Archive for April, 2011

Industry Ink Wednesday (4/13)

Twenty Ten signs Attwater • Lindsay Bertelli launches Reach LLC • WRVW and WSM AM have reasons to celebrate

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McGraw Tour Opens In Texas

Tim McGraw kicked off his Emotional Traffic Tour with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry on Friday, April 8 in Corpus Christi, TX. The run of arenas and amphitheaters will cover at least 60 dates through August.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (4/13/11)

Every doggie has his day. This week, it’s the puppy platters that are in the winner’s circle. None of the major-label offerings made my ears wild with excitement. But two pieces of indie product did.

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Review: McEntire Tour Ends On High Note

Reba McEntire’s flawless performance delighted an April 9 Louisville, KY audience at the city’s new KFC Yum Center. Staged in the round, the Chockie, Okie redhead’s musical portion was nestled between opener Lee Ann Womack and closer George Strait.

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Frankie Ballard Debut Coming In May

Warner Bros.’s new guitar slinger Frankie Ballard is gearing up for the May 24 release of his debut project. For the album he teamed with producer Michael Knox, known for work with Jason Aldean. The lead single “Tell Me You Get Lonely” resulted in a hit video, and strong lead-in to his current single “A […]

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[updated 4/13] Bobo, Hunze Exit BMG Chrysalis

MusicRow has also learned that Tim Hunze, Sr. VP of BMG Rights Management has exited the company. Hunze headed the Nashville office of Stage Three Music, and was brought under the BMG Chrysalis umbrella when it acquired Stage Three. Hunze can be reached at [email protected] and 615-414-1097. ••••• Dale Bobo is exiting his role as […]

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Photos: Charley Pride, Margaret Durante, Jeremy McComb

Charley Pride has been honored with a road marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The ceremony was held Tuesday, March 29 on Highway 3 in Pride’s hometown of Sledge, MS. A portion of the highway has also been renamed “Charley Pride Highway.” “I’m honored and humbled at the same time. It was wonderful!” says Pride. “Who’d have thought […]

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NYP: EMI Will Be Sold As Single Unit

With rumors swirling about the auction of Warner Music Group, prognosticators have let the upcoming sell of EMI slide to the back-burner. But today (4/12) the New York Post reports that Citigroup, which took control of EMI in February, plans to sell the company as a whole, instead of selling off separate recording and publishing […]

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Industry Ink Tuesday (4/12)

iV Group hires Stacey Lee • Songwriter Agency signings • CMT cancels sitcom • BMI/Qriocity • Splother • Dove Awards fan voting • Paul Allen’s new book • Bluegrass radio service

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Eye On Idol: Toscano Rumor Mill

Following the surprise elimination of Pia Toscano from American Idol last Thursday (4/7), rumors about her future plans are swirling. US Weekly is reporting that the ballad belter has already landed a recording contract with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records, but ABC News reports that Toscano herself has denied signing anything and that she’s currently focusing […]

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Artist Action On TV

News from Lee Brice, The Judds, Sara Evans, The Grascals, The Roys, Toby Keith, and Bill Anderson on Opry Memories.

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