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Movies In Music City

• September 8, 2009 •
Movies In Music City

Rising artist Minnie Murphy will appear in the new film Bailey, which is being shot around Nashville. When the project is released in 2010, she will be seen performing her original song “Bluer than Blue” at one of the many juke joints featured in the movie. She got the gig after producer Rhoads Rader saw […]

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Rascal Flatts To Open Oprah’s New Season

• September 8, 2009 •
Rascal Flatts To Open Oprah's New Season

Rascal Flatts will make its second appearance on Oprah this Thursday, September 10. The band will head to Chicago today (9/8) to be part of the hit daytime show’s 24th season kick-off celebration. Rascal Flatts will join the Black Eyed Peas, James Taylor and Jennifer Hudson to perform live for the crowds on Michigan Avenue […]

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Urban Announces We’re All For The Hall 2010

• September 8, 2009 •
Urban Announces We're All For The Hall 2010

Keith Urban’s “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum sold out almost immediately. The stellar line-up for the Oct. 13 show at the Sommet Center in Nashville includes Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and other big-name […]

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Levitan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

• September 8, 2009 •
Levitan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Ken Levitan will receive the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive at the Americana Music Association’s 8th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, on Thurs., Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. As founder and Co-President of Vector Management, Levitan guides the careers of Americana stalwarts Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, John […]

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Country Stars With Nashville Lifestyles

• September 4, 2009 •
Country Stars With Nashville Lifestyles

Nashville Lifestyles showcases several Country singers in its new issue. In the cover story, Reba McEntire talks about her career and latest album Keep on Loving You. The September issue focuses on Music City’s Best Dressed which includes singer/songwriter Keith Anderson. He says he counts on “self-confidence (and a great cologne) to make any ensemble […]

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IMI Music Partners With Weather Channel

• September 4, 2009 •
IMI Music Partners With Weather Channel

IMI Music has partnered with The Weather Channel for the launch of www.theweatherchannelmusic.com. This new initiative becomes the climate obsessed channel’s first offering in the digital music space under the signature franchise, “The Weather Channel Presents…” Grammy Award nominees, IMI, have written and produced music for a variety of media including E! Network, PBS, NBC, […]

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Photo Friday: Carrie, Megan, EYB, Jonathan Singleton

• September 4, 2009 •
Photo Friday: Carrie, Megan, EYB, Jonathan Singleton

Carrie Underwood performed 2 sold-out shows last weekend at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival. Her first scheduled “evening with” show on August 30 was the fastest sell-out in Ravinia’s history, which prompted the addition of a second show on August 31. The second concert also sold-out immediately and approximately 38,000 fans were on hand for the performances. […]

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New Music: Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Terri Clark, More

• September 4, 2009 •
New Music: Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Terri Clark, More

Joe Nichols was surrounded by WIVK “Believers” when he performed at the Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville recently. The Universal Records South artist will release his first album in almost two years on Oct. 27. Old Things New, features his current Top 30 hit single, “Believers.” ——————————- Chris Young released his sophomore album, The Man […]

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Worley Plans Exciting River Run

• September 4, 2009 •
Worley Plans Exciting River Run

Darryl Worley is planning lots of events around his 8th Annual Tennessee River Run, with a concert, golf tournament and worship event, all to benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation. Both the morning and afternoon flight for the golf tournament have sold out. A total of 65 teams have registered to play the Shiloh Golf Course. […]

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ASCAP To Salute JD Souther

• September 3, 2009 •
ASCAP To Salute JD Souther

J.D. Souther, one of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound and the pen behind numerous hits by the Eagles and others, will receive the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award this fall. He will be honored during the 47th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, set for Monday, October 19, at Nashville’s legendary Ryman […]

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CMA Award Nominees To Air On ABC, CMT

• September 3, 2009 •
CMA Award Nominees To Air On ABC, CMT

The final nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards will be revealed  Wednesday, Sept. 9, with some of the nominations airing on Good Morning America and the remainder following on a special edition of CMT Insider. The final nominees in select categories will be announced live during ABC’s Good Morning America with Darius Rucker and Lee […]

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Faith’s Fragrance And More

• September 3, 2009 •
Faith's Fragrance And More

A series of webisodes follows Faith Hill as she gears up to launch her first fragrance this fall. Premiering each week on FaithHill.com, these exclusive videos highlight all the behind the scenes action as Hill prepares for this upcoming release. You can watch the first videos here. —————————— Kenny Chesney officially launched Blue Chair Bay […]

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Underwood’s Rockin’ New Single

• September 3, 2009 •
Underwood's Rockin' New Single

The lead single from Carrie Underwood’s third album, Play On, is out now and fans can hear it at her official Web site and on YouTube. The rock influenced song “Cowboy Casanova” offers a cautionary word about a sneaky man. Underwood wrote the track with Mike Elizondo and Brett James, one of the writers behind […]

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Country In New York: Reba, Worley and Jypsi

• September 3, 2009 •
Country In New York: Reba, Worley and Jypsi

Reba recently performed her new single “Consider Me Gone” live on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series from Central Park. While in New York City she also visited the Times Square set of Yahoo!’s fashion program The Thread to talk about her music and clothing line. Other stops included Sirius-XM’s New York City headquarters for […]

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B&D Plan “Today” Show Performance

• September 3, 2009 •
B&D Plan "Today" Show Performance

Brooks & Dunn will celebrate the release of their 30-song, double-disc #1s … and then some with a performance on NBC’s Today on album street date, Tues., Sept. 8. They will be singing their ACM and CMA Song of the Year winner, “Believe,” joined in the special performance by the renowned Boys Choir of Harlem. […]

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Love And Theft Debut At No. 10

• September 2, 2009 •
Love And Theft Debut At No. 10

World Wide Open, the debut album from Carolwood Records trio Love And Theft, bowed at No. 10 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Country Top 75 chart today (9/3). With more than 12,500 units sold first week this gives Love And Theft the top-selling newly released artist album this week. Digital album sales account for 21% of units […]

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Cracker Barrel CDs From ZBB, George Jones

• September 2, 2009 •
Cracker Barrel CDs From ZBB, George Jones

The Zac Brown Band, known for its hit “Chicken Fried” is the latest group to release an album through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The restaurant chain, celebrating its 40th anniversary, will offer an exclusive new version of the Zac Brown Band’s CD The Foundation. Available Sept. 7, it will have new artwork and three […]

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Artist Photos: Carroll Visits ACM and Much More

• September 2, 2009 •
Artist Photos: Carroll Visits ACM and Much More

The Academy of Country Music welcomed professional member Jason Michael Carroll to its offices when he was in Los Angeles last week. Carroll was on the west coast promoting his new single, “Hurry Home,” which was one of four songs he sang for ACM staffers. Carroll’s latest album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, is out […]

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John Styll Exits GMA

• September 2, 2009 •
John Styll Exits GMA

John Styll, President and CEO of the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association, has left the organization. No further details have been confirmed at this time. During his six year tenure leading the organization, Styll served as Executive Producer of the GMA Dove Awards, and oversaw GMA Music Week, the GMA Gospel […]

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Hirings and Signings

• September 2, 2009 •
Hirings and Signings

Lou Ramirez has been hired as Southeast Director of Promotion & Marketing for Golden Music Nashville, the new record label launching flagship act Williams Riley. Ramirez comes from KAJA-FM in San Antonio where was APD/MD and on-air personality. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, he will report to Darlene Starr, National Director of Promotion & Marketing, and Brad […]

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