ABC’s Nashville Records and Mixes At The Village

With themes as old as time itself, ABC’s newest smash hit, “Nashville” has all the elements of great television: Deep rooted rivalries, love, sex, heartbreak and of course, amazing music. Since the shows inception on October 10th, the ratings have continued to soar and many believe it’s due to the combination of an all-star cast and well written songs.

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Rascal Flatts Occupy The Village!

 

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Rascal Flatts has been going strong since they signed their record deal with Lyric Street in 1999. Not only has the band released eight studio albums (seven of which were certified platinum or higher) but they have toured the globe to sold out crowds, risen to number one status on the Billboard Hot 100 in more than one category and raised/donated millions of dollars for the American Red Cross and Children’s Hospitals.  Needless to say, Rascal Flatts has been busy. So busy in fact that they needed to occupy three of our four main studios for a media day. The guys spent the morning holding interviews, speaking at press conferences and sitting in on radio shows from the comfort of The Village via ISDN as they gear up for their Christmas album and upcoming “Changed 2013” tour. Jared Nugent, Jeff Gartenbaum and Alex Williams were there to help in their respective studios.

 

The Hunger Games Soundtrack Recording

The Hunger Games - Songs from District 12 and Beyond Cover

The Hunger Games – Songs from District 12 and Beyond Cover

From Nickelodeon screenwriter to International Bestselling author, Suzanne Collins has proved herself to be a force in the writing world. With a slew of awards including the California Young Reader medal and The Hunger Games movie set to premiere this March, she has much to be proud of. Suzanne began her writing career in Children’s television with shows like Clarissa Explains It All and Little Bear, but when she published The Hunger Games trilogy in 2008, she changed the face of the young adult novel. Elegantly written yet painfully real, The Hunger Games were aimed at a younger demographic intentionally to raise awareness about war and spark conversation amongst America’s youth. T Bone Burnett was at the helm for the film’s soundtrack, writing original music, collaborating with Grammy winning artists and musically producing for the much‐anticipated March premiere. Studio’s B and D acted as home base for the project with Jason Wormer and Mike Piersante engineering and Vanessa Parr assisting.

Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne, “Age ain’t nothing but a number”

Mayer Hawthorne

“Age ain’t nothing but a number” is how Mayer Hawthorne responds to labeling.
He has been called “Retro Soul” amongst other tags, but Mayer isn’t trying to be
a throwback artist, he is merely innovating the art of new/old.

Mayer Hawthorne

It is clear from his
music video for “The Walk” that Hawthorne’s strengths lay not only in his vocal
ability and solid arrangement skills, but when a sense of humor comes in to play, he
was served a heaping helping of that as well.

Mayer Hawthorne

Apparently, “swagger” looks like Buddy
Holly glasses and seersucker tennis shorts. With a little help from Alex Williams,
Studio B was alive with the sounds of Mayer’s new work. And if you’re looking to see
him live, the next gig will be a DJ set, exclusively spinning 45’s, on New Years Eve in
Los Angeles. Mayer is one to watch; he is shaking things up in the music world and
he’s not apologizing for it.

Mayer Hawthorne

Al Gore The Future

Al Gore At The Village

 

Al Gore The Future

Calling Al Gore a remarkable human being would be an understatement. Not
only did this Harvard grad serve his Country as the 45th Vice President of the
United States, but he has authored several books and essays, founded numerous
environmental non-profits, become partner of a venture capital firm and won a
Primetime Emmy Award, a Grammy award and (no big deal), a Nobel Peace Prize.

Al Gore and Barack Obama

Born and raised in Washington D.C, Gore and his family were steeped in politics and
academics from the start. His mother and father are equally as impressive as their
son; Pauline LaFon Gore was one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt
University Law School and Albert Gore Sr. served as the U.S senator for Tennessee.
Former Vice President Gore visited The Village this month to record an audio book,
details to come, and we were more than honored to have him in our Studio A with
Ghian Wright.

Al Gore and Andy Keathley

Al Gore and Andy Keathley

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