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Opry Goes Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

On Oct. 2 the Grand Ole Opry joined the fight against breast cancer with a special “Opry Goes Pink” performance. Opry member Carrie Underwood was on hand to flip the giant light switch, turning the show’s signature red barn backdrop pink for the night. ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts—herself a breast cancer survivor—traveled to […]

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Nashville Scene: Women’s profiles in bluegrass have risen

Generation by generation, women’s profiles in bluegrass have risen By Jewly Hight Funny how straightforward Rhonda Vincent sounds proclaiming herself an “All American Bluegrass Girl” in the song of that title—until you listen past the hook. Read more.

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Touring Updates: Paisley, U2, and More

Brad Paisley just completed the west coast run of his American Saturday Night tour by selling over 100,000 tickets for shows in Bakersfield, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego and Irvine. He will take this week off from touring before heading to Florida for shows in Jacksonville, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, then it’s off […]

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Holly Williams Weds, Swift Sings With Mayer

Singer Holly Williams wed drummer Chris Coleman on Sunday, Sept. 27 in an evening ceremony at Nashville’s Cedarwood mansion. The bride wore a gown by Vera Wang, and the all-star guest list included Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts’s Jay DeMarcus, and of course, her father Hank Williams Jr. who walked her down the aisle. Among musician […]

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Matchless Music Plans Release; Herndon Inks New Deals

Shawn Pennington has opened Matchless Music Group with David St. Romain as the flagship artist. The company’s debut album is due in the first quarter of 2010, and St. Romain’s lead single, “That’s Love,” goes to radio Oct. 19 with David Haley’s EdgeHill Music handling promotion. Pennington and St. Romain met during Season 5 of Nashville […]

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TV Guide: Country Edition

From left: Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and “The Office’s” Steve Carell backstage at “The Jay Leno Show” (9/30/09). Gill and Harris were in Los Angeles to perform at a benefit for The Country Music Hall of Fame at Club Nokia. Photo: Rique Nashville musicians are making the media rounds. See where your favorite artists are […]

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McBride And Adkins Announce Tour

Martina McBride and Trace Adkins are gearing up for their Shine All Night Tour, starting Nov. 20 and covering 40 cities across the U.S. through the spring of 2010. The tour is sponsored by SunnyD, and marks the beverage company’s first music partnership. The outing is also sponsored in part by GAC, and will feature […]

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CMA Awards Schedule Superstar Performances

The superstar line-up of CMA Awards performers includes co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. This first round of artists, given exclusively to People.com by the CMA, also lists all of the Entertainer of the Year nominees: George Strait, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Paisley (this year’s most-nominated artist with seven nods). The 43rd […]

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Gretchen Wilson Launches Redneck Records

Gretchen Wilson has announced her own Redneck Records, with distribution, staff and other team members already in place. A new single is coming next week and will be followed by an album early next year. Operating from Studio 27 in Lebanon, Tenn. Wilson will act as President, overseeing label operations with the support of her […]

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Nashville Rose Garden In Full Bloom

The Nashville Music Garden took root in the Hall of Fame Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun (across from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum), yesterday with the help of celebrity hosts Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson as well as emcee Ralph Emery in an all-star ceremony befitting a […]

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NOW That’s What I Call A Country Christmas!

Now That’s What I Call A Country Christmas is set for an Oct. 6th release. The double disc offering builds on the success of NOW That’s What I Call Country Volumes 1 and 2. It includes 29 of the most beloved holiday favorites from idols like Elvis and Johnny Cash, alongside current country stars Kenny […]

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