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We’re All For The Hall Nets $500,000 And Counting

9 star acts. 14,000 screaming fans. $500,000 raised and counting. By all accounts Keith Urban’s first We’re All For The Hall concert was a dazzling success. The event benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was held last week (10/13) at the Sommet Center, and featured Urban, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, […]

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Urban Taxi; Terri Clark Tour; Free Bucky

Keith Urban (see video above) ended his tour’s North American dates in a taxi. While playing the final bars of “Better Life,” the Aussie guitar hero left the stage at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena, walked through the hallways and into the street where he hopped a cab. The sold out crowd, watching the exit on the […]

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Mission Management Gets Gokey

Danny Gokey, who placed third on last season’s American Idol, has signed with Nashville-based RLM/Mission Management. “As a huge fan of American Idol, I couldn’t be more excited,” remarked RLM/Mission Management’s Tracy McGlocklin. “Danny has an amazing gift and Rendy and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to help guide his career.” “This […]

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RIAA Awards Country Certifications

Loads of Nashville hitmakers received plaques from the RIAA during August and September. Earning Platinum bling for the first time were Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, and Lady Antebellum. The awards were for Rucker’s Learn To Live (Capitol Nashville), ZBB’s The Foundation (Homegrown/Atlantic Records), and Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville). During those months, it’s probably no […]

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Chesney Sets Festival Dates

Kenny Chesney may not be mounting his huge tour in 2010, but he will play several summer dates, including two just-announced festivals. He has signed on for the Enterprise, Alabama Bama Jam & Arts Festival and Baton Rouge’s Bayou Country Superfest. “For us to be able to get out there and rock at a few of these […]

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On The Cover: Jason Michael Carroll

Label: Arista Nashville Current Album: Growing Up Is Getting Old Current Single/Video: “Hurry Home” Current Producer: Don Gehman Hometown: Youngsville, NC Management: Red Light Management Booking: Creative Artists Agency Recent Hits: “Hurry Home” and the Top 10 “Where I’m From” are the first two hit singles from his sophomore album, Growing Up Is Getting Old. […]

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Country Overseas: Underwood, Lady A

Carrie Underwood spent last week visiting with Asian media and promoting her upcoming album, Play On, set for US release Nov. 3. While in Singapore, she performed as part of the grand opening of ION Orchard, a futuristic shopping center with luxury retailers, and internationally award-winning architecture. It is also the largest open-air sheltered venue […]

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Rally For Rocketown With Gill, McBride, More

Vince Gill and Martina McBride will perform Tuesday (10/20) at the Rally For Rocketown. The fundraiser for the teen music venue/skate park will be hosted by its founder, Christian artist Michael W. Smith. Super Bowl-winning coach and best-selling author Tony Dungy will be the keynote speaker during the 11:30 AM luncheon at Lipscomb Univerity’s Allen […]

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CMA Songwriters Series In Nashville

The CMA Songwriters Series, which usually shares the Nashville songwriting tradition with other cities, is set to play the home turf on Nov. 10, the night before the CMA Awards. Universal Records South artist Randy Houser will be the featured artist/songwriter when the 9:30 PM show takes place at Limelight. Hit tunesmiths Brett James, Rivers […]

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Ashley Gorley, Alan Jackson Big Winners At ASCAP Awards

More than 1500 songwriters, industry VIPs and big name artists such as Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride gathered last night (10/19) at the ASCAP Country Awards to celebrate its most performed songs of the year. Ashley Gorley was named Songwriter of the Year for his hits “Start A Band,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” The […]

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Faith Launches Fragrance, Taylor Gets Signature Guitar

Faith Hill is launching her first fragrance with a series of short webisodes. Included in the series are conversations with other women, behind- the-scenes videos from her photo shoot, and more. Hill also appears in a new public service announcement encouraging Americans to volunteer their time. The 30-second spot is one of a series of […]

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