Author Archive: Eric T. Parker

Eric T. Parker oversees operations and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine,, the RowFax tip sheet and the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart. He also facilitates annual events for the enterprise, including MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and the Rising Women on the Row. [email protected] @EricTParker

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Loretta Lynn Cancels Appearances Due to Hospitalization

Loretta Lynn was forced to cancel shows through the end of July from her 2011 tour after severe dehydration caused the country music icon to be hospitalized. A statement on the website of Ohio music festival Jamboree In The Hills offered an apology from Lynn. She was scheduled to perform there on Sunday, July 17. […]

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Alan Jackson Releases 34 No. 1’s

Alan Jackson is set to release a career-spanning double-disc collection, 34 Number Ones on November 22. With 37 songs in all, the collection will include every #1 hit to date from his more than 50 million albums sold, plus three additional tracks featuring the recent collaboration with the Zac Brown Band, “As She’s Walking Away,” […]

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Kenny Chesney to Co-Headline Stadium Tour with Zac Brown Band

Kenny Chesney announced his return to the stage for a nine stadium “Goin’ Coastal Tour”. When the four time CMA/ACM Entertainer of the year sets out on the 2011 tour, he will be joined by co-headliners The Zac Brown Band, plus special guests Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. “With four acts on the bill, we’ve […]

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Braddock Helps Fete Legendary Newsman

Songwriter Bobby Braddock made a special appearance on Friday (10/15) to honor legendary CBS newsman, Bob Schieffer at the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award Dinner. Schieffer was honored for his lifetime contribution to American Journalism. Appropriately Schieffer, a native Texan and avid country music fan chose country music as a theme for the […]

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Blake Shelton Makes First Stop on Headlining Tour

Blake Shelton’s first-ever headlining tour made the first stop at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado yesterday (10/13). The All About Tonight Tour will continue through October along the West Coast. “To go out and know that the crowd is there for you – every night,” Shelton says, “that is one heck of a feeling. […]

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Average Joes Entertainment Welcomes Tony Morreale

Seasoned promotion and marketing professional, Tony Morreale has been added to the staff at Average Joes Entertainment, home to Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Matt Stillwell, Josh Gracin. “I’ve known and been working with everyone at Average Joes for over 2 years,” says Morreale. “I love the music and all of the people involved and respect […]

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Joe Nichols Makes $125,000 Donation

Joe Nichols has donated winnings of $125,000 from his appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader to Missouri’s Camp Barnabas. The camp provides life-changing opportunities each summer for almost 1300 young people with special needs and chronic diseases. Nichols’ younger sister Kelli has been among the attendees over the past several years. According […]

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Writer’s Den Adds Alex Heddle

Alex Heddle has recently been added to the team at Writer’s Den Music Group as Catalog Manager/Song Plugger. Heddle formerly oversaw all creative aspects at Propel Music, where he spent the past two years. “We are thrilled to have someone with Alex’s experience and enthusiasm as a part of our group,” says Head of Publishing, […]

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