Archive for October, 2010

Toby Keith TV; Songwriters visit Martha’s Vineyard

Toby Keith headlines CMT’s Invitation Only Oct. 8. In this one-hour special, Keith performs songs from his new album which hit stores this past Tuesday, including the title track “Bullets In the Gun,” plus opens up during a question and answer session. The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival, hosted by BMI, was held Sept. […]

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New Revolution Adds Elliot

Radio promotion/artist development company New Revolution has added radio vet Andy Elliot to replace its Midwest rep Joe Schuld effective Oct. 11. An 18-year veteran of KHKI, Elliott will be responsible for securing radio airplay for NRE clients in the same territory as Schuld, who is leaving to concentrate on his responsibilities as co-manager of […]

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Average Joes Entertainment Welcomes Tony Morreale

Seasoned promotion and marketing professional, Tony Morreale has been added to the staff at Average Joes Entertainment, home to Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Matt Stillwell, Josh Gracin. “I’ve known and been working with everyone at Average Joes for over 2 years,” says Morreale. “I love the music and all of the people involved and respect […]

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Photos: Chesney, The Roys, Bill Anderson, Danny Gokey

The Sony Music Nashville staff celebrated the Billboard 200 and Country Album No. 1 debut of Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey with a pizza lunch and a group photo of staffers holding inflatable No. 1 fingers. Brother/sister duo The Roys have been busy at Skaggs’ Place Studios working on their upcoming CD, co-produced by Kentucky Thunder […]

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Band Perry Woos Fans And Programmers

The Band Perry, signed to Republic Nashville in 2009, is gaining momentum with both fans and programmers as its career begins to gain solid traction. The band’s debut self-titled album is set to launch Oct. 12 and the timing couldn’t be better. TBP has moved up to the No. 4 spot on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart […]

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Jim Free, Randy Goodman Get CMA Chairman’s Award

At today’s CMA Board of Directors meeting (Oct. 6-7) in Nashville, Chairman Steve Buchanan and Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore surprised ex-officio Board member Jim Free and former President/Chairman Randy Goodman by presenting them with the CMA Chairman’s Award, which is given annually at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board. Moore, praised Free’s […]

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Armiger Set For “The Early Show”

Katie Armiger is set to perform on The Early Show on CBS Saturday, October 9 to support the release of her new album Confessions of a Nice Girl. Armiger will perform a song from the album, as well as one of John Lennon’s songs as a special tribute to the artist on what would have […]

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Opry’s New App; Gibson App Awarded

The Grand Ole Opry has launched a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. The app’s release precedes the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration which will take place this weekend. Through the free app, fans can listen to 650 WSM radio, watch videos of Opry performances, purchase tickets to Opry shows, connect […]

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CMT Announces Artists of the Year

CMT has announced its first ever Artists of the Year, with a 90-minute special set to premiere December 3. The program will honor stars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and the Zac Brown Band. Honorees were selected based on sales, radio airplay, concert grosses, and activity on CMT.com. The special is scheduled […]

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CMA Makes Record $2.9M Donation

CMA has announced it will donate all net proceeds from the 2010 CMA Music Festival to support music education and flood relief in Metro Nashville, for a record sum of $2,924,936. The donation will be split between CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” campaign and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. CMA Board member Kix Brooks […]

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Swift Wins Trademark Case

The Tennessean and Nashville Post are reporting that Taylor Swift has won a court case filed against 16 individuals accused of violating Swift’s trademark by selling counterfeit merchandise. A federal judge in Nashville has granted a default judgment barring those individuals from making or selling Taylor Swift merchandise. The civil lawsuit claimed that Swift’s merchandise […]

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