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ON THE COVER: Anthony Smith

• August 17, 2009
ON THE COVER: Anthony Smith

Label: Stroudavarious Forthcoming Album: Sunshine, set for release in 2010 Current Single & Video: “Bringin’ Back The Sunshine” Current Producer: James Stroud and Anthony Smith Interesting Facts: #1: The album is scheduled to include an instrumental track called “Anaconda Cowboys,” performed with Smith’s band of the same name. #2: Smith’s first album was on Mercury […]

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NoShoesRadio.com Partners with Hooters

• August 17, 2009 •
NoShoesRadio.com Partners with Hooters

Atlanta-based Hooters restaurants partnered with NoShoesradio.com, Kenny Chesney’s new online radio station which launched last week. The station located at www.noshoesradio.com reflects Kenny’s eclectic taste, ranging from country to reggae to rock, and beyond. The radio station promotional launch takes place in major cities across the country. Chesney appeared at last week’s kick off at […]

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McGraw Offers Fans Southern Voice

• August 17, 2009 •
McGraw Offers Fans Southern Voice

Tim McGraw will release Southern Voice on Curb Records, Oct. 20. The new album will contain his current single “It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You” written by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Brett James. This release, recorded in Nashville with producer Byron Gallimore, marks McGraw’s first studio set in almost 2 and a half years. […]

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Possum Returns, Sony Sign, Katie Armiger & Craig Morgan

• August 17, 2009 •
Possum Returns, Sony Sign, Katie Armiger & Craig Morgan

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Murray Lands Premiere Position

• August 17, 2009 •
Murray Lands Premiere Position

Entertainment marketing veteran Rick Murray joins the Premiere Radio Networks team as Director of Marketing and Brand Development for After Midnite with Blair Garner. Murray will report to Premiere Radio Networks SVP of Programming Jennifer Leimgruber and handle all promotions for the program. He will also manage marketing and branding initiatives for www.BlairGarner.com. Murray brings […]

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Aldean’s Wide Open Live & More

• August 17, 2009 •
Aldean's Wide Open Live & More

Jason Aldean’s live concert DVD Wide Open Live & More will be released Aug. 25, but has already been certified gold by the RIAA. The 15 song hi-definition special includes his current single “Big Green Tractor,” “She’s Country” and hits from his first two albums, Jason Aldean and Relentless. Aldean’s ticket sales have doubled since […]

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Veronica Ballestrini

• August 14, 2009
Veronica Ballestrini

“Amazing” Timbob Records Veronina Ballestrini’s latest single “Amazing” is currently making its mark on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart and beyond. Veronica might not be the household name that our American Idol-era industry is capable of producing overnight—yet. But there’s no doubt that she is well on her way to mastering the art of our new media age […]

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Live Nation Giving Away Tickets Via Twitter

• August 14, 2009 •
Live Nation Giving Away Tickets Via Twitter

Twitter users are coming up with new ways to use the service all the time…the latest is contest giveaways. During the month of August Live Nation is giving concert fans a chance to win the Ultimate Concert Access Pass, which allows the winner and a guest to attend any and every show at any and […]

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Friday Photos: “People” Party, Country At The White House, More

• August 14, 2009 •
Friday Photos: "People" Party, Country At The White House, More

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Nathan Lee Jackson

• August 14, 2009
Nathan Lee Jackson

“Desperate Man” StarCity/Nine North “Desperate Man” is the latest single from StarCity/Nine North artist Nathan Lee Jackson. The song comes from Jackson’s debut album Complicated Hearts, recorded with the help of Jeff Glixman, producer of famed ‘70s rock legends Kansas. Hailing from Winchester, Kentucky, Jackson came of age during country music’s new wave of the […]

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O’Reilly Opens Nashville Office, Signs Buddy Jewell

• August 14, 2009 •
O'Reilly Opens Nashville Office, Signs Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell has signed with O’Reilly International for management, company president Louis O’Reilly announced today. Brad Allen, president of the newly-formed ALL Entertainment, will co-manage Jewell with O’Reilly. O’Reilly International, one of Canada’s leading artist management companies, recently opened an office in Nashville. The company, in partnership with its two independent award-winning Canadian record labels, […]

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Otto And Houser Set For Buds-n-Suds

• August 14, 2009 •
Otto And Houser Set For Buds-n-Suds

The 12th Annual Buds-n-Suds Benefit Concert has lined up Randy Houser and James Otto to play the outdoor fundraiser at Loser’s Bar and Grill on Wednesday, August 26th, 7-11 PM. The event started by friends and music businessmen Cory Gierman and Jason Krupek supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Tennessee Chapter. There […]

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Miley Pole Dances At Teen Choice Awards, More From The Web

• August 13, 2009 •
Miley Pole Dances At Teen Choice Awards, More From The Web

If she was trying to get attention, I guess it worked… Miley Cyrus’ pole dance at the Teen Choice Awards (of all places) is being bashed by bloggers all over the Internet. EW.com says, “But the stripper-esque choreography, coupled with Cyrus’ questionable red-carpet attire, came off completely inappropriate and ill-advised.” The LA Times blog has […]

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Benefits, Video Golf, TV Appearances and More

• August 13, 2009 •

Jack Ingram will be featured on the Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader game show for charity this week to support his new philanthropic partner Friends of TOMS, the non-profit partner of TOMS Shoes. He will also make his Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien debut on Fri., Aug. 14., where he will perform “Barefoot […]

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Petition Seeks To Add Buxton To Urban Tour

• August 13, 2009 •
Petition Seeks To Add Buxton To Urban Tour

A fan petition addressed to Keith Urban and management firm Borman Entertainment is circulating the social network corridors, urging Urban to add Sarah Buxton to his Escape Together Tour. “Being an opening act on the tour would be a great way for Sarah Buxton to gain more recognition as an artist,” the web page says […]

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Les Paul Has Died

• August 13, 2009 •
Les Paul Has Died

From Gibson Guitar: New York, NY…August 13, 2009…Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plain, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his […]

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Vancouver Emerges As CCMA Country Music Hotbed

• August 13, 2009 •
Vancouver Emerges As CCMA Country Music Hotbed

Packed Agenda Includes Showcases, Songwriter Events, Networking Opportunities, Industry Awards, Superstar Performances, More…Sept. 10-13 (Nashville, TN) Aug. 12, 2009 – Vancouver, British Columbia, will host this year’s Country Music Week, featuring four days of showcases, seminars, industry events and musical performances from some of the biggest stars in both American and Canadian Country music. Country […]

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Tyminski Leads Bluegrass Award Nominees

• August 13, 2009 •
Tyminski Leads Bluegrass Award Nominees

Today the IBMA announced the nominees for the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be hosted by Kathy Mattea and legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Dan Tyminski Band, including Union Station alumni Adam Steffey and Barry Bales, lead with nine nominations […]

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RFD Planning New Show “Larry’s Country Diner”

• August 13, 2009 •
RFD Planning New Show "Larry's Country Diner"

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will be the first musical guest on a new show being created in Nashville at RFD-TV called Larry’s Country Diner, scheduled to debut on Sept. 3. Taped in a typical diner setting, the show is hosted by broadcast personality/producer Larry Black, who is joined by regular cast members, along with announcer Keith […]

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Hall Hosts Cindy Walker Donation Ceremony, Reveals Project

• August 13, 2009 •
Hall Hosts Cindy Walker Donation Ceremony, Reveals Project

When songwriter Cindy Walker died in March 2006, she left the writer’s share of her cherished catalog of songs to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Befittingly, the organization celebrated her life and work with a donation ceremony yesterday (8/12) and also revealed plans for a new Walker project. The 1997 Country Music […]

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