Category: Awards

Opry’s New App; Gibson App Awarded

The Grand Ole Opry has launched a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. The app’s release precedes the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration which will take place this weekend. Through the free app, fans can listen to 650 WSM radio, watch videos of Opry performances, purchase tickets to Opry shows, connect […]

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CMT Announces Artists of the Year

CMT has announced its first ever Artists of the Year, with a 90-minute special set to premiere December 3. The program will honor stars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and the Zac Brown Band. Honorees were selected based on sales, radio airplay, concert grosses, and activity on CMT.com. The special is scheduled […]

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CMA Awards: More Performers, Virtual Radio Remotes

Today the CMA announced the second round of performers for the Nov. 10 awards show, and also revealed a cutting-edge upgrade for the surrounding radio remotes. Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup for the 44th Annual CMA Awards. Previously announced performers for […]

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IEBA Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class

The International Entertainment Buyers Association inducted the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame last night (10/3) at Nashville’s downtown Hilton. Among the new inductees are Ron Baird, Dick Clark, Charlie Daniels, Barbara Hubbard, George Moffett, Dale Morris, Joan Saltel, Erv Woolsey and the Grand Ole Opry. Country stars Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride […]

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Sherrill Named BMI Icon

BMI will honor Billy Sherrill as a BMI Icon during its its 58th annual Country Awards, slated for Tuesday, November 9 at the organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The black-tie ceremony will celebrate songwriters and publishers of the past year’s fifty most-performed country songs from the BMI catalog. BMI will also award the Song, […]

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Bobby Karl Works IBMA Awards

Chapter 348 The bluegrass demographic looks like it is becoming more diverse than ever. Judging by the crowd at the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Ryman (9/30), bluegrass still skews somewhat older. But more than ever, the genre’s fans were hard to pigeonhole. Thin young people mingled with heavyset seniors. Cowboys sat […]

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CMA Awards Sets First Performers

The star-packed lineup for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” launches with today’s announcement that Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and the pairing of Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson are the first group of performers confirmed for “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley […]

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Photos: Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50-Year Career

Country music icon Loretta Lynn was showered with industry awards and heartfelt praise at a celebration marking her 50 years in country music on Friday (9/24) at her Hurricane Mills ranch outside Nashville. The Academy of Country Music, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and BMI each made award presentations during the invitation-only event billed as “A […]

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame To Salute Frances Preston

Influential and beloved music executive Frances Preston will be presented with the Mentor Award during the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on October 17. “Frances is the consummate mentor,” said Roger Murrah, Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. “She has mentored an industry of dreamers and professionals. The […]

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Gold Glitters On Gloriana; Diamond On Kimball

“Wild At Heart,” the debut single from Gloriana has been certified Gold (500,000) by the R.I.A.A. The group was presented with plaques by Emblem President Dean Serletic during the recent Pickin’ On The Patio event (7/23) at Warner’s Nashville headquarters. “Wild at Heart” was written by Stephanie Bentley, Josh Kear and Matt Serletic, and named […]

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Luke Bryan and BMI Bring On The “Rain”

Well-wishers gathered in BMI’s Music Row lobby on Tuesday (9/21) to toast the chart-topping collaboration of longtime friends and BMI affiliates Luke Bryan and Dallas Davidson. “Rain is a Good Thing,” which Bryan recorded and the pair co-wrote, marks Bryan’s second consecutive chart-topper and gold digital single and Davidson’s fifth No. 1. To cap off […]

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