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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
THE B-SIDE
Ryan Hurd (RCA Nashville)
5/10/17

WHAT IT IS: Hurd is following a unique strategy of releasing music prior to radio or downloads. “We Do Us”—the first song released on Spotify—received 2m+ streams in just three weeks, and a subsequent release, “City Girl,” has already crossed the 10m mark. He’s joined an elite group of artists from all genres to be featured in Vevo’s dscvr program. He was also included in Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” list, and CMT named him one of its Listen Up Artists of 2016. As a writer, he’s penned songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line, including a #1 single and the current Lady Antebellum single.
SINGLE: “Love in a Bar”
LIVE: Starting the FGL Smooth Tour on 6/15; recent stretches with Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice and Maren Morris
INTERNET: 30m+ streams with just four tracks in less than six months
RADIO: On radio tour now; single ships 5/15 and impacts 6/12
PRESS: Rolling Stone Country, Pandora, Huff Post, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff, No Limits Nashville, Rated Red, more
BOOKING: Joey Lee/WME
PUBLISHING: UMPG
MANAGEMENT: George Couri/Triple 8 Mgmt.