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Kate and Kacey

• April 10, 2009
Kate and Kacey

“Dreaming Love” Big Machine “Dreaming Love” is the debut single for Big Machine’s twin sisters Kate and Kacey, who combine country music’s best traditions with its future. Family harmony has always been an integral part of country music and it is clear the sisters have that special vocal magic that runs in the blood. Prior […]

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Music City Walk Of Fame Names Inductees

• April 10, 2009 •
Music City Walk Of Fame Names Inductees

A new class of inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame has been announced. The new inductees include National Baptist Publishing Board founder Dr. Richard Henry (R.H.) Boyd, pioneering producer/songwriter/performer “Cowboy” Jack Clement, record executive and songwriter Mike Curb, and performers Marty Stuart, Josh Turner and CeCe Winans. The inductees, the sixth class to […]

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CISAC Announces World Copyright Summit

• April 9, 2009 •
CISAC Announces World Copyright Summit

CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) has announced the second World Copyright Summit for June 9 and 10 in Washington, DC. The Summit will provide a forum for influential creators, rights organizations and guilds, content service providers, broadcasters, telecommunications operators, hardware manufacturers, legal experts and policy-makers to exchange ideas and discuss […]

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Universal and Google To Launch Video Service

• April 9, 2009 •
Universal and Google To Launch Video Service

The Washington Post is reporting that Universal Music Group and Google have finalized a deal to create a new music video service called Vevo, a site billed as a “premium online music hub built for consumers, advertisers, and content owners,” which is expected to launch before the end of the year. The two companies will […]

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Miranda Lambert Joins Cotton Ad Campaign

• April 9, 2009 •
Miranda Lambert Joins Cotton Ad Campaign

We always knew that, underneath that tough exterior, Miranda Lambert was a softie. And now the hit Columbia artist is a softie on the outside as well. Lambert is one of three artists (R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan and indie rocker/actress Zooey Deschanel are the others) who will offer their interpretations of the familiar “the touch, […]

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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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