Archive for October, 2010

Nancy Russell Staffs Up The Co-op

Nancy Russell has re-launched her management and entertainment company as the co-op. Initial clients for the co-op include Alan Jackson and Loretta Lynn. Joining the team are longtime publicist Judy McDonough ([email protected]), Renee Aly ([email protected]) and Jaimie Ellis ([email protected]). The company’s offices are at 1510 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212; the phone number for […]

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Sandbox Hires Todd Ramey

Todd Ramey has joined artist management firm Sandbox Entertainment, where he will work closely with Jason Owen on all projects, including those for flagship artist Shania Twain. Ramey’s background in artist management includes work with Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, SHeDAISY and others. Ramey’s music career started at Universal Music Group in 2001 where he first […]

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The Science of Retweets And Replies

Toronto based Sysomos, which describes itself as the leading provider of social media monitoring and analytics, powered by patent-pending technology, has released some interesting Twitter research about retweets and replies. Sysomos examined a sample of 1.2 billion tweets to find out how many of them actually entice a reaction. According to the report, 29% of […]

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CMA Awards: More Performers, Virtual Radio Remotes

Today the CMA announced the second round of performers for the Nov. 10 awards show, and also revealed a cutting-edge upgrade for the surrounding radio remotes. Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup for the 44th Annual CMA Awards. Previously announced performers for […]

Category: Artist, Awards, Featured

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Photos: James Otto In California, Rhonda Vincent In NY

James Otto performed at the California’s AIDS Walk fundraiser on Sunday, September 26 at Los Angeles’ famed Greek Theatre. He played in a songwriter round with fellow Nashvillians Deana Carter and Billy Dean. •••••••••••• Craig Campbell made his first music video recently. The video for his single, “Family Man,” was shot in Nashville by Shaun […]

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Tour News From Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood

Luke Bryan wrapped a four-city concert tour in his home state of Georgia this past Friday (10/1). His “Farm Tour” performed for nearly 16,000 fans in Valdosta, Claxton, Carrollton and Macon, Georgia. Local colleges in all four towns will receive a “Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship,” which will be given to a student from a […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Touring

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Azar Video Offers “Sunshine”

Steve Azar’s latest video “Sunshine” is breaking through hitting No. 8 recently on GAC and CMT countdown shows. The video was shot using hand hand-held cameras at night to give it an intimate and edgy feel. While it was filmed primarily at various locations in downtown Nashville, they were careful not to shoot any of the city’s […]

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NARM/CMA Produce Entertainment Law Event

Final programming for the Entertainment Law Conference series has been set for Nov. 9 at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. The half-day continuing legal education course will be part of scheduled events leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held Wed., Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) at the Bridgestone Arena and broadcast live on […]

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Blake Shelton Brings Greatest Hits

Reprise is planning the Nov. 9 release of a Blake Shelton greatest hits package. It will be the artist’s third offering this year, following two Six Pak collections built around recent hits “Hillbilly Bone” and “All About Tonight.” LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton is his first greatest hits release and includes all seven of […]

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Country Crossing’s Ronnie Gilley Indicted

Country Crossing owner Ronnie Gilley is among a group of 11 individuals being indicted today as part of a federal investigation into political corruption in the state of Alabama. The indictment alleges that Gilley, along with casino and racetrack owner Milton McGregor, hired lobbyists to bribe state legislators into supporting proposed pro-gambling legislation. Four state […]

Category: Featured, Financial/Legal

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Capitol Nashville Promotes Amanda Heinrichs

Capitol Records Nashville has promoted Amanda Heinrichs to Marketing Manager. In her newly elevated role, she will be responsible for marketing research and analysis, budgets, coordinating album marketing plans, creating presentations for sponsorship opportunities, event logistics and coordination, advertising buys and managing marketing interns. She will report directly to Sr. VP, Marketing Cindy Mabe. “I […]

Category: Featured, Label, Sales/Marketing

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