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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Davis Music Group Signs Point Of Grace

GM Gator Michaels of Davis Music Group has announced the signing of Point of Grace to a management deal. “I can not say enough about the amazing talent that makes up this awesome trio, Point of Grace,” explains Michaels. “From the very first note I heard from these girls I was a fan for life. They […]

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Anderson To Strum 3000 Show Milestone

Guitarist David Anderson is set to perform his 3000th show at the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum on Wed., Oct. 27 at 12 pm. The iconic strolling six stringer has performed regularly at the Hall for the past nine years, strumming out over 300,000 tunes and entertaining visitors from 82 nations around the […]

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Black The New Red Backstage At CMA Awards

“Black” will be the new “Red” backstage at the 44th Annual CMA Awards Nov. 10. The CMA Awards Black Carpet presented by Jack Daniel’s will be the official kick-off for “Country Music’s Biggest Night” and portions of the carpet will be auctioned to benefit music education. “We are thrilled to have Jack Daniel’s partner with […]

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Gwen Sebastian and Margaret Durante On the Road

Gwen Sebastian has been “road tripping” introducing media gatekepers to her music. A week ago she sang at Nevada Wild Fest in Las Vegas joining artists such as Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers and Lonestar. Wayne Newton served as host. Sebastian also performed on KTNV-TV’s morning show, The Morning Blend. The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently said, “her […]

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Nettles To Host CMA Country Christmas

CMA’s new holiday broadcast continues to take form with the announcement that it will be hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. “I am thrilled to have been asked to host the CMA Christmas Special,” Nettles said. “I love the holidays and, as my first time hosting a show, I am sure it will be full of […]

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Slicing The Nashville Sales Pie

There are many ways to measure country music sales, but it all boils down to the fundamental question, how big is my slice of the pie? So first let’s talk about the overall pizza pie and then we’ll address some of the recent slices being cut up and handed out. (Source: Nielsen Soundscan.) For the […]

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Republic Nashville Goes Ape

Republic Nashville went “Ape” today after hearing that The Band Perry’s new release scanned a total of 52,500 albums this week. There’s no way to tell who is wearing the monkey suits, but note that Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen and Big Machine Founder/CEO Scott Borchetta both seem to curiously be missing???? TBP debuted on […]

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Flatts Wrap Tour Leg; Apple Debuts New Goodies

The first leg of the Rascal Flatts tour ended a week ago in Irvine, California closing out 2010 with 650,000 fans and 56 shows. In addition to the current “Nothing Like This” tour the numbers were also added to from the “Unstoppable” tour which took place in the early months of 2010. “Nothing Like This” […]

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American Country Awards Names Nominees

Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin Lead with Most Nominations Vote Online at NASHVILLE, TN – (October 18, 2010) – The first-ever American Country Awards will air 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. Fans will determine all the winners by voting […]

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Billy Currington’s Cover, Miranda Lambert Goes Platinum

Billy Currington is covering the media lately. He appears on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight (10/15) and earlier this week he performed at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to a packed house. Yesterday, Currington was on hand to congratulate songwriter Troy Jones who wrote Currington’s sixth No. 1 song, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer.” The […]

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Warner Chappell Celebrates “…Like Crazy,” Signs Waterman

Warner Chappell Music recently signed a world-wide songwriter/co-publishing agreement with Doug Waterman. The publisher also celebrated a 56-week, record breaking run for the Lee Brice recording of “Love Like Crazy,” co-written by Tim James.

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