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Bobby Karl Works the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony—Chapter 308

Birds of a feather, flock together. It wasn’t until we had them all in the same room for the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony (5/17) that I realized how much this year’s inductees have in common. Receiving their industry’s highest honor were Charlie McCoy, Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell. All three began their […]

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Block Party and Autographs Return to CMA Fest

On Friday and Saturday, June 12-13, CMA Music Festival will present the ABC Block Party at the Hall of Fame Park (adjacent to Fifth Avenue between Broadway and Demonbreun). Hosted by Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery on All My Children), the ABC Block Party will provide entertainment for all ages. The fun-filled landscape tones down the […]

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Carrie Underwood Returns to Africa

Arista’s Carrie Underwood made her second trip to Africa earlier this month visiting orphanages and health centers near Luanda, Angola where she participated in the area’s cause to help fight malaria. Her visit was part of American Idol’s “Idol Gives Back” charitable endeavors, and a special video package will air on American Idol Tuesday, May […]

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“Buzzworthy” Gloriana Ready Sneak Peek EP

With an opening slot on Taylor Swift’s Fearless 2009 tour winning them legions of new fans, and their debut single, “Wild at Heart,” hitting the Top 20, Gloriana will release a “sneak peek” EP on May 19th in anticipation of the August release of their self-titled, debut album for Emblem Music Group. The EP features […]

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“Dateline NBC” Spotlights Swift

NBC TV’s Dateline NBC will air Dateline: On Tour With Taylor Swift on Sunday, May 31 at 6 PM/CT. The one-hour special will feature behind-the-scenes access to Swift’s first-ever headlining tour, the Fearless 2009 Tour. Shot on three continents over a period of three months, the hour looks at the creation and launch of the […]

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Darius Rucker Has a “Give-Back Birthday”

Capitol Records Nashville artist Darius Rucker celebrated his birthday on May 13, but the chart-topping artist is forgoing presents this year for a good cause. Rucker is asking communities to support “classroom requests” from high-poverty schools in his home state of South Carolina through his Give-Back Birthday. In addition to specific classroom requests posted on […]

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Gettin’ Set For The Three Day Weekend

As another work week begins, the skies over Music Row have cleared. And while “the many” are focused on the coming long weekend, “the experienced few” can’t help but feel a sixth sense tug that says something is going on. Picture a duck swimming like a big machine across a pond…on the surface it is […]

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Stuart Dill Named President of Sanctuary

Veteran Nashville artist manager Stuart Dill has been named President of Sanctuary Artist Management Nashville. Sanctuary manages artists in the fields of pop, rock, country and Christian, and Dill, a 25-year veteran of Nashville’s country music scene, will be pivotal in expanding the Sanctuary roster. Sanctuary CEO Carl Stubner and Dill have been closely associated […]

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Country Weekly Set For Fashion Show

Country Weekly has announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert, benefiting Musicians On Call. The show will be held on Wednesday June 10 at the Wildhorse Saloon and will be sponsored by Durango, Lifetime Networks and Chevy. Clothing and boots from Durango, Flavour boutique and Wrangler will be featured on […]

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Mayor Convenes Music Business Council

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, in partnership with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, has created a Music Business Council made up of artists and industry executives who will spearhead various economic development efforts that capitalize on Nashville’s identity as Music City. The priorities Dean has established for the Council include increasing live music venues in […]

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Industry News: TuneCore, NAMM, CMT, Underwood & Knake

TuneCore and Musicnotes Team for Musicians Online music distributor TuneCore (www.tunecore.com) has teamed up with online sheet music company Musicnotes (www.musicnotes.com) to provide yet another way for musicians to make money from their music. Starting in May, any TuneCore artist selling over 25,000 songs within 90 days can have at least one of their songs […]

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