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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EMI Celebrates Holiday Kick-Off

EMI Music helped start the holiday’s for writers, staff and friends at its 2010 Holiday Casino Party. The “in the chips” festivities included dinner and  Casino play plus a raffle.

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Chesney Stadium Stop At NY/NJ Meadowlands

Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour is set to play the New York area on Aug. 13, 2011. Also starring will be Zac Brown Band with special guests Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets for the mega show go on sale Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. “This lineup represents the very best that country music has […]


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CMT Artist Of Year Premieres Tonight

CMT’s first Artists of the Year presentation will feature Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band. Hosted by Kevin Costner the show will premiere Dec. 3. Taped in Franklin, TN at The Factory, the 90-minute special also features presenters such as Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, Hayley Williams of Paramore, […]

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Country Sales Thunder Toward Holiday Finish

With the warm buzz of family and friends gathered round the holiday table still in our hearts, it gives us added joy to note that country sales also had a robust holiday, resounding in the sweet sound of registers ringing. According to Nielsen SoundScan, country album sales for the period ending 11/28/2010 were up 12% compared with the previous week.


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MusicRow Acquisition Returns Robertson To The Row

Sherod Robertson, who spent years in the music business at Arista Records (during the ’90s), will soon add “MusicRow owner” to his repertoire. SouthComm, the parent company of Music Row Communications, discovered a perfect opportunity to capitalize on MusicRow’s growth by selling the industry trade to Robertson, SouthComm’s current CFO. “I am very excited to be […]

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Tour And New Single For Josh Thompson

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, Josh Thompson has a lot to be thankful for this year. He has been nominated for a 2010 American Country Award for Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist for his Top 20 debut single, “Beer On The Table.” He also co-penned a track on Jason Aldean’s newest album, My […]

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Country Thunder Festivals For Arizona, Wisconsin

Country Thunder Music Festivals have been announced for Florence, Arizona (April 7-10/2011) and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin (July 21-24/2011). The Arizona event features Toby Keith as its headliner, plus artists such as Martina McBride and Jason Aldean. The Wisconsin Country Thunder event in July features Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Martina McBride plus headliners Rascal Flatts. […]

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Swift’s Momentum Turns To TV

Taylor Swift’s million plus magical sales week momentum is soon set to travel to TV. Swift will join NBC’s traditional Thanksgiving lineup on Thurs. Nov. 25, 8-9 p.m. ET with a musical presentation, Taylor Swift: Speak Now. Taylor’s special event takes fans on a tour of concert stops from New York to Los Angeles including […]

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Trace Adkins To Host ACA Awards

Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins will host and perform on the American CountryAwards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Uncle Kracker are also set to perform during the two-hour primetime special. According to American […]

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[updated] Will Tennyson Passes

[Update] Beloved Music Row executive and friend to many Will Tennyson will be laid to rest on Saturday, November 20th in his hometown of Athens, Tennessee. Will died on Tuesday morning from natural causes.  He most recently was a talent executive at Conway Entertainment Group.  Will is survived by his mother and step-father, several brothers […]

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Music Mastermind Intros Unique Online Recording Tool

Independent music entertainment and technology company Music Mastermind has announced its SoundBetter cloud-based technology that, “let’s anyone create studio-quality music.” SoundBetter provides a creative solution that lets users enhance their voices, transform their voices into instruments, create pro-sounding beats, add studio-quality backing tracks, and even generate and add adaptable licks to collaborate with friends and […]

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