Archive for August, 2010

Steve Moore Named CMA CEO

The CMA Board of Directors has named industry veteran Steve Moore as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Moore, who will now step down from his post as Chairman of the Board, has been the interim leader of the Association since January. According to the CMA, Moore possesses the diverse qualities and experience necessary to […]

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CAA’s Dennis and Murphy, Pretty Good At Beer Pong

Creative Artist Agency’s Marc Dennis and Darin Murphy (team name: The CAA Chupacabra) took home the coveted Bud Light trophy after winning UMG Nashville’s amazingly-named First Annual, Last Ever, Inaugural Billy Currington For Your CMA Consideration Music Row “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” Beer Pong Tournament yesterday (8/18) at Nashville’s Tin Roof. MusicRow’s own David […]

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Behind The Scenes With Joey+Rory

Husband/wife country duo Joey+Rory have filmed a video for “This Song’s For You,” a collaboration with Zac Brown Band and the leadoff single from their upcoming sophomore release, Album #2. CMT is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, which spotlights working people in and around the couple’s rural Middle Tennessee hometown. […]

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Currington Set To Release “Enjoy Yourself”

The fourth record from Mercury Nashville artist Billy Currington is set for release September 21. The album is entitled Enjoy Yourself and includes the Currington’s Top 5 smash, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” written by Troy Jones. Enjoy Yourself, featuring the Georgia native’s trademark mix of country, R&B and beach music, is produced by Currington […]

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Sales Magic Might Turn Deficit

This week the smart money is on the Trickster who says, “Watch my magic wand and you’ll see the current country music album sales deficit of 11.8% rise back up to flat or even positive when the revelers welcome 2011.” Considering the scheduled torrent of superstar product, the feat may be more treat than trick. […]

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MyWerx Offers Innovative Copyright Ownership ID

Billboard magazine’s current issue (cover date August 21) includes a feature story titled 10 Best Startups of 2010, profiling companies that “share a vision that the best days of the music industry are not behind us, but still lie ahead.” One of the featured startups is Nashville-based MyWerx, a technology company that develops cloud computing […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/18/10)

These may be the Dog Days of summer, but some of the puppies in this stack of new tunes are as cute as the dickens. Ashley Gearing, Taylor Swift, The Roys and Amber Hayes are all bopping brightly. Joey + Rory have teamed with The Zac Brown Band to record an excellent ode to country’s core fans. Jesse Lee wins the DisCovery Award. She not only has a richly evocative country vocal style, but also the listening session’s best written song.

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Rodney Atkins Teams With Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced that Rodney Atkins will release his next album with the restaurant chain. Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins will be available on September 6, and will feature four No. 1 hits, including “These Are My People,” “Watching You,” and the current Billboard Top 20 single “Farmer’s Daughter,” which is approaching […]

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IBMA Awards Nominees Announced

IBMA has announced the nominees for the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the Ryman Auditorium. The 2010 IBMA Award Show celebrates the strength and popularity of the genre both inside the bluegrass world and beyond, as the nominees reach out to new audiences with new music and […]

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Blake Shelton Celebrates No. 1

Warner Bros. Records artist Blake Shelton has plenty of reason to celebrate these days as his new SIX PAK album, All About Tonight, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it his highest charting record to date. The title song from the collection also […]

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George Richey’s Mysterious Passing

Nashville producer, songwriter, publisher, manager and record executive George Richey died more than three weeks ago, but the news was kept private for unknown reasons. WSMV news and The Tennessean have confirmed that Richey died on July 31. The station stated that, at his request, he was buried without a public memorial or publicity. Posts […]

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