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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CMA Honors Lomax

John Lomax III was recently presented with the CMA’s 2010 Jo Walker-Meador International Award. The honor was presented by CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore on Nov. 8 during the organization’s annual International Reception in Nashville. “It’s a huge honor and a real thrill to be recognized after a lot of miles and a lot […]

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Rucker Sings For PGA Tour Charity

Darius Rucker is set to team with the PGA Tour during 2011 to raise funds for PGA Tour charities through music. Rucker, an avid golfer, has written and produced “Together Anything’s Possible,” that will be available for download starting in early January. All proceeds from the song for a full year will be donated to […]

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Trailer Choir Hosts & Chesney Celebrates No. 1

CMT’s 40 Greatest Songs Of The Decade, premiers Sat., Nov. 13. Trailer Choir helps the show count down country’s most popular videos in this all new two-hour music special that celebrates  the most successful and influential songs of the past ten years. The BNA Records staff was presented with plaques for Kenny Chesney’s two-week Number One Single, […]

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Davis-Kidd To Close Nashville Store

MusicRow sister publication Nashville Post reports: After serving Nashville for thirty years, Davis-Kidd Booksellers is closing its doors. Cincinnati-based Joseph-Beth Group, which purchased the business from founders Karen Davis and Thelma Kidd in 1997, today announced the closure of the store, located in the Mall at Green Hills, as it filed a Chapter 11 reorganization […]

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Honky Tonk TV Launches Weekly Show

Honky Tonk TV, the country music entertainment and news show which began as a news segment embedded in a daily National TV show, has now grown into its own full length production. The new half hour weekly version of Honky Tonk TV began Nov. 8 via Brighthouse Networks ( and can be found in markets […]

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Post Awards Party Photos

Sony Music Nashville had much to celebrate at a gathering at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum following Wednesday’s 44th Annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.  The evening saw top nominee and birthday girl Miranda Lambert walk away with three awards, claiming Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video […]

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CMA Awards Win Evening For ABC

Fast National ratings from and based upon data from The Nielsen Company show the CMA Awards giving ABC a strong lead on Wed. evening. Results were down slightly from last year’s 17.2 million viewers, but averaged 16.45 million viewers and a 9.8/16 share. ABC also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.7 rating. […]

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Swift, Aldean And Sugarland Sell the Sound Of Nashville

[Please sing using melody from “Sound Of Music”] Album sales are alive With the Sound of Nashville, With Swift and Aldean, Numbers one and two, The register rings, With the sound of Nashville Sugarland, Paisley, Kings Of Leon, too…. Yes, as we prepare to enjoy tonight’s CMA Awards (11/10) one can’t help but notice that […]

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Brooks Benefit Sells Out Nine Dates

Garth Brooks has sold out a record-breaking nine concerts at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in one day, marking the first time that any performer ever sold that number of tickets in the state of Tennessee. Over 140,000 tickets were sold raising an incredible $3.5 million for Nashville flood victims. (Michael Jackson held the previous record of […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Flood2010, Touring

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Live Nation Suffers Concert Decline

The Associated Press is reporting that Live Nation Entertainment 3rd quarter net income fell to $51.4 million or 30 cents per share compared with $69.2 million/78 cents per share during the same period last year. The disappointing results were blamed upon heavy discounting of summer ticket prices. Live Nation merged with Ticketmaster in Jan. 2010. […]

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Chrysalis Draws Admiring Glances

Chrysalis Music Group, an independent British music publishing company is beginning to draw admiring glances from a number of interested suitors according to the New York Post. Interested parties named by the publication include BMG Rights Management and Warner Music Group. Chrysalis has confirmed that it has been discussing “merger opportunities,” but failed to disclose […]

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