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Chesney and Steve Miller Rock “Crossroads”

Eight-time country music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney returns to CMT Crossroads to share the stage with one of his musical influences, rock icon Steve Miller, in the latest episode of the hit CMT series.  CMT Crossroads: The Steve Miller Band and Kenny Chesney premieres Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. CT on CMT. […]

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Randy Owen Treated For Prostate Cancer

Randy Owen, lead singer and principal songwriter for the Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, told attendees at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Alabama last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an elevated level of […]

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“Smoky Mountain Rain” Tennessee’s New State Song

The competition to become Tennessee’s new state song has been won by “Smoky Mountain Rain,” made famous by country star Ronnie Milsap. The song, written by Nashville songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, is one of Milsap’s 40 No. 1 hits. Tennessee’s House Budget Subcommittee unanimously approved the resolution designating the tune an official state […]

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Shelton Fans Rally For a Good Cause 


Warner Bros. Records artist Blake Shelton partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to hold a CMA Music Fest fan party at the Wildhorse Saloon on Friday, June 10. Shelton and his fans raised $30,609 to be used for patient aid and research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through participation in Light The Night […]

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Jackson Video Celebrates American Workforce

“God bless the working man,” sings Alan Jackson in “Hard Hat and a Hammer,” the latest hit single from his acclaimed Freight Train album.  Award-winning director Theresa Wingert (Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift) traveled all across the Southeast to film real working men and women on construction sites and in mines, at fire stations […]

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“Get Low” Soundtrack Spotlights Nashville

On July 27 Rounder Records will release the soundtrack to Sony Pictures Classics’ Get Low. The soundtrack features new material recorded especially for the film by Rounder artists Alison Krauss – her first new track since 2007’s A Hundred Miles or More – and The SteelDrivers (the latter also appear in the movie).  Academy Award […]

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Country Stars Pay Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Some of country music’s most authentic voices pay tribute to the enduring legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd with Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd. Balancing the band’s bedrock southern rock and outlaw country roots,  Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd is a distinctive collection of many […]

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Ricky Skaggs Returns With “Mosaic”

With his new album, Mosaic, due on August 24 from Skaggs Family Records, 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs is back with a full band sound. Following an unparalleled string of success in country music in the 1980s and early ‘90s, including eight CMA Awards (1985 Entertainer of the Year), Platinum records and a performance at […]

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“Tunesmithing” Comes To Music Row

“Tunesmithing on Music Row,” a monthly show spotlighting emerging and hit songwriters, will take place from 6:30-9:00 PM on Wednesday, July 7 at Edgehill Studios Cafe, 1201 Villa Place on Music Row. The headliner for the evening will be singer/songwriter Tom Shinness. Also on the bill will be songwriter/actor Mike Callahan, songwriter Claudia Nygaard, and songwriter/author […]

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Paul Harris Brings Laughs To CMA Fest

Comedian Paul Harris joined the ranks as a performer on the LP Field Stage on Sunday, June 13 to close out the sold out 2010 CMA Music Festival. In his debut appearance at the festival, Harris entertained a crowd of 40,000-plus fans that had spent the last four days enjoying country music’s hottest entertainers. His comedy […]

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First Concert at Fontanel: Songwriters Sing For Nashville

The Woods at Fontanel is partnering with Anchor Trailways & Tours and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation to present its first concert, Songwriters Sing For Nashville. The benefit for flood relief is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees slated to perform include Roger […]

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