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WSM AM To Air “This Is My America” Special

650 WSM AM will celebrate Memorial Day by airing a This Is My America Special celebrating the writers and performers from This Is My America, including Billy Dean, Jenny Gill, J Fred Knobloch and Sarah Majors. An epic concept album, This Is My America is a three-disc set of original material that captures the spirit […]

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Bobby Karl Works Jamey Johnson Gold Party—Chapter 309

(L-R): Brian Wright, UMG Nashville VP A&R; Luke Lewis, UMG Nashville Chairman/CEO; Jamey Johnson; Hank Cochran; Cowboy Jack Clement; and Buddy Cannon. The Gold good old days are back. “This looks like a good turnout; I haven’t been to one of these in a long time,” said Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys. Neither […]

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Messina’s Road Race Helps St. Jude

Curb artist Jo Dee Messina and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean lead over 800 runners on Saturday (5/16), in the rain-soaked inaugural Music Row Road Race benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The race and Messina’s headline concert at the Wildhorse Saloon that same evening raised $100,000 for the Hospital. Messina treated fans at a […]

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Holly Williams Readies Debut

Holly Williams‘ Mercury Nashville debut, Here With Me, is scheduled for release June 16. Williams, the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. and daughter of Hank, Jr., penned the majority of the album’s 11 tracks and co-produced with Justin Niebank and Tony Brown. Current single, “Mama,” was written for her mom as a Mother’s Day gift. […]

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Adkins Joins Nat’l Memorial Day Concert

Trace Adkins will join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna and an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists for the National Memorial Day Concert, honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The top-rated […]

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Guitar Auction to Benefit Opry Trust Fund

The inaugural edition of the Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction to benefit the Opry Trust Fund will take place Friday, June 12 at 2 PM at the Ryman Auditorium. The event will offer fans in town for CMA Music Festival the opportunity to bid on Epiphone acoustic guitars decorated by country stars and visual […]

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Shea Fisher Signs With Stroudavarious

James Stroud, CEO of Stroudavarious Records, has announced the signing of Australia native Shea Fisher to a recording agreement covering worldwide territories outside her home country. Fisher’s self-titled album, produced by Richard Landis and Steve Forde, debuted in the Top 10 on Australia’s ARIA Country Chart last month. The Trey Fanjoy-directed music video for her […]

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Gospel’s “First Lady” Passes

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Eva Mae LeFevre, known as “The First Lady of Gospel Music,” died Monday (5/18), at age 91. She played piano, sang alto and was the emcee in the long-running gospel group The LeFevre Trio (later billed as The LeFevre Family and The LeFevres). She was born Eva Mae Whittington […]

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CMT Music Awards Nominees Announced

With over 2.5 million votes cast to determine the final nominees for the 2009 CMT Music Awards, country duo Sugarland holds the lead with five final nominations. Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift are next in line with four nominations each. Newcomers Lady Antebellum score their first nominations with three, along with Rascal Flatts. The announcements […]

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Industry News: Time Jumpers, Chesney, Montgomery Gentry and More

Time Jumpers In the Times Sunday’s (5/16), New York Times ran a feature story on Nashville’s Time Jumpers and the band’s legendary Monday night shows at the Station Inn. Times writer Peter Applebome profiled the stellar players and packed houses that distinguish this weekly musical gathering, referring to the Station Inn as a “low-ceilinged dive” […]

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Bobby Karl Works the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony—Chapter 308

Birds of a feather, flock together. It wasn’t until we had them all in the same room for the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony (5/17) that I realized how much this year’s inductees have in common. Receiving their industry’s highest honor were Charlie McCoy, Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell. All three began their […]

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