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GAC To Air “Country at the White House”

Great American Country will debut its exclusive coverage of Country at the White House, with performances by Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Charley Pride, on Sat., Aug. 15 at 8 PM/CT. The coverage of the invitation-only event at the White House will give fans a front row seat to both the afternoon educational workshop and […]

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“Crook & Chase” To Tape At Ford Theater

The Crook & Chase television show will launch a special series taping at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Ford Theater on Aug. 4. The first episode will feature Joe Nichols debuting two songs from his upcoming album in an acoustic performance. Because each show will also feature a Hall of Fame member, Statler […]

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Artist News: Currington Comments On Festival, Holly Williams Engaged

As reported in this morning’s subscription-only @MusicRow, there was a horrific accident on Saturday night at the Big Valley Jamboree music festival in Camrose, Alberta. Gale force winds caused the stage to collapse just as Billy Currington was finishing his set.  Here is a bit more of the story courtesy of his label, UMG Nashville: […]

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Taylor Swift In Feature Film “Valentine’s Day”

Swift has been photographed in several scenes alongside Taylor Lautner, who starred in the blockbuster “Twilight.” Taylor Swift has an acting role in the upcoming romantic comedy Valentine’s Day. The film from director Garry Marshall is the story of five interconnected couples in L.A. who make-up and break-up based on the expectations surrounding the holiday. […]

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Womack, Pickler Help CMA Songwriters Series Spread Word About Country Music

The popular CMA Songwriters Series, which has played to sold-out crowds in New York City for the past five years, will be hitting the road this Fall with s hows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each concert will feature a songwriter/artist alongside hit tunesmiths and will be hosted by Bob DiPiero, writer of hits such […]

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NYT Profiles Country Youth Movement

New York Times writer Jon Caramanica puts the crosshairs to Nashville’s country music youth movement in an article titled, Country’s New Face: It’s Young and Blond. Ms. Swift, 19, who has sold more than seven million records in the last four years, has proved to be seismic in Nashville. And thanks to the pop crossover […]

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McDaniel Benefit Aug. 13

The country music community is coming together to raise funds for Grand Ole Opry star Mel McDaniel.  The 66 year-old is slowly recovering from a June 16 heart attack.  Family, friends and fans are gathering Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Palace to pay tribute and raise money for this cherished member […]

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Buxton, Pinson & Belmont Visits London

Sarah Buxton hangs with the KNIX Phoenix crew on Sat. July 25 when she opened for Keith Urban. (L-R) Kris Lamb (Lyric Street), Ben Campbell (KNIX Morning Show co-host), Sarah Buxton, Mark Medina (PD/KNIX), Matt McAllister (KNIX Morning Show co-host) Bobby Pinson friends and family celebrated the success of his latest chart triumphs, “Already Gone,” […]

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NSAI Song Contest Returns With Jewel Mentoring Session

The 10th annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT, will kick off August 1 and run through October 31, with this year’s Grand Prize winner receiving a mentoring session with Jewel. The nationwide competition will result in one Grand Prize Winner and one CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner. Professional songwriters, publishers and others from the industry […]

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Blake Shelton—Twitter’s Humorous Hunk

It had to happen sooner or later. The emergence of an outspoken, no-holds-barred, 140 character dialog from a country music artist—Tweets unleashed. That is exactly what seems to be happening over at @Blakeshelton, a verified account. In fact, Shelton’s feed is turning into an amusing and unique entertainment channel that might appropriately be rated NSFW […]

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Americana Festival Announces Showcase Artists

The Americana Music Association has confirmed a diverse line-up of artists to perform at the upcoming 2009 Americana Music Festival, such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Will Hoge, J.D. Souther, Marty Stuart, Those Darlins and W.P.A. Showcases will be held Sept. 16-19 at five downtown Nashville venues including: The Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom, 3rd & […]

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