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Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” Certified Platinum

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Luke Bryan added another accomplishment to his repertoire this week with his Crash My Party album reaching Platinum certification by the RIAA just six weeks after it’s release. The album, which was released on August 13, debuted at number 1 on the country chart, selling 527,783 units in its first week.

Luke’s current single, “That’s My Kinda Night” was the highest debut single of Bryan’s career, and has been the number 1 country selling single for six weeks. He is about to embark on his fifth “Farm Tour 2013,” playing eight shows in October with special guests¬†including Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.

Brad Paisley Honored By ASCAP

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Last night, to kick off Country Music Association (“CMA”) Awards week, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”) recognized the most successful songwriters of 2012 during an awards ceremony at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. During the ceremony, Brad Paisley received one of the biggest nods of the evening, being named ASCAP’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year. Brad was honored for his hit songs “Camouflage,” “Old Alabama,” and “Remind Me.”

Ben Hayslip was awarded Songwriter of the Year for his co-writing efforts on Blake Shelton‘s “Honey Bee,” Luke Bryan‘s “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” Martina McBride‘s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” and Craig Morgan‘s “This Ole Boy.” Other honors also went to Dierks Bentley, David Nail, and Darius Rucker. And, as a surprise, the King of Country, George Strait, showed up to pick up an award as well.

Bucky Covington Releases New Single

Bucky Covington.

After signing a record deal with Entertainment One Music Group late last year, Bucky Covington is finally releasing a brand new single to country radio this week. “I Wanna Be That Feeling” is the lead-off single from Bucky’s upcoming record later this year and is out at country music radio right now. His album is expected to be released mid-2012. While the single was sent out to country radio this week, the official add date isn’t until May 7th. “I Wanna Be That Feeling” is an uptempo love song that was co-written by Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary.

Bucky is getting ready for a busy touring season. He recently performed at two dates to help benefit injured firefighters and police officers for one of his favorite charities, Help The Good Guys. The next tour date in support of the charity is April 22nd in Little Rock, AR. The charity supports injured police officers and firefighters who are unable to work due to life altering injuries who may not return to work. The organization was founded by retired Metro Nashville Police Officer Mickey Milam.

ACM Songwriter of the Year Nominees

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The Academy of Country Music have just announced their nominees for Songwriter of the Year for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees!

The nominees for Songwriter of the Year are…

Rhett Akins
Dallas Davidson
Ben Hayslip
Luke Laird
David Lee Murphy

Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip Win Big at Country ASCAP Awards

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jeremy Cowart.

The 2011 ASCAP Country Music Awards have come and gone with Brad Paisley and Ben Hayslip taking home the big awards.

Paisley, who won the Songwriter/Artist Of The Year Award and Country Publisher Of The Year (for his company Sea Gayle Music) is a huge artist and household name. His honors were thanks to major hits “Anything Like Me,” “This is Country Music,” and “Water.”

But while most wouldn’t recognize Hayslip’s name, they’re sure to recognize his writing on some of the biggest tracks of the year. “All About Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “All Over Me” (Josh Turner), “Farmer’s Daughter” (Rodney Adkins), “Gimme That Girl” (Josh Nichols), and “The Shape I’m In” (Joe Nichols) can all be credited, at least in part, to Hayslip’s expert songwriting chops.

Check out a full list of all of the top honors after the jump!

Craig Morgan is a “Good Ole Boy”

Craig Morgan.

Craig Morgan is set to release his first single on his new label, Black River Entertainment, this month. Titled “Good Ole Boy,” will be shipped out to radio on June 21st. Described as a country love song, the single was co-written by Rhett Atkins, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson.

Craig signed with Black River Entertainment in April after amicably splitting from his label home of three years, BNA.

His album will be released sometime early 2012.