Martina McBride Joins Republic Nashville; Hillary Scott Named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year; Stream Reba McEntire

Brody Vercher | November 9th, 2010

  1. Ben Foster
    November 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That was a great CU post on Sara Evans. An excellent tribute to a unique and special artist.

  2. Matt C.
    November 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Hillary Scott is songwriter of the year? Seriously? Was Aimee Mayo busy?

  3. Barry Mazor
    November 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    FYI: Since Ms. Mayo has had like a dozen BMI awards, and this was about the SESAC awards, it would be surprising if she’d won there. SESAC, BMI and ASCAP writer awards are only for writers in their own stables–of which there are plenty to go around. in each case..

  4. M.C.
    November 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    To add to Barry’s comments, the performing rights awards are based on airplay success. Since Hillary Scott co-wrote more (and bigger) radio hits than other SESAC writers, she earns the organization’s Songwriter of the Year. It’s not done by votes, but by numbers. It’s pretty simple and straightforward.

  5. Ollie
    November 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I find it odd that awards are being given in 2010 for songs that were written years ago. For example, Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country”– the song on Rosanne Cash’s The List for which he received an SECAS award– had been included on The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, an album that was released in 1963!

  6. Stewman
    November 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Seems like Martina could use some new direction on her music. Her last few efforts have been lackluster, to say the least.

  7. Cutting the Treacle
    November 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Stewman: “Seems like Martina could use some new direction on her music. Her last few efforts have been lackluster, to say the least”

    Me: For me, Martina’s music became too much about being a woman or about retarded or abused children; she seemed to be painting herself in a Lonestar type corner with specific types of songs. But her more recent singles were pretty good – especially “Wrong Baby Wrong”. Here’s hoping she tacks back to more broadly appealing singles with the new label.

  8. Leeann Ward
    November 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    American Twang reports:

    “McBride added that her forthcoming record is “going to be much more stripped down,” and will feature “more acoustic, more organic—very honest production.”

    I’m really looking forward to the possibility of this being true.

  9. Dana M
    November 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    The new Reba album is pretty good. I think what I like best about Reba’s music is her music (instrumentation) and her song interpretation. Not so much her lyrics.

  10. Peter
    November 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    “Shame About That”! whoohoo…the song that made me a Sara fan when I saw her do it years ago on Gary Chapman’s CMT show

  11. Rick
    November 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will include Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Josh Thompson, and Charlie Louvin (and 3 Opry Legends). Grade: B
    Schedule: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    I don’t know if having Martina on the same label as Sunny Sweeney will help or hinder Sunny’s career there? I hope they don’t pull support from Sunny to concentrate on revitalizing Martina’s place at Top 40 country radio. Hmm…

    Speaking of Lyle Lovett, he will be a guest star on next week’s ABC episode of “Castle”. Looks like fun.

  12. bob
    November 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Yes Reba has always been one of my favorites
    She got great vocals

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