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JC Penney Signs on to Sponsor Rascal Flatts Tour

J.C. Penney Company today (2/19) announced its official sponsorship of the Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour presented by JCPenney. The fully integrated two-year sponsorship will kick off June 5, with the tour hitting approximately 60 cities across the nation each year. The partnership is designed to promote American Living, the retailer’s affordable, all-American lifestyle […]

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Montage Reorganizing—Updated 2/19 at 3 PM

Here is the official word from a representative for Missouri-based Hedgewood International, LLC, the parent company of three-year-old Montage Music: “Montage is not closing, but rather Montage is undergoing a reorganization. Our management examined the business and the marketplace, and unfortunately, realized the business would not be profitable given this challenging economic environment. Our intent […]

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Luke Lewis Renews Contract

Though it remains unofficial, MusicRow has learned UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Luke Lewis has inked a new, multi-year contract with Universal Music Group. The deal comes on the heels of such sales successes as country duo Sugarland, whose latest album Love On The Inside was released in July 2008 and certified Platinum two months […]

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LifeNotes: Scotty Turner

A Nashville memorial service was held this morning, Feb. 18, for the multi-faceted music industry figure Scotty Turner. Nashville Association of Talent Directors president Rod Harris announced Turner’s death at the NATD’s monthly meeting last week. Turner was a musician, record producer, label executive, music publisher and songwriter. Early in his career, he was the […]

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Wicks Scores Dr. Pepper Sponsorship

Chuck Wicks has signed a year-long sponsorship agreement with Dr. Pepper to support the brand’s Academy of Country Music Awards promotion. As part of the deal, the RCA Nashville artist will be featured online and on in-store promotional materials at major retailers nationwide. Dr. Pepper will also bring Wicks to select retail locations for album […]

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Flatts Sell Out Famed Venue For Third Time

With last week’s success of the Rascal Flatts concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the band became the first country act to sell out the famous venue three consecutive times. They have played there on the last three tours: 2006’s Me & My Gang Tour, 2007’s Still Feels Good Tour and this […]

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Sony Promotes Britta Coleman

Britta Coleman has been promoted to the newly created position of Manager, Marketing Operations for Sony Music Nashville. The 16-year company veteran most recently served as Manager, Label Operations for the label group’s BNA Records. Her longtime work within the BNA promotion department dates back to the research leading to the imprint’s 1991 launch. As […]

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Strait Set For Stadium Opening

George Strait will headline the grand opening of the new Dallas Cowboys football stadium on June 6. “I grew up in South Texas and have always been a Dallas Cowboys fan,” says the recent Grammy winner who will share the bill that day with Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough. The $1.1 billion facility […]

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Nashville TV Ties

Four singers with Nashville connections are among American Idol‘s 36 remaining contestants this season. The Tennessean reports Ann Marie Boskovich, Kristen McNamara, Brent Keith and Ricky Braddy are either mid-state natives or currently reside here. The show airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 PM/CT on Fox. ••••• Also at Fox: Nashville’s Fox 17 WZTV is […]

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Sirius XM Receives Loan, Avoids Bankruptcy

Sirius XM Radio is avoiding bankruptcy through a $530 million loan from Liberty Media, the company which owns DirecTV and television outlets including QVC and Discovery. In exchange for the money, Sirius is giving Liberty 40 percent of its common stock as well as seats on its board of directors. The loan will be used […]

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Gaylord Drops 180 in Nashville

[Update 2/16; 9 pm] Gaylord has now announced it will reduce 3.5% of its workforce nationwide, cutting about 350 jobs. 180 positions will be eliminated in Nashville. According to the Fort Worth, Texas Star-Telegram, Gaylord Entertainment laid off 30 full-time people today (2/16) from its resort in Grapevine, Texas. The property has a workforce of […]

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