Old Dominion premieres its new monthly show “Band Van Radio” on Apple Music Country today at 8pm ET. The show has the band giving listeners a backstage pass as they share stories from the road, opinions on the latest hits and discuss the music that influenced them.
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Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album,” which continues a seven-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, does the same as Spotify’s most-streamed album in the U.S. It drops No. 7-No. 8 on the global albums chart. Post Malone’s cover of Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You” — a Darius Rucker co-write — was the weekend’s top-debuting song in the U.S.
Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” keeps the second spot on the Pandora Top Spins chart this week. It’s one of four charting Stapleton tracks, along with “You Should Probably Leave” (No. 31), “Joy of My Life” (No. 45) and “Cold” (No. 96). Gabby Barrett’s “The Good Ones” slips a spot, No. 3-No. 4, and Carly Pearce’s “Next Girl” rockets up 57 spots, No. 70-No. 13.
Blanco Brown has begun making music again and is splitting his time between Atlanta and Nashville, the country trap artist tells Billboard in his first interview since a near-fatal motorcycle accident in September. A collaboration with Darius Rucker is a possibility. “He said ‘Let’s do it,’” says Brown, who spent nearly a month in the hospital after the wreck.
Aaron “Goose” Seller joins Adams Radio as OM of its Salisbury/Ocean City, MD, cluster, which includes country “US 98.5” WUSX. Seller also will serve as a PD for Top 40 “OC 104” WOCQ, as well as overseeing active rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH, classic rock “Big 107.7” WGBG, and “KOOL Oldies” WOCQ-HD2, which transmits at 104.3.
International music publisher peermusic will represent the catalog of Big Machine Music outside the U.S., according to a long-term sub-publishing agreement between the two companies. Nashville-based BMM will continue to administer its 12,000-song catalog — which includes such chart-topping hits as Luke Combs’ “Better Together,” Maren Morris’ “The Bones” and Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” — within the U.S.
Patty Erickson joins ASCAP as Senior VP and Head of Human Resources. She will report to CEO Elizabeth Matthews and work on leadership, culture and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Erickson, who previously held the same title at BBC Studios Americas, succeeds Carolyn Jensen, who is retiring after leading ASCAP’s HR function for 17 years.
Lady A’s Hillary Scott is one of 31 people highlighted in Dress For Success’ “31 Days of Women in Power” campaign. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the global nonprofit employment resource launched Your Hour, Her Power on Monday to highlight the importance of female leaders.
Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Rosanne Cash, John Rich, Jim Lauderdale and Chapel Heart share their gratitude towards music teachers in honor of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), which occurs each March. The National Music Council and National Federation of State High School Associations created a video showing the artists thanking music educators and administrators for their continued efforts.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) launches the Broadcast Ambassador Program, a new volunteer initiative designed to enhance communication between the organization and its member stations’ employees. The program is an effort to ensure stations are taking full advantage of the benefits of NAB membership and to help shape new NAB initiatives and benefits through feedback and insights from members.