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Revolving Door: Stoney Creek, Sony, LifeNotes

• June 29, 2009 •
Revolving Door: Stoney Creek, Sony, LifeNotes

Stoney Creek Records, the new label founded by Broken Bow owner Benny Brown, has signed Ash Bowers. and is planning the release of his first album. The Buddy Cannon produced project contains seven songs penned by Bowers, as well as the new single, “Stuck,” which was written by Billy Montana and Frank Myers and goes […]

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Richard Marx Catalogue Acquired By Chrysalis

• June 29, 2009 •
Richard Marx Catalogue Acquired By Chrysalis

Chrysalis Music Group USA has finalized an agreement to purchase the catalogue of renowned writer/artist Richard Marx. Among his most recent hits was the 2008 song “Everybody,” which was written with and performed by Keith Urban. Marx has been an internationally known singer/songwriter/producer for over 20 years. In addition to selling over 30 million records […]

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CMT Awards Draw Top Execs

• June 29, 2009 •
CMT Awards Draw Top Execs

The 2009 CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on June 16. Many of MTV Network’s top brass came to town to mingle with Nashville executives and artists at the event.

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Monday Morning Rundown- WB, Ray Price, Platinum Plaques, AMA, Alana Grace

• June 29, 2009 •
Monday Morning Rundown- WB, Ray Price, Platinum Plaques, AMA, Alana Grace

Country singer Ray Price underwent surgery on June 23 to remove precancerous polyps from his colon. Doctors say the operation was a complete success and he is making a slow, steady recovery with the help of family and friends, especially his wife Janie. ————————— The Hannah Montana soundtrack was the only Country album which received […]

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Friday Fun: Festivals, Craig Morgan, Sugarland and More

• June 26, 2009 •
Friday Fun: Festivals, Craig Morgan, Sugarland and More

Organizers have confirmed a major new country music festival in Baton Rouge, to be held Memorial Day Weekend 2010 (May 29-30, 2010) at the LSU Tiger Stadium. The brains behind the event are heavy hitters Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (which produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival), AEG Live and The Messina Group. It […]

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Keni Thomas

• June 26, 2009
Keni Thomas

“Gunslinger” RBM/Tenacity “…this seriously rocks.” —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow MySpace Song Plays: 210,000 MySpace Views: 175,000 MySpace Friends: 6500 “Gunslinger,” the infectious title track from Keni Thomas’s new album, is featured on this year’s CMA Music Fest Sampler and available for over 100,000 free downloads through September 2009. The new single, written by Thomas, is […]

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Chesney, Flatts, and Toby Are Country’s Highest Earning

• June 26, 2009 •
Chesney, Flatts, and Toby Are Country's Highest Earning

Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith are the only Country stars on Forbes’ new list of the year’s top-earning musicians. Endorsements and album sales gave a significant boost to every artist on the list of 12. But it was touring that sent earnings into the stratosphere. With a $65 million profit between June 08 […]

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New Videos From Vassar and Gloriana

• June 26, 2009 •
New Videos From Vassar and Gloriana

Gloriana‘s new video “The Way It Goes” debuted today on CMT’s Top 20 Countdown. The live video was shot while on the road with Taylor Swift‘s Fearless tour. Directed by Chad Denning for Gamma Blast and produced by  Matt Nahay, it was recorded during performances in Seattle, Portland and Spokane. Denning shot over 15,000 stills […]

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Little Big Town Raises Over $50,000 For TJ Martell

• June 26, 2009 •
Little Big Town Raises Over $50,000 For TJ Martell

Members of Little Big Town hosted their third “Ride For A Cure” on Sunday, June 14, to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. This year’s event was a huge success and raised $52,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS […]

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Wy To Headline Music City July 4th

• June 26, 2009 •
Wy To Headline Music City July 4th

Nashville always celebrates the 4th of July with style and this year’s 25th anniversary event will be better than ever with headliner Wynonna Judd performing alongside the Symphony Orchestra. The Riverfront Park free festivities will begin at noon with the Family Fun Zone, presented by Coca-Cola. The NowPlayingNashville.com First Stage will feature music beginning at […]

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Lifenotes: Tim Krekel (updated)

• June 26, 2009 •
Lifenotes: Tim Krekel (updated)

Arrangements: On Sunday, June 28th, at 3:30 PM a public jazz funeral procession will start at James Lee Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY and walk to the memorial service at The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave., Louisville. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to The KREK fund, […]

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Fans Mourn Jackson, Fawcett

• June 25, 2009 •

As the nation was hearing news of the expected passing of actress Farrah Fawcett, word began to spread that Michael Jackson had been hospitalized for suspected cardiac arrest. Soon after, it was confirmed that he too had died. Fawcett, 62, had recently gone through a very public battle with cancer, and had faced the disease […]

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“Levon Helm–Ramble at the Ryman” Airs Tonight

• June 25, 2009 •
"Levon Helm--Ramble at the Ryman" Airs Tonight

PBS (WNPT ch. 8 in Nashville) will premiere Levon Helm — Ramble at the Ryman tonight (6/25) at 8 PM. The show will also be part of their featured national Pledge Drive Campaign beginning in August 2009. The Ramble at the Ryman was an historic evening. On the opening night of the Americana Music Festival […]

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Service Scheduled For Barry Beckett

• June 25, 2009 •
Service Scheduled For Barry Beckett

As arrangements for a memorial service are announced, the recent passing of acclaimed musician/producer Barry Beckett continues to be felt throughout Nashville’s creative community. Musician Steve Nathan and producer Steve Buckingham offer their remembrances below. The memorial service will be Sunday, July 12 at 5 PM at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. If […]

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Country Boosts Morale With Spirit of America

• June 25, 2009 •
Country Boosts Morale With Spirit of America

On June 14, Charlie Daniels helped the U.S. Army celebrate its 231st birthday at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., with a performance courtesy of the Spirit of America Tour. A standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 soldiers enjoyed a 90-minute set from the entertainer. Founder of the Spirit of America Tour, Robert Rosenthal, was honored during the concert […]

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Aldean Mines Gold

• June 25, 2009 •
Aldean Mines Gold

The RIAA has certified Jason Aldean’s latest CD Wide Open Gold after 10 weeks. The metal certifications are based upon shipments, with Gold status requiring 500,000 units and Platinum needing one million. According to SoundScan, which measures actual sales to consumers, through week 10 the CD has sold a total of 316,246 units. The first […]

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ShortNotes: Rack-N-Roll, Joe Moscheo, and Edgar Bronfman Jr.

• June 25, 2009 •
ShortNotes: Rack-N-Roll, Joe Moscheo, and Edgar Bronfman Jr.

The Rack-N-Roll Audio crew has been busy this summer. They have been on the road recording live performances ranging from arena shows like 3 Doors Down tourmates Theory of a Deadman to artists at Bonnaroo. Rentals have been hopping as well, with recent projects including Creed, Bob Rock/American Bang, and Matt Serletic/Gloriana. Rack-N-Roll’s studio, The […]

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Republic Nashville Details Promo Team

• June 25, 2009 •

Republic Nashville, the latest new imprint to sit under the Big Machine umbrella has announced its promo team. Bobby Young Dir. of National Promotion unveiled the identities of this highly anticipated group. Jimmy Harnen is President of this new label and will report to CEO Scott Borchetta. The label’s roster now includes Sunny Sweeney and […]

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Big Loud Extreme Partnership

• June 24, 2009 •
Big Loud Extreme Partnership

Songwriter Jenn Schott has signed with Big Loud Shirt. This is the company’s first signing under its partnership combining the Big Loud Shirt & Extreme Writer’s Group creative teams. “I’ve known and been a fan of Jenn Schott’s for years and we are thrilled to work with her. It was also great that Michael Martin […]

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CMT Awards Spike Sales

• June 24, 2009 •
CMT Awards Spike Sales

The 2009 CMT Music Awards sparked post-show physical and digital sales for every performer and winner following the live telecast on Tuesday, June 16 on CMT. Here is the data according to the Soundscan charts for the week ending 06/21/2009. Brad Paisley, a three time trophy winner that night, received one of the biggest sales […]

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