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Montgomery Gentry Build a Playground

Lexington, Kentucky is getting a new playground. 2010 ACM/Home Depot Humanitarian Award winners Montgomery Gentry, recently asked country music fans and consumers to help select the city where a new KaBOOM! playground will be built in their honor by The Home Depot. From April 12–30, 2010, fans voted for one of six pre-selected cities (Atlanta, […]

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Gretchen Wilson Joins Dollar General in Literacy Fight

Dollar General Corporation is partnering with British home and health care products company Reckitt Benckiser and country music star Gretchen Wilson to launch Literacy Rocks. The sweepstakes, which launched May 3 in Dollar General stores, offers customers the opportunity to win an exclusive concert experience with Gretchen Wilson or autographed CDs. To kick-off Literacy Rocks, […]

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Cracker Barrel Offers “Wynonna Weekend”

National collective contesting company Free Promo Network (FPN) has joined forces with Cracker Barrel for their upcoming A Weekend with Wynonna in Music City promotion. Participating radio stations will be allowed take part in this national contest on a trade-for-mention basis, allowing their listeners the chance to win a trip for two to Nashville to […]

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Artists Engage Fans With Contests, Websites, and More

Fan engagement is key to artist success these days. Here are some of the latest ways musicians are exciting consumers and getting them involved. To mark next week’s release of his latest single “I’m In,” Keith Urban is asking fans to submit their favorite “I’m In” story at his website for the chance to win […]

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Videos: Roy Orbison Tribute; Joe Nichols’ Message

The Roy Orbison Birthday Benefit Concert was held April 23 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville to celebrate what would have been the late performer’s 74th birthday. Proceeds from the event benefited Musicians On Call. See more from the Roy Orbison tribute here. •••••••••••••••••• Joe Nichols recently spent three weeks at No. 1 on […]

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Swift On Time 100 List, New Face of Cover Girl

Taylor Swift is cementing her celebrity status with news this week that she is the latest face of Cover Girl cosmetics. The brand with worldwide recognition has a long history of using only A-list females for its advertisements. Swift will be representing a new luxury product line, and joins other current Cover Girl superstars Queen […]

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Pop Artist Owsley Passes

The Nashville pop-music artist billed as Owsley died Friday, April 30. Owsley’s 1999 self-titled debut solo album on Giant Records was nominated for a Grammy Award in the engineering field. His second, self-released, CD was titled The Hard Way. Earlier, he was in the Nashville pop-rock band The Semantics. Owsley was also noted as a […]

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Better Weather In Key West

Many members of Nashville’s music community were in Key West, FL last week and through the weekend for the 15th annual Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival. Among the intimate shows was the Thurs., April 29 performance at the historic San Carlos Institute Theater. Hosted by BMI’s Jody Williams, the sold-out event featured three […]

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Flooding Forces Bentley To Cancel Dates

Dierks Bentley canceled May 2 and May 3 tour dates for his new Up On The Ridge tour in Knoxville (5/2) and Charlottesville, VA. Purchased tickets will be refunded. “For the safety of my band, crew and their families back here in Nashville, we are parking the buses and not going to try and attempt […]

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Belmont Welcomes Paisley, Mattea

On Tuesday, April 27, Belmont’s College of Entertainment and Music Business welcomed country star and program alum Brad Paisley to a special edition of The Insider’s View in the Curb Event Center. A consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, Paisley shared stories about his experiences networking, playing and recording music in the Belmont campus studios, […]

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Ashley Ray To Release 5-Song EP

This Tuesday (5/4) Show Dog-Universal Music artist Ashley Ray will release her first 5-Song EP, with several tracks written by the Kansas bred singer/songwriter. For the past 18 months, Ray has been on the road opening for artists like Jason Aldean, Randy Rogers Band, Willie Nelson, Wade Bowen, Miranda Lambert and Cross Canadian Ragweed. She spent […]

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