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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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Toby Keith Releases Animated Video, Receives Million Air Awards

• August 13, 2009 •
Toby Keith Releases Animated Video, Receives Million Air Awards

Toby Keith is spending the summer on his America’s Toughest Tour and has released an animated music video. BMI’s David Preston and Jody Williams recently traveled through severe weather conditions to join Keith at his Memphis stop. There they presented him with two awards, one as a publisher and one as a writer, for his hit […]

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Michelle Branch

• August 12, 2009
Michelle Branch

“Sooner Or Later” Warner Bros. Nashville Grammy-winner Michelle Branch is back with “Sooner Or Later,” her first solo effort after enjoying country success with the acclaimed Stand Still, Look Pretty by The Wreckers. As part of that duo, Branch was nominated for both a CMA Award and a Grammy. The popularity of The Wreckers helped […]

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Due West Rocks The MR Conference Room

• August 12, 2009 •
Due West Rocks The MR Conference Room

Nine North’s Larry Pareigis brought the trio to MR’s conference room for an unplugged performance. “I Get That All Time” is No. 33 this week on the Country Breakout Chart. Due West (seated) hangs on the MusicRow front steps after a well received mini-concert. Standing (L-R): Music Row’s Michelle Ross, Christie King, Sarah Skates, David […]

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EYB, Larry, Dierks, Tracy and Reba News

• August 12, 2009 •
EYB, Larry, Dierks, Tracy and Reba News

Dierks Bentley will host his fourth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert on Sunday, Oct. 11 in Nashville.  Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The hour-long ride will weave through Williamson County […]

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Lawrence Hospitalized, Rucker, Clint Black, And More

• August 12, 2009 •
Lawrence Hospitalized, Rucker, Clint Black, And More

Suffering from a respiratory infection, Tracy Lawrence was hospitalized yesterday in Nashville. He has been diagnosed with early signs of pneumonia and is receiving treatment. He was forced him to cancel his August 13 appearance at the Wildhorse Saloon in Lufkin, TX. The status of his remaining shows this weekend in San Antonio, TX and […]

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Songwriter Shows To Benefit NSAI

• August 12, 2009 •
Songwriter Shows To Benefit NSAI

NSAI’s successful concert series, “It All Begins With A Song,” continues with the Charlie Daniels Band on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Wildhorse Saloon. Prior to the CDB, Old Union will take the stage. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com, as well as at www.wildhorsesaloon.com. General Admission tickets start at […]

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ASCAP Planning Songwriters Workshops

• August 12, 2009 •
ASCAP Planning Songwriters Workshops

ASCAP is planning two separate songwriters workshops focused on Pop and Christian music. They will both run for six consecutive weekly sessions beginning in September, with each meeting featuring prominent music industry guest speakers giving advice on A&R, music publishing, legal issues, and more. Serving as moderator for the Pop workshop will be songwriter/artist Robert Ellis Orrall. […]

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Web Initiatives Help Nichols Support Troops, Single

• August 12, 2009 •
Web Initiatives Help Nichols Support Troops, Single

Joe Nichols is supporting the troops as well as promoting his new single, “Believers,” with several viral initiatives. While he was on a tour in Iraq performing for the servicemen and women, he had the video crew documenting the excursion also interview the soldiers about what they believe in. The result is a moving video […]

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Dierks Celebrates “Sideways” With Tailgate Party

• August 12, 2009 •
Dierks Celebrates "Sideways" With Tailgate Party

Dierks Bentley’s team celebrated his latest No. 1, “Sideways,” with a Summer Tailgate Party outside the Sony/ATV offices on Monday, August 10th. Bentley co-wrote the hit with Jim Beavers and it is the second consecutive chart-topper form his album Feel That Fire. His new single is the romantic tune “I Wanna Make You Close Your […]

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Rucker Goes Platinum, Plus Updates From 821, CMHF, And CMT

• August 11, 2009 •
Rucker Goes Platinum, Plus Updates From 821, CMHF, And CMT

Darius Rucker’s debut country album Learn To Live on Capitol Records Nashville has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. His third single from the album, “Alright,” helped push shipments over the 1 million mark. The song spent one week at the top of MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart and also landed at No. 1 on other […]

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Touring News: ZBB, Paisley, Lucinda, Miranda

• August 11, 2009 •
Touring News: ZBB, Paisley, Lucinda, Miranda

The Zac Brown Band embarks on its first headlining tour Sept. 24 in Cary, NC. The band will spread its message of “Love, Peace and Chicken Grease” throughout the Southeast, with current dates lined up in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Texas. The 2009 Breaking Southern Ground Tour will hit mainly amphitheaters and theaters during September […]

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Brad Allen’s Upstart Working With Buddy Jewell, New Revolution

• August 11, 2009 •
Brad Allen's Upstart Working With Buddy Jewell, New Revolution

Brad Allen has launched ALL Entertainment and signed Buddy Jewell as the first artist. After 20 years  in the music business, Allen is weaving his record label management, production, and publishing experience into a full-service entertainment company. The multi-genre, multi-format operation will also handle CCM artists as well as house a movie/DVD division. Allen most […]

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New Music Now: Lady A, Josh Turner, More

• August 11, 2009 •
New Music Now: Lady A, Josh Turner, More

CMA’s reigning “New Artist of the Year” Lady Antebellum just debuted the lead single from its forthcoming Capitol Nashville sophomore album. “Need You Now” goes for radio adds on Aug. 24 and was written by group members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, along with co-writer Josh Kear. Haywood says this of the new […]

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Brooks & Dunn Prepare Last Rodeo Tour

• August 10, 2009 •
Brooks & Dunn Prepare Last Rodeo Tour

Posted to the Brooks & Dunn official site on Aug. 10, 2009: To Our Fans: After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo that it’s time call it a day. This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed …. We owe […]

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Worley Signs With Schatzi, Biddy Leaves Stringtown, Aristo Int’l Report

• August 10, 2009 •
Worley Signs With Schatzi, Biddy Leaves Stringtown, Aristo Int'l Report

Hot Schatz Public Relations has signed platinum-selling Darryl Worley to its roster of clients for independent publicity services. He broke onto the country music scene in 2000 with “When You Need My Love” and has charted 17 songs including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “A Good Day to Run.” His biggest career […]

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Females Up Front

• August 10, 2009 •
Females Up Front

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in September, alongside previous inductees including Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Hank Thompson, and The All American Rejects. She and the rest of the Class of 2009 are set to perform at the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame […]

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St. Jude Street Party, Stars For Second Harvest, Blood Drive

• August 10, 2009 •
St. Jude Street Party, Stars For Second Harvest, Blood Drive

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host a street party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very successful Country Cares for 
St. Jude Kids fundraising program and thank the local music industry for its support through the years. The festivities on Thurs., Aug. 20 will include burgers, beverages, music, games and some special guests in the dunk tank. The […]

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