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Bobby Karl’s Fan Fair Finale

Chapter 369: I am pretty sure it was the hottest one on record, and I am fairly confident that it was the best attended, but I am absolutely positive that this has been the most star-loaded CMA Music Fest in history. On Wednesday (6/8), we had the legendary Oak Ridge Boys and Hall of Famer […]

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Bobby Karl Works CMA Fest: Part 2

Day Two of the CMA Music Festival was a carbon copy of Day One, weather-wise. The streets of downtown Nashville sizzled in the mid-90s. But I’ll be darned if the fans weren’t having a ball in spite of it all.

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Bobby Karl Works The CMT Awards

It’s a music-business axiom that the public doesn’t remember who won or lost at awards shows, just who performed well.

I doubt that even the industry really cares about the fan-voted trophy Buckles at the CMT Awards. I, for one, mostly paid attention to who sang the best.

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Bobby Karl Works CMA Fest: Part 1

With the biggest parade in its history, charity concerts, some Opry events, two international-artist showcases and a flurry of early fan-club parties, the 40th annual CMA Music Festival is off with a bang.

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Bobby Karl Works The Medallion Ceremony

Chapter 365: There are bigger and glitzier events on Music City’s annual calendar, but none can match the warmth and camaraderie of The Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. You can’t beat the music, either.

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Bobby Karl Works The Leadership Music Awards

Chapter 364: Officially, it was Leadership Music honoring the CMA on Tuesday evening (5/17), but Mayor Karl Dean pointed out that the entire city of Nashville salutes this organization.

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Bobby Karl Works The Capitol CRS Lunch

All country artists want to be liked, but few have the winning, eager, puppy-like charm of Luke Bryan. He was the centerpiece of Capitol Nashville’s concluding luncheon at last week’s Country Radio Seminar convention.

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Bobby Karl Works the Sony Boat Show

You could count the reasons for floating down the Cumberland on Thursday evening (3/3) on the fingers of your hand. It was a lovely spring night to be on the river. It was the 25th anniversary of the CRS General Jackson cruise. The food was the best of the convention. Oscar winning singing thespian Gwyneth Paltrow was hosting. Arista/BNA/Columbia/RCA contributed 14 artists to showcase.

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Bobby Karl Works UMG’s Luncheon at The Ryman

If Country Radio Seminar is about Country – that is, music – more than it is about current Radio – that is, pseudo science – then its showcases should be its heart and soul.

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Bobby Karl Works The DJ Hall of Fame Dinner, Aldean Party

The “official” kick-off of Country Radio Seminar is the annual presentation of the Country Radio Hall of Fame honors at the Convention Center (3/1).

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Bobby Karl Works MusicRow’s CRS Meet & Greet

The hundreds of day drinkers give it away: Country Radio Seminar is here once again. The occasion was the 9th annual Musicrow CRS Meet & Greet CountryBreakout Awards, staged at Cadillac Ranch on Tuesday afternoon (3/1). And the house was rockin.’

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