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Dozier Leads Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Class

Earlier this week the crowd at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Class was treated to a very special, intimate evening of stories about the wonder years of Motown Records and the origination of some of the many hits written by Lamont Dozier and the powerhouse songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland (H-D-H). H-D-H were credited with creating […]

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Industry Turns Out To Support Artists At Music Fest

Ashton Shepherd celebrated her CMA Music Festival appearance last week with her team members such as reps from CAA, Cherry Heart Entertainment, and Flood Bumstead McCready McCarthy. Pictured: Rondal Richardson, Mallori Kirchenschlager, Stan Barnett, Julie Boos, Rod Essig, Ashton Shepherd, John Huie, Blake McDaniel, Rob Light, Darin Murphy, Gratton Stephens, Brad Bissell, Shelby Kennedy and […]

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Country Gals Cover Shape Magazine

LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Julianne Hough will be on the cover of the July issue of Shape magazine. Inside, the bikini-clad babes tell how they get (and keep) those fab bodies. Among the topics, McBride shares her fascination with nutrition and how she encourages her husband and daughters to eat healthily. She also discusses […]

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String of Events Benefit Darryl Worley Foundation

Darryl Worley is hosting a series of fundraisers for his namesake charitable foundation, with the second event scheduled for July 13 at the Bumpus Harley-Davidson dealership in Murfreesboro. For “Hitmakers & Harleys” Worley will be joined by Walt Aldridge (Heartland’s “I Loved Her First,” Ronnie Milsap’s “No Getting’ Over Me”), Jim “Moose” Brown (“It’s Five […]

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CMHF Hosts Elvis Costello Program

Elvis Costello treated patrons at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to a special interview on Monday (6/15).  Costello discussed his ties to Music City, from his 1979 pairing with George Jones to his current album, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, which was recorded in Nashville with an all-star cast of musicians.  During the […]

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Newsflash: Teens Love Taylor, Miley and Carrie

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Miley Cyrus are among the nominees for the popular Teen Choice 2009 Awards. The star laden show catering to the coveted demographic will air Aug. 10 on Fox, honoring everything from music, TV, and film, to favorite athletes, celebrity babies and celeb pets. There isn’t a Country category, so the […]

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Canyon, Farrell, Pritchett To Play Canadian CMA Awards

George Canyon, Jessie Farrell and Aaron Pritchett will perform at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards, to be held Sept. 13 in Vancouver, BC. This year’s CCMA Award nominees will be announced at a media conference in Toronto, ON, on Wed., July 29. Canyon is a multiple CCMA Award winner, and two-time JUNO Award winner […]

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Bonnaroo Attendance Up From 2008

Early estimates project that 75,000 people attended Bonnaroo last weekend in Manchester, Tenn. This is an increase from 70,000 in 2008, and just shy of the 80,000 tickets that would sell out the festival. Producers Ashley Capps of A.C. Entertainment, and Jonathan Mayers of Superfly Presents, arranged for about 125 acts this year, and are […]

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Paisley, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift emerged as the biggest winners with three and two trophies, respectively, at last night’s 2009 CMT Music Awards. Paisley took home top honors for Male Video of the Year (“Waitin’ On A Woman”), Collaborative Video of the Year (“Start A Band” with Keith Urban), and CMT Performance of the Year, […]

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Legends Toast Hank Cochran

Living legends gathered to salute iconic songwriter Hank Cochran Monday, June 15 at BMI’s Music Row offices. Merle Haggard, Bobby Bare, Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Gene Watson, Red Lane, and Whitey Shafer took turns delivering acoustic versions of Hank Cochran classics, while guests including Elvis Costello, Cowboy Jack Clement, Jeannie Seely, Dallas […]

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Updated: Nashville Prepping For Tonight’s CMT Awards

Updated 2:15 PM: Jamey Johnson will be presented the inaugural Rhapsody Music Without Limits Award on the red carpet at the CMT Awards. The honor is for artists who have the ability to push boundaries with their artistry, exhibiting a willingness to explore and introduce new sounds into an existing music genre. Randy Houser’s hit […]

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