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Emerson Drive Helps Home Country

Emerson Drive band members returned home to Canada for the recent Canadian Country Music Awards and planned a big charity event to coincide with the trip. The two-day fundraiser in lead singer Brad Mates’ hometown of Grande Prairie, AB included a charity concert and celebrity golf tournament. Proceeds from the concert go to the Grande […]

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Rascal Flatts Plan Limited Edition Release

A limited edition of Rascal Flatts’ Greatest Hits: Volume 1 is on the way to stores Oct. 6. With new packaging, bonus tracks and other special content, Lyric Street Records will have the album available in time for the holiday sales rush. Greatest Hits Volume 1 chronicles Rascal Flatts as the top selling country band […]

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Mindy Smith Will Rock For The Cure

Women Rock For The Cure’s signature benefit concert to fight breast cancer will be headlined by Mindy Smith. The third annual event, set for Thurs., Oct. 1 at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill, will also feature performances by Universal Music Group recording artist Coldwater Jane and internet pop/country sensation Veronica Ballestrini, plus more artists […]

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Yearwood to Host 2009 “Christmas at Belmont”

Belmont alumna Trisha Yearwood has been named as the host for the 2009 “Christmas at Belmont” performance at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show will be broadcast nationally on PBS December 23. “Christmas at Belmont,” produced by Nashville Public Television with funding from the Beaman Family Foundation, features popular carols, classical masterworks, world music and […]

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Rosanne Cash Introduces “The List”

Rosanne Cash introduced her new album, The List, in a private performance co-sponsored by BMI and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on September 15. Cash performed eight of the classic songs on her new album, which is named for a list of songs her father gave her in 1973. The List will […]

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Swift Ranks Among “People’s” Best Dressed

Taylor Swift is among the celebrities named to People’s 10 Best Dressed of 2009 list, joining the ranks of fashionistas like First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Nashville-born starlet Reese Witherspoon. “Anything that glitters hypnotizes me,” she tells the magazine of her red carpet picks by designers Collette Dinnigan and KaufmanFranco. “It’s always an attention […]

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Chesney Tour Schedules A Break

Monster ticket-seller Kenny Chesney will take a hiatus from touring next year, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year tells Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. “It seems like in the last couple of years, I’ve been on an empty tank,” he said. “And that’s gotta change.” With numerous hit acts in tow, Chesney’s summer tours consistently sell-out […]

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CCMA Ratings Jump 60%

The 2009 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, held Sept. 13 in Vancouver, BC, and broadcast live on CBC Television, drew a record increase in viewership numbers with an astounding 60 percent jump from last year’s ratings. 

”Not since Shania has the CCMA Awards turned in numbers like this year’s show,” said Jim Cressman, Co-Chair […]

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Diva Martina Headed For Superstar TV Show

Martina McBride is among the powerhouse vocalists set for the upcoming VH1 Divas. This year’s special will air tomorrow (9/17) at 8 PM/CT and as always, the star power is blinding. McBride will share the stage with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in a first-ever collaboration presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. VH1 Divas […]

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Need You Now Video Debuts

“We really wanted this video to be a little more dramatic and stylized than anything we’ve done before,” explains lead vocalist Hillary Scott discussing Lady Antebellum’s new video “Need You Now.”  “It was an exhausting shoot…physically and emotionally…because we worked through the night and just poured every ounce of ourselves into our characters. It’s a passionate […]

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Bocephus Scores Mon Nite Football (Again)

Bocephus will once again musically invite all his rowdy friends to watch Monday Night Football as he performs the opening anthem for a 21st season. The video for this year’s intro was filmed at the Parthenon in Nashville and features a MNF Hall of Fame theme. Human statues and Hall of Fame busts come to […]

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