Archive for May, 2011

Darius Rucker, Vince Gill Earn Honorary Degrees

Darius Rucker was the keynote speaker at the Medical University of South Carolina commencement ceremony on May 20. In speaking to the graduates from six colleges within MUSC Rucker shared, “You guys said to the world, ‘I’m going to take my brains, my talents, and my smarts and I’m going to help make the world […]

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Twain To Sign At CMA Music Festival

Shania Twain will make her first appearance at the CMA Music Festival in 15 years to sign copies of her New York Times best-selling autobiography From This Moment On at the Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 10 from 2-4 pm.

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Hirings At CRB and My Good Girl Music

My Good Girl Music has hired Ashley Hertzog as Creative Manager. My Good Girl Music is a joint venture between platinum producer Mark Bright and Sony/ATV Music Nashville. Hertzog makes the move from Combustion Music, where she had worked since 2005 as Catalog Manager. She can be reached at (615) 259-5447 or [email protected] • • • […]

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Sara Evans Returns To “Dancing With The Stars” For Performance

Country stars are dominating some of the most popular shows on TV this week. Sara Evans will perform on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars tomorrow night (5/24). The singer was the first country artist to compete on the show back in 2006 and will return to perform her new No. 1 hit, […]

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Eminem, Bieber, and Swift Win At Billboard Music Awards

Eminem and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards last night (5/22), taking home a total of six honors apiece. Taylor Swift also won awards in three categories, tying her with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Mumford & Sons, and Taio Cruz. Swift’s three wins came for Top Country Album (for […]

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HFA Offers Reduced Commissons

The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has announced a new program which offers publishers a chance to greatly reduce the commission rate on royalty distributions from HFA. Under its new Reduced Commission Program (RCP), publishers are guaranteed a rate of 5.25% in exchange for centralizing all their U.S. mechanical licensing and royalty processing with HFA. Additional […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Medallion Ceremony

Chapter 365: There are bigger and glitzier events on Music City’s annual calendar, but none can match the warmth and camaraderie of The Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. You can’t beat the music, either.

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Swift Dress Rehearsal Raises $750,000 For Tornado Victims

This was the first opportunity for the public to see Swift’s new live show and no one walked away disappointed. The elaborate production included several costume changes, dancers suspended from bungee chords, an elaborate set design, and fireworks.

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John Rich Wins “The Celebrity Apprentice”

John Rich was named winner of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice last night (5/22) by Donald Trump. The season finale aired live from the Skirball Theatre in New York City, where Rich became the show’s first country music winner, beating out actress Marlee Matlin.

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Grant Williams Offers Singer Mini-Clinic

Vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams will conduct a day long, information-intensive MiniClinic for Singers at her downtown studio in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, June 10. The fast-moving sessions, limited to only six attendees, will focus on each individual singers’ personal strengths as well as their challenges. “What you get in a MiniClinic that you don’t get […]

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Americana Nominees To Be Announced Live From NY

As reported last week on musicrow.com, (read details here) the Americana Music Association will formally reveal its Awards nominees May 23 at the Gibson Showroom in New York City. It has now been confirmed that the invitation-only media event will be broadcast live on SiriusXM Outlaw Country channel 60 and streamed live on Livestream.com and […]

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