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Chip Peay Returns to the Row

• April 28, 2009 •
Chip Peay Returns to the Row

After an eight year hiatus from the entertainment business, Chip Peay has returned to Nashville to re-open Chip Peay Entertainment, LLC along with three music publishing companies. Peay was recently joined by songwriters, producers and industry leaders as he announced his new endeavor at a party held at Regions Bank Music Row. Peay managed Alan […]

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Jason Aldean to Meet Bryan Adams at Crossroads

• April 28, 2009 •
Jason Aldean to Meet Bryan Adams at Crossroads

Pop superstar Bryan Adams will share the stage with Platinum-selling country rocker Jason Aldean, in an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. CMT Crossroads: Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean will be taped before an invitation-only audience in Nashville at the beginning of May and will premiere on CMT on Friday, June 26 at 8:00 PM/CT. With […]

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Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Heads to Key West

• April 28, 2009 •
Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Heads to Key West

The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to redefining and supporting music education, has announced its partnership with the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival, which will take place in Key West, Florida April 28-May 3. The 14th annual event will feature more than 130 performing songwriters in over 30 shows. In […]

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Vince Gill and Amy Grant Challenge America

• April 28, 2009 •
Vince Gill and Amy Grant Challenge America

Amy Grant and Vince Gill have announced plans to host an evening of music at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 8 at 8 PM, honoring wounded warriors and launching the nationwide Challenge America initiative. Challenge America — an outgrowth of Challenge Aspen, a non-profit organization […]

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Talent Merger Spawns WME

• April 28, 2009 •
Talent Merger Spawns WME

Top Hollywood talent shops William Morris Agency and Endeavor Agency agreed yesterday (4/27) to join forces. The newly combined entity would be called William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME). WM’s Jim Wiatt would serve as Chairman with three co-chiefs— Endeavor’s founder, Ari Emanuel; Endeavor managing partner Patrick Whitesell; and William Morris President Dave Wirtschafter. According to […]

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Capitol Ups Mabe to Sr. VP, Marketing

• April 27, 2009 •
Capitol Ups Mabe to Sr. VP, Marketing

Capitol Records Nashville has promoted Cindy Mabe to Senior VP, Marketing. Mabe previously held the position of VP Marketing. She will oversee marketing, digital marketing/new media, media, creative services, production and international strategies for Capitol Records Nashville, reporting directly to Capitol President and CEO Mike Dungan. Since joining the label in March 2007, Mabe has […]

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Jonell Mosser, Jason Michael Carroll, Loggins & Messina “Uncorked” and More

• April 27, 2009 •
Jonell Mosser, Jason Michael Carroll, Loggins & Messina “Uncorked” and More

Though she’s been a regular (and intense) presence in Nashville’s many clubs and recording studios the whole time, it’s been eight long years since powerhouse vocalist Jonell Mosser has released an album of her own. That will change tomorrow (4/28) with the release of Trust Yourself, the singer’s debut record for the Better Angels label […]

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MerleFest Draws Over 70,000 Fans

• April 27, 2009 •
MerleFest Draws Over 70,000 Fans

They’ve barely finished packing the tents and tearing down the stage and it’s already clear that this year’s Merlefest was as expansive and impressive as ever. Preliminary estimates show that over the festival’s four days (April 23-26) more than 70,000 music fans filled the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina for MerleFest […]

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Skip Ewing Announces Horse & Writer “Invitational”

• April 27, 2009 •
Skip Ewing Announces Horse & Writer “Invitational”

Grammy nominated songwriter Skip Ewing is once again offering some aspiring songwriters the chance to learn from the best through Skip Ewing’s Horse & Writer “Invitational” 2009. Held at the Lazy L&B Ranch in Dubios, Wyoming, the event offers selected applicants “concentrated songwriting mentorship in the areas of creativity, self-exploration and observation, music business, co-writing, […]

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Digital Summit Shares Masnick Keynote

• April 24, 2009 •
Digital Summit Shares Masnick Keynote

One of the highlights from the recent 2009 Leadership Music Digital Summit was the keynote address from Michael Masnick titled, “How Trent Reznor and NIN Represent The Future of the Music Industry and How Others Are Making It Work As Well.” Masnick is well know for his work with Floor64 and frequent posting to award-winning […]

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40th Annual GMA Dove Awards

• April 24, 2009 •
40th Annual GMA Dove Awards

The GMA held its 40th Annual Dove Awards last night (4/23), at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville with singer/songwriter Brandon Heath and worship band Casting Crowns earning the most awards.  Steven Curtis Chapman was honored as Artist of the Year and Tenth Avenue North received the Dove Award for New Artist which for […]

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“Bluebird On the Mountain” Lineup Unveiled

• April 24, 2009 •
“Bluebird On the Mountain” Lineup Unveiled

The Bluebird Cafe’s “Bluebird On the Mountain” concert series is set to begin Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 PM with pop songstress Kim Carnes leading a a stellar lineup of singer/songwriters. The concerts are held in the beautiful country setting of Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory. Cost of admission is $399 per vehicle, with up to eight […]

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SOLID Rocks For Musicians On Call

• April 24, 2009 •
SOLID Rocks For Musicians On Call

Members of Nashville music industry organization, SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development), rocked out for a good cause recently. SOLID’s  2nd Annual Karaoke/Rock Band Challenge, held March 25 at 12th & Porter, raised $500 dollars for Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare […]

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Swift Leads Country Twitterers

• April 23, 2009 •
Swift Leads Country Twitterers

Updated: The Kenny Chesney, cUnderwood83 and SugarlandFans feeds discussed below are not authentic. [Date: 4/23/09] Ashton Kutcher (username: aplusk) has the most Twitter followers, 1,356,958. However, since social networks are like ocean tides moving in and out, one can expect these totals to change. MusicRow, decided to research which country music artists have the highest […]

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Dierks Down Under

• April 23, 2009 •
Dierks Down Under

Capitol artist Dierks Bentley is prepping this week for his first-ever Australian tour with superstar duo Brooks & Dunn beginning May 1 in Perth and continuing on to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through May 9. Bentley will flank both ends of his Australian tour with stops in Los Angeles to perform his current single, “Sideways,” […]

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Paradigm Acquires Third Coast

• April 23, 2009 •
Paradigm Acquires Third Coast

Hollywood talent agency Paradigm, continuing its expansion into music, announced today (4/23) that it had bought Nashville-based Christian music booking firm Third Coast Artists Agency. The deal is the latest move by Beverly Hills-based Paradigm to increase its presence in the music sector through a series of low-key acquisitions. In the last five years, Paradigm […]

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CMA Songwriters Series Returns to NYC

• April 23, 2009 •
CMA Songwriters Series Returns to NYC

Returning to Joe’s Pub for the fifth year, the CMA Songwriters Series remains one of New York City’s most popular nights of music. Showcasing some of Nashville’s finest songwriters, the series is back for another show on Thursday, May 21. Host Bob DiPiero (“If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Blue Clear Sky,” “Take Me As […]

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Hall of Fame Re-elects Steve Turner, Vince Gill

• April 23, 2009 •
Hall of Fame Re-elects Steve Turner, Vince Gill

At the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s recent quarterly board meeting, cultural arts activist Steve Turner, founder of Butler’s Run LLC, was tapped for a second term as Chairman; and Hall of Fame member Vince Gill was re-elected to an eighth consecutive term as President. New trustees, elected for three-year terms, include Creative […]

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Chicks With Hits Celebrate Tammy Brown

• April 23, 2009 •
Chicks With Hits Celebrate Tammy Brown

Songplugger’s collective The Chicks With Hits recently held a luncheon in honor of longtime Music Row executive Tammy Brown to celebrate her recent cancer free status after a year long battle with leukemia. Brown is a former employee of ole Songs and Sony Music. The Chicks released balloons containing prayers and well wishes for Brown’s […]

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CMA Says “Here Come The Judds”

• April 23, 2009 •
CMA Says “Here Come The Judds”

Plans continue to come together for the 2009 CMA Music Festival, and now comes the announcement that the CMA will add country stars Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Wynonna (with a special appearance by The Judds) to the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. “Rascal Flatts remains one of today’s great musical […]

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