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Phil Vassar Steps Up For St. Judes

Showdog-Universal artist Phil Vassar has teamed up with Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio station partners for a year-long promotion to benefit kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude. The Country Cares radio station that secures the most “Partner In Hope” monthly pledges throughout the designated contest time will receive a […]

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Smith And Sturgeon Join “Artist-Owned” Ranks

Country artists Anthony Smith and Jason Sturgeon are joining artists like Big Kenny and Gretchen Wilson in establishing their own record labels and teams to release, promote and market their new music. Debut country artist Sturgeon will release his leadoff single, “Simple Life,” to radio through his own label, Toolpusher Records. He will follow that […]

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Carrie Underwood Lands Big Screen Role, No. 1 Video

Five-time Grammy award winner Carrie Underwood has landed a supporting role in her first feature film, Soul Surfer. The movie is based on the autobiography of 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has defied the odds to win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age thirteen. Underwood will play Sarah […]

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Dealing With a “Swift” Evolution

Taylor Swift’s appearance on Monday night’s Grammy telecast, and the flood of media coverage that followed, illustrate that mega-fame and media saturation  can be a double-edged sword. While the multi-platinum singer scooped up a record-setting four Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year award, far more ink has been dedicated to her not-so-spot-on vocal […]

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ACM Welcomes The Band Perry

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Republic Nashville Recording Artists Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry, better known as The Band Perry to the office when they were in Los Angeles this week. While at the Academy, The Band Perry signed up for professional ACM membership and performed songs from their upcoming Republic Nashville […]

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Jewel And Aldean Team With Country Financial

Financial planning firm Country Financial is teaming with country artists Jason Aldean and Jewel for the “Road Trips and Guitar Picks” series, which will present 30 concerts beginning in March. Each artist will perform separate concerts, but the “Road Trips and Guitar Picks” website, www.tripsandpicks.com, will serve as a one-stop destination for both, giving Aldean […]

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Madeleine Parlatore and Shirley Collie LifeNotes

(Updated 2/3/10) Madeleine Parlatore, longtime administrator and office manager of Big Tractor Music, has passed away. The company’s Jason Krupek says she was “Mom” to everyone at the publishing company, where she spent 13 years. The funeral will be Friday, February 5 at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, located at 9090 Highway 100. Visitation will be […]

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BBR Adds Ferris; Capitol CRS Lunch

Broken Bow Records VP of Promotion Lee Adams and SVP of Promotion Carson James have added Dawn Ferris as Manager Regional Promotion, Midwest. She takes office Monday, Feb. 8 and will report directly to Adams. Ferris is a veteran of the Midwest region, having worked over 10 years at Arista Nashville, followed by a year […]

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Oscar Noms; Grammy Ratings Spur Digital Sales; CMT Special

Academy Award nominations were revealed this morning (2/2), with country music movie Crazy Heart getting a few nods. Nominated for Best Music (Original Song) is “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart),” by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. The film’s star Jeff Bridges secured a nod for Actor in a Leading Role, and Maggie […]

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Sanford And Nichols At Sound Kitchen; Celeb Softball

Chas Sandford, Tim Nichols and friends will perform at Strings and Stories: A Night of Songwriter’s Tales on Feb. 20 at the Sound Kitchen in Franklin. The event will benefit the children of High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic, and in addition to the performances, will include a “Meet the Artist” session with […]

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Underwood Video Debut; No Shoes Radio Live From Miami

Carrie Underwood just took home her fifth Grammy award for Best Country Collaboration (“I Told You So,” with Randy Travis), and her current single “Temporary Home,” the second from Play On, is already a certifiable hit. Today (2/2) the song’s video is available for purchase and download exclusively on iTunes, an offer that will run […]

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