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Services Set for Pirates of the Mississippi Member

A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 3, for Pirates of the Mississippi’s Dean Townson. Townson died at age 50 on March 25. Kenneth Dean Townson was the bass player and harmony singer for the Pirates from 1990 to 1995. He sang on all of the group’s hits, including 1991’s “Feed Jake.” He […]

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Will The iPad Be Idolized?

American Idol contestants aren’t the only ones to have their performance judged. New tech toys, like the iPad, must also endure a complex series of advance reviews aimed at determining their ability to “make it.”

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BamaJam Sets Battle of the Bands

Verizon Wireless BamaJam 2010 has announced the 2nd Annual Jim Beam Battle of the Bands, offering contestants a chance to win a single a produced by award-winning producer James Stroud of Stroudavarious Records. The Jim Beam BamaJam Battle of the Bands competition is open to all and will afford six finalists the opportunity to perform a […]

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Renee Leymon Leaves Lyric Street

Lyric Street Records’ VP, National Promotion Kevin Herring has announced that Sr. Director of Promotion Renee Leymon is exiting the label. A 12-year veteran of the label, Leymon is leaving to pursue her next opportunity. “Renee is not only an amazing promotion person, she is a 1st class human being, co-worker, and friend,” Herring says. […]

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BMI Fetes Dallas Davidson’s “Roll”

On Monday, March 29, BMI celebrated yet another No. 1 song co-penned by Dallas Davidson. Recorded and co-written by Billy Currington, “That’s How Country Boys Roll” is Davidson’s third chart-topper on the heels of Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl in It” and the Brad Paisley and Keith Urban collaboration “Start a Band.” His hot […]

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Viral Video Campaigns Entice ACM Voters

Hand-shaking, baby-kissing politicians have long been aware that winning elections is all about getting out there and campaigning, and with the advent of fan-voted awards shows, country artists have gotten that message in a big way. While CMT were early champions of the concept with their “fan-voted” CMT Awards, things seem to have reached a […]

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Tin Pan South – Day 2 Wrapup

This just in from NSAI Communications Director Erin Burr – A Report on Tin Pan South – Day 2 How much talent is in Nashville during the 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank? The Listening Room hosted Andrew Dorff, Mark Irwin, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, who joked around with […]

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Rare Country Music Footage Discovered

LA-based music footage library Reelin’ In The Years Productions has uncovered a 30-minute film of home movies from the 1950s featuring country legend Hank Williams Sr. along with Marty Robbins, the Carter Family, Merle Travis, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Snow, Maddox Bothers & Rose, Bill Monroe and a host of others. The images, shot in pristine […]

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Chrysalis Acquires S1 Songs

Chrysalis Music Publishing has announced its acquisition of Irish company First State Media Group, a music publishing firm with operations under the S1 Songs and State One Music brands. Included in the purchase is S1 Songs’ Nashville operation. FSMG controls over 45,000 music copyrights including the catalogue of Sheryl Crow, the former Dreamworks Publishing catalogue […]

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Bundy to ACM’s, Jewel at the Bluebird and More

Laura Bell Bundy Will Perform on ACM’s Mercury Records artist Laura Bell Bundy is making plenty of noise with her rowdy debut single, “Giddy On Up,” and the folks at the Academy of Country Music have obviously caught the buzz. The Broadway veteran/country newcomer will perform the song on the upcoming ACM Awards, recreating the […]

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Jimmy Wayne Walks and Grills Out

When Valory Music Company artist Jimmy Wayne walks into Amarillo, TX this Saturday (4/3), he will reach the halfway point of his walk halfway across America after spending 93 days on the road and covering approximately 977 miles. He will end his walk in Phoenix, AZ, with a goal of raising  His goal is raising […]

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