Category: Artist

Swift, West Boost VMA Buzz For Second Year

Performances by Taylor Swift and Kanye West at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards are spurring more internet discussion today than Lady Gaga’s armful of moonmen trophies. Both artists debuted songs written in reaction to last year’s incident at the same awards show where West interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech. See videos of Swift’s and West’s […]

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Jamey Johnson In NY; Miranda Lambert Overseas

Jamey Johnson, Buddy Cannon, Bob DiPiero, and Kendell Marvel performed at Joe’s Bar in New York City as part of the CMA Songwriters Series on Sept. 8.

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Artists Making The Radio Rounds

Photos from George Strait, Gwen Sebastian, Joanna Smith, The Roys and Brian Stace visiting radio programmers and performing across the nation.

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Parties On The Row: Capitol, NSAI, TJ Martell

Capitol Records Nashville revealed the artist line-up for its Street Party today. The Oct. 13 event will close down Demonbreun Street for performances by Troy Olsen, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jennette McCurdy and Walker Hayes. To benefit Metro Nashville public schools, anyone who brings a school supply item to donate to the Pencil Foundation between […]

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Chesney Set For CMT’s “Invitation Only”

Kenny Chesney is the latest superstar to tape an installment of CMT’s Invitation Only. On the episode premiering Monday, September 27 (10 p.m. ET/PT) the singer will debut five new songs from his forthcoming album to be released the next day (9/28). Taped before a small studio audience in Nashville, the one-hour special includes Chesney […]

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Friday Photos: Roys Help MDA; Bonsall’s Book

Country brother and sister duo, The Roys, made their national TV debut on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon held in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend  and joined a large group of TV/film/stage and music celebirities that donated their time to help raise funds for MDA’s lifesaving mission. The Roys performed “ Right Back At […]

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Friday News Bits: Grammys, Flatts, ACM & More

Wide Open Music Group Signs Tim Owens Wide Open Music Group has announced the signing of Tim Owens to an Exclusive Songwriter Agreement. Owens, the co-writer behind such No. 1 hits as “Ticks” (Brad Paisley) and “Settlin’”(Sugarland), joins the growing writer and creative staff of the Nashville-based independent music publishing company. Wide Open also acquires […]

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Alan Jackson Announces Fall Tour

Country superstar Alan Jackson has announced a fall tour with special guests Chris Young and The Band Perry. Jackson’s fall tour kicks off November 4 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, and makes its way through California (including Nokia Theater at L.A. Live on 11/5), Nevada, Texas, Louisiana and the Carolina’s before ending up at the US […]

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Bobby Karl Works the 9th Annual AMA Honors & Awards

Americana music may be a fringe genre, financially struggling, lacking major media exposure and a complete mystery to most mainstream music consumers, but its awards show was a total celebration of its star power. Presented at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday (9/9), the event featured appearances by Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Robert Plant, […]

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Dean Brody Signs With ole/Roots Three

Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole music publishing and Roots Three, publishing division of RGK Entertainment Group, has signed songwriter and Open Road Records artist Dean Brody to a worldwide publishing deal. Brody, an emerging songwriting talent and rising country star, is currently at No. 6 on the Mediabase Canadian country chart with the single […]

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Rooney Welcomes Little Rascal

Rascal Flatts member Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon welcomed their second child on Tuesday, September 7, a daughter named Raquel Blue, who made her debut into the world at 4:26 PM CST. Raquel weighed in at 7 pounds and is 18 inches long. Mother and daughter are doing well. “Tiffany and I are so […]

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