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Carrie Underwood Lands Big Screen Role, No. 1 Video

Five-time Grammy award winner Carrie Underwood has landed a supporting role in her first feature film, Soul Surfer. The movie is based on the autobiography of 19-year-old champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, who has defied the odds to win professional championships after losing her arm in a shark attack at age thirteen. Underwood will play Sarah […]

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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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ACM Welcomes The Band Perry

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Republic Nashville Recording Artists Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry, better known as The Band Perry to the office when they were in Los Angeles this week. While at the Academy, The Band Perry signed up for professional ACM membership and performed songs from their upcoming Republic Nashville […]

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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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Country Hall Reschedules Ford Community Day

The Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Community Day, made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, February 6. The free-to-the-public day was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 30, but was cancelled due to inclement weather. As a not-for-profit educational organization, the Museum is pleased to partner with Ford […]

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Arts & Business Council Sponsors Law Clinic

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and the Tennessee Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Section are hosting a Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic in the SunTrust Community Room at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. At the clinic, songwriters are welcome to sign […]

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Jewel And Aldean Team With Country Financial

Financial planning firm Country Financial is teaming with country artists Jason Aldean and Jewel for the “Road Trips and Guitar Picks” series, which will present 30 concerts beginning in March. Each artist will perform separate concerts, but the “Road Trips and Guitar Picks” website, www.tripsandpicks.com, will serve as a one-stop destination for both, giving Aldean […]

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CMT Names Farmer Top 20 Countdown Host

Evan Farmer has been tapped as the new host of CMT’s top-rated weekly CMT Top 20 Countdown, it was announced today by John Hamlin, Senior Vice President, Production, Development and Talent for CMT. Most recently known as host and handyman on TLC’s home makeover series While You Were Out, Farmer has also appeared in such […]

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Madeleine Parlatore and Shirley Collie LifeNotes

(Updated 2/3/10) Madeleine Parlatore, longtime administrator and office manager of Big Tractor Music, has passed away. The company’s Jason Krupek says she was “Mom” to everyone at the publishing company, where she spent 13 years. The funeral will be Friday, February 5 at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, located at 9090 Highway 100. Visitation will be […]

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BBR Adds Ferris; Capitol CRS Lunch

Broken Bow Records VP of Promotion Lee Adams and SVP of Promotion Carson James have added Dawn Ferris as Manager Regional Promotion, Midwest. She takes office Monday, Feb. 8 and will report directly to Adams. Ferris is a veteran of the Midwest region, having worked over 10 years at Arista Nashville, followed by a year […]

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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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