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Taylor Swift Shatters Female Download Record

Billboard reported today that Taylor Swift has broken Britney Spears’ 2008 record for best first-week download sales by a female artist with her current single, “Today Was a Fairytale.” The track sold 325,000 and is set to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both […]

Country Music Hall Of Fame For Free

For the third consecutive year, The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund to offer free Museum admission on Saturday, January 30. In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors will be able to enjoy two free Songwriter Sessions. The performances, which will take place in the Museum’s Ford Theater, will feature Tim […]

Platinum Party: Aldean Career Breaks Wide Open

Dressed to celebrate Jason Aldean’s third album, Wide Open going platinum, we walked up the sultry Gulch sidewalk toward Sambuca where a boisterous and cosmopolitan crowd streamed into the red and black glow. Inside, Aldean was humbly shaking hands and sharing his quiet smile as video and flash cameras kept him in the spotlight. Stilettos, […]

Break-In at Charlie Daniels Museum

From the City Paper: Metro Police are continuing their investigation into an early morning burglary at the Charlie Daniels Band Museum downtown on Second Avenue. Thieves grabbed $200 from the museum’s cash register but did not steal any of the band’s memorabilia, police said. Click here for more.

On The Cover: Blake Shelton

Label: Warner Music Nashville Current Album: Startin’ Fires Current Single/Video: “Hillbilly Bone,” from an upcoming album Current Producer: Scott Hendricks Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma Management: Starstruck Mgmt. Group Booking: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Recent Hits: “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” “Home” Special TV/Film Appearances: NBC’s Clash of the Choirs show; judge on Nashville Star; Shelton was named […]

XL Video: New Nashville Shop For Tour Planning

From the Nashville Post: One of his hands is already in The Claw. With the other, Ken Gay is out to grab a hold of Nashville’s concert scene. Gay is the general manager of the XL Video Nashville, the local outpost of a global player in the lighting of bright and glitzy events that range […]

City Paper: Judge Dismisses All Charges Against John Rich

General Sessions Judge Aaron Holt has dismissed the harassment and assault charges filed against country singer John Rich. “I’m relived the story is now out there accurately. It’s a good feeling,” Rich said after Friday’s hearing. CLICK HERE to read more…