Brett Eldredge Elected to Country Music Association’s Board of Directors

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge won CMA New Artist of the Year last month, and now he's taking a seat on the Country Music Association's Board of Directors. Brett joins Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild as the artist members of the CMA Board, which is made up of industry executives from all branches of the country music business. The group is responsible for steering the CMA Awards and CMA Music Festival among other duties.

When he's not helping run the CMA, Brett is gearing up for a full year of tour dates starting January 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

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Hunter Hayes Performing with Los Angeles-Area Music Students at Grammy in the Schools Live! Concert

Image Courtesy CMAHunter Hayes has signed on to perform with Southern California music students at the Grammy in the Schools Live! concert in Los Angeles coming up February 4, 2015. More than 400 attendees of the Grammy Camp -- Jazz Session program will take part in the event that night at Club Nokia. They'll also attend the Grammy Camp -- Basic Training program prior to the concert to get a behind-the-scenes look at music careers from leaders in the industry.

To purchase tickets to the show, go to Tickets.AXS.com.

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Eric Church Caps Off 2014 with Platinum Certification for The Outsiders

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleEric Church's album, The Outsiders, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for reaching the one-million sales mark. The project debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in February with more than 288,000 copies sold in the first week. That's the fourth highest debut of any genre this year behind only Taylor Swift, One Direction and Coldplay, respectively.

Eric picked up for Grammy nominations this month thanks to The Outsiders and the hit single from the album, "Give Me Back My Hometown." The trophies will be handed out February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

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Classic Titles from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and Bob Wills Inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

Image Courtesy Shock InkThree classic country recordings have been selected for the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees.

Willie Nelson's classic 1978 standards album, Stardust, is going into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The honorees also include "Honky' Tonkin," by Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys from 1947, and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys'"San Antonio Rose," from 1939.

The Grammy Hall of Fame honors recordings that are at least 25 years old that have made a big historical or cultural impact. There are currently 987 titles in the Grammy Hall of Fame, on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

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Reba to Release New Single, “Going Out Like That,” on January 6

Image Courtesy BMLGReba will release her brand-new single, "Going Out Like That," on January 6. It's the lead single from her upcoming studio album, and Reba says it really stuck out among the thousands of songs she considered recording for the project.

Reba writes on Facebook, "It's a great song with up-tempo sassyness!!! The first time I heard it, a man was singing the demo. When I sang it coming from a female perspective, it became a woman's power anthem! Sure hope you like it!"

Reba's first new album since 2010's All The Women I Am is due out in 2015.

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