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Symphony To Showcase Americana Connection

The Nashville Symphony and the Americana Music Association are teaming for a one-of-a-kind musical event on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The innovative concert called “Classical Americana” will explore the links between classical and American roots music with performances by Alison Brown, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Buddy Miller, Karen Parks […]

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White House Celebrates Country With Paisley, Krauss; CMA Underwrites 40 W.O. Smith School Students

W.O. Smith School students The White House Music Series will celebrate Country Music on July 21 with performances by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station. Forty students from the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community School of Music will be able to attend the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., concert and educational workshop at the White […]

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Michelle Branch, ZBB, Love & Theft, Katie Armiger

Michelle Branch wrote on her official message board that she recently finished mixing the last track for her upcoming solo CD, “I can’t believe I’m finally officially finished. It’s been well worth the wait. (At least I think so.)” The album’s first single, “Sooner or Later,” will premiere on her website July 20. Zac Brown […]

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Chesney Tour In “Pollstar” Top 10

Kenny Chesney is the only country act in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s annual Midyear Report of tour rankings. His Corona Extra Sun City Carnival tour lands at No. 7 behind Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion, Elton John/Billy Joel, the Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen. Rascal Flatts are at No. 17 on the list, followed […]

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Photo Fabulous: Kate Kacey & Hazel, Urban/Aldean, Piven, Etc.

Actors Jeremy Piven (“The Kingdom,” “Entourage”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover,” “The Office”) were in town last night for the premiere of their new film “The Goods. Live Hard. Sell Hard.” Stoney Creek Records’ Megan Mullins and Black River’s Sarah Darling were among the artists attending the VIP screening put on by CMT. The Paramount […]

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UMPG Signs Lori McKenna

UMPG recently welcomed renowned songwriter Lori McKenna to its roster of hit makers.  Well known in the New England club scene, the Stoughton, MA native gained national prominence with her couch jumping appearance on Oprah, where she performed “Fireflies” with Faith Hill. After landing three songs on Hill’s album, the music community clamored to record […]

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APA Welcomes Darren Kozelsky

Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) has signed country singer Darren Kozelsky for representation, with Clint Wiley and Scott Galloway acting as the responsible agents. Kozelsky joins artists Tanya Tucker, Collin Raye, David Lee Murphy, Kingbilly, Little Texas, Lee Roy Parnell, Cross Canadian Ragweed and more at APA. He is a Texas native who first […]

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Alexander, Mabe Score Big With First No. 1

Songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe are celebrating their first No. 1, with the smash pop/country hit “The Climb,” performed by Miley Cyrus for her Hannah Montana movie. The track has already sold more than 2 million downloads, and reached the top of both the Billboard and Mediabase AC charts last week. It continues to […]

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“WSJ” Highlights Compass Records; NaFF Entries; Etc.

Grammy award winning banjoist Alison Brown, two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year  Dale Ann Bradley, and seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines are featured in The Wall Street Journal in an article written by Barry Mazor entitled “The Sisterhood of Bluegrass.” The article focuses on the tradition of women in bluegrass […]

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Country’s Shrinking Middle Class

The quote of the week belongs to Sony CEO Howard Stringer, who when asked about the success of Twitter and other social networking sites replied, “A lot of people are doing very well at making very little money. It’s not a club I’m looking to join.” The joke may be on the Sony CEO because, […]

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On the Music Row Cover: Williams Riley

Label: Golden Music Current Album: Williams Riley Current Single & Video: “I’m Still Me” Current Producers: Noel Golden, Derek George Hometowns: Larose, LA; Nashville, TN Interesting Fact: The band is named after the guitar player’s great-grandfather. Outside Interests: Hunting, fishing, horses, cattle and thumb wrestling Awards: American Country Countdown Superstars 2009, Voted Best New Country […]

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