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Indie Success Story Colt Ford Plans New Album

Colt Ford, the self-made artist with a flair for mixing hip-hop with honky tonk, is planning his sophomore release on Average Joes Entertainment. Chicken And Biscuits will be available Tuesday, April 20 and features guests Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Josh Gracin, Darryl Worley, Ty Stone, James Otto, DMC, and Kevin Fowler. The album, produced by […]

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ACM Lines Up Awards Performers

The Academy of Country Music announced today (3/23) that Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins, and Carrie Underwood, are scheduled to perform as part of its 45th annual Awards show on Sun., April 18. Reba McEntire will host the show at the MGM […]

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Urban Adds Summer Dates

Keith Urban has announced a slew of summer tour dates. The run includes numerous music festivals, arenas, and stadiums, as well as a few previously announced shows alongside The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks. The outing opens April 16 at the Country Thunder festival in Florence, Arizona. Dates are scheduled through Sept. 4 in Essex Junction, […]

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Stars Go Blue, Springtime Stroll Concerts This Week

Rodney Crowell and Gretchen Peters are among the hit songwriters/artists set to perform at tomorrow night’s (3/23) 2nd annual The Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer benefit. Joining them on the 7 PM line-up at the Loveless Barn are fellow tunesmiths Mike Reid, Barry Walsh and Peter Cooper, along with special guests Mike Snider, Wade […]

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Highs And Lows From The Road: Underwood; Eli Young Band

While one rising band experienced a touring pinnacle over the weekend, a superstar’s tour is grieving an unexpected loss. Republic Nashville / Universal Republic’s Eli Young Band made its headlining debut at the Houston Rodeo on Friday night (3/19) in front of 57,208 fans, one of the highest attendance counts so far this year. It […]

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Paisley To Make Waves On “H20 Tour”

Brad Paisley revealed plans for his 2010 summer tour this morning (3/22). The 75-city H2O World Tour presented by Chevy opens in late May with special guests Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Promoted by Live Nation, the H2O World Tour will visit the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. His recently […]

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“Peanut” Faircloth Passes

Widely beloved radio personality, songwriter and entertainer Charles “Peanut” Faircloth was buried yesterday [Sunday, March 21] in Chattanooga – he died Tuesday, March 16, at age 82. Born in Mitchell Country, Georgia, he had childhood polio which stunted his growth at 4’8.” This led to his nickname, “Peanut.” He began his radio career at WNEX […]

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Bentley Rolls With “Miles & Music For Kids”

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley will continue his nationwide Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Seattle on Sat., Sept. 18. Presented by Nationwide Insurance, proceeds from the event will benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The 45-minute ride will depart Destination Harley-Davidson of Tacoma and travel to […]

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Pam Tillis Joins Wheeling Jamboree Board

Grammy-winning country star Pam Tillis has joined the Board of Directors of the Wheeling Jamboree, Inc., a non-profit corporation established to preserve the nation’s second oldest radio and live performance program, the Wheeling Jamboree. Tillis replaces retiring founding Director, Doug Paisley, father of country star Brad Paisley. “Radio shows like the Jamboree are an endangered species,” […]

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Swift Celebrates “Most Awarded” Status

Taylor Swift’s six-times-Platinum album, Fearless was officially recognized as the Most Awarded Album in the History of Country Music last night at a private dinner in Nashville. Fearless is the only album in history to win the all-genre Album of The Year Grammy, plus Country Album of the Year Awards from the Grammys, the Country […]

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Country Dominates RIAA Certifications

The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) January and February Gold and Platinum reports show that, relative to other formats, country music is going strong. Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum’s sophomore album Need You Now was certified Platinum in just one month this winter, with legions of fans lining up to bring the power trio their […]

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