Category: Awards

Canadian Tunesmiths Honored At SOCAN Awards

Songs performed by George Canyon, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid and The Road Hammers were among the songs honored at the annual SOCAN Awards last night (11/22) in Toronto, ON. Sarah McLachlan was a standout winner, earning nine SOCAN Classic Awards for songs that reached at least 100,000 radio plays. Composer Galt McDermot (Hair) was named […]

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Marty Stuart To Receive Symphony Harmony Award

Marty Stuart will receive the prestigious Harmony Award at the 2010 Symphony Ball on Saturday, December 11 at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Also at event, Mayor Karl Dean will be presented with the Gold Baton Award. The Harmony Award is presented annually to individuals who have supported and helped develop Nashville’s musical culture, and shown […]

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Country AMA Winners

Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum received American Music Awards at last night’s (11/21) show. The 38th Annual AMAs took place at the Nokia Theatre, L.A LIVE and aired live on ABC. Pop star Justin Bieber was the night’s top winner, taking home four trophies, including Artist of the Year. Favorite Country […]

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Trace Adkins To Host ACA Awards

Multi-platinum recording artist Trace Adkins will host and perform on the American CountryAwards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Uncle Kracker are also set to perform during the two-hour primetime special. According to American […]

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Awards: Dollywood, Sierra Noble, Bonnie Garner and Amanda Baker

Dollywood received the 2010 Applause Award at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 16. The award honors a park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with its foresight, originality and sound business development. The award is presented every other year by Liseberg amusement […]

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“Need You Now” Among Top RIAA Certifications

Numerous Country stars are on the RIAA’s list of Gold and Platinum certifications for August, September and October. Among the top selling digital singles is Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” which hit 4x multi-Platinum to become the Capitol Nashville band’s best selling single ever. Mercury’s Billy Currington earned a digital Platinum plaque for downloads of […]

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Star Lineup For American Country Awards

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner are set to perform at the first-ever American Country Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on FOX Dec. 6. The inaugural two-hour event will also feature appearances by country recording artists Laura Bell Bundy, Rodney Carrington, Jewel, Lady Antebellum […]

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CMA Awards Win Week In Ratings

The CMA Awards were the No. 1 entertainment show on television last week. During the week of November 8, 2010, ABC’s broadcast of “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” emerged as TV’s No. 1 entertainment program in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic. In fact it represented the first-time ever for ABC’s CMA Awards to stand […]

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CMA Honors Lomax

John Lomax III was recently presented with the CMA’s 2010 Jo Walker-Meador International Award. The honor was presented by CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore on Nov. 8 during the organization’s annual International Reception in Nashville. “It’s a huge honor and a real thrill to be recognized after a lot of miles and a lot […]

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City Paper: CMA Awards Bring $3M Economic Impact

A report by fellow SouthComm publication The City Paper shows that the CMA Awards generated an estimated $3 million in direct visitor spending (according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau). In money talk, the awards are worth only about one-eighth of the CMA Music Fest. Nashville’s biggest event draws an estimated $24 million in economic […]

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Flatts Extend Tour; American Music Awards

Rascal Flatts will continue their Nothing Like This Tour into 2011 with a re-launch Jan. 14 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This second leg of the tour includes 21 shows and features opening acts Luke Bryan and Chris Young. As previously announced, the group will release their first album on Big Machine Records, Nothing Like […]

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