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Country Crossing Resort Opening Soon

Over twenty acts will perform at the three-day grand opening celebration for Country Crossing, the new entertainment destination in Dothan, AL being developed by Ronnie Gilley Entertainment. From Jan. 15-17, the free, public event will include performances by Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan and John Anderson, who all have interests in the development. There […]

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Nashville Star, Earl Gaines: 1935-2009

Nashville r&b star Earl Gaines died on New Year’s Eve at St. Thomas Hospital. He was 74 years old. Gaines was a gruff-voiced shouter who was a central figure in Music City’s soul scene for decades. That fact was underscored by his prominence in the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit and Grammy Award winning […]

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NYE Bash on Broadway With Rodney Atkins

Nashville’s big New Year’s Eve celebration tonight (12/31/09) will go on regardless of a frigid forecast. The street party will close Lower Broadway and headliner Rodney Atkins will cap five hours of live music with a string of hits. The free public event will include a Guitar Drop at midnight, and a large fireworks display. […]

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GAC Fans Pick Year’s Top Videos

Each night this week, GAC is revealing part of its fan-voted list of the Top 50 Videos of 2009. The network has divulged the top 10 videos, but not the order. Carrie Underwood is the only artist to score two videos in the ’09 top 10. The Top 50 Videos of 2009 countdown is hosted […]

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Holiday Photos: George Jones, Big Machine, More

George Jones’ wife Nancy commissioned a comical portrait of her husband’s infamous John Deere ride from visual artist and singer Ronnie McDowell, who delivered it on Christmas Day. —————————– Big Machine’s Mandy McCormack and The Valory Music Co.’s Miranda Williams dressed the part for their shifts at the Big Machine Label Group kiosk at Cool […]

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Covington Donates To Arthritis Foundation

Bucky Covington made a big donation to the Arthritis Foundation’s Tennessee Chapter last night (12/29) before his performance at the newly renovated Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. The singer won $25,000 earlier this year with an appearance on CMT’s Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and was glad to turn the money over to one […]

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Paperless Ticket Sales Pass 1 Million

Ticketmaster has crossed the one million mark for paperless ticket sales. The paperless option is designed to limit reselling of tickets and provide fans with access to tickets at the original face price set by the artist, team and/or promoter. Being environmentally friendly is an added bonus. The first 100% paperless arena tour was the […]

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ZBB Rocks Ryman With 2-Night Stand

The Zac Brown Band played a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium this week. The sold-out shows on Sunday (12/27) and Monday (12/28) included guests such as Joey & Rory and Mac McAnally. Besides offering crowd-pleasing hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Chicken Fried” and “Toes,” Zac and company took the opportunity to […]

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Year’s Top AMA Albums; Ford Embraces HD Radio

The Americana Music Association has compiled a list of its Top 100 Albums of 2009, as reported to the organization’s chart from 11/17/2008 through 11/16/2009. The complete Top 100 list is available here… The Top 10 most played albums, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart are: 1. Buddy & Julie Miller 2. Steve Earle […]

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Keith Ends Decade On Top

In 1993, Toby Keith’s debut single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” rose to the top of the charts, christening a career that has garnered ample recognition, fame and fortune. This year the singer/songwriter has been honored by Billboard as its Top Country Artist and Songwriter of the Decade. Keith also ranked No. 3 on the publication’s […]

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Ragsdale Debuts Double Disc Set

Nashville’s Suzi Ragsdale will release a double digipak album on Feb. 9 titled Best Regards/Less Of The Same. The project is on Clyde/Stark Raven Records and distributed nationally by Allegro Media Group. The new tracks feature special guests such as Rodney Crowell, Darrell Scott and Gabe Dixon. Both the new discs were produced by Tim […]

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