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Photos: Artists Visit Industry

• August 21, 2009 •
Photos: Artists Visit Industry

Artist Greg Hanna stopped by AristoMedia to show them how to do a “Man’s Job”–with work gloves and beer mugs. The group then celebrated his single “It’s A Man’s Job.” (L-R) Rick Kelley, Bobbe Morhiser, Hannah and Jeff Walker. Recently the MusicRow offices welcomed artist visits from Bill Gentry and Veronica Ballestrini. They are pictured […]

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Briefs From Sony, WSIX, and the Hall of Fame

• August 21, 2009 •
Briefs From Sony, WSIX, and the Hall of Fame

The Big 98 WSIX tower was struck by lightning during yesterday’s storm, damaging equipment and disrupting broadcasts. See the video of the lightning strike here. —————— Sony Music Nashville is looking for a Senior Director – Label Sales following the recent departure of David Fitzgerald. Interested applicants can view the job posting and apply online […]

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Americana Awards Adds Artists

• August 21, 2009 •
Americana Awards Adds Artists

Justin Townes Earle, The Flatlanders, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit are the latest artists to confirm their appearances at this year’s Honors & Awards show. Set for September 17th at the historic Ryman Auditorium, the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony will toast winners in six member-voted categories and bestow Lifetime Achievement Awards on […]

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Rodney Atkins Youth Home Dedication

• August 21, 2009 •
Rodney Atkins Youth Home Dedication

As a baby, Rodney Atkins was adopted from Holston Home in Greenville, TN by Margaret and Allan Atkins. Now the staff, children and Director Charles Hutchinson call him “Our poster boy for Hope.” Atkins returned home to Greenville this week to help celebrate Holston House’s newly renovated campus. He spent part of the day performing […]

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Bennett To Exit Warner

• August 21, 2009 •
Bennett To Exit Warner

It’s unofficial and unconfirmed, but MusicRow has learned that Exec. VP/GM Warner Bros. Records Nashville Bill Bennett is exiting the label. Bennett moved to the Nashville division in Sept. 2004 after previously heading the Geffen and Maverick record labels. During his watch he saw success with Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, The Wreckers, James Otto […]

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Rascal Flatts Earn More Platinum, Pass 4 Million Ticket Mark

• August 20, 2009 •
Rascal Flatts Earn More Platinum, Pass 4 Million Ticket Mark

Rascal Flatts was already the largest selling and grossing group in country music history, and now the band just sold its four millionth concert ticket in a span of four years. Also just announced, the band’s latest album for Lyric Street, Unstoppable, has been certified Platinum for shipments in excess of 1 million. The CD […]

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Celebs Helping Charities

• August 20, 2009 •
Celebs Helping Charities

Carrie Underwood has established the CATS Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) to help with causes in her hometown area of Checotah, Oklahoma. She says, “My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way of giving back; to say thank you.” The CATS Foundation […]

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People Are Crazy; Braddock Is Good

• August 20, 2009 •
 People Are Crazy; Braddock Is Good

Poet/Scribe Writes On Bobby Braddock? His pen etches comedic lines like “I Lobster But Never Flounder” and co-writes a serious country classic such as “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Quirky might be a good place to start, followed by talented, innovative and compelling. Braddock’s induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame is proof […]

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GAP Chooses Ballestrini

• August 20, 2009 •
GAP Chooses Ballestrini

Veronica Ballestrini, recently profiled in a New York Times article about Country’s new faces has been chosen for an in-store concert by GAP as part of the company’s Born To Fit series. The young singer/songwriter who has been making a name for herself online (No. 70 on MusicRow Twitter chart), will perform at the Waterbury, […]

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Block Party Cancelled, Currington On Letterman, Early Reba Sales

• August 20, 2009 •
Block Party Cancelled, Currington On Letterman, Early Reba Sales

Due to severe storms predicted for this evening, the St. Jude folks have had to cancel tonight’s (8/20) 20th Anniversary Country Cares block party. They are hoping to reschedule, but don’t yet have a date. ————————- “Absolute perfection,” is what David Letterman said of Billy Currington’s hit “People Are Crazy,” when the singer played the […]

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Swift’s Global Sales Soar

• August 20, 2009 •
Swift's Global Sales Soar

Taylor Swift, who sold more albums last year than any other artist, is making a significant impact on the global music scene, earning Gold and Platinum sales certifications in fourteen countries. Her Fearless album, rapidly approaching quadruple-Platinum in the US, has earned the following international sales awards: Triple Platinum in Australia and Canada; Platinum in […]

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New Music From Dolly and More

• August 20, 2009 •
New Music From Dolly and More

Dolly Parton’s latest single, “Change It,” is from the Broadway Musical, 9 to 5. It is being delivered exclusively through AirPlay Direct. ——————————– Radney Foster has added a slew of tour dates in support of his album Revival, to be released Sept. 1 on his own Devil’s River label. The project features Dierks Bentley and […]

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Social Media: Revolution Or Fad?

• August 19, 2009 •

This video presents a strong case for the “Revolution” answer…

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S1 Signs Sheryl Crow

• August 19, 2009 •
S1 Signs Sheryl Crow

S1 Songs Group global CEO Steve McMellon has announced the acquisition of the Sheryl Crow music publishing catalogue and also the execution of a co-publishing agreement for her future works. The deal sees S1 Songs add 153 songs released by Crow between 1993 and 2008 to its existing portfolio of more than 30,000 songs, as […]

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MusicRow Strategy Swells Stats

• August 19, 2009 •
MusicRow Strategy Swells Stats

MusicRow.com is pleased to announce it has been enjoying record-setting traffic. Recent weekly page views from the week of August 10 jumped over 35% compared with the week of July 20. The record for most number of views in a single day was established on July 28 topping over 5,600 and then reset again slightly […]

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Strait’s Sales, CMA’s Songwriters Series, Redmond’s New Company

• August 19, 2009 •
Strait's Sales, CMA's Songwriters Series, Redmond's New Company

As reported in this morning’s @MusicRow sales analysis article, George Strait’s new release is the top selling album in the U.S. this week. Twang debuted at No. 1 today on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart selling over 155,000 units. This is the fourth time in Strait’s career that a new release […]

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MySpace Purchases iLike, Stops Auto-Song Play

• August 19, 2009 •
MySpace Purchases iLike, Stops Auto-Song Play

MySpace has purchased music based social networking site iLike for an estimated $20 million. The sites will continue to operate separately but will begin sharing technology, such as iLike’s search capabilities, syndication network and discovery tools. MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta says the acquisition is about technical talent, as well as promoting MySpace across the […]

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Alan, Wy, Willie, Bluebird, and Bucky

• August 19, 2009 •
Alan, Wy, Willie, Bluebird, and Bucky

Wynonna Judd won $50,000 on last night’s episode (8/18) of ABC’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, 100% of which she will donate to Backpack Mission Ministries charity. Wynonna was presented with a puzzling mathematical scenario and with the help of a ‘Phone-A-Friend’ lifeline—her Aunt Margaret Mandell—Wynonna provided the correct answer to win the money […]

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SouthComm buying “Scene,” “Nfocus”

• August 19, 2009 •
SouthComm buying "Scene," "Nfocus"

Nashville, TN (8/19/09)– SouthComm Inc., the parent of MusicRow Magazine and other niche publications, has signed an agreement to buy the assets of Nashville Scene and Nfocus magazine from City Press LLC. “The Scene is the strongest arts and entertainment brand in Nashville,” said SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell. “Pairing it and Nfocus with our other […]

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Chesney To Debut Clothing Line

• August 19, 2009 •
Chesney To Debut Clothing Line

Kenny Chesney has inspired a clothing line called Blue Chair Bay which is set for an official launch Sept. 1 at the MAGIC Marketplace, a nationwide clothing event in Las Vegas. Reflecting his casual beach lifestyle, the clothing for men and women is described as classic, with an emphasis on all-natural fabrics. During the fashion […]

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