Author Archive: David M Ross

David M. Ross has been covering Nashville's music industry for over 25 years. [email protected]

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Country Slide—YTD Sales Off 14.3%

The winter doldrums haven’t just frozen Nashville’s weather. The country sales charts are also shivering from cold consumer indifference.

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Sony Announces Realignment

Last night (2/8) Sony Music Nashville announced a realignment of its staff. This story is being updated as it develops.

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Flatts Part Ways With Management

In a brief press release Rascal Flatts announced this evening they will part ways with Turner Nichols & Associates after more than a decade of working together. “We will always consider Trey and Doug to be a part of our family,” says Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts. “We have […]

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Chris Young Celebrates 3 Consecutive No. 1s

Three times the charm for Chris Young celebrating his third consecutive No. 1 single. “Voices” from his sophomore CD, The Man I Want To Be has reached the summit a.k.a. chart heaven. Three-in-a-row is pretty sweet, but in this case it was the second go round for “Voices” which was originally released in 2008 and peaked […]

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Artist/Writer Roundup

Waylon Tribute CD; Matthews Joins Davis Music; and Brody Releases Environmental Video

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Artists, Songwriters To Honor Todd Cerney

On Mon., Feb. 28 a star studded lineup will come together to honor songwriter Todd Cerney, recently diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. Grammy nominated Cerney, is known for writing hits such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You” by Restless Heart, “Good Morning Beautiful” by Steve Holy, and “No Mercy” by Ty Herndon. Artists set to perform […]

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Benefit News: Tiger Jam and Chords of Hope

>>Keith Urban and John Mayer will perform together Sat., April 30 to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation. The two Grammy winners will plug in their guitars at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for an exclusive VIP concert event. “I’m thrilled these two talented musicians are joining us for Tiger Jam,” event host […]

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Today’s Famous Facts

Republic Nashville loses Bartholomew • Voorhis opens bookkeeping firm • CMHoF hosts Norro Wilson and free admission • MCTI Songwriter Show

Category: Featured, Financial/Legal, Organizations

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Faxon’s Note To EMI Staff

Last week’s sudden takeover of EMI by lien holder Citigroup shocked industry analysts who were not expecting any ownership changes until late March. MusicRow has obtained a copy of a letter from EMI head Roger Faxon that was sent to all EMI employees. Faxon, spins the development as a “good thing – for EMI, for […]

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ACM Radio Nominees Announced

The Academy of Country Music announced nominees in the radio categories, which due to time constraints, are not televised during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but are instead honored at a special pre-Awards reception. ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – NATIONAL Kix Brooks – American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks Big D and […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Organizations, Radio

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Lambert Leads Final ACM Nominees List

Nominations were announced today (2/1) for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 on CBS. Miranda Lambert leads the artist nominations with seven, including Top Female Vocalist, her first nod for Entertainer of the Year, as well as […]

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