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Megastars Sign On To Celebrate Inauguration

Garth Brooks and Jennifer Nettles will perform at Sunday’s (1/18) super star-powered concert “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.” The free, public event will also include Sheryl Crow, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Usher, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and numerous others. Most artists will perform cover songs with historical significance or […]

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Bentley Is Latest Addition To Vector Roster

Dierks Bentley has signed with Vector Management, the powerhouse company headed by Ken Levitan. The Capitol Records Nashville artist was previously with Scott Kernahan’s Rogue Music. Bentley is planning the Feb. 3 release of new album, Feel That Fire, and heading out on the final leg of Brad Paisley’s Paisley Party Tour this weekend. He […]

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CMT Sets June Awards Date

The CMT Music Awards will broadcast live Wed., June 17 on CMT and CMT.com, honoring the top fan-voted country music videos of the year. Host, venue and ticket information has not been announced. “We’re always looking for a fresh approach to our Awards Show, and this year we’ve moved the telecast to June rather than […]

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2009 Tour Circuit Heats Up

Now almost two weeks into 2009, artists are heading back out on the road and MusicRow has a run down of the latest touring news. Kenny Chesney today (1/12) revealed his full itinerary for the previously announced Sun City Carnival tour, currently slated for 50 dates across the nation. Kicking off April 17-18 in Uncasville, […]

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Billy Ray Sets Release Date

Billy Ray Cyrus will release a new album March 31 via Lyric Street Records and Walt Disney Records. He wrote the title track and lead single “Back To Tennessee,” with Tamara Dunn and Matthew Wilder. It is one of two tracks he contributed to the album. Produced by Mark Bright, Back To Tennessee, also has […]

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American History Explored In Song

Fifty-six songwriters and performers including Dolly Parton and Kathy Mattea have collaborated on a new concept album exploring American history called This Is My America. The 3-disc set was conceived by Canadian Douglas Hutton, Executive Producer and president of King Motion Picture Corporation. He explains, “Portraits of the American experience have been expressed and distributed […]

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Lambert and Lady A Join Chesney Outing

Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum will join Kenny Chesney for his entire Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour. Known for numerous guest artists and a party atmosphere, Chesney is expected to announce more openers and a complete schedule soon. A few tour dates have been revealed and tickets have already gone on sale for stops including […]

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Rascal Flatts Reveal New Release Info

In a unique promotion, Rascal Flatts used a text message to alert fans this afternoon about its new album. Those who sent a text message to a number provided by the band received a text reply, stating that the new album will be called Unstoppable, and will be released April 7 by Lyric Street. The […]

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iTunes Gets Competitive As Digital Sales Growth Slows

As reported yesterday in @MusicRow, the iTunes Store is now offering DRM-free music from all four major labels—Universal, Sony, Warner, and EMI—as well as thousands of independent labels. The move will please consumers because downloads without copy protection software are interoperable with a variety of programs and devices. However, today’s (1/7/09) Wall Street Journal suggests […]

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Country On Tomorrow’s People’s Choice Awards

Many country artists are among the nominees at tomorrow night’s (1/7) People’s Choice Awards. In the all-genre categories, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney are up for Favorite Male Singer against R&B star Chris Brown; Carrie Underwood will vie for Favorite Female Singer; and Rascal Flatts is nominated in the Favorite Group slot. Elsewhere, Underwood (“Last […]

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Lady A To Perform New Single on Conan

Lady Antebellum will debut its upcoming single, “I Run To You,” this Thurs., Jan. 8 on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien. It is the third single from the band’s debut album, which has also spawned hits “Love Don’t Live Here” and “Looking For A Good Time.” The single will be available for airplay at […]

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