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Worley’s River Run; Atkins’ Single Sales

Darryl Worley’s 9th Annual Tennessee River Run festival, held earlier this month, drew 10,000 attendees and raised $200,000 for his namesake foundation. The three-day event near Worley’s hometown of Savannah, Tennessee included a motorcyle poker run, golf tournament, songwriters round, fish fry and two star-studded concerts. Since its inception, The Darryl Worley Foundation has distributed more than a […]

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Photos: Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50-Year Career

Country music icon Loretta Lynn was showered with industry awards and heartfelt praise at a celebration marking her 50 years in country music on Friday (9/24) at her Hurricane Mills ranch outside Nashville. The Academy of Country Music, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and BMI each made award presentations during the invitation-only event billed as “A […]

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Opry Returns To Opry House, Streaming Live Tonight

The Grand Ole Opry will return to the the Grand Ole Opry House tonight (9/28) for the first time since the May floods, and fans will be able to watch a live stream of the historic show online. To see the action, go to opry.com, ustream.com/opry, GACTV.com, and participating artists’ websites beginning at 8 p.m. […]

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Jamey Johnson Enlists Matthew McConaughey For Video

Jamey Johnson recruited actor pal Matthew McConaughey to direct and star in the video for his latest single “Playing The Part.” The shoot took place last week at the famed Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Ave. The song is the lead single from Johnson’s double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted at […]

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Charlie Daniels To Give IEBA Keynote

Next month Charlie Daniels will deliver the closing keynote address at the International Entertainment Buyers Association conference, and will be honored at a separate event by the TJ Martell Foundation. Daniels, a member of the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame, will speak on Tuesday, October 5 in the Hilton Nashville ballroom. Immediately […]

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Swift Tunes Rollout Over Multiple Channels

Starting Oct. 4, fans can hear one new track per week from Taylor Swift’s upcoming Speak Now release. The star’s label home Big Machine has partnered with iTunes, Comcast, XfinityTV.com and E! News Daily to debut songs for the three weeks leading up to the album’s Oct. 25 street date. On Mondays starting Oct. 4, […]

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Photos: Tyler Reeve, Troy Olsen, Benefit Drive

SESAC hosted a “Give + Love” blood drive and spare change/canned food donation event for the American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank at its Nashville headquarters. A steady stream of artists, songwriters and Music Row personnel stopped by to lend a hand with donations. The event, which was sponsored by Urban Flats, Provence […]

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Fontanel Venue To Host Rich, Wilson, MG

Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson and special guest John Rich will headline a concert at Nashville’s newest outdoor concert venue, The Woods at Fontanel, on Sunday, Oct. 24. “This is the kind of star-studded event we built The Woods for,” said Marc Oswald, who co-owns the venue with fellow superstar manager Dale Morris. “It’s outdoors, it’s […]

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Photo Friday: Ashley Gearing, George Strait

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Colt Ford And Bellamy Brothers Hit Social Media Milestones

Social media has become a staple in the artist development/exposure toolkit, especially for country music. Howard and David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers harnessed the power of YouTube to promote the duo’s somewhat controversial “Jalapenos” video which has now garnered over 1 million user views. “I am truly amazed we have had over a million […]

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Messina Opens Marathon; Lady A Sells Out Tour Dates

Just after dawn on Saturday (9/25) Jo Dee Messina will sing the national anthem at the Women’s Running Magazine “Women’s Half Marathon Series,” which starts in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Messina is set to join the event by running the 5k. Later that evening Messina will perfom at the […]

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