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Atlanta Concerts this week: Martina McBride, Sting

12:17 am Feb. 24, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Martina McBride

For the second leg of her “Love Unleashed” tour, the country songbird paired with CMT’s Next Women of Country and teamed with “American Idol” runner-up (and Rossville native) Lauren Alaina.

Music supporters, including members of Georgia Music Partners and The Recording Academy, gathered at the State Capitol on Feb. 1 as part of Georgia Music Day, which launched the initiative to pass HB155, the Georgia Music Investment Act. Photo credit: @F22Studio

Georgia Music Investment Act seeks to grow local music industry

12:05 am Feb. 24, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The Zac Brown Band lives in Georgia, but in 2012, Brown opted to open his Southern Ground studio in Nashville.

Christian singer Chris Tomlin helped start Buckhead’s Passion City Church with Louie Giglio in 2008, but in 2015, Tomlin and his family moved their lives and careers to Music City. Ditto Christian music stars Francesca Battistelli and Lauren Daigle, both recent Georgia residents — in Canton and

The prolific Future. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Future announces another new album, ‘HNDRXX’

4:04 pm Feb. 22, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

A week after Future dropped a new, self-titled album, the Atlanta MC is ready to unveil another one this week.

Future took to Twitter to announce the arrival of “HNDRXX” (pronounced Hendrix), a 17-track album that can be pre-ordered now on iTunes. It will be released Friday.

The new “Future” album is poised for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, a feat