Archive for April, 2010

Opry Unveils 85th Birthday Plans

Grand Ole Opry stars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner will take the Opry stage Tuesday, May 25 to officially launch a months-long celebration of the Opry’s 85th birthday with an all-star guitar jam. As a part of the Tuesday Night Opry, each Opry member will take the stage individually followed by […]

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Joe Nichols Broadway Role Unlikely is reporting that Joe Nichols may not be part of the Broadway musical, Pure Country. Nichols had been cast as Rusty, the lead role in the Broadway version of the 1992 George Strait film. Rehearsals were scheduled to begin earlier this year for the production which was also to star Lorrie Morgan. “The status […]

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CMA Music Festival Adds Hough, Announces Riverfront Lineup

CMA announced today (4/29) that additional artists were added to the 2010 CMA Music Festival, scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, June 10-13, in downtown Nashville. Former Dancing with the Stars dancer Julianne Hough has been added to the artist lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 11. Artists already announced for the Nightly […]

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Urban and Mayer To Reunite Live Onstage

Keith Urban and John Mayer have announced that their summer tour plans will intersect on August 28 for a special live performance together at The Gorge in  Spokane, Washington. A pre-sale window via will run from May 3 at 8:00 AM CT through May 7 at 8:00 PM CT. Tickets will become available to […]

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Radio Personalities Play ‘Key Role’ in ACM Success

Country music radio luminaries Blair Garner, Shawn Parr and Storme Warren – along with winners in ACM radio categories and Westwood One – played a key role in the success of the Week Vegas Goes Country® preceding the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The telecast reached more than 13 million […]

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ACM Sales Bump The Lucky Few

For some time, Nielsen SoundScan followers have observed that sales increases are not enjoyed evenly across the board by all artists. Certain acts reap the lion’s share of the bounty, and this year’s ACM sales bump continued that trend.

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Big Success For Best Cellars

The 11th annual celebration of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Eco-Energy Best Cellars Dinner on Monday night (426) was a great success, raising $416,000 net for innovative cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The evening, with title sponsor Eco-Energy Inc., is one of the Foundation’s signature events that is […]

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Finch and Glassco Depart S1/Chrysalis

Music Row has learned more details regarding last week’s acquisition of S1 Songs by Chrysalis Music Group. Leaving S1 Songs will be Senior VP/GM Pat Finch and Donna Glassco, Director Administration. Staying on at Chrysalis will be VP Creative, Abbe Nameche and Catalog Manager Amanda “Jersey” Ross. Both will report to Dale Bobo, Chrysalis Music’s […]

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Artist News: Chesnutt’s “Outlaw,” Keith’s USO Tour; Rio’s Run

Mark Chesnutt To Release Outlaw Mark Chesnutt is getting ready to pay tribute to some of his left-of-center friends on the Saguaro Records release, Outlaw. With a release date of June 22, Outlaw finds Chesnutt working with former Dwight Yoakam producer Pete Anderson and covering the songs of Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson […]

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DISClaimer (reviews) 4/28/10

Did somebody suddenly crank up the quality on Music Row? I can’t remember the last time that so many singles vied for the top slot in one week. And in such a dazzling diversity of styles.

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New Label, New Single For Adkins

Trace Adkins is getting ready to release his debut single for his new label, Show Dog-Universal Music. “This Ain’t No Love Song,” written by Tony Lane , Marcel and David Lee, will be released on Monday, May 17. “We are so pumped to have Trace join our roster, and equally as excited that he has […]

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