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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Tootsies Turns 50

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a special tribute show at the Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 7. Named for its original owner Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess, the Broadway honky tonk with access across the alley from the Ryman, has a colorful history as a popular hangout where Opry performers could jam between […]

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Marty Stuart Show Begins Season Three

Marty Stuart, Grammy winner and country traditionalist will soon begin taping season three of his TV show, The Marty Stuart Show. Previous guests on the show have included Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and others over the past two seasons. Stuart’s show also received a […]

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Kingsley Hosts Swift’s New Album Premiere

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, in association with TARGET, will present a 90-minute album premiere with Taylor Swift and her new CD Speak Now, hosted by Kingsley. The CD release date is set for October 25th. “Just when you think the career of Taylor Swift can’t get any more amazing, she finds a way to […]

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IEBA Celebrates Record Breaking 40th

IEBA’s 40th Anniversary conference enjoyed a record-breaking 600 registrants at its Oct. 3-5 event in Nashville. “This year’s conference exceeded our wildest expectations not only in attendance, but in talent and educational content,” says IEBA Executive Director, Tiffany Davis. “We are thrilled so many of our members turned out to celebrate this tremendous milestone in […]

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Industry Gains Leiper’s Fork Venue

Southall Eden located in the artsy Leiper’s Fork community about 30 minutes from Music Row will soon have a new venue for music industry events. “Everyone knows and loves Puckett’s and Green’s Grocery,” says owner Shannon O’Kelley. “But there is a demand for a venue with a larger capacity. Having five acres and several structures […]

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Incredible Machine To Start Up Oct. 19

Sugarland’s upcoming album, The Incredible Machine is set for release on Oct. 19. Also being released on the same day will be a Deluxe Edition which, in addition to the project’s 11 songs, includes Blood Love Hope Lust and Steam, a “making of”  album documentary. Also inside will be the music video for “Stuck Like […]

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Artist Shoots Cell Phone Video

Artists are always looking for ways to do more with less and often rely on technology to help accomplish that goal. However, when thinking Bee Productions was challenged by artist Lauren Rainey to shoot a video for her song “Crazy In Love,” using only an HTC 4G EVO cell and natural lighting, it seemed like […]

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People Releases Nov. Country Special

People’s Nov. Country Music Special reaches newsstands nationwide today (10/8) with a cover price of $3.99. Newlywed Carrie Underwood does the cover girl honors for this issue which contains an article about her new marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher, which the article calls, “a perfect fit.” Also highlighted in this sixth and final country […]

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Tech Bytes: Nashville Gets 4G; Apple Cloud Shopping?

Nashville is on the list of 38 metro areas that will be part of Verizon’s initial launch of its new 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. “The launch of our 4G LTE network in Nashville, TN is the start of a new era in wireless communications with faster connections and endless possibilities for both consumers […]

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Gloriana Joins sp[Oil]ed Campaign

Vocal quartet Gloriana has signed on to raise awareness and funds for oil spill relief efforts in Louisiana. The sp[OIL]ed campaign is a photographic movement created by New Orleans photographer, Matthew Arthur, to raise funds for, a nonprofit organization founded to raise money to help the fishermen, shrimpers, and natural wildlife of the Louisiana […]

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Toby Keith TV; Songwriters visit Martha’s Vineyard

Toby Keith headlines CMT’s Invitation Only Oct. 8. In this one-hour special, Keith performs songs from his new album which hit stores this past Tuesday, including the title track “Bullets In the Gun,” plus opens up during a question and answer session. The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival, hosted by BMI, was held Sept. […]

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