Archive for November, 2010

Signings: New Frontier and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Mark Hybner and Thom Shepherd

New Frontier Touring has signed Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for exclusive worldwide representation. The multiple Grammy and CMA award-winning band is known for its Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, and classic hits such as “Mr. Bojangles” and “Fishin’ In the Dark.” For booking contact: New Frontier Touring Paul Lohr [email protected] 615-321-6152 ••••• Mark Hybner […]

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Canadian Tunesmiths Honored At SOCAN Awards

Songs performed by George Canyon, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid and The Road Hammers were among the songs honored at the annual SOCAN Awards last night (11/22) in Toronto, ON. Sarah McLachlan was a standout winner, earning nine SOCAN Classic Awards for songs that reached at least 100,000 radio plays. Composer Galt McDermot (Hair) was named […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Organizations, Publishing

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Chesney Stadium Sell-out; Currington W/ Babyface; Atkins Brings Country To Jersey

Kenny Chesney sold out Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Saturday morning (11/20) in just 8 minutes. The August 27, 2011 stop on his Corona Extra sponsored Goin’ Costal Tour is the first official sell-out of his 2011 concert season. This marks Chesney’s sixth sell-out at the venue, each time totaling almost 60,000 tickets. Chesney is fresh […]

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Average Joes Inks Corey Smith

Average Joes Entertainment has signed Corey Smith through a partnership with UNDERtone Records. Smith’s debut for the label headed by CEO Shannon Houchins is expected early next year. Smith has been steadily releasing albums since 2002 on UNDERtone Records. His five projects to date have collectively sold over 200,000 albums and over 760,000 digital singles […]

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BMI Celebrates David Lee and East Side Sounds

David Lee Rolls to the Top with Easton Corbin Songwriter David Lee earned his third career No. 1 as “Roll with It” recently topped the charts. On Nov. 19, BMI hosted a celebration to toast the success of the song which was co-written with Tony Lane and Johnny Park and recorded by Easton Corbin. (L-R): […]

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CMA Announces New Board

The Country Music Association held the annual Board of Directors election meeting in Nashville this week. The new Board year does not begin until Jan. 1, 2011. Steve Moore stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Board in August when he assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Association. At that […]

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Marty Stuart To Receive Symphony Harmony Award

Marty Stuart will receive the prestigious Harmony Award at the 2010 Symphony Ball on Saturday, December 11 at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Also at event, Mayor Karl Dean will be presented with the Gold Baton Award. The Harmony Award is presented annually to individuals who have supported and helped develop Nashville’s musical culture, and shown […]

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Heidi Newfield Experiences A Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Talent Agency has signed Heidi Newfield for booking representation, with Mike Snider and Greg Janese serving as her Nashville agents. “Heidi has it all!  She has the songs, the voice, and a great live show,” says Snider. “Everyone here at Paradigm is excited to play a part in Heidi’s career. There is so much […]

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Jennings To Be Honored With Tribute Collection

Late country music icon Waylon Jennings will be honored with a deluxe tribute compilation on February 8, as Scatter Records and the Big Machine Label Group team up to release The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated To Waylon Jennings, Vol. 1. Distribution and promotion will be handled by The Valory Music Co. The star-studded tribute […]

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Urban Sets Summer/Fall Tour Dates

Keith Urban has announced dates for his upcoming U.S. tour, set to open June 16 in Mobile, Alabama. For the Get Closer 2011 World Tour fans can expect an all-new stage production. The outing will hit more than 45 cities before wrapping in mid-October. On the schedule is an August 6 stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone […]

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Gordon Law Adds Two Attorneys

Robin J. Gordon of Gordon Law Group, PLC has announced the addition of attorneys Cynthia Wood and Caitlin Doty to the firm’s Entertainment Practice Group. Wood comes to the Music Row firm from established Jackson, Tenn. firm Waldrop & Hall. Prior to attending law school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Wood worked […]

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