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Eye On Idol (5/26/11)

I can hardly believe my own eyes. What a shocker. One of the most unbelievable upsets in American Idol hist—okay, who am I kidding?

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Eye On Idol (5/25/11)

American Idol viewers got a taste of things to come last night (5/24) as finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina previewed their would-be first singles.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (5/24/11)

It’s John Rich’s world, we just live in it. On Sunday, he won this season’s Celebrity Apprentice championship. He’s a publisher on the No. 1 hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” He has two new Warner “Six Pak” albums, Rich Rocks! and For the Kids. And now he has two tunes in the same “DisClaimer” column

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Bobby Karl Works The Medallion Ceremony

Chapter 365: There are bigger and glitzier events on Music City’s annual calendar, but none can match the warmth and camaraderie of The Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. You can’t beat the music, either.

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Eye On Idol (5/20/11)

And then there were two. Following last night’s (5/19) exit of Haley Reinhart from American Idol, only country contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina remain. That’s right, an all country finale, which has never happened in the show’s 11 seasons.

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Country Stars On “Forbes'” Celebrity 100

Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith all scored slots on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 power list. The ranking takes into account press coverage, social media, and earnings during the previous 12 months.

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ReThinking Track Equivalent Albums

The TEA concept creates a way to compare album and track sales in an apples to apples approach. But is the current 10 tracks = 1 album the best way to accomplish this task?

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Bobby Karl Works The Leadership Music Awards

Chapter 364: Officially, it was Leadership Music honoring the CMA on Tuesday evening (5/17), but Mayor Karl Dean pointed out that the entire city of Nashville salutes this organization.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (5/18/11)

Five newcomers, four up-and-comers and one Hall of Fame member—those are the ingredients for this edition of “DisClaimer.”

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Comparing 2011 Sales With 2010

It’s only May, but the question is starting to arise, “How will 2011 country album sales compare with the previous year?”

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Kerry O’Neil: Label Logistics

The Assets They Control Are Incredible. So when people talk about the demise of the labels it sounds a bit ridiculous to me. Traditional record label models have always been about creating and owning assets. But…

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