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CMA To Host Marketing Summit

The Country Music Association will host its fourth annual Marketing Summit next week, designed to inform executives from national corportations about entering successful partnerships with country music and its artists. Brown-Forman, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Cotton Inc., Cracker Barrel, Dollar General, General Mills, Nissan, Shoney’s, Tasti D-Lite, TIAA CREF and Wrangler are among the big name companies […]

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3 Doors Down Local Side Project, Golf Tournament

Local musicians Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down), Jon Nicholson (Muzik Mafia), Kenny Olson (Kid Rock’s band), and Shannon Boone have formed a new band called 7dayBinge. They recorded their self-titled debut album recently at the Sound Kitchen and will release it via Rock Ridge Music. The self-produced album will be available digitally on Dec. 8, […]

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Industry Poll: Who Will Win Entertainer?

MusicRow.com has just posted an industry poll on the home page. Vote anonymously and tell us who you think will take home the big prize at next week’s CMA Awards. A new fan poll by CMT.com says Taylor Swift will win Entertainer of the Year on Nov. 11. If Swift wins, she’ll become the youngest […]

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Artists Lend Names To Charity

Buddy Jewell, Stella Parton and Adam Gregory will be the Ambassadors of Goodwill for World Orphans Day 2009 on Nov. 9. They will hold a candlelight vigil to raise awareness at the The People’s Church East Lawn in Franklin, TN at 4:00 p.m. CST. Gregory will also lead students and youth groups in a mile walk […]

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Currington To Macy’s Parade, Martina on Oprah

Billy Currington will perform during the 83rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The event in New York City will be co-hosted by Today’s Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and Al Roker, and will air on NBC from 9:00 a.m.-noon in all time zones. Other guests include Andrea Bocelli, Boys Like Girls, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Gloria […]

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Lifenotes: Billy Deaton [updated 11/3]

Updated: Arrangements for Billy Deaton. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5 from 4-7 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday, November 6 at 11:30 AM, also at Woodlawn Funeral Home. ———————- Longtime Music Row talent agent Billy Deaton died Saturday evening, Oct. 31. He was 74 and had battled a lengthy illness. […]

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Music City Walk of Fame Names New Class

Tootsie Bess, Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Kid Rock and Ernest Tubb will join the Music City Walk of Fame. This seventh class of inductees will be recognized with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sun., Nov. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony, which […]

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Bug Music Adds Emerson Hart To Roster

Bug Music has signed Emerson Hart, best known as the songwriter and frontman of multi-platinum rock group Tonic. Under terms of the agreement, Bug Music and Hart have entered into a co-publishing deal encompassing Hart’s future recordings and his critically-acclaimed 2007 solo album Cigarettes and Gasoline. Hart, who relocated to Nashville within the last few […]

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Lyric Street Shutters Carolwood Imprint

[Press Release] Lyric Street/Carolwood Records President Randy Goodman announced today (11/3) the restructuring of that Group’s imprints, which functionally will mean the shuttering of the year-old Carolwood Records while strengthening the Lyric Street promotion staff as both John Ettinger and Chris Palmer, Carolwood Sr. Directors, will move to Lyric Street Records, augmenting that already seasoned […]

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Strait, Reba Set For Big Arena Tour

George Strait’s 2010 arena tour will feature fellow superstar Reba McEntire. The outing will kick off Jan. 22 in Baltimore, MD, and has concerts scheduled through April 10 in Des Moines, IA. Dates include nearby stops in Memphis, Knoxville, and Atlanta but not Nashville. Strait recently released Twang, which debuted at No. 1 on the […]

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Lofton Creek Debuts New Acts

Mike Borchetta and the team at Lofton Creek Records have two new artists on the rise. The label recently signed Adam Fisher and his first single, “Cotton Town,” is impacting radio via CDX, Vol. 486. Fisher, a North Carolina native, is busy visiting radio stations. He recently signed with Pam Lewis’s publicity firm PLA Media. […]

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