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Covington To Help Hard Rock Cafe Open New Venue

Lyric Street recording artist Bucky Covington will perform as part of Hard Rock Cafe Nashville’s “Countdown to 2010” music series. The week-long live music event celebrates the venue’s grand re-opening. As part of these festivities, ASCAP is presenting An Evening With Bucky Covington on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7 pm. Spreading the holiday cheer, […]

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CMT Counts Down Top Videos of ’09 On Host Smith’s Final Show

Taylor Swift tops the list when CMT counts down the 20 biggest country music videos of the year in a special year-end episode of CMT Top 20 Countdown on Friday, December 25 at 11:30 a.m., ET/PT. CMT host Lance Smith will count down the best videos of 2009, as well as his favorite moments of the […]

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Publicists Featured On CMA Industry InSite

Understanding the importance of publicity is the focus of the latest installment of CMA Industry InSite, an online educational series, which is now available on CMA’s member Web site, My.CMAworld.com. The eighth episode, “Publicity – The Portal to the People,” is available now and features interviews with Mary Hilliard Harrington, President, The Greenroom; Dixie Owen, […]

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Gokey Album Coming In March

19 Recordings/RCA Nashville is planning an early March release of the debut album by Danny Gokey. The American Idol finalist’s first single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” is at radio now, and the album will be called My Best Days. The digital single is available this week for the first time, and listeners […]

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Jimmy Wayne To Walk Halfway Across US For Homeless

Jimmy Wayne is on a crusade for the homeless. The singer plans to walk from Nashville to Phoenix to raise funds and awareness for at-risk individuals, particularly youth and young adults. He will sleep outdoors and in shelters along the way. His journey—called the “Meet Me Halfway” campaign because he is walking halfway across the […]

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Alive at The Bluebird Series Returns

More than 70 songwriters are set to perform in the 17th annual Alive at The Bluebird concert series this January. Many artists and writers who have long supported the benefit for Alive Hospice are returning in 2010, including Amy Grant, Suzy Bogguss, Doug Crider, Kathy Mattea, Jon Vezner, Kim Carnes, Matraca Berg, Becky Hobbs, Benita […]

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Swift, Lady A Set For Grammy Performances

Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum are among the first performers announced for the Grammy Awards airing Sun., Jan. 31, 2010. They will join fellow nominees Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, and Maxwell, in performing at the 52nd Annual event, taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will air on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. […]

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Break-In at Charlie Daniels Museum

From the City Paper: Metro Police are continuing their investigation into an early morning burglary at the Charlie Daniels Band Museum downtown on Second Avenue. Thieves grabbed $200 from the museum’s cash register but did not steal any of the band’s memorabilia, police said. Click here for more.

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Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Gets UK Approval

The UK Competition Commission today (12/22) approved the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, propelling the deal one another step closer to completion. Amid antitrust inquiries, the United States and Canada have yet to sign off on the merger. However, both companies remain optimistic there will be a successful outcome. A statement from the U.K. […]

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Underwood Gets Engaged, Earns Top Country Album of Decade

Carrie Underwood is engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators. He shared the news with his hometown newspaper the Ottawa Sun today (12/21), adding that he proposed yesterday. Underwood’s publicist Jessie Schmidt says the news is true: “I’m happy to confirm Carrie Underwood is engaged to Mike Fisher, and the couple couldn’t […]

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CMT Wraps Most-Watched Year Ever

CMT reports its most-watched year ever during 2009, and its ninth consecutive year of primetime growth. Meanwhile, CMT.com is headed for its most-streamed year in history. The fourth quarter is on pace to become the network’s most-watched quarter. Viewing is up 43% over last year, which it says was driven by cross-promoting music specials, stunts […]

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