Inside Track on Music Row with Preshias: January 2021 Music News


Nile “Big Daddy” Peaytt of Hope Nation Radio (HNR) recently launched two new weekly syndicated radio shows. 90’s Country Flashback focuses on country hits from the 90’s while 615 The Grind is geared towards today’s country, new country artists and country news. Though the shows have only been around for a short amount of time, both have already been picked up internationally. 90’s Country Flashback has seen success in Dublin, Ireland where it has been picked up on Total Country FM (listen online via TuneIn) aired four times weekly.  615 The Grind has been successfully added on The Wolf Australia, the only Australian radio station dedicated to playing new country. Both shows have also been picked up in London and Luxembourg. London listeners can tune in to Sunshine Radio UK and fans can also tune in to 94.7FM Gilsdorf, the one and only country radio station in Luxembourg. More about Hope Nation at   


Indie singer/songwriter Jenny Tolman added a new vignette to her life story when longtime boyfriend and GRAMMY® nominated producer Dave Brainard dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him. Fittingly, the pair got engaged by Jenny Lake at the base of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Inspired by her heroes Roger Miller and Shel Silverstein, native Nashvillian Tolman is a modern-era troubadour who enjoys poking fun in rhyme. So, in support of her latest single, the mockingly irreverent “Invent a T-shirt,” offered the exclusive ‘world premiere’ the song’s official video that features The Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers. More at   


Rhythm House celebrates a broad spectrum of success this year as “one of the most successful publishing startups to launch in Music City” (Variety) anchored by husband and wife duo Jesse and Stevie Frasure. Combined with Warner Chappell and Roc Nation, the music and entertainment company co-founded by rapper Jay-Z, has been guided to its innovative success by VP of Creative Stevie Frasure, as they garnered their 16th No. One chart-topper this year along with 15 singles across all multiple genres including Country, Pop, EDM and R&B and landed over 35 additional cuts. “Despite a crazy year of uncertainty, I’m so proud of what each person in our Rhythm House family has accomplished. We’ve landed multiple outside cuts in a variety of genres and charted more singles than any previous year,” Stevie Frasure said.  Jesse Frasure earned his fourth consecutive CMA Triple Award trophy for having three No. One songs in a calendar year and recently earned his third GRAMMY nomination under “Best Country Song” for Old Dominion’s “Some People Do.” More info at   


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Curb’s “Golden Boy” Lee Brice has earned Platinum (+1,000,000 sales) status for his single, “One Of Them Girls.” The song appears on his recent album, Hey World. The single was released in April and rose to the top of the charts in late September, spending 3 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart, and 2 weeks at #1 on the Mediabase chart. This year, Lee has earned 12 new Gold and Platinum certificates on various recordings. Most recently, Lee won a CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year for his single with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Lee Brice has earned Platinum status for his single, “One Of Them Girls.” The song rose to the top of the charts in late September. 

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Chris Young will remember 2020 for more than the pandemic. The multi-platinum entertainer and RCA Nashville recording artist accumulated some serious ‘heavy metal’ from the R.I.A.A. in the summer of 2020 – 8 total certifications, to be exact— signifying over 7 Million consumption units across several projects.  These new certifications include: SINGLE: “Tomorrow” – 2x Platinum; ALBUM: I’m Comin’ Over – Platinum; SINGLE: “Lonely Eyes”  – Platinum; SINGLE “Voices” – Platinum; SINGLE “Drowning” – Gold; SINGLE “Raised On Country” – Gold; SINGLE “Hangin’ On” – Gold; SINGLE “I Can Take It From There” – Gold. Along with the R.I.A.A. Awards, Chris received the news that he’s amassed over 3.5 Billion career streams. In total, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has earned 21 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certifications to date. Chris Young has already achieved membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, nearly 4 Billion on-demand streams, 13 Million singles sold, 11 career No. 1 singles, 21 R.I.A.A. Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, 2 Grammy nominations, 3 Country Music Association nominations and 4 Academy of Country Music nominations. Updates at  


For 2020, the 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival presented by Regions Bank was a ‘virtual’ event, thanks to Covid-related restrictions. Now, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has announced plans to return the beloved five-day event to an in-person experience back at live, in-person venues across Music City on November 16-20, 2021. Regions Bank will once again return to present the 29th annual festival, continuing their unwavering support of the songwriting community and Tin Pan South. “While the 2021 festival will once again take place in the fall instead of the usual March/April timeframe, we are very excited about the prospect of being back in the local venues next year,” said Jennifer Turnbow, Festival Director.  “We hope that in 2022, we can regain complete normalcy and hold our 30th-anniversary festival in the Spring.”  For updates, follow @TINPANSOUTH on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and  

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