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Susan Boyle Sales Boiling

Thanksgiving record sales are primed to set some records this year. British Idol sensation Susan Boyle, based upon early results for the week is expected to sell from 625-675k units for the week ended 11/29 according to Hits Daily Double advance estimates. This would place I Dreamed A Dream as the largest first week debut […]

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Urban Down Under: Awards Show, Tour

Keith Urban opened Australia’s Aria Awards over the weekend with a performance of his hit “Kiss A Girl.” Next up he launches his “Escape Together World Tour” in Melbourne, Australia on Dec. 11. The entire production set-up used on the U.S. leg of the tour—two stages, lighting, video screens, etc.—will make its way across the […]

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Nashville Acts Join For Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 PM, many of Nashville’s country and pop artists will perform at the Mercy Lounge to raise funds and awareness for the Global Food Crisis Fund. Scheduled to appear include Leigh Nash, Carter’s Chord, Julie Roberts, Bryan White, Blaine Larsen, Rob Blackledge, Mica Roberts, Trailer Choir, Natalie Hemby, and more. […]

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Messina Adds 2nd Show For Holiday Concert

Jo Dee Messina has announced the addition of a second Nashville show for a special holiday concert on Sat. Dec. 5 at the Brentwood United Methodist Church. All proceeds from the performances will go to Harvest Hands Community Development Corp. Tickets are being distributed for free in advance with fans being asked to make a […]

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Hot Duos: Joey and Rory, Burns and Poe

Husband and wife duo Joey+Rory have been touring in Scotland and Ireland in recent weeks. The duo’s new single, “It’s Christmas Time,” is available digitally. They are also promoting Merry Kidmas, a children’s album co-produced by Rory Feek and created by The Song Trust. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. ———— […]

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Artists Thank Troops: Lee Ann Womack and More

Lee Ann Womack was in Hawaii last week to visit with Wounded Warriors and perform for troops and their families at Schofield Barracks. Visiting the island of Oahu as part of “A Tropic Homecoming,” sponsored by the USO, Womack welcomed home more than 3,500 troops returning from a year-long deployment in Iraq. Keni Thomas, Mark […]

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Lawrence’s Turkey Fry

Tracy Lawrence will again host his annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry, today, Nov. 24, to raise money, generate awareness and provide food for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Now in its fourth year, the pre-Thanksgiving event is open to the public. Lawrence will be joined by other artists such as Brad Arnold, Ash Bowers, Burns & […]

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Gloriana Scores AMA Breakthrough

Gloriana dazzled odds makers Sunday night (11/22) when the group won the fan-voted T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards. The honor was decided by fans who were encouraged to text vote right until the end of the show. Other nominees in the category were Lady GaGa, Keri Hilson and Kid Cudi. […]

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Jimmy Wayne Webchat; Dolly Opens Nashville Store

It’s release day for Jimmy Wayne who is back with his Valory Music Co. album Sara Smile. To mark the occasion he’s hosting a live Ustream video chat with fans tonight beginning at 7 PM/CT which will include an acoustic set and will be accessible via his MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as […]

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Hall of Fame To Salute Bill Anderson

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Hall inductee Bill Anderson on December 12 as part of its quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 p.m. program, which will be held in the Museum’s Ford Theater, is included with admission and free to members. The event will include […]

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Lance Smith And CMT Part Ways

After more than eight years on CMT, host Lance Smith is leaving the network to focus on his acting career. Smith joined CMT in 2001 as the network’s first VJ and went on to host over 400 episodes of the CMT Top 20 Countdown. He has logged countless hours on camera and hosted dozens of […]

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