazy,” Faith Hill’s “Stealing Kisses,” Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” and Little Big Town’s “Your Side of the Bed,” “Sober,” and “Girl Crush.”Although her early songs were self-written, McKenna has become accustomed to working with others after being introduced to Nashville's writing scene. One group she works with is "the Love Junkies," with McKenna alongside songwriters Hillary Lindsay and Liz Rose; the three meet. The group wrote the song "Girl Crush" and played it for Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town.
The two made it into a single and the song received Grammy nominations for both Song of the Year and Best Country Song, winning the latter in 2016. The song was nominated for Song of the Year Song at the Academy of Country Music Awards, won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. McKenna won another Grammy the next year for Best Country Song for "Humble and Kind" performed by Tim McGraw. McKenna wrote the song as "lullaby and tribute" to her five children; the song was named Song of the Year at the 2016 CMA Awards and won favorite country song at the American Music Awards that same year. In 2017, "Humble and Kind" was nominated for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year at the ACM Awards. McKenna was named Songwriter of the Year at the ACM's that same year. McKenna has received critical acclaim for The Bird and the Rifle; the album was produced by Dave Cobb and was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, the single "Wreck You" was nominated for Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance.
McKenna was nominated for the 2017 Americana Music Awards Artist of the Year. Her 10th studio album, The Tree, was produced by Dave Cobb and was released in summer 2018 through Thirty Tiger Records. In 2015, McKenna was signed to a management and publishing deal with Creative Nation, a Nashville-based company owned and operated by songwriter Luke Laird and his wife Beth. On September 25 2018, McKenna signed a publishing deal once again with Creative Nation on a 3 year deal. Official website Lori McKenna: An'Unglamorous' Star Is Born: NPR Music Lori McKenna Live in Studio from WGBH Radio Boston
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network, a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations exclusively to television; the fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order. ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, purchased by Edward J. Noble.
It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80 percent interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company; the television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. Some of the ABC-affiliated stations can be seen in Canada via pay-television providers, certain other affiliates can be received over-the-air in areas within the Canada–United States border.
ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies: the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the National Broadcasting Company; the last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, which owned two radio networks that each ran different varieties of programming, NBC Blue and NBC Red. The NBC Blue Network was created in 1927 for the primary purpose of testing new programs on markets of lesser importance than those served by NBC Red, which served the major cities, to test drama series. In 1934, Mutual filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission regarding its difficulties in establishing new stations, in a radio market, being saturated by NBC and CBS. In 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940.
The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC NBC Blue. At that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Having no power over the networks themselves, the FCC established a regulation forbidding licenses to be issued for radio stations if they were affiliated with a network which owned multiple networks that provided content of public interest. Once Mutual's appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, gave the mandate to do so to Mark Woods. RCA converted the NBC Blue Network into an independent subsidiary, formally divorcing the operations of NBC Red and NBC Blue on January 8, 1942, with the Blue Network being referred to on-air as either "Blue" or "Blue Network"; the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Between 1942 and 1943, Woods offered to sell the entire NBC Blue Network, a package that included leases on landlines, three pending television licenses, 60 affiliates, four operations facilities, contracts with actors, the brand associated with the Blue Network.
Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, but the offer was rejected by Woods and RCA president David Sarnoff. Edward J. Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million. Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCC's approval; the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12, 1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, the American Broadcasting System. Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Storer in 1944. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, which owned San Francisco radio station KGO, bought Los Angeles station KECA f