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Aldean Mines Gold

The RIAA has certified Jason Aldean’s latest CD Wide Open Gold after 10 weeks. The metal certifications are based upon shipments, with Gold status requiring 500,000 units and Platinum needing one million. According to SoundScan, which measures actual sales to consumers, through week 10 the CD has sold a total of 316,246 units. The first […]

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Republic Nashville Details Promo Team

Republic Nashville, the latest new imprint to sit under the Big Machine umbrella has announced its promo team. Bobby Young Dir. of National Promotion unveiled the identities of this highly anticipated group. Jimmy Harnen is President of this new label and will report to CEO Scott Borchetta. The label’s roster now includes Sunny Sweeney and […]

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CMT Awards Spike Sales

The 2009 CMT Music Awards sparked post-show physical and digital sales for every performer and winner following the live telecast on Tuesday, June 16 on CMT. Here is the data according to the Soundscan charts for the week ending 06/21/2009. Brad Paisley, a three time trophy winner that night, received one of the biggest sales […]

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Get Out For A Good Cause This Week

The Miller Harris Foundation Benefit Concert is tonight, Wed., June 24 at the Bluebird Cafe. Two shows featuring some of Nashville’s favorite songwriters will benefit the organization which helps children with asthma. The 6 PM in-the-round welcomes Kim Williams, Amanda Williams, Roxie Dean, and Brice Long; followed by the 9 PM show with Keith Stegall, […]

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Country Stars In Starring Roles

Julianne Hough is lined up to co-star in next year’s remake of Footloose says the Hollywood Reporter. She will act alongside Chace Crawford, of Gossip Girl fame, who will play the Kevin Bacon role from the 1984 original. Though some reports say Hough has scheduling conflicts, filming will take place in March 2010 with Paramount […]

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Twitter Users Purchase More

A recent NPD Group study suggests that Twitter users purchased 77% more digital music downloads than non-tweeting Web users. “NPD’s latest music-acquisition study shows that there are segments of consumers who are more actively integrating Twitter as a key tool for communicating and networking,” said Russ Crupnick, entertainment industry analyst for NPD. “Based on their […]

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GAC Forms Partnership To Release New Music

Great American Country (GAC) has entered a partnership with Original Signal Recordings to release Lane Turner’s new album, a self-titled EP made available to digital outlets on June 9. Under terms of the joint venture, GAC will promote Turner’s music and music videos on its television and radio programs, while Original Signal will spearhead the […]

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Administrators Mark 10 Years, Black River Hires, Miley Ticket Sales

Hit songwriter and former NSAI President Bob Regan spoke at the 10 Year Anniversary Meeting of the Music Row Administrators Group on June 18. He is seated front and center, sharing a chair with the group’s co-founder Shirley Hutchins. The organization meets monthly and has a guest speaker to provide current information regarding music rights […]

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CMT Awards Are Channel’s Most-Watched Show of Year

More than 9.6 million viewers cumulative* tuned in for the premiere and encore telecasts of the 2009 CMT Music Awards on Tuesday, June 16 on CMT. This makes it the network’s most-watched telecast of the year, and ranks it third in the history of the awards. Increased fan interaction online led CMT.com to a record […]

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Sugarland Set For Network Primetime Special

Sugarland is getting its first network television special. Sugarland: Live on the Inside will air on ABC, Mon., Aug. 3 at 7 PM/CT, the night before the duo’s new Wal-Mart exclusive CD/DVD pack of the same name hits shelves. Producer/director Shaun Silva taped the one-hour special at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky using 20 cameras. […]

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Pickler OK

The latest in a series of magazine features focusing on Nashville’s lovely country artists involves Kellie Pickler in a six page spread for OK Magazine. Billed as Southern Belle, Pickler dishes about life on the road and as a member of country music family. “Of course I would love to be a member of the […]

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