Archive for October, 2010

Hometown Salutes The Band Perry

The Band Perry returned to its hometown Greeneville, TN (10/10) to offer thanks for the town’s support in the form of a free concert. Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid were surprised when over 5,000 fans showed up and the town also declared Oct. 10 to The Band Perry Week. The CMA-nominated band released its self-titled […]

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Photos: Toby’s Team; Underwood Tour; Jordyn Shellhart

Show Dog – Universal Music, TKO Artist Management, Paradigm, and UMG celebrate Toby Keith’s new album Bullet’s In The Gun coming in at No. 1 on both the Top Current Albums Chart and Top Country Album Chart. The title track and current single was the No. 1 most added single this week at country radio. […]

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Tootsies Turns 50

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a special tribute show at the Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 7. Named for its original owner Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess, the Broadway honky tonk with access across the alley from the Ryman, has a colorful history as a popular hangout where Opry performers could jam between […]

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NARAS Honors Loretta

Legendary Loretta Lynn was honored by the Recording Academy during a star-studded gala last night (10/12) at the Ryman Auditorium. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) presented the Country Music Hall of Fame member with its President’s Merit Award. On January 31, Lynn was announced as a winner of the Academy’s Lifetime […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/13/10)

Variety is the spice of life, they say. It’s certainly true in this week’s stack of platters. We have an electronic dance record, a comedy disc from a Country Music Hall of Famer, a pop/folk outing by a Russian country performer, a homespun ditty from a husband-and-wife team, a group re-naming, an Oz man’s cowbell-backed guitar rocker and a Texan with singer-songwriter grit to spare.

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“Pure Country 2” Out Friday

Pure Country 2—The Gift, the sequel to the hugely successful Pure Country film, will hit theaters Friday (10/15). Katrina Elam stars as a rising country singer, and George Strait, who lead the cast in the original, returns for the follow-up. Dean Cain appears in Pure Country 2, under the direction of Chris Cain who worked […]

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Marty Stuart Show Begins Season Three

Marty Stuart, Grammy winner and country traditionalist will soon begin taping season three of his TV show, The Marty Stuart Show. Previous guests on the show have included Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and others over the past two seasons. Stuart’s show also received a […]

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Kingsley Hosts Swift’s New Album Premiere

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, in association with TARGET, will present a 90-minute album premiere with Taylor Swift and her new CD Speak Now, hosted by Kingsley. The CD release date is set for October 25th. “Just when you think the career of Taylor Swift can’t get any more amazing, she finds a way to […]

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IEBA Celebrates Record Breaking 40th

IEBA’s 40th Anniversary conference enjoyed a record-breaking 600 registrants at its Oct. 3-5 event in Nashville. “This year’s conference exceeded our wildest expectations not only in attendance, but in talent and educational content,” says IEBA Executive Director, Tiffany Davis. “We are thrilled so many of our members turned out to celebrate this tremendous milestone in […]

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Industry Gains Leiper’s Fork Venue

Southall Eden located in the artsy Leiper’s Fork community about 30 minutes from Music Row will soon have a new venue for music industry events. “Everyone knows and loves Puckett’s and Green’s Grocery,” says owner Shannon O’Kelley. “But there is a demand for a venue with a larger capacity. Having five acres and several structures […]

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Lady A Ties For Lead In American Music Awards Nominations

Lady Antebellum scored five nominations for the American Music Awards when they were revealed this morning (10/12). The group shares the most nominations with Eminem going into the Nov. 21 show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Showing the true cross-genre diversity of the Capitol Nashville trio, Lady Antebellum is up for Favorite Band, Duo […]

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