Archive for February, 2010

Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson’s Search For Radio Redemption

By Rob Simbeck [Nashville Scene] Just over a year ago, Gretchen Wilson looked into the abyss. Her third album, One of the Boys, had tanked, its singles stalling at 32, 35, and 53 in Billboard. The label team that had guided her 2004 debut CD Here for the Party to quintuple platinum sales had largely […]

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On The Cover-James Otto

Label: Warner Music Nashville Hometown: Benton City, WA Birthday: July 29, 1973 Producers: Paul Worley and James Otto Interesting Fact: I’m 6’5” tall and have a 3 lb Chihuahua…opposites attract. Outside Interests: Vintage cars and trucks—I’m a major gearhead. I’ve got a 1960 Cadillac and a 1970 K5 Blazer. Musical Influences: Ronnie Milsap, Ray Charles, […]

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Worley Establishes Hometown Cancer Center

Stroudavarious Records artist Darryl Worley has long dreamed of opening a cancer treatment center in his hometown, and that dream is finally coming true. On Wednesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT, the groundbreaking ceremony of The Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center is set to take place in Savannah, TN. In 2005, Worley and representatives […]

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Del Casino Exposes Copyright ‘Gap’

Copyright Office Acknowledges Problem; to Extend ‘Notice of Inquiry’ [Press Release] – Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Attorney Casey Del Casino, of Adams and Reese, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office that his observation regarding a “significant gap” in the termination rights provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 will result in the office […]

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Bobby Karl Works the (CRS) Room – Chapter 333

The music at Country Radio Seminar is abundant. Taylor Swift “and friends” capped the festivities on Tuesday (2/23) with a Music City Jam at the Convention Center. The “friends” turned out to be Gloriana and Julianne Hough. Taylor was presented with a plaque for 10 million units sold. On Wednesday (2/24), UMG brought out almost […]

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Joey + Rory Go Viral For ACM Votes

Sugar Hill artists Joey + Rory are on the campaign trail. Nominated for an ACM Award in the Top New Duo category, the husband-and-wife team have gone viral, posting a new original song, “It’d Be Nice,” on You Tube that ever-so-gently and oh-so-cleverly pleads with fans to support them in the fan-voted category. Sample lyric: […]

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CMT Gets Interactive With New Look

Beginning today, music videos on CMT will sport a new look which includes a new graphics treatment that displays artist and song title information at the top of the screen throughout the entire song. At the end of each video, the graphics will then rotate to display record label, album, director and songwriter information. Ringtone messaging is […]

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Dierks Does Dallas For Kids

Capitol Records artist Dierks Bentley is continuing his nationwide Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday, April 25. Presented by Nationwide Insurance, proceeds from the event will benefit both the Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. The hour-long ride […]

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BamaJam Lineup Keeps Growing

The 3rd Annual Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival has announced additional performers to the event’s growing lineup. Grammy award winners the Zac Brown Band, multi-platinum hit-makers Travis Tritt and Train, Nashville Star winner Chris Young, Grand Ole Opry favorites Marty Stuart & his fabulous Superlatives, ACM award winner Rodney Atkins, and American Idol […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Touring

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CMA Unveils Research Follow Up

The Country Music Association released key findings from its fourth quarter 2009 follow up to its original 2008 Country Music Consumer Segmentation Study during CRS-41 at the Nashville Convention Center today (2/25). The extensive research project is the foundation of CMA’s mission to be an educational resource for the music industry. Over the past two […]

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TJ Martell Sets Honors Gala

Business and music industry leaders and celebrities will gather at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel on Monday, March 22 to celebrate the T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala. In Nashville, the Foundation annually supports cancer research through the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in honor of Frances Preston, national President of the T.J. Martell […]

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