Written by Ryan Smith on February 21, 2017 under News
Ryan Smith, Shure’s man in Music City, takes us behind the scenes of CMT’s show Nashville with audio prop master Danny Rowe to find out what it takes to keep it real – both on and off the set.
Written by Mark Brunner on August 26, 2016 under News
Nashville and Shure share a desire to support the music industry however possible. We were honored to host Nashville Mayor Megan Barry at our headquarters for a tour and conversations about common goals.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 13, 2016 under Artists
Ryan Smith of Shure Artist Relations talks with the owner and head of audio at this beloved Nashville venue to learn the secret of their 25-year success.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 9, 2015 under Artists
In this second post in our Inside Soundcheck series, Jan Greenfield offers a glimpse into her role as general manager of Nashville’s unique entertainment business ecosystem, from the day-to-day to the holiday.
Written by Ryan Smith on June 13, 2014 under Artists
Where else in the country can fans attend an awards show and then see four days full of the world’s best in country music? Nashville in June is the destination for all die-hard country fans. Die-hard: Enduring the pouring rain for over an hour on Saturday of CMA Fest AFTER the show was delayed a […]
Written by Ryan Smith on October 25, 2013 under Artists
Five minutes! That’s how long it took for 2 shows with Shure Artists’ Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line to sell out in Nashville (that’s approximately 18,500 seats each night, BTW). Luke released his first album 6 years ago, now on his fourth. Florida Georgia Line released their first full studio album just last year! […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 9, 2013 under Artists
August is going great so far! There are so many artists coming to Nashville this month, it will keep me plenty busy. MUTEMATH It’s been about 8 months since I’ve seen MUTEMATH and it was worth the wait. Most of the guys in the band now have families and they were very excited to share […]
Written by Ryan Smith on June 7, 2013 under Artists
Right now, as I type this, there is hardly a street corner you can stand on in downtown Nashville where you can’t hear music. The hotels are packed, there are cowboy hats everywhere, and the city is electrified from morning to late at night. It all kicked off with the CMT Music Awards in the […]
Written by Ryan Smith on March 7, 2013 under Artists
I never thought I would say “bitter cold” and Nashville in the same sentence. There it is and yes, it was. However, there was a warmth of anticipation in my heart as I headed up the street towards the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville to catch 2 amazing Blues artists – Buddy Guy and Jonny […]
Written by Ryan Smith on December 17, 2012 under Artists
I had just flown from a great visit to Shure HQ’s back into Nashville. I could have headed home, but I do not get a chance to see TobyMac and the Diverse City Band that often. The Shure PT Cruiser made its way over to the Bridgestone Arena. There were several artists that had opened […]
Written by Ryan Smith on December 7, 2012 under Artists
For the first time in Nashville, the Grammy Nominations event was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It was great to be able to attend this event and see some crew members as well as the Shure Artists that attended this year. What Shure Artists, you say? OK, so here’s the rundown: fun., […]
Written by Ryan Smith on December 5, 2012 under Artists
Can you believe it? Neither could I, but it’s true. I was going to witness the first Nashville show that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have ever played together. Roger had performed 2 shows in town about a year or so ago with his own band, but not with Pete. Opening this show is a […]
Written by Ryan Smith on August 24, 2012 under Artists
I knew I was in for a good show having listened to Jason’s new CD Love Is A Four Letter Word. The Freedom Song starts off the CD and when the band kicks in, you can just imagine the live show. No more imagining, I was finally going to get to see a Jason Mraz […]
Written by Ryan Smith on June 25, 2012 under Artists
The big word this year at the CMA Music Fest was WEATHER! I’ve been coming to this fest since I moved down here almost 10 years ago and every year seems hotter than the last…until 2012. Someone has been making deals with Mother Nature because she decided to ease up on the crews that work […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 17, 2012 under Artists
What’s the best way to ask a star on a date to the Prom? With flowers of course, and a nice note. These items were waiting for Sara Bareilles as she took the stage at the Curb Events Center on Sunday, April 15th. Sara decided to have some fun with the note and broke into […]
Written by Ryan Smith on February 28, 2012 under Artists
Country Music has so many great singers and entertainers. Luke Bryan is a force to be reckoned with! He is currently opening for Jason Aldean and really knows how to get a crowd going. I went to see the show on Friday, February 24 in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena and met with Luke’s FOH […]
Written by Ryan Smith on October 26, 2011 under Artists
October 24, 2011 The Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN OK, I know they just played here in July but I can’t get enough of this group. It is so cool to watch and hear their vibe coming off the stage. If you aren’t moving and grooving to this band, they will CALL YOU OUT! That […]
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