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Rucker Goes Platinum, Plus Updates From 821, CMHF, And CMT

Darius Rucker’s debut country album Learn To Live on Capitol Records Nashville has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. His third single from the album, “Alright,” helped push shipments over the 1 million mark. The song spent one week at the top of MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart and also landed at No. 1 on other […]

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Touring News: ZBB, Paisley, Lucinda, Miranda

The Zac Brown Band embarks on its first headlining tour Sept. 24 in Cary, NC. The band will spread its message of “Love, Peace and Chicken Grease” throughout the Southeast, with current dates lined up in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Texas. The 2009 Breaking Southern Ground Tour will hit mainly amphitheaters and theaters during September […]

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Brad Allen’s Upstart Working With Buddy Jewell, New Revolution

Brad Allen has launched ALL Entertainment and signed Buddy Jewell as the first artist. After 20 years  in the music business, Allen is weaving his record label management, production, and publishing experience into a full-service entertainment company. The multi-genre, multi-format operation will also handle CCM artists as well as house a movie/DVD division. Allen most […]

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New Music Now: Lady A, Josh Turner, More

CMA’s reigning “New Artist of the Year” Lady Antebellum just debuted the lead single from its forthcoming Capitol Nashville sophomore album. “Need You Now” goes for radio adds on Aug. 24 and was written by group members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, along with co-writer Josh Kear. Haywood says this of the new […]

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Brooks & Dunn Prepare Last Rodeo Tour

Posted to the Brooks & Dunn official site on Aug. 10, 2009: To Our Fans: After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo that it’s time call it a day. This ride has been everything and more than we could ever have dreamed …. We owe […]

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Worley Signs With Schatzi, Biddy Leaves Stringtown, Aristo Int’l Report

Hot Schatz Public Relations has signed platinum-selling Darryl Worley to its roster of clients for independent publicity services. He broke onto the country music scene in 2000 with “When You Need My Love” and has charted 17 songs including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “A Good Day to Run.” His biggest career […]

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Females Up Front

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in September, alongside previous inductees including Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Hank Thompson, and The All American Rejects. She and the rest of the Class of 2009 are set to perform at the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame […]

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St. Jude Street Party, Stars For Second Harvest, Blood Drive

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host a street party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very successful Country Cares for 
St. Jude Kids fundraising program and thank the local music industry for its support through the years. The festivities on Thurs., Aug. 20 will include burgers, beverages, music, games and some special guests in the dunk tank. The […]

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Pickler On Tour, Swift Twitters About Awards, More

Kellie Pickler’s recent show at the Freeborn County Fair drew the highest grossing box office receipts in the event’s 126-year history. She opened the show with her Top 10 and gold certified single, “Best Days Of Your Life.” 90 minutes later with rain falling, she closed the show with “Red High Heels” and invited every […]

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Steel Magnolia Wins “Can You Duet,” Signs With Big Machine

Steel Magnolia are winners of the second season of the CMT music competition series Can You Duet. The on and off-stage couple, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, leave the show with a recording contract from Big Machine Records after being selected by judges Naomi Judd, Big Kenny, and Big Machine Records’ President Scott Borchetta. […]

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“People Country Special” On Newsstands And TV

People Country magazine debuts on newsstands today (8/7), with an accompanying TV special set to premiere on CMT. Dedicated entirely to the Country music scene and lifestyle, this edition, the third of five special Country issues to be published by People in 2009, takes readers inside the homes of Country’s biggest stars. In the cover […]

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