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Songwriters and Superstars Offer Help During Holidays

Songwriters and superstars alike are helping those in need this holiday season. On board to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell and Whitney Duncan. Urban and Jewell have 2010 calendars for sale to benefit the hospital through their Web sites. And Duncan is auctioning off the […]

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Bob Doyle, WMEE Sign The Band Perry

Artist management team Bob Doyle & Associates has signed Republic Nashville act The Band Perry, and Doyle’s publishing company Major Bob Music has also entered an agreement with the rising group. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is handling booking for the band. The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, is busy […]

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Rucker, Wilson, and Opry Special On TV

Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (12/16) to perform “History In The Making.” He will also appear on the show’s Christmas Day special to perform a holiday tune he co-wrote with producer Frank Rogers, “Candy Cane Christmas.” •••• Gretchen Wilson recently taped an episode of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks television show […]

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Faith, Chesney, Make End-of-Decade Lists

As the 2000s come to a close, publications are reflecting on the decade gone by. Here are some highlights: Faith Hill is the only artist, in any musical genre, to have two of the Top 10 most played songs of the decade (according to Nielsen BDS). Released in November 1999, “Breathe” stands at No. 4 […]

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Phil Vassar Releases New Album Today

Phil Vassar’s fifth studio album Traveling Circus hits streets today (12/15). Taking a very hands-on approach, he wrote or co-wrote every song, produced the album himself and hired his road band to play on it. He wrote the current single “Everywhere I Go,” with Jeffrey Steele. The video has been added to rotation on CMT […]

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Books With Songwriter Ties: “Chicken Soup,” “Have Her Over For Dinner”

Local songwriter/artist Matt Moore is branching out with the release of his first cookbook, Have Her Over for Dinner: a gentleman’s guide to classic, simple meals. The Georgia native has shared the stage with Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan but has also long enjoyed cooking. His latest outing offers more than 100 recipes—ranging from […]

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Musical Chairs: John Paul, RJ Jordan, The Boxcars

Dial Global has hired John Paul as Sr. Dir. of Country Programming. The former KUPL Portland PD will be based in Denver, and fills the vacancy left by Jim Murphy’s exit last week. Paul will oversee the “Mainstream Country,” “Classic Country,” and “True Country” formats by working with their PDs. He will also serve as […]

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CRS New Faces Line-Up Revealed

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 the popular New Faces of Country Music® show and dinner will officially close CRS 41. Set to perform are Gloriana (Emblem Records), Randy Houser (Universal South), Love and Theft (Lyric Street), Justin Moore (Valory Music Co.), and Chris Young (RCA). Country Radio Seminar runs Feb. 24-26, 2010 at the Nashville […]

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Garth Brooks Is Back, Vegas Gig Gets Rave Reviews

Garth Brooks’ Vegas gig at the Wynn started Friday night (12/11), officially marking the end of his nine year retirement. He’s committed to 15 weekends per year for about the next five years at Wynn’s Encore Theatre, with multiple shows scheduled for each weekend. The superstar dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and work boots […]

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Josh Turner To Release Two “Haywire” Versions

Josh Turner will release a deluxe version of his new album, Haywire, on Feb. 9. The deluxe version will include the 11 songs that appear on the standard version (also in stores on February 9) plus two previously unreleased songs as well as live audio tracks of his hits “Your Man” and “Long Black Train.” […]

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Martell Foundation To Honor Brooks And Dunn

The TJ Martell Foundation will salute Brooks & Dunn with its first-ever Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at a gala event on Monday, March 22. The superstar duo will be feted along with several others at the 2010 T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala at the Hutton Hotel. Michael Bolton will also be honored that […]

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