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Leadership Music Names Oertley Chief Staff Executive

The Board of Directors of Leadership Music has named music industry veteran Karen Oertley to the position of Chief Staff Executive for the educational, non-profit organization, effective April 26. In her new role as Executive Director, Oertley will assume responsibility for directing the planning of the yearly class program, and fundraising, event committee supervision, community […]

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Artist News: Jamie Tate, Steel Magnolia, Laura Bell Bundy, Mark Wayne Glasmire and More

Jamie Tate Records With 82nd Airborne Chorus Bodell Records artist Jamie Tate was in Nashville last Wednesday (3/31) to record a song, “I’ll Give My All,” with the world-renowned 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus. The session took place at Black River Music Group’s recording studio, where the 82nd Airborne Chorus contributed back-up vocals to Tate’s patriotic anthem. The […]

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Sirius/XM Unveils All-Alan Jackson Radio

SIRIUS XM Radio announced today (4/7) that it will launch Alan Jackson’s Freight Train Radio, a seven-day long, commercial-free music channel celebrating the music and career of the country music superstar. The channel will launch on Friday, April 9 at 11:00 pm CT and will run until Thursday, April 15 at 10:59 pm CT on […]

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DISClaimer 4-7

B-o-r-i-n-g. In general, that’s what this week’s listening session was. There is nothing in this stack of platters that will change your life. Indeed, most of these discs will barely rouse you from your spring slumbers. The most exciting thing here comes courtesy of our DisCovery Award winner. Kyle Park is a triple threat as a singer, writer and producer. Lend him your ears.

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Rodney Atkins and Velveeta “Get Together”

Velveeta Shells & Cheese is teaming up with Curb Records artist Rodney Atkins for a summer-long partnership with Velveeta Shells & Cheese. This is the first time Velveeta Shells & Cheese has partnered with a country music artist; it is also among the first national marketing sponsorships for Atkins. At the center of the campaign […]

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Bentley’s Bluegrass Outing Due June 8

Multi-platinum artist Dierks Bentley will release his new, largely acoustic album, Up On The Ridge on June 8. His fifth Capitol Nashville studio project is steeped in the bluegrass and roots music that moved Bentley to become a country musician in the first place. The leadoff single and title track, inspired by time spent on […]

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ole Acquires Blacktop Music Catalog

ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, has acquired the approximately 4000-song strong music publishing catalog of Blacktop Music Group, Inc. along with its names, brands and trademarks. Founded in 2001 by multi-platinum recording artist Clint Black, noted business manager Charles Sussman and veteran music publisher Mike Sebastian, Blacktop has been home to […]

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ASCAP Names LeAnn Phelan Sr. Creative Dir.

LeAnn Phelan, a music industry veteran with a background in writer relations and A&R, has been tapped as Senior Creative Director for ASCAP’s Nashville office. She will report to Tim DuBois, who recently took the top local post, working as VP and Managing Executive of Operations. ASCAP has been restructuring its Nashville branch, re-focusing it […]

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Artist Lifenotes: Love And Theft, Terri Clark, Allison Moorer/Steve Earle

Congrats to Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson who married longtime girlfriend Emily Hagar at Hazel Path Mansion in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Saturday, April 3. The outdoor wedding was held at sunset with 150 guests in attendance. After returning from their honeymoon, Gunderson and Love And Theft band mates Brian Bandas and Stephen Barker Liles will […]

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McMurry Records Signs Savannah Jack

McMurry Records, the label started in late 2009 by Howard Fields, Everett Zinn, and Doris McMurry, has signed Savannah Jack as its flagship artist. The trio, comprised of Don Gatlin, Mike Ulvila, and Jay Darby, celebrated the release of its debut single recently with a launch party at 12th & Porter. “I Know,” written by […]

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ACM Off-Camera Winners Revealed

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18. Instead, these Special Awards, Industry Awards and MBI Awards are presented to recipients at the ACM Honors, a special event set for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 […]

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