Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton steps down after raising eyebrows with radio statements

If you weren't familiar with Gary Overton prior to this post, then you were probably one of the few. As Sony Music Nashville CEO and chairman he runs the imprints of RCA, Columbia, Arista Nashville and Christian music company Provident Music Group, which collectively hold the likes of Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young and many more. Gary was also instrumental in bringing Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood over to Sony for their combined comeback in 2014, and is generally a major player on Music Row, reaching #84 on Billboard's 2014 Power 100 list. An MTSU graduate, prior to his tenure at Sony he worked at BNA Entertainment, Warner/Chappell Music, served as executive vice president and general manager at EMI Music Publishing and also as Alan Jackson's personal manager.

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Eric Church turns Grammys performance into something bigger

You may have watched Eric Church's performance of his 2014 hit 'Give Me Back My Hometown' on Sunday night at the Grammys and thought that was all there was to it. A performance of a Grammy-nominated song from a Grammy-nominated album (he lost both, to Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert respectively, but who's counting). A slightly rough vocal performance on a stage that is probably too big for the song's slow burn and unconventional structure. But that wasn't the whole story.

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Miranda Lambert kicks ass and takes names during ‘Little Red Wagon’ Grammys performance

Miranda Lambert had a pretty good night on Sunday, taking home the Grammy for Best Country Album for 'Platinum' (live during the main telecast), and turning heads with her classic black cut-out red carpet gown, complete with hot pink straps for a pop of color. But it was her explosive performance of current single 'Little Red Wagon' during the show that really set the house on fire.

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