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Underwood First CMA Music Festival Performer

Carrie Underwood surprised one of her biggest fans last week with a phone call telling her she will be among the stars performing at this year’s CMA Music Festival Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13 in Nashville. Underwood took time out of her packed Super Bowl rehearsal schedule, where she sang the national anthem last night, […]

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Webb Wilder Leads “Hillbillies For Haiti
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Nashville rocker Webb Wilder is pulling a posse of his musical pals together for a benefit concert to help victims of the recent tragic earthquake in Haiti. “Hillbillies For Haiti” is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. Wilder will perform with his band, the Beatnecks, and will be joined by a stellar […]

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Chesney’s Big Super Bowl Weekend

Country superstar Kenny Chesney is gearing up for a very busy Super Bowl weekend. With his longtime love of that laid-back Big Easy vibe and his fond memories of suiting up and scrimmaging at a training session with the hometown team a few seasons back, and despite his well-publicized friendship with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, […]

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Nashville’s Buck Howdy Wins A Grammy

There’s been a lot of well-deserved coverage of Nashville’s big showing at last week’s Grammy Awards. But while big stars like Taylor Swift, Kings Of Leon and Zac Brown have gotten the lion’s share of the attention, one Nashville winner seems to have slipped through the press coverage cracks. Nashville-based, Stetson-wearing childrens artist Buck Howdy […]

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Kenny Rogers Announces Guest-Filled TV Special

Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center was the setting yesterday (2/4) for a press conference announcing Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years. The artist himself was on hand to unveil details of the upcoming TV special, which will celebrate the singer’s hit-filled career with a star-studded list of musical guests. Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Wynonna […]

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Americana Goes Live at Bluebird

The Americana Music Association has announced plans for their second annual “Live at The Bluebird Cafe” concert series celebrating some of the genre’s best-loved and most influential performers. The six-show series, sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, will take place every Thursday from February 18 through March 25 and will feature artists who help define Americana […]

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Sugarland Preps “The Incredible Machine” Tour

CMA Vocal Duo of the Year  Sugarland have dubbed their upcoming headlining 2010 North American tour “The Incredible Machine.” The Mercury Records artists will kick things off on April 23 in Primm, Nevada and travel to over 55 cities nationwide. “This new tour is a thrill for me,” said Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. “It will reflect […]

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Lisa Stewart Seals Joins McGraw/Paltrow Film

Former BNA Records artist Lisa Stewart Seals, wife of country artist Brady Seals, will join the all-star cast of the new motion picture Love Don’t Let Me Down starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Seals plays the mother of a 7-year-old son, Travis, a Leukemia patient who, as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, gets to […]

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Phil Vassar Steps Up For St. Judes

Showdog-Universal artist Phil Vassar has teamed up with Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio station partners for a year-long promotion to benefit kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude. The Country Cares radio station that secures the most “Partner In Hope” monthly pledges throughout the designated contest time will receive a […]

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Smith And Sturgeon Join “Artist-Owned” Ranks

Country artists Anthony Smith and Jason Sturgeon are joining artists like Big Kenny and Gretchen Wilson in establishing their own record labels and teams to release, promote and market their new music. Debut country artist Sturgeon will release his leadoff single, “Simple Life,” to radio through his own label, Toolpusher Records. He will follow that […]

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Carrie Underwood Lands Big Screen Role, No. 1 Video

Five-time Grammy award winner Carrie Underwood has landed a supporting role in her first feature film, Soul Surfer. The movie is based on the autobiography of 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has defied the odds to win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age thirteen. Underwood will play Sarah […]

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