Category: Awards

ACM Award Noms Set For CBS’ Early Show

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will announce the nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from CBS’ The Early Show on March 2 at 7:30 AM CT. The on-air announcement festivities will also include an interview with McEntire by show host Maggie Rodriguez and a live performance from Shelton.

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Dove Awards Nominees Announced

Belmont University’s Curb Cafe was the setting yesterday (2/18) for the official announcement of nominees for the upcoming 41st Annual Dove Awards. Artists on hand to announce the nominees included Michael W. Smith, Lisa Kimmey-Winans, Ben Tankard, Francesca Battistelli, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Brandon Heath and Jason Crabb. The awards ceremony will be held on […]

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Garth Up For Grammy Honors

Honorees for the 2010 Grammys on the Hill Awards were announced today (2/18) by The Recording Academy, and country superstar Garth Brooks is on the list. Joining Brooks on the list of recipients of the prestigious award are  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, and U.S. Representative Darrell Issa. The three will be honored for their work in improving the environment […]

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SESAC Honors Christian Songwriters

Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram was named SESAC’s 2009 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held February 16 at the Loveless Barn outside of Nashville. peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music were named SESAC’s 2009 Christian Publishers of the Year. Other SESAC award winners included Steven Taylor, Ian Eskelin, Brian White, Cary Barlowe, Sarah Reeves […]

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Genovese and Brooks To Schools Hall of Fame

The Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame is gettting ready to induct six new members, including former CMA CEO Tammy Genovese and country star/CMA board member Kix Brooks. Genovese and Brooks were “instrumental” in the generous donations to the Nashville Alliance for Public Education through the CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” program. The pair will […]

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Musicians Hall of Fame For Free

(L toR) Harold Bradley; Grady Martin’s son, Joshua; Reggie Young; Gene Chrisman; Al Delory; Bobby Wood; Ray Edenton; Pete Drake’s wife, Rose; Jerry Kennedy,;Buddy Harmon’s daughter and son , Summer and Mark; Luther Perkins’ wife, Marjie Beaver; Hargus (Pig) Robbins; D. J. Fontana; Floyd Cramer’s wife, Mary and grandson, Jason Coleman; Boots Randolph’s assistant of […]

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Dailey And Vincent; Mother Maybelle Tribute; IBMA News

••••••••••••••••••••••••• Lipscomb University presents the inaugural “Music From The Mountain” show, an evening honoring Mother Maybelle Carter. It will be hosted by Larry Gatlin on Feb. 11 at the Collins Alumni Auditorium, featuring the Del McCoury Band, The Whites, Tom T. & Dixie Hall, the Gatlins, Heather Berry, and The Carter Family III with Dale […]

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Nashville’s Buck Howdy Wins A Grammy

There’s been a lot of well-deserved coverage of Nashville’s big showing at last week’s Grammy Awards. But while big stars like Taylor Swift, Kings Of Leon and Zac Brown have gotten the lion’s share of the attention, one Nashville winner seems to have slipped through the press coverage cracks. Nashville-based, Stetson-wearing childrens artist Buck Howdy […]

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ACM Names Radio Award Nominees

The Academy of Country Music has announced radio award nominees for its 45th annual awards show, scheduled for April 18 in Las Vegas. A full list of nominees follows. On-Air Personality of the Year – National: Blair Garner, AfterMidNite (Premiere); Cody Alan, CMT Radio Live (CMT Radio/Westwood One); Crook & Chase, Crook and Chase Countdown […]

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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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