Category: Awards

Dealing With a “Swift” Evolution

Taylor Swift’s appearance on Monday night’s Grammy telecast, and the flood of media coverage that followed, illustrate that mega-fame and media saturation  can be a double-edged sword. While the multi-platinum singer scooped up a record-setting four Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year award, far more ink has been dedicated to her not-so-spot-on vocal […]

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Celebrity Ads Increase For Grammy Night


GreenLight, a global media licensing, talent negotiation and rights representation consultancy, has released the results of its annual GreenLight Ad Gauge of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, revealing a 150% spike in ads featuring celebrity endorsements. The full report is available for download here. The 2010 analysis reveals that after a pulling back from celebrity […]

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Oscar Noms; Grammy Ratings Spur Digital Sales; CMT Special

Academy Award nominations were revealed this morning (2/2), with country music movie Crazy Heart getting a few nods. Nominated for Best Music (Original Song) is “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart),” by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. The film’s star Jeff Bridges secured a nod for Actor in a Leading Role, and Maggie […]

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Editorial: Nashville Connects Grammy Dots

Taylor Swift, Zac Brown, Kings of Leon…. The biggest and brightest Grammys all have a thread that at least a few thousand of us should be smiling about this morning. NASHVILLE! Now we all knew Ms. Swift was going to need a valet to help her get all of hers to the limo. She is […]

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ACM Noms. Coming Soon; AMA Sets SXSW Show

Nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced sometime during the week of February 22. Nashville will also be buzzing that week with the annual Country Radio Seminar. ACM reps say the nominations will be revealed during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in […]

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Music City Shines At Grammys

Taylor Swift is thrilled she gets to take her trophy for Album of the Year back to Nashville, she said accepting the top Grammy last night (1/31) at the L.A. Staples Center. She is now the prize’s youngest winner and only solo country female winner in history. Swift won four Grammys, leading a show that […]

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ACM Continues Fan-Voted New Artist Noms

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that for the second year, the three newcomer categories for the Academy of Country Music Awards — Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Vocal Group — will be determined through interactive fan voting at VoteACM.com. As previously […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Room: Grammy Nominees Party

Chapter 330 It’s all about the guest list. “Go on in,” I said to late-arriving Tracy Gershon. “It’s everybody you’ve ever met in your life.” “This is one of my favorite parties of the year,” said Tom Baldrica. “It’s January 21st, and I still get to wish everybody Happy New Year.” It’s true. The Grammy […]

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Underwood Added To Grammys; Bradley, Lynn To Be Honored

With the Grammy Awards coming up on Sunday, Jan. 31, more performers are being revealed, and surrounding special events are being finalized. Carrie Underwood has been added to a Michael Jackson tribute along with Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, and Usher. The performance will feature the 3-D mini-movie for “Earth Song” that was created by […]

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ACM Plans Awards, Brooks And Dunn Tribute

Reba McEntire will return as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sun., April 18. The 45th annual event will be held at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena for the fifth year in a row and air live on CBS. The following day (4/19) the Academy will honor Brooks & Dunn […]

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Songwriter Dale Dodson Enjoys Roles At Carnival, Sony/ATV

Songwriter and country music historian Dale Dodson has a unique new arrangement that allows him to remain as a staff writer for longtime publisher Sony/ATV and also take on a creative services role at Carnival Music. Dodson is the writer or co-writer of songs including “Look Who’s Back In Town” by George Strait, “Good News, […]

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