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Amazon & WalMart Adopt Multi-Tier Pricing

• April 9, 2009 •

The jury is still out on how pricing changes at iTunes will affect digital track sales. However, one development has been the adoption of the new multi-tier pricing by Amazon.com which includes an 89¢ price point in addition to the three prices available on iTunes; $1.29, 99¢ and 69¢. Wal-Mart also seems to have raised […]

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Katie Armiger and Love & Theft Unveil Winning Song

• April 8, 2009 •
Katie Armiger and Love & Theft Unveil Winning Song

Cold River Artist Katie Armiger and Carolwood Records trio Love and Theft recently got together at Sound Kitchen Studios in Franklin to cowrite a song with Charleston, West Virginia’s Steve Schumacher, the grand prize winner in GAC’s Kapturing A Love Song with Katie Armiger contest. Schumacher, who was chosen from 50,000 entries, was flown to […]

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Int’l Country Music Conference Coming To Belmont

• April 8, 2009 •
Int'l Country Music Conference Coming To Belmont

The 26th Annual International Country Music Conference will be held May 21-23 at Belmont University. The event features appearances by some of the top historians and scholars in country music and includes presentations of The Belmont University Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award and The Charlie Lamb Awards. This year’s conference will also include special panels […]

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Hall Of Fame Salutes Brenda Lee

• April 8, 2009 •
Hall Of Fame Salutes Brenda Lee

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is getting ready to pay tribute to “Little Miss Dynamite,” Brenda Lee, with the cameo exhibition Brenda Lee: Dynamite, Presented by Great American Country Television Network, which will open in the Museum’s East Gallery on August 7 and run through June 2010. Born Brenda Mae Tarpley on […]

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Digital Rodeo Sponsors Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker

• April 8, 2009 •
Digital Rodeo Sponsors Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker

Country news, music and lifestyle website Digitalrodeo.com will sponsor Nashville’s first-ever Andy Griggs Celebrity Poker Tournament, to be held Thursday, June 11 at Cadillac Ranch. The winnings from the tournament will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and other charities. Celebrity players from country music, sports, film and television, as well as professional poker players, […]

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Edison Research Country Study Now Online

• April 7, 2009 •
Edison Research Country Study Now Online

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and Edison Research have posted the full results of their National Country Radio P1 Study online in the form of a video slideshow, complete with audio commentary. The presentation, which was originally given this year at CRS-40 in Nashville, may be viewed at either www.CRB.org or www.EdisonResearch.com. According to Tom Webster, […]

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Nashville Film Festival Ready To Roll

• April 7, 2009 •
Nashville Film Festival Ready To Roll

The 40th Annual Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is ready to roll. The Festival is hosted by the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in the Green Hills area of Nashville. With over 22,000 people attending last year’s NaFF, it is one of the best-known arts events in Tennessee and is the biggest, most international film festival […]

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GAC To Re-Air ACM Awards

• April 7, 2009 •
GAC To Re-Air ACM Awards

Great American Country (GAC) will present an encore presentation of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday May 31 at 8 PM/CT. This year, GAC and GACTV.com expanded their longstanding partnership with the Academy of Country Music by hosting the first-ever fan vote for nominees in the Top New Artist categories. In […]

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Flatts, Aldean Set To Boost Country Sales

• April 6, 2009 •
Flatts, Aldean Set To Boost Country Sales

Two big releases due April 7 — from Lyric Street’s Rascal Flatts and Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean — could bring a welcome boost to 2009 country sales. Fresh from their seventh consecutive ACM Vocal Group of the Year win, Rascal Flatts will celebrate the release of their sixth album, Unstoppable, with a day-of-release appearance on […]

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Stars On Deck For City Of Hope

• April 6, 2009 •
Stars On Deck For City Of Hope

Country stars Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry and Josh Turner are among the celebrities who will be participating in the 19th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Nashville’s Greer Stadium. Billed as the unofficial kickoff to CMA Music Festival, this year’s game will be held […]

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BamaJam Join Forces With Talladega

• April 6, 2009 •
BamaJam Join Forces With Talladega

Ronnie Gilley Entertainment’s BamaJam Music & Arts Festival has announced a cross-promotional partnership with Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway. The partnership is designed to cross-promote the spring 2009 Talladega Superspeedway races and the BamaJam Music & Arts Festival, scheduled for June 4-6 in Enterprise, Ala. BamaJam Music & Arts Festival will have a prominent presence at the […]

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Industry Vets Open Herrington/Fox Management

• April 6, 2009 •

Industry veterans Dan Herrington and Mitchell Fox have announced the formation of Herrington/Fox Management, a full-service, artist and project management company headquartered in Nashville. Herrington, who recently sold his Dualtone Records label to Cal Turner IV, brings more than 20 years of record company and music publishing management experience to the company. Fox got his […]

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Storme Warren Tweets For GAC at ACMs

• April 6, 2009 •
Storme Warren Tweets For GAC at ACMs

GAC’s Headline Country added a new component to coverage of Sunday’s ACM Awards. Show host Storme Warren was on the orange carpet providing live updates via the online social network, Twitter. Additionally, Warren plucked a fan from the bleachers to the orange carpet to file the Twitter updates visible at www.twitter.com/headlinecountry.

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Rich Pacts With Crown Royal

• April 6, 2009 •

Warner Bros. artist John Rich and Crown Royal Canadian Whisky are teaming up to offer one winner a “special mentorship experience.” The For Every King, A Mentor contest includes a trip for two to Nashville for a behind-the-scenes look into Rich’s performing, producing and songwriting career; a tour of the mansion where his CMT show […]

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NY Sen. Schumer Introduces Ticketing Legislation

• April 6, 2009 •

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has introduced legislation designed to crack down on ticket resellers and ensure that fans get the opportunity to obtain concert tickets at face price. The legislation would give fans two days to buy tickets before they became available to ticket resellers to sell on the secondary market. The legislation also […]

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Country “Sidekick” Frank Oakley Passes

• April 6, 2009 •

Frank Oakley, a well-liked music executive who worked with country artists including Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Faron Young and Willie Nelson, died on April 2. He was 83. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Oakley was a veteran of WWII and a former police officer. His country music career began in 1961, when he was hired […]

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Craig Morgan’s Easter Surprise; Big Kenny’s Mountaintop Crusade; GAC’s Backstory

• April 3, 2009 •
Craig Morgan’s Easter Surprise; Big Kenny’s Mountaintop Crusade; GAC’s Backstory

Big Kenny Alphin is joining forces with Sheryl Crow, Kathy Mattea and Emmylou Harris to launch a new campaign, Music Saves Mountains, to halt mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee and across Appalachia. The musicians are urging people to contact Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and encourage him to support the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act […]

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CMT Camp Nashville Offers Discount

• April 3, 2009 •
CMT Camp Nashville Offers Discount

Founders of CMT Camp Nashville, the first-ever multi-artist fantasy camp for country music, have reduced the $7999 price of the camp by nearly 40% for anyone who registers before April 15. The $1000 spouse packages will be discounted by 50%. CMT Camp Nashville will provide campers with five days in the role of a country […]

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Charley Pride Takes Stand Surprises Fan

• April 3, 2009 •
Charley Pride Takes Stand Surprises Fan

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride showed up in the town of Leduc in Alberta, Canada on Thursday (4/2), to take a stand against online ticket scalping and surprise a dedicated fan in the process. Determined to catch Pride’s show at the Jubilee Auditorium in nearby Edmonton, longtime fan Jacqueline Sharp ended up […]

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Arts & Business Council Sponsors Law Clinic

• April 3, 2009 •
Arts & Business Council Sponsors Law Clinic

(Updated 4/6/09) The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts and the Tennessee Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Section are hosting a Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic in the SunTrust Community Room at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday April 18, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. […]

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