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Show Dog – Universal Signs JT Hodges

Show Dog – Universal Music announced today (7/6) the signing of JT Hodges. The Ft. Worth, Texas native is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who hails from a musical family—his father opened the town’s first recording studio and his mother was signed to MCA in the ’80s. Hodges is represented by TKO Artist Management and […]

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Chesney Returns To Vegas Hard Rock

Kenny Chesney spent the July 4th holiday weekend playing a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s The Joint in Las Vegas. It marked his second trip to the venue this summer. He offered up old favorites, obscure fan requests, a few covers and broadcast the first show on his online station, No […]

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Musicians Corner Launches Saturday

A series of free Saturday afternoon concerts starts this weekend (7/10) in Centennial Park with Damien Horne, Mindy Smith and more. The Musicians Corner will offer live music from 3-6 PM on a stage at the southwest corner of the park (near West End and 27th Ave. N., and McDonald’s). The series will continue through […]

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Artists Step Up and Speak Out

With the summer touring season in full swing and seasonal singles lighting up country radio, MusicRow checked in with some busy country artists to find out what’s on their minds and what’s motivating their music and their life on the road. Check out the audio clips below to hear their responses. Danny Gokey Danny Gokey […]

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Adkins and Petty Go Head to Head For Headache Powder

Longtime competitors BC Powder and Goody’s Headache Powders have recruited country star Trace Adkins and NASCAR legend Richard Petty for what has been dubbed the Pick A Powder campaign. As part of the campaign, the two celebrities will play out a humorous rivalry of one-upsmanship about who experiences the toughest pain, with their respective brands […]

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Songwriter Joshua Ragsdale Passes

Former Lyric Street artist, singer/songwriter Joshua Ragsdale passed away today in a Nashville hospital after battling leukemia. He was 32. Ragsdale was a staff writer with Sony/ATV. His song, “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You,” was the recent debut for Mercury Records artist Randy Montana. Along with legendary songwriter Bill Anderson, Ragsdale co-wrote “Papaw’s Sunday […]

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Grant And Gill Plan Christmas Tour

When the holiday season comes around,  superstar couple Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their fifth Christmas tour. The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour kicks off December 8 in Sarasota, FL and wraps with two shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium. “Christmas audiences are special,” explains Grant. “They tend to involve the whole family, […]

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Trailer Choir Releases Debut CD

Show Dog-Universal Music will release Trailer Choir’s debut CD, Tailgate, on July 6. The group’s first full-length CD features its upcoming new single release, “Shakin’ That Tailgate,” a song they premiered on the recent CMT Music Awards. Fans that loved their signature song, “Rockin’ the Beer Gut,” won’t be disappointed, as that song as well […]

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Buddy Miller Is Hall of Fame’s Artist in Residence

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Buddy Miller will bring his guitar, his songs and some of his favorite collaborators when he takes the Ford Theater stage as the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2010 Artist-in-Residence. Miller will serve as host and curator for the intimate evening performances, which are slated for August 10, 17 and 24 at […]

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Gokey’s Latest Single “Most Added”

19 Recordings/RCA Nashville artist Danny Gokey has this week’s most added single at country radio, with the poignant “I Will Not Say Goodbye” topping the most-added lists. It’s an exciting week all around for Gokey, who’ll celebrate the 4th of July with a return to his Milwaukee hometown and a headlining performance on the final […]

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Buffett Reschedules Gulf Coast Concert

UPDATED CMT AIRTIME SCHEDULE: Due to the uncertainty of the weather surrounding tropical storm Alex, Jimmy Buffett has postponed his Jimmy Buffett & Friends concert. Originally scheduled for Thursday, July 1 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the concert, with scheduled guests Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Allen Toussaint, Sonny Landreth and Jesse Winchester, has been rescheduled […]

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