Archive for October, 2010

Montgomery Gentry Builds Playground

2010 Home Depot Humanitarian Award winners Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry helped build a playground at the Booker T. Washington Academy in Lexington, KY. They teamed up with over 250 volunteers from Home Depot, The Academy of Country Music, KaBOOM! and community supporters to complete the entire playground on October 20th. KaBOOM! is a national […]

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Nashville Lands 73rd National Folk Festival

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) announced that the 73rd National Folk Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4, 2011) in Nashville, TN. The NCTA made this announcement with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Compass Records Group on October 20th. Nationally known as one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious […]

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Braddock Helps Fete Legendary Newsman

Songwriter Bobby Braddock made a special appearance on Friday (10/15) to honor legendary CBS newsman, Bob Schieffer at the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award Dinner. Schieffer was honored for his lifetime contribution to American Journalism. Appropriately Schieffer, a native Texan and avid country music fan chose country music as a theme for the […]

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Early Swift Raves; JetBlue, Target and Royal Caribbean Exclusives

Taylor Swift‘s upcoming Speak Now is earning early raves from critics before the October 25th release date. Swift’s highly-anticipated third album will be released by Big Machine Records in over 40 countries. The Hollywood Reporter calls the album “brilliant” and The New York Times states that Speak Now is “The most musically diverse [album] of […]

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Nettles To Host CMA Country Christmas

CMA’s new holiday broadcast continues to take form with the announcement that it will be hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. “I am thrilled to have been asked to host the CMA Christmas Special,” Nettles said. “I love the holidays and, as my first time hosting a show, I am sure it will be full of […]

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Jason Aldean Gets Ready for His “Party”

Platinum artist Jason Aldean will release his fourth album My Kinda Party on November 2nd. Fans can pre-order the album at, where they can also purchase an exclusive signed version. The 15-track album is also available for pre-order at and will be on iTunes on October 26th. In the days leading up to […]

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Photos: Colt Ford, Harlem Globetrotters at the Opry, and Joe Nichols

Colt Ford hits Kix 106 in Memphis … The Harlem Globetrotters hit the Opry … Joe Nichols performs at a benefit concert in Knoxville.

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Slicing The Nashville Sales Pie

There are many ways to measure country music sales, but it all boils down to the fundamental question, how big is my slice of the pie? So first let’s talk about the overall pizza pie and then we’ll address some of the recent slices being cut up and handed out. (Source: Nielsen Soundscan.) For the […]

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Garner Renews Contract, Kobalt Launches New Service, and BMI Board Announced

Blair Garner Renews Radio  Contract Blair Garner has renewed his contract with Premiere Radio Networks. Garner, a two-time recipient of the ACM’s “On-Air Personality of the Year,” hosts After MidNite with Blair Garner, which is heard by 2.7 million weekly listeners. The show will continue to broadcast daily from midnight to 6 a.m. on over […]

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Republic Nashville Goes Ape

Republic Nashville went “Ape” today after hearing that The Band Perry’s new release scanned a total of 52,500 albums this week. There’s no way to tell who is wearing the monkey suits, but note that Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen and Big Machine Founder/CEO Scott Borchetta both seem to curiously be missing???? TBP debuted on […]

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Flatts Wrap Tour Leg; Apple Debuts New Goodies

The first leg of the Rascal Flatts tour ended a week ago in Irvine, California closing out 2010 with 650,000 fans and 56 shows. In addition to the current “Nothing Like This” tour the numbers were also added to from the “Unstoppable” tour which took place in the early months of 2010. “Nothing Like This” […]

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