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Artist News: Young, Ingram, Ducas

NASCAR fan and RCA Nashville hitmaker Chris Young was at the Michigan International Speedway recently to kick off the excitement with a national anthem performance prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400. Young’s new album, The Man I Want to Be, featuring his hit, “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” is set […]

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CMA Nominations Coming Sept. 9

The announcement of the final nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards will be carried live on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from the Good Morning America studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The final nominees in select categories will be announced by Darius Rucker, who has quickly established […]

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Benefit Concerts, Comedy, Golf And More

Go to the Bluebird tonight (8/27) and support the Miller Harris Foundation’s Asthma Camp for Kids. Carey Barlowe, Nathalie Hemby, Josh Hoge and Stephen Lee Olsen play at 6 PM; the 9 PM show features Sherrie Austin, Jeff Bates and Stephen Dale Jones. www.bluebirdcafe.com The Miller Harris Golf Tournament will be Monday, September 14 at […]

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Church Tour Goes “Wild”

Eric Church is set to embark on The Young & Wild(er) Tour, a series of East Coast and Midwest dates, beginning September 3 in Wilmington, DE. The tour features performances at the House of Blues in Cleveland, two nights at Joe’s in Chicago and the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, among others. He is scheduled for […]

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New Video, Free Download, Opry Radio Special

From the unlikely pairings dept: Randy Houser is wearing his Boots to the Oprah & Friends Radio Network where he will visit Dr. Maya Angelou’s program airing this week on XM 156 and Sirius 195. During the interview Houser discusses his new album, Anything Goes, family, faith, and why he loves country music. Houser is […]

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Reba’s Record Setting Album Enters At No. 1

Reba McEntire’s first new solo studio album in six years—and her first for The Valory Music Co.—debuted at No. 1 today on the Billboard Top Country and Top 200 Albums charts. She sold almost 96,000 units the first week of release. Keep On Loving You is her first solo studio album to reach the pinnacle […]

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Sony Courts Kindle Readers

They say “those who do not study history are bound to repeat the same mistakes…” Well someone at Sony Electronics must be paying attention. Especially regarding how Apple came in and pushed Sony’s Walkman music players to the curb. Now Sony is trying to do the same thing to Amazon’s Kindle book reader. Sony has […]

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Chesney Pens ESPN Song, Heads For “Austin City Limits”

It’s widely known that Kenny Chesney is a huge football fan, and now he has put pen to paper and written a song about the game that will be used exclusively by ESPN this fall. “It was one of those moments of spontaneous inspiration,” he recalls. “We were talking about how much goes into getting […]

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Ingram Sets World Record For Radio Interviews

Country music marathon man Jack Ingram dove headfirst into the release day of his new album Big Dreams & High Hopes by setting the Guinness World Record this morning for “Most Consecutive Radio Interviews In A 24 Hour Period.” Ingram notched 215 interviews across most of the 50 states and parts of Canada, Ireland and […]

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Rosanne Cash To Keynote At Americana Conf.

Rosanne Cash will be the subject of the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference 2009 Keynote Interview. The interview, conducted by author/journalist Michael Streissguth who recently wrote a book about the artist, will take place Thursday, September 17 from 10:45 until noon at the Nashville Convention Center. Cash has built an acclaimed career over 30 […]

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RIAA Reveals Summer Certifications

Capitol Nashville had a great summer where certifications are concerned. Trace Adkins scored a Platinum single (1,000,000 songs sold) for “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Keith Urban received three Gold single awards this June and July. Fans purchased more than 500,000 downloads of “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” “Stupid Boy” and “Sweet Thing” to up Keith’s career Gold […]

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