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Elton John Ending Las Vegas Residency in 2018

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:40pm
Elton John will be pushing back from his piano at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the last time next year. John’s last performance of his show...
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Williamson Branch Signs with Pinecastle for 2018 Album

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:28pm
Williamson BranchPinecastle Records is happy to announce the signing of bluegrass family band Williamson Branch for an album to come in 2018. Husband and wife Kevin and Debbie Williamson are Pinecastle alumni from the company’s earliest days. Since then, the pair have raised their own family band with their three girls: teenagers Melody and Kadence, and eight-year-old Caroline. The group features the tight harmony singing that many family bands are known for, along with fun personalities and clogging.

“We are very excited to partner with Pinecastle Recording Company,” said Kevin. “In the early 90’s my dad Jerry and I had the group Redwing. We were the first band to record for Pinecastle. When the time came for my solo project, Pinecastle worked hard to make Salt River Canyon their first song on the Bluegrass Unlimited Airplay chart. My wife Debbie and I also charted songs for Pinecastle with our group Shadow Ridge. Through the years Pinecastle has felt like family, and now we’re proud to continue that tradition with Williamson Branch.”

Bluegrass Unlimited said, “You never know what you’re getting with a family band. Either it is cuteness and corn pone or a family that takes the music seriously and truly brings something to the table. Thankfully, Williamson Branch represents the latter.”

The band’s instrumentation is handled by: Kevin Williamson on guitar, Debbie Williamson on mandolin, Melody Williamson on fiddle, Kadence Williamson on bass, and Caroline Williamson on fiddle.

“The Williamsons are a super-talented, hard-working family who have devoted their lives to music and entertaining,” said Ethan Burkhart of Pinecastle Records. “We are happy to continue Pinecastle’s longtime working relationship with Kevin by bringing the whole family on board. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

The family recently visited Pinecastle’s headquarters and recorded an impromptu a cappella video performance which clearly demonstrates the ease with which they perform.

Williamson Branch at Bonfire Studios from Pinecastle Records on Vimeo.

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SHINee's Taemin Drops Sultry 'MOVE' Album & Single

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:56pm
Over a year and a half since the release of Press It saw Taemin peak at No. 2 on the World Albums chart, the SHINee member returned Monday (Oct...
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Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 2017's Biggest Debut by a Woman

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:41pm
P!nk is on course for the biggest debut of 2017 by a woman on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart, according to industry forecasters. Those...
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Nicki Minaj on Her Upcoming Album: 'It Feels Almost Like a Celebration'

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:32pm
Nicki Minaj graces one of seven covers of T Magazine’s Greats issue and sets the scene for her next album, which she's been...
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Harry Styles Reveals He Thought of the Name One Direction and 'It Kind of Stuck'

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:34pm
It may have been Harry Styles' mom's idea for him to audition for the U.K.'s X Factor, but it was his idea to call the group he was...
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Shania Twain to Guest Judge on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:50pm
Shania Twain is heading to Dancing With the Stars. The country star will appear as a guest judge and also perform her song "Soldier" during...
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Jessie Ware Shares New Song 'Sam,' Co-Written With Ed Sheeran

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:13pm
Jessie Ware has shared another preview of her upcoming album Glasshouse, due out Friday. The singer released the personal track "Sam,"...
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Cher Joins Meryl Streep, Colin Firth in 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:58pm
Cher is heading back to the big-screen for the first time in seven years. The singer-actress has joined the cast of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the...
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Producers Guild Starts Process to Expel Harvey Weinstein

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:47pm
In an unprecedented move, the Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to institute termination proceedings for Harvey Weinstein on...
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J Balvin Says 'Mi Gente' Is 'Just the Beginning' of the Latin Takeover, Talks Working With Beyonce

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:30pm
Backstage at the One Voice: Somos Live! event on Saturday, Billboard spoke with Latin singer J Balvin about his hit single "Mi...
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Nicky Jam on the Crisis in Puerto Rico: 'It Breaks My Heart'

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:13pm
Backstage at the One Voice: Somos Live! event on Saturday, Billboard talked with Latin singer Nicky Jam about the current crisis happening in his...
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William Patrick Corgan Details the First Time He Heard 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:07pm
William Patrick Corgan celebrated the release of his new album, Ogilala, by stopping by the Billboard offices on Oct. 13. Following a...
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Townsquare Media Shuffles Executive Team

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:06pm
Townsquare Media has shuffled leadership in its executive team. The company has promoted Bill Wilson [...]
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Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame To Add Inductee For 2017

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:03pm
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2017, which was announced in August, will have an [...]
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The Anthem Venue Is Washington D.C.'s New Monument to Rock

Billboard.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:00pm
What's the distance between the stage and the highest seating section at the Anthem, Washington D.C.’s newest music venue? "About 36...
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Chris Young Brings Kane Brown, LANCO For 2018 Tour

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:28pm
Chris Young, soon to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry after his induction Tuesday [...]
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Dierks Bentley Brings ‘Only The Brave’ Screening To Nashville

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:23pm
Nashville first responders, actors and music industry were among the invited guests to the [...]
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Chris Tomlin Kicks Off Good Good Father Tour, Releases Special Edition Album

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:17pm
Chris Tomlin kicked off his "Good Good Father Tour" on Oct. 12 in St. Charles, MO, sponsored by Amazon [...]
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