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Nashville Film Fest Features Paisley(s)

What might be the most anticipated and held-under-wraps film of the Nashville Film Festival will finally reveal itself tomorrow night (4/22), when ACM Top Male Vocalist Brad Paisley bring his directorial debut, When Mom’s Away, to the Festival closing night lineup at Nashville’s Regal Green Hills Cinemas. Paisley, along with his wife, the actor and director Kimberly […]

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Hall Of Fame Honors ‘New Traditionalists’

Curators at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum continue to work on additions to the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. The most recent updates focus on country music’s ‘New Traditionalists,’ including the Judds, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs and George Strait. These changes, which will bring the story of […]

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BMI Christian Music Awards Honor Most-Played Songs

BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards last night at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. 

By contributing two songs each to the most-performed list, tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Stevens, and singer/songwriter Jason Walker shared the Songwriter […]

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“Hutch” Carlock Passes

Elbert Hutchinson Carlock, known throughout the Nashville music community as “Hutch” Carlock, died Tuesday, April 20, at age 86. In 1953, Carlock founded Music City Record Distributors, Inc., one of the largest wholesalers of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs in the United States. The company also operated the Cat’s Records retail chain for many years. […]

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Artist News: Hayes’ “Turnaround,” Heidi’s “Playlist,” Faith’s “Runway”

Wade Hayes Offers “Place To Turn Around” He’s been out of the spotlight for over a decade, but on April 21, former CMA  Top New Male Vocalist Wade Hayes will officially return with Place To Turn Around, a new 11-song collection featuring nine songs penned by Hayes himself. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger first appeared in the […]

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DISClaimer (single reviews) 4/21/10

Let’s hear it for the seniors. Merle Haggard, age 73, and Willie Nelson, who will be 77 next week, both released new albums on Tuesday. And both of them are showing the kiddies how to do country music correctly.

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Leibovitz Shoots Swift For “Vogue;” Chesney Flick Opens Tomorrow

Taylor Swift appears in the May 2010 issue of fashion magazine Vogue. In the article titled “The Dazzler,” she poses for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and discusses her tour, upcoming fall release, and new condo. Swift tells the magazine, “Looking back on what these past two years have been for me, it feels like this […]

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Whitney Duncan Debut Out Today; Jaron Album Coming In June

Reprise recording artist Whitney Duncan’s debut album Right Road Now is being released today (4/20) on www.Whitneyduncan.com and iTunes. The project features eleven tracks, including her singles, “When I Said I Would” and “Skinny Dippin’.” It was produced by Mark Bright and John Shanks. AOL’s The Boot exclusively premiered the video for the title track […]

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Roy Orbison Salute; Stars Support Children’s Theatre; Reading Writing Rhythm

April 23, 2010 would have been Roy Orbison’s 74th birthday, and the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville is celebrating the late musician with a benefit for Musicians On Call. Orbison’s wife and local music publisher Barbara Orbison will host the event with a line-up including Harold Bradley & Mallary Hope, Rodney Crowell, Chris Rodriguez & Eden’s Edge, […]

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CMT Music Awards Announces Performers

Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, set for Wednesday, June 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The first round of voting for the fan-voted show has already begun and runs through Monday, May 3, only at CMT.com, where fans will […]

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Local Songwriters Headed To Key West Festival

Tons of Nashville tunesmiths will be headed south for The Key West Songwriters Festival, running Wed., April 28 through May 2. The 15th annual festival will offer acoustic songwriter sets at venues all over the island, featuring over 150 top songwriters. In fact, half of the songs on the current Top 10 country singles chart […]

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