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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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Photo Buzz

Photos featuring Jewel, Colt Ford plus Aaron and Amanda Crabb…

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More Artists Added To Sound And Speed

Danny Gokey and Holly Williams are among the latest additions to Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust, a fundraiser pairing NASCAR and country music, set for Jan. 8-9 in Nashville. The annual event benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, and Victory Junction, a camp for children with serious illness. A special […]

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Covington To Help Hard Rock Cafe Open New Venue

Lyric Street recording artist Bucky Covington will perform as part of Hard Rock Cafe Nashville’s “Countdown to 2010” music series. The week-long live music event celebrates the venue’s grand re-opening. As part of these festivities, ASCAP is presenting An Evening With Bucky Covington on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7 pm. Spreading the holiday cheer, […]

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CMT Counts Down Top Videos of ’09 On Host Smith’s Final Show

Taylor Swift tops the list when CMT counts down the 20 biggest country music videos of the year in a special year-end episode of CMT Top 20 Countdown on Friday, December 25 at 11:30 a.m., ET/PT. CMT host Lance Smith will count down the best videos of 2009, as well as his favorite moments of the […]

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Gokey Album Coming In March

19 Recordings/RCA Nashville is planning an early March release of the debut album by Danny Gokey. The American Idol finalist’s first single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” is at radio now, and the album will be called My Best Days. The digital single is available this week for the first time, and listeners […]

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Jimmy Wayne To Walk Halfway Across US For Homeless

Jimmy Wayne is on a crusade for the homeless. The singer plans to walk from Nashville to Phoenix to raise funds and awareness for at-risk individuals, particularly youth and young adults. He will sleep outdoors and in shelters along the way. His journey—called the “Meet Me Halfway” campaign because he is walking halfway across the […]

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