Archive for October, 2009

Underwood Sets Primetime Special, iTunes Preview

Carrie Underwood will headline her own variety television special set to air Dec. 7 on FOX at 7 p.m. CT. While the exact title of the primetime special has not been announced, the two-hour event will include appearances by guests Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, David Cook and others. Underwood will perform music from her upcoming […]

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CMA Broadcast Awards Revealed

Jamey Johnson called several special radio stations on-air this morning (10/13) to tell them they won CMA Awards for Broadcast Personality of the Year and Radio Station of the Year. The winners, covering all market sizes, will be recognized during the The 43rd Annual CMA Awards, airing live Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the […]

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IEBA Honors Touring Industry Leaders

The 2009 Annual International Entertainment Buyers Association Honors Ceremony was held last night (10/12) at the Ryman Auditorium to honor the live entertainment industry’s elite. The show was hosted by actor Luke Perry and guests were treated to performances from Jamey Johnson, Jessie James, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Houser, Jud Laipply, Chris Young and Chubby Checker. […]

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Wynn Will Garth Play Las Vegas?

Rumors are swirling the media landscape that Country music hero Garth Brooks is about to set up shop in Las Vegas. Speculation from Las Vegas Review-Journal, the city’s Fox affiliate, Extra, celebrity blogger Robin Leach, and other sources say that Brooks is going to do a 16-week stand at the Encore theater, part of the […]

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The Latest From Gretchen, Shania, Reba, And More

Gretchen Wilson played at Willie Nelson’s annual Farm Aid fundraiser, held recently in her hometown St. Louis. The only female on the bill for the day, her set included all the hits and new single “Work Hard, Play Harder.” Wilson has started her own Redneck Records and is planning a new album. ———————– Ontario native […]

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Markland Moves To Warner/Chappell

Veteran music publisher Steve Markland has joined Warner/Chappell Music as Vice President of A&R, Nashville. He will report to Tracy Gershon, Senior Vice President and Head of A&R, and they will work together on signing emerging and established songwriters, catalog acquisition, and song placement. Markland most recently served as VP/GM of Crossfire3, the publishing venture […]

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Awards Highlight 15th Annual ICM Week

Craig Morgan, Point of Grace and Halfway to Hazard are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 15th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Thursday, October 15. The show takes place 7pm at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium in Hendersonville and tickets can be purchased for $45 from www.icm-awards.com. Additional performers confirmed for the […]

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Musical Chairs: Writer’s Den, 17 Music Ent.

Music businessman John Nagara has joined 17 Music Entertainment as General Manager and will be in charge of overseeing the day-to-day activities for the independent label. He will focus on marketing and promotions for flagship artist Matt Gary. Nagara’s 23-year career history includes nine years as Music Director/Assistant Program Director at WKDF, time as a […]

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CMA Sessions; Symphony CD Release Party

Last week during their October meetings, the CMA Board of Directors was treated to “CMA Sessions,” a private event featuring discussions between legendary superstars about their careers and lives. Participating in this installment of “CMA Sessions” were Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Brenda Lee, and Earl Scruggs. The event, held in the Ford Theater at […]

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Industry Items: Release Schedule, Signings, New Business

Robin Ball and Todd Bradley have opened Burning Blue Music, a full-service entertainment company dedicated to artist management, recording, producing, songwriting, performance, media training and artist development. The pair will continue operating Red Current Recording studio in Brentwood, TN which has hosted sessions by James Otto, Lady Antebellum and the Muzik Mafia, to name a […]

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