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Reba Album Due Nov. 9

Reba has set a November 9 release date for her second album for The Valory Music Co. The as-yet-untitled project will be the follow-up to the gold-certified Keep On Loving You, released less than a year ago. The lead single from her upcoming album, “Turn on the Radio,” is already at No. 50 on MusicRow’s […]

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10 Billion Videos Streamed Last Month In U.S.

The latest data from the Nielsen company shows that in June 2010 more than 10.2 billion videos were streamed in the U.S. This marks a slight 1.3% increase over the number of streams last year and nearly a 4% jump over last month’s figures. Other results show that the top three sites for video streams […]

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Concert News: Don Williams, Brooks And Dunn, Buddy Miller

Don Williams is set to come out of tour retirement for a two-night stand at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 20 and 21. The shows are in celebration of WSM-AM’s 85th anniversary and fall just days before he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 24. Known as the […]

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Country Gold And Platinum Certifications

Josh Turner, Joe Nichols and Blake Shelton have all scored recent Gold single certification.

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Lifenotes: Guitarist Fred Carter Jr.

Noted musician Fred Carter Jr. passed away on July 17th from stroke-related causes at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Louisiana native was born in 1933 and began his career as a professional musician in the 1950s, playing guitar for rock ‘n’ rollers like Roy Orbison. By the early ‘60s Carter had settled into the Nashville […]

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Cold River Records Expands Promo Team; Dandy In Dual Roles

Cold River Records has hired independent promoter Jim Dandy to share national promotion duties with Jeff Davis. Dandy, who formerly served as Regional Promotion Director for Quarterback Records and as PD of KOUL, will handle the Midwest, West and Southwest, while Davis will focus on Central, East and Southeast. “We have worked with Jim for the past two […]

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Live Nation Ticket Sales Slide, Stock Tumbles

Ticket sales for Live Nation’s top 100 tours slid 9 percent to $822 million in the first half of 2010, and the year’s second half isn’t looking much better, expected to fall as much as 15 percent. The entire touring industry has taken a 17 percent hit so far this year. Live Nation gave the […]

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Weekly Chart Report (7/16/10)

SPIN ZONE In an exciting chart day showdown, Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” manages the rare trick of ousting a newer single from the No. 1 position. Of course, it didn’t hurt Blake’s odds that his single picked up almost 200 spins in one chart cycle. The previous No. 1, “I’m In” by Keith Urban, […]

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Shelton Stages Online/Dance Club Contest

Blake Shelton fans now have a unique online/dance club contest which will offer them a chance to win free downloads and autographed Shelton memorabilia. Dubbed The “All About Tonight” Come-On Contest, to highlight Shelton’s debut single from his forthcoming Six Pak release, All About Tonight, due out Aug. 10, the challenge is about Shelton fans […]

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Syncs Help Sony/ATV Fight Slump

In the changing environment, publishers like Sony/ATV are turning efforts to alternative income streams.

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Diverse Pathways To Artist Success

The country music landscape continues to rotate like the sleeve on a kaleidoscope with each twist yielding unexpected consequences. Through it all artists, big and small, continue to find ways to establish and nourish their careers. And those journeys can take various shape and form based upon the goals of everyone involved. Indie and small […]

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