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UMGN Inks Josh Kelley

Musician Josh Kelley is working on a country project through his new deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Kelley signed with the label in September and is currently in the studio recording an album slated for release in 2010. Formerly a pop/rock artist, Kelley is a one-time Music City resident who has returned to Nashville. […]

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ACM Brings Stars To Rodeo, Gets Visit From Gokey

For the fourth consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host a stage at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. A mix of rising talent and stars will perform at the event, which opens Dec. 3 with Heidi Newfield and closes Dec. 12 with Joe Nichols. The Academy of Country Music Stage […]

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Kix Plays Tootsie’s; Band Perry Opry Debut

Famed honky-tonk Tootsie’s scored an impromptu performance by Kix Brooks on Tuesday night (11/17). While a few nights earlier, next door at the Ryman Auditorium, up-and-comers The Band Perry made their Opry debut.

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Video Sites: Vevo Launching, Hulu Expanding

Music video site Vevo has set a Dec. 8 launch date, while the already popular Hulu, which offers mostly films and TV shows, is gearing up to become a music destination. Vevo has Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group on board, with YouTube powering the back-end video technology. A launch party will be held […]

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Superstar Strait Tour With Lee Ann Womack And Reba

The upcoming George Strait tour will be a huge outing, with Lee Ann Womack just added to the dates, alongside previously announced superstar Reba McEntire. The arena tour kicks off in early 2010 and continues through late Spring. On the schedule are more than 20 nationwide dates, starting in late January, and going through April. […]

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Clay Walker Helms Soundtrack For Flick Ft. Lee Ann Womack

New movie Noble Things features an appearance by Lee Ann Womack and a Clay Walker-produced soundtrack with offerings from numerous Country artists. The film opened in select theaters Oct. 30 and the soundtrack is available via iTunes and other digital outlets. Walker’s EL Music released the soundtrack which contains 14 never before heard songs from […]

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Chesney 3D Movie Trailer Out Today

The trailer for Kenny Chesney’s upcoming 3D concert movie hits the Web today (11/18). Fans can get a preview of Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D at Noon PT at Moviefone, AOL Music, The Boot and KennyChesney.com. The 3-D movie is slated for national theater release in April 2010 via Sony Pictures Entertainment’s The Hot Ticket. […]

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Christmas News From Sugarland, Wynonna, Joey And Rory

Sugarland is the only Country act set for the Christmas In Washington special, premiering Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 PM/CT on TNT. The duo joins host George Lopez and fellow performers Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Rob Thomas and Usher for the holiday celebration. The President, First Lady and other Washington VIPs annually attend the […]

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CRS Revamps Schedule

Country Radio Seminar organizers have been finalizing plans for the upcoming event, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010, at the Nashville Convention Center. Attendees at CRS 41 can expect changes in scheduling, panels and radio liner tapings. To reduce scheduling conflicts, the new lineup ensures that no more than three panels will be held simultaneously […]

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Texan Aaron Watson Builds Nashville Team

With nine albums under his belt, Texas musician Aaron Watson has joined forces with several notables around Nashville. Watson and Unrest Music Group have teamed with David Haley at Edgehill Music and Media, Larry Pareigis and Tom Moran of Nine North Records, Nancy Tunick’s Grassroots Promotion, and Jules Wortman’s Wortman Works Media & Marketing. It […]

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Faith Hill And Borman Part Ways

Faith Hill and Gary Borman have agreed to dissolve their long business association. “We are so proud of what we have achieved together over the past 16 years,” said Hill and Borman in a joint statement. “We love each other like a sister and a brother, but have made the difficult choice to dissolve our […]

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