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CMA Music Fest Photos

Blake Shelton’s fan club party, Judds reunion tour, Martina McBride at the Premiere Radio remote, Blair Garner’s After Midnite party, Riverstages and more…

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Jimmy Dean Passes [Updated: Arrangements]

Country star and sausage king Jimmy Dean died last night, June 13, at age 81. As a member of the newest class of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Dean left his mark on the genre, most notably with his trademark song “Big Bad John.” He passed away at his home in Virginia. […]

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CMT Awards Yield Record-breaking Viewership

More than 10.8 million total viewers tuned in for the 2010 CMT Music Awards and related programming on Wed., June 9 on CMT. According to Nielsen Media Research, the 8:00 p.m. premiere of the two-and-a-half hour show was up 19 percent over last year, making it CMT’s most-watched awards premiere in channel history. The show’s performance from […]

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Congratulations Mr. Chairman, Job Well Done!

Joe Galante, Sony Music Nashville Chairman, left his 18th Ave. S. offices today officially turning over the reins of the organization to new Sony CEO Gary Overton. His departure marked the end of a 40-year career with the same company. The transition was first announced in April when Galante noted, “As a 21-year-old kid from […]

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Reading, Writing and Rhythm Concert Raises Funds

The recent 10th Annual Reading, Writing and Rhythm benefit concert donated over one ton of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and raised thousands of dollars for Kingston Springs Elementary, a local school affected badly by the floods. The event included performances by Trisha Yearwood, Rodney Crowell, SHeDAISY, Jamey Johnson, Bucky Covington, […]

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Toby Keith On Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Toby Keith will perform on the the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in a live broadcast from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston that will be aired on CBS July 4. The show will be hosted for the fourth consecutive year by The Late Late Show‘s Craig Ferguson. Keith will perform some of his biggest hits with […]

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McGraw To Host Music Fest TV Special

Tim McGraw has been tapped to host the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock television special that will air Wed., Sept. 1 on ABC at 7:00 pm CT. Filming June 10-13, during the annual CMA Music Festival, the special features the stars and the four-day party/music celebration in Nashville. This will be McGraw’s first […]

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CMA Sues Fest Shirt Sellers

[Nashville Post] The Country Music Association has asked a court’s help to stop trademark infringement on the sale of CMA Music Festival merchandise. The CMA filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, the day before the start of its headline event, claiming that various vendors have at past CMA Music Festivals have sold counterfeit T-shirts and […]

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KE$HA Flood Benefit June 16

Pop  singer/songwriter and Nashville native and resident Ke$ha has announced a flood benefit concert on June 16th at Limelight in Nashville, which is located at 201 Woodland Street. Tickets are available starting at $30 at http://bit.ly/Kesha4Nashville.  Those interested may purchase a special VIP ticket package that includes a meet & greet with Ke$ha available for $100. All profits […]

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BOBBY KARL Works The Room–CMA 6/10

Chapter 339—My kingdom for a parking space. Downtown Nashville is a sea of humanity. If this year’s CMA Music Festival doesn’t set another attendance record, I will be very much surprised. There were moments during my first tour of the “campus” on Thursday (6/10) when I was literally inching along in the packed pedestrian traffic. […]

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Taylor Swift Invites Fans To “Mix Me In2”

Country superstar Taylor Swift was announced today (6/10) as the first artist to join forces with Mix Me In2, the groundbreaking technology developed by Atlanta-based Fried Green Apps. Executives from the company will be on hand Sunday (6/13) at Swift’s 13-hour Meet and Greet at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville to unveil “Mix Me […]

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