Archive for March, 2010

Tin Pan South 1st Day Wrapup

Big thanks to NSAI Communications Director Erin Burr for providing us with this wrapup of the first day of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. The 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank officially kicked off last night with some high-caliber talent sharing their tunes and eliciting a few surprise guests. […]

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Marty Stuart Signs With Sugar Hill

Country music renaissance man Marty Stuart has signed with Sugar Hill Records and is set to release a new studio album this summer. Stuart and the famed independent label have a history together that dates back 27 years, when his first solo album, Busy Bee Café, came out on the label in 1982. “Everyone here […]

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Billboard Announces Country Music Summit

Billboard has announced the launch of its first-ever Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association. The event, set to take place in Nashville on June 7-8 at the historic Hermitage Hotel, will gather today’s top country music executives and artists to network and discuss all aspects of the country music business. […]

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Gloriana Films Pre-ACM Web Series

Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. artists Gloriana will give fans an exclusive look at their life on the road leading up to the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with a weekly web series, beginning today (3/31). Gloriana is nominated for ACM’s fan-voted Top New Artist of the Year Award. Fan voting will take place […]

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Rick Murray Promoted at Premiere

Premiere Radio Networks has announced that  Rick Murray has been promoted to Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Promotions, from Director of Marketing and Brand Development for After MidNite with Blair Garner. In this newly created position, Murray will be responsible for the marketing, brand development, partnerships and promotions of Premiere’s nationally syndicated country programs – […]

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More Stars Added To CMA Fest

The Country Music Association has announced that Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, and Josh Turner will join the star-packed artist lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2010 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13 in Nashville. Previously announced performers include […]

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Vince Gill is Belmont’s ”Best of the Best”

On Saturday, April 24, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present its annual Best of the Best Showcase. This year’s show will honor Vince Gill with the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual who has achieved a level of excellence in the music business […]

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Country Quarter Ends Up 15%

Country YTD album sales 2010 vs. 2009 are up a healthy 15% as we complete the first quarter which compares nicely with all genre sales, down 8%—a 23 point spread!

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EMI Nashville Builds Promotion Staff

Senior Vice President Promotion Steve Hodges announces three new EMI Records Nashville staffers today: Chuck Swaney (Director of Promotion, Mid/Southwest), Trudie Daniell (Director of Promotion, Southeast) and Ron Bradley (Director of Promotion, West Coast). Beginning Monday, April 5 all three will work as a liaison between the label and country radio stations across the U.S. […]


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Treehouse Hires Nate Ritches; Compass Adds Emilee Warner

Compass Records Group has tapped Emilee Warner as Director of Publicity and Promotions. She started the role earlier this month and can be reached at [email protected], W: 615-320-7672, or M: 615-418-4846. Compass Records has also signed Richard Julian and will release his album Girls Need Attention May 4. The project was recorded at Norah Jones’s […]

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Jason Sturgeon

“Simple Life” Toolpusher/Spinville/Nine North When Jason Sturgeon sings his debut single “Simple Life,” he’s not just painting a picture of small town America. He’s describing who he is. Born and raised in Petersburg, IN, (pop. 3500) Sturgeon grew up in a family of coal miners, oilmen and farmers who literally made their living off the […]

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