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Swift, Other Nashvillians Among VMA Nominees

• August 4, 2009 •
Swift, Other Nashvillians Among VMA Nominees

MTV today (8/4) announced the nominees for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, with several Nashvillians making the list. Up for Best Female Video is Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” directed by Roman White and produced by Revolution Pictures, with Producer Randy Brewer. Kings of Leon (“Use Somebody”) and Paramore (“Decode”) are both nominated […]

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Morgan To Join Nichols On Broadway

• August 4, 2009 •
Morgan To Join Nichols On Broadway

Lorrie Morgan will join Joe Nichols in a Broadway bound version of Pure Country, the hit movie starring George Strait. According to producers Randall L. Wreghitt, Chris Presley and Ellen Rusconi, the play is set to debut in early 2010. Nichols will play the role of Rusty, played by Strait in the movie version and […]

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Briefs: Netflix, Snow Leopard, Pandora & Twitter

• August 4, 2009 •

Report: Netflix To Stream iPhone Multichannel News reports that Netflix DVD service will soon begin offering its Watch Instantly streaming service on iPhones, iPod Touch and Nintendo Wii. The streaming service currently offers fewer titles than the DVD-by-mail version, with the most popular titles conspicuously missing. However, Watch Instantly titles are included at no extra […]

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Industry Updates: HFA at SOURCE Awards, ASCAP Awards Date, SXSW, ICMs

• August 4, 2009 •
Industry Updates: HFA at SOURCE Awards, ASCAP Awards Date, SXSW, ICMs

HFA was proud to be a sponsor of the 2009 SOURCE Foundation Awards, honoring Joyce Jackson, Peggy Lamb, Pat McCoy, Sandy Neese, Margaret Parker, and Marion Keisker MacInnes (posthumously). The event was held at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum on July 30. ——————————— The 47th Annual ASCAP Country Awards will be presented on […]

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Artist Notes: Bobby Bare, Kellie Pickler, Mallary Hope

• August 4, 2009 •
Artist Notes: Bobby Bare, Kellie Pickler, Mallary Hope

BMI staged another installment of its 12th & Porter series on Thursday, July 30, featuring legendary singer/songwriter Bobby Bare. He charmed with mid-song recitations and quirky stories. Joining Bare on the bill were Charlie Pate and Dixie’s Finest, including songwriters Dale Dodson and Ronnie Bowman; as well as family trio the Henningsens. The free show […]

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Big Green Ringtones, IBMA, and More

• August 3, 2009 •
Big Green Ringtones, IBMA, and More

Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” is in its fourth consecutive week at the top of iTunes’ all-genre ringtone chart. Additionally, among Verizon’s 84 million subscribers, it is this week’s No. 1 most downloaded ringtone, in front of such megastars as The Black Eyes Peas, Mariah Carey and the late Michael Jackson. Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” […]

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GAC To Air “Country at the White House”

• August 3, 2009 •
GAC To Air "Country at the White House"

Great American Country will debut its exclusive coverage of Country at the White House, with performances by Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Charley Pride, on Sat., Aug. 15 at 8 PM/CT. The coverage of the invitation-only event at the White House will give fans a front row seat to both the afternoon educational workshop and […]

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“Crook & Chase” To Tape At Ford Theater

• August 3, 2009 •
"Crook & Chase" To Tape At Ford Theater

The Crook & Chase television show will launch a special series taping at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Ford Theater on Aug. 4. The first episode will feature Joe Nichols debuting two songs from his upcoming album in an acoustic performance. Because each show will also feature a Hall of Fame member, Statler […]

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Artist News: Currington Comments On Festival, Holly Williams Engaged

• August 3, 2009 •
Artist News: Currington Comments On Festival, Holly Williams Engaged

As reported in this morning’s subscription-only @MusicRow, there was a horrific accident on Saturday night at the Big Valley Jamboree music festival in Camrose, Alberta. Gale force winds caused the stage to collapse just as Billy Currington was finishing his set.  Here is a bit more of the story courtesy of his label, UMG Nashville: […]

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Musical Chairs at BMI and Sony/ATV

• August 3, 2009 •
Musical Chairs at BMI and Sony/ATV

Broadcast Music, Inc. has promoted Russ Blose to Assistant Vice President, Strategic Operations where he will manage the Operations/Analysis & Information group, which is moving from BMI’s New York facility to Nashville. That department’s functions are being merged with the Strategic Solutions Group already managed by Blose. In addition, he will lead the department charged […]

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Taylor Swift In Feature Film “Valentine’s Day”

• August 3, 2009 •
Taylor Swift In Feature Film "Valentine's Day"

Swift has been photographed in several scenes alongside Taylor Lautner, who starred in the blockbuster “Twilight.” Taylor Swift has an acting role in the upcoming romantic comedy Valentine’s Day. The film from director Garry Marshall is the story of five interconnected couples in L.A. who make-up and break-up based on the expectations surrounding the holiday. […]

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Womack, Pickler Help CMA Songwriters Series Spread Word About Country Music

• August 3, 2009 •
Womack, Pickler Help CMA Songwriters Series Spread Word About Country Music

The popular CMA Songwriters Series, which has played to sold-out crowds in New York City for the past five years, will be hitting the road this Fall with s hows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each concert will feature a songwriter/artist alongside hit tunesmiths and will be hosted by Bob DiPiero, writer of hits such […]

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NYT Profiles Country Youth Movement

• August 2, 2009 •
NYT Profiles Country Youth Movement

New York Times writer Jon Caramanica puts the crosshairs to Nashville’s country music youth movement in an article titled, Country’s New Face: It’s Young and Blond. Ms. Swift, 19, who has sold more than seven million records in the last four years, has proved to be seismic in Nashville. And thanks to the pop crossover […]

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David Bradley

• July 31, 2009
David Bradley

“Soak It Up” Gecko Music Productions From the oil rigs in Siberia to the clubs and songwriters circles of Nashville, Englishman David Bradley brings his soulful country rock ‘n’ roll to the US via his new home in Music City. After settling in with the community of singers and songwriters in Nashville, David offers his […]

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Shane Wyatt

• July 31, 2009
Shane Wyatt

“She Could Do Better” Sandyland Music “She Could Do Better” is the latest single by singer/songwriter Shane Wyatt, from his debut album The Last Cowboy. “We have been performing ‘She Could Do Better’ live for a couple of years now, and the response has been amazing,” says Wyatt. “It seems like everyone knows someone who […]

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Fairway Fun—Ladies Golf Tournament

• July 31, 2009 •
Fairway Fun—Ladies Golf Tournament

1st Place Team: “Miss Trumped” (L-R) Nicole Pope Gaia, Renee White, Scott Siman, Carrie Simons, Teresa Siman. Photo: Kevin Lamb • • • The 22nd Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament roared down the fairways Monday, July 27 at Old Natchez Country Club (1323 Sneed Road) driving and putting to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of […]

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McDaniel Benefit Aug. 13

• July 31, 2009 •
McDaniel Benefit Aug. 13

The country music community is coming together to raise funds for Grand Ole Opry star Mel McDaniel.  The 66 year-old is slowly recovering from a June 16 heart attack.  Family, friends and fans are gathering Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Palace to pay tribute and raise money for this cherished member […]

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Buxton, Pinson & Belmont Visits London

• July 31, 2009 •

Sarah Buxton hangs with the KNIX Phoenix crew on Sat. July 25 when she opened for Keith Urban. (L-R) Kris Lamb (Lyric Street), Ben Campbell (KNIX Morning Show co-host), Sarah Buxton, Mark Medina (PD/KNIX), Matt McAllister (KNIX Morning Show co-host) Bobby Pinson friends and family celebrated the success of his latest chart triumphs, “Already Gone,” […]

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DISClaimer 7/31/09

• July 31, 2009 •
DISClaimer 7/31/09

They didn’t win any of the big prizes, but two of our mid-level acts have some of the tastiest tunes this week. Give an ear to the hilarious lyrics in Heartland’s “Mustache.” This thing is so wonderfully different that it could really perk up a radio station’s playlist. Also a writer’s delight is “Gypsy Boots,” […]

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NSAI Song Contest Returns With Jewel Mentoring Session

• July 30, 2009 •
NSAI Song Contest Returns With Jewel Mentoring Session

The 10th annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT, will kick off August 1 and run through October 31, with this year’s Grand Prize winner receiving a mentoring session with Jewel. The nationwide competition will result in one Grand Prize Winner and one CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner. Professional songwriters, publishers and others from the industry […]

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