Jim Steinman to be inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Jim Steinman, who is a 2012 inductee into The Songwriters Hall of Fame! Jim wrote the entire Bat Out Of Hell and Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell albums for Meat Loaf as well as "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" for Bonnie Tyler. Also on the inductee list this year are Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, and the songwriting team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.

23 FEB 2012

George Jones honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

At this year's Special Merit Awards ceremony hosted by the Recording Academy, George Jones received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with Glen Campbell, Diana Ross, the Allman Brothers Band and the Memphis Horns. This award is presented to performers who "during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." Way to go Possum!

[From left to right: George Jones, Gregg Allman, Diana Ross, Glen Campbell at L.A.'s Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Photo credit: WireImage]

12 FEB 2012

Blue Caps, Comets, Crickets, Famous Flames, Midnighters and Miracles added to inductee list

Additional inductees into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced after a special committee conducted a review to identify situations in which groups should be recognized along with the original lead singer inductee.

The frontmen of these groups were previously inducted: Gene Vincent in 1998 (the Blue Caps), Bill Haley in 1987 (the Comets), Buddy Holly in 1986 (the Crickets), James Brown in 1986 (the Famous Flames), Hank Ballard in 1980 (the Midnighters) and Smokey Robinson in 1987 (the Miracles).

With many great Carlin titles contributed by these groups, we are proud to see their inclusion into the Hall of Fame - well deserved!

09 FEB 2012

Chris Isaak records "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" on new album

On his new album Beyond The Sun, Chris Isaak showcases his take on original Sun recordings by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and more. Included on the list is Isaak's version of "I Forgot To Remember To Forget," penned by Stan Kesler and Charlie Feathers. Elvis had the hit with this song in 1955. Other artists who have covered this song include Charlie Feathers, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Toni Arden. Listen to Isaak's version here.

02 FEB 2012

Freddy King to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today its 2012 inductees, with Freddy King posthumously honored in the Early Influence category. Throughout the 1950s and '60s, Freddy recorded on the King/Federal label, releasing classic songs "Hide Away," "Have You Ever Loved A Woman," "You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling" and "San-Ho-Zay." He has been profoundly influential with his instrumental blues guitar style. Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Peter Green, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan are among many who have acknowledged Freddy's impact on their own work.

The 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on April 14 in Cleveland. Other inductees on the 2012 list are: Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N' Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Small Faces/The Faces, Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns

07 DEC 2011

Willie Nelson sings "Why Baby Why" and "Satisfied Mind" on new album

Willie Nelson does his version of two great Carlin classics on his newly released album, Remember Me Vol. 1. "Why Baby Why" (George Jones, Darrell Edwards) was a hit for George in 1955, while Porter Wagnor charted in the same year with "A Satisfied Mind" (Red Hayes, Jack Rhodes). Listen to a full album preview here.

21 NOV 2011

"Body And Soul" wins Grammy Award

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse nabbed a Grammy last night in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for their rendition of "Body And Soul." The song is featured on Bennett's album Duets II, which also won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Congratulations to all the Grammy winners and what a great night of music!

13 FEB 2012

Carlin represented in 12 Grammy nominations

At this year's anticipated Grammy Awards, Carlin's songs are well represented, taking part in a whopping 12 nominations. Here is the list:

10 FEB 2012

Bruce Cockburn nominated for 2012 JUNO Award

The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced today in Toronto, and Bruce Cockburn's latest album Small Source Of Comfort is a contender in the Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year: Solo category.

Bruce already has 11 JUNO Awards under his belt and is a member in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Small Source Of Comfort reached No. 1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart in Canada and Top 5 in the U.S. and U.K.

The 2012 JUNO Awards will be hosted by Canadian icon William Shatner on Sunday, April 1.

07 FEB 2012

Carlin America Acquires Bruce Cockburn Catalog

Carlin America announced Thursday the acquisition of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Bruce Cockburn's song catalog. Carlin Nashville will focus on the exploitation of the catalog in country and rock markets.

07 FEB 2012

Cook, Plant, Miller and The Secret Sisters score 2011 Americana Award Nominations

The 2011 Americana Awards nominees were announced yesterday, and leading the way are Elizabeth Cook and Robert Plant each with three nominations. Buddy Miller also picks up two nominations while The Secret Sisters nab a spot in the New/Emerging Artist category. We are proud to be represented in all six categories by these well-deserving artists.

24 MAY 2011

Carlin Nashville takes part in five Grammy nominations

Carlin's titles are included in five pieces of work that are up for Grammys at this year's 53rd Grammy Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees!

  • Crazy Heart, Stephen Bruton & T Bone Burnett (producers) Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
  • Band Of Joy, Robert Plant
    Best Americana Album
  • Country Music, Willie Nelson
    Best Americana Album
  • Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless
    Best Bluegrass Album
  • "Sleepwalk", The Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Best Pop Instrumental Performance

11 FEB 2011