Archive for February, 2010

Rascal Flatts Fetes Country Radio

Last night (2/24) Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney gathered at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel to relive the band’s favorite memories with country radio and celebrate the hundreds of programmers and on-air talent who have been a part of their ascension on the charts over the last ten years. The band members […]

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Brooks & Dunn Final Show To Benefit Hall of Fame

Superstar duo Brooks & Dunn announced today during the Country Radio Seminar’s Sony Luncheon that the final show on their upcoming The Last Rodeo Tour will be August 10 in Nashville. The show will will help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame, and will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. In sharing […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Touring

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Digital Expert Sees Downturn for Downloads 

Speaking at the opening panel of the Digital Music Forum East in Manhattan yesterday (2/24), Russ Crupnick, an analyst with the research firm, the NPD Group, predicted a grim future for free streaming music sites that enable users to listen to songs any time free of charge. Presenting data on U.S. music purchases from 2007 […]

Category: Featured, Financial/Legal, Sales/Marketing

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Krauss Parts Ways With DS Mgt.

Alison Krauss and her long-time manager, Denise Stiff (DS Management), have announced their intention to part ways. “We have had a wonderful 23 years together and are proud of what we’ve accomplished,” Krauss and Stiff said in a joint statement. “This is a difficult decision, but we have decided to end our professional relationship. We […]

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Artist Showcases Light Up CRS

UMG Parties at the Ryman Universal Music Group Nashville showcased 18 acts during their CRS luncheon yesterday (2/24) at the Ryman auditorium. Artists included Easton Corbin, Laura Bell Bundy, Josh Kelley, Coldwater Jane, Randy Montana, Mallary Hope, Ashton Shepherd, Randy Rogers Band, Ryan Bingham, David Nail, Julianne Hough, Billy Currington, Jamey Johnson, Gary Allan, Josh […]

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Stacey To Head Warner Music Promotion

Warner Music Nashville announced today (2/24) that Chris Stacey has been named Senior Vice President and head of Radio Promotion. Stacey will oversee the division’s newly-created two-team radio promotion department and report directly to WMN President and CEO, John Esposito. The department will oversee country roster releases for all WMG labels with a Nashville presence, including […]

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Underwood, Steel Magnolia, a Chesney App and a Kershaw

Underwood Guests On “How I Met Your Mother” Carrie Underwood will make a one-off guest star appearance on CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The episode will air on Monday, March 1. Underwood will appear as a new character, Tiffany, an enigmatic pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Ted, played by Josh Radnor. […]

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CMA Holds Annual Artists Luncheon

The Nashville School of the Arts guitar ensemble performed for guests at the Seventh Annual CMA Artist Luncheon yesterday. Nashville School of the Arts (NSA)has been a recipient of funds from “Keep the Music Playing,” CMA’s charity initiative which donates half the net proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Metro Nashville public schools for […]

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CRB Inducts 2010 Radio Hall of Famers

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) inducted the 2010 class of the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame last night (2/23) at a special ceremony at the Nashville Convention Center. Bill Bailey, Laurie DeYoung and Rudy Fernandez are the 2010 Country Music DJ inductees, while Dan Halyburton, Mike Hammond and Cy Blumenthal (posthumous) are the […]

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Country Hall Announces Staff Promotions

The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced several promotions within the organization, all effective immediately. In the sales and marketing area, Director of Communications Kerry Cicero is promoted to Senior Director of Marketing; Production Manager Warren Denny is promoted to Creative Cirector; Director of Events Jo Ellen Drennon is promoted to Senior Director of Events […]

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CRB Announces Humanitarian Award Winners

Country Radio Broadcasters handed out its 2010 Artist Humanitarian, Radio Humanitarian and Tom Rivers Humanitarian Awards today (2/24) at CRS 2010. This year’s CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was presented to Trace Adkins.  Since 2002, Adkins has worked closely with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to educating others […]

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