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Country Hitmaker Shane McAnally’s Songwriting and Producing Catalog Acquired by CTM Outlander (EXCLUSIVE)

Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic Days before he’ll attend the Tony Awards as an original score nominee for “Shucked,” country music hitmaker Shane McAnally has announced that rights to much of his songwriting and producing catalog have been acquired by CTM Outlander, a company that has moved aggressively into publishing deals with a particular eye toward investing in renowned Nashville tunesmiths. Also being picked up by CTM Outlander are songs by four writers in McAnally’s SMACKsongs stable: Josh Osbourne, Matt McGinn and Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen. Additionally, the company will handle global administration for SMACKsongs and SMACKBlue publishing.

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What do the cheapest last-minute 2023 CMA Music Festival tickets cost?
CMA Music Festival will celebrate its 50th year at Nissan Stadium with some of the biggest names in country music.That includes household name headliners like Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Ashley McBryde.Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town will be joining in the fun as well.While we’re at it, Jordan Davis, Carly Pearce, Tyler Hubbard, Jimmie Allen and Keith Urban will be there too.Plus, you won’t want to forget Lainey Wilson and Morgan Evans either.We’re still just getting started — all in all, over 100 acts (!) will be taking the stage at this 2023 CMA Music Festival.And for folks that have yet to grab last-minute tickets, you’re not too late to get in on the four-day weekend.At the time of publication, four-day general admission passes start at $265 before fees on Vivid Seats.Hoping for just a taste and only want to attend a single day?Single-day passes can be found for as low as $68 before fees.Still on the fence about going?We’ve got all the details you need to help you make your final decision below.All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.A complete breakdown of all the best single and multi-day ticket prices can be found right here:(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time.
‘American Idol’ Winner Iam Tongi on Becoming First AAPI Winner, Meeting Keith Urban and What’s Next
“American Idol” has crowned its newest winner in Hawaii native Iam Tongi, whose victory as the first AAPI winner of the ABC competition still has not fully hit him.“It’s unreal,” Tongi told TheWrap just two days after Ryan Seacrest announced his name on the big stage. “It’s weird to be here [as] the winner, because … it was going so slow during the competition, but out of nowhere it was finished and I was like ‘that went by so fast.'”While several AAPI contestants have climbed their way to the top three finalists, including fan-favorite Jasmine Trias of the show’s third installment, Tongi noted that this milestone achievement happening during national AAPI month in May gives the win an even bigger significance, saying “it feels really good to be representing why Polynesian people during this month.”Originally from Kahuku, a town in O’ahu, Hawaii, Tongi noted the challenge of saying goodbye to his friends back home to come compete on the show, where his talents were recognized early on by judges with some early successes, including being chosen to sing out the group after the judges narrowed the contestants down to the top 24 with an emotional rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”Tongi also experienced a personal accomplishment when he worked with guest mentor and country legend Keith Urban, whose music marked a distinct memory in Tongi’s upbringing as his father, who has since passed away, adored Urban’s music.
Did Keith Urban Accidentally Confirm Phoebe Bridgers and Bo Burnham's Romance?
Keith Urban may have just hard-launched Phoebe Bridgers and Bo Burnham's relationship — at least that's what the internet thinks!Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman attended the Philadelphia leg of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour over the weekend and took to TikTok to share a clip from the show.Rocking out to «Style» and the beginning of «Blank Space,» from the VIP section of the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field, Urban captioned his post, «We love ya @Taylor Swift.» But it wasn't their cute couple moment that caught fans' attention. Eagled-eye viewers spotted another potential love match in the corner, after catching what appeared to be Bridgers and comedian Bo Burnham in the background. The quick clip saw Burnham at one point pulling the singer in for a kiss.Fans pointed out the moment in the comments on Urban's video, with one user writing, «keith urban being completely oblivious about hard launching phoebe and bo was not what i was expecting on a monday afternoon,» and another commenting, «Is anyone gonna talk abt phoebe bridgers and bo burnham in the back.»Bridgers and her Boygenius bandmates Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker have been opening for Swift at select Eras Tour concerts, with Bridgers joining the «Anti-Hero» singer on stage several times to perform their song «Nothing New,» off Swift's ) album.Bridgers and Burnham, meanwhile, have been linked since January, after being photographed together in Los Angeles.
ASCAP Experience Returns With In-Person Event Featuring Top Songwriters, Producers
Thania Garcia The ASCAP Experience will be hitting the Avalon in Los Angeles on June 21 for its first in-person iteration since 2019 to celebrate, educate and connect aspiring songwriters and composers. The informational event will host an impressive lineup of chart-topping creators such as Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello) and Leon Thomas III (Ariana Grande, Rick Ross), rapper and producer Hitmaka (Big Sean, Nicki Minaj), singer-songwriter and producer Steph Jones (Selena Gomez, Kelsea Ballerini), songwriter and producer Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes), producer Neff-U (Justin Bieber, Sia) and more to be announced. Formerly known as the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, the 2023 ASCAP Experience boasts a stacked schedule of curated motivational and informative panels about songwriting and music-making. This year’s panels are “The Hitmakers,” “Social Listening: Building a Music Career in the Social Media Age,” “Get Heard: Live Song Feedback,” “Writers Jam,” and “Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop,” a special conversation with some of the genre’s most influential contributors.