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Urban Surprises Travelers in NYC, Philly

Keith Urban’s sixth album Get Closer hit stores yesterday (11/16) and to help promote it, the singer played surprise gigs at New York City’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The events were organized in conjunction with Amtrak, who transported Urban from New York to Philadelphia on one of its trains. Urban played songs […]

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“Need You Now” Among Top RIAA Certifications

Numerous Country stars are on the RIAA’s list of Gold and Platinum certifications for August, September and October. Among the top selling digital singles is Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” which hit 4x multi-Platinum to become the Capitol Nashville band’s best selling single ever. Mercury’s Billy Currington earned a digital Platinum plaque for downloads of […]

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CMHF Hosts Dallas Frazier, Bonnie Garner, Curly Seckler

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier will perform Dec. 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as part of its Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. The 1:30 p.m. program in the Museum’s Ford Theater is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will also be […]

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Aldean Takes His Party On The Road

Following the release of his new album My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean has announced the 2011 My Kinda Party Tour. The 32 city trek gets underway January 21 in Little Rock, AR, and features special guests Eric Church and the JaneDear girls. “This is the tour I’ve dreamed about putting together my whole life. My […]

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Beatles Debut on iTunes, and More News

The Beatles‘ music arrived in the Apple iTunes Store today (11/16/10). “It has been a long and winding road to get here,” Apple boss Steve Jobs said in a statement. The band’s 13 studio albums are available individually for $12.99 (and $19.99 for double albums), or in a $149 “box set.” More here. •••• Sugarland […]

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Star Lineup For American Country Awards

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner are set to perform at the first-ever American Country Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on FOX Dec. 6. The inaugural two-hour event will also feature appearances by country recording artists Laura Bell Bundy, Rodney Carrington, Jewel, Lady Antebellum […]

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City Paper: CMA Awards Bring $3M Economic Impact

A report by fellow SouthComm publication The City Paper shows that the CMA Awards generated an estimated $3 million in direct visitor spending (according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau). In money talk, the awards are worth only about one-eighth of the CMA Music Fest. Nashville’s biggest event draws an estimated $24 million in economic […]

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Video: Loretta Lynn Discusses Tribute Album

Loretta Lynn talks about the Coal Miner’s Daughter tribute album honoring her 50-year career. Also featured in the video are the artists from the project, including Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, and Jack White.

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Rucker Sings For PGA Tour Charity

Darius Rucker is set to team with the PGA Tour during 2011 to raise funds for PGA Tour charities through music. Rucker, an avid golfer, has written and produced “Together Anything’s Possible,” that will be available for download starting in early January. All proceeds from the song for a full year will be donated to […]

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Hit Writers Pen Holiday Parody Album, Merry Ex-Mas

Songwriters Will Robinson, Mike Reid and Don Pfrimmer have just released Merry Ex-Mas: Holiday Songs For the Divorced and Soon To Be, a tongue in cheek collection of eight Christmas parodies and two original new holiday songs. The ten tracks are performed by a group called the Irreconcilables, which includes Joanna Cotten, Perry Danos, Fred […]

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Reba Is People Country’s December Cover

The December issue of People Country is out today (11/12) and features photos of 2010’s biggest stars in their favorite places. Reba graces the cover and speaks about her favorite vacation place, the Ryman Auditorium. “My family didn’t take vacations except to go to the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman,” says Reba. “It represents tradition […]

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