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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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Celebrity-Studded Charity Auction Fights Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month and several country stars are stepping up to fight the disease. Universal Records South artist Ashley Ray led her “A Ray of Hope” team to raise over $5500 at Race For The Cure. Women Rock For The Cure is hosting an eBay auction with hot ticket items including a […]

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Book Review of “How The Beatles Destroyed Rock ’n’ Roll”

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock ’n’ Roll by Elijah Wald (Oxford University Press, 2009) Review by Belmont professor Don Cusic: This isn’t really a book about the Beatles; rather it is a book that notes the distortion of the history of popular music through the years. Wald, who wrote an excellent book on Robert Johnson, […]

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Nashville Draws Dave Matthews to CMAs, Mizrahi to Fashion Show

The invitation-only ASCAP Country Awards take place tonight, honoring the 50 most performed songs of the year…. Also at ASCAP, songwriter Andy Dodd, the pen behind hits for Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Camp Rock and Jesse McCartney, moved to Nashville recently and visited the organization’s local office. ————————- The star-packed lineup for “The 43rd […]

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Garth Video: Watch The Big Announcement

Garth Brooks and Steve Wynn discuss the upcoming concert series.

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Charlie Daniels And Others Plan Holiday Music, Benefits

Charlie Daniels has released a holiday CD/DVD package and is planning his annual Christmas 4 Kids fundraiser. Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas features a mix of Christmas standards, and a number of originals written by Daniels and his band. The two-disc CD set boasts guests Kathy Mattea, Dan Tyminski, Jewel, Suzanne and Evelyn […]

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Indies On The Rise: Russell Works Oklahoma, Armiger on AOL

Oklahoma based artist Shawna Russell has been making big moves in her home state recently, including headlining a concert in Oklahoma City, performing on the Fox 25 News morning show, and entering an endorsement deal with Sheplers Western Wear/OKC. Russell and Way Out West Records have also formed a marketing and regional publicity alliance with Joe […]

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Skaggs, Morgan Among ICM Award Winners

Ricky Skaggs, Craig Morgan and Tracy Lawrence were among the winners at the 15th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Award Show, held last night (10/16) at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium. Skaggs was selected Mainstream Country Artist of the Year, and joined The Whites to perform “Salt of The Earth.” Morgan received Video of […]

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NBC Debuts Artists in Residence Partnership

NBC Universal is starting an “Artists in Residence” program with Bon Jovi as the first act set to participate. Featured artists will be exposed across NBCU’s multiple platforms and brands, including interviews, musical guest appearances, and guest-starring roles. The “Artists in Residence” project coincides with the Nov. 10 launch of the band’s new studio album, […]

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