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New Music Update: Paisley, Gretchen, Gary and More

Starting today (6/9) iTunes users can purchase tracks from Brad Paisley’s new album, American Saturday Night, prior to its June 30th release date. One new song will be made available each week for the next three weeks, beginning with “Water.” The first single from the album, “Then,” is already a radio hit. American Saturday Night […]

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Black River Announces New Staffers

Black River Music Group has added former echomusic staffers Shay Boone and John Gusty to its team. They will be spearheading comprehensive new media efforts for the Nashville-based music group with a heavy focus on fan engagement, community building, data-capture and overall monetization of all BRMG initiatives. Additionally, Boone and Gusty will be launching Black […]

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CMA Music Fest Draws Near: Chesney To Close Week, Street Closures

With CMA Music Festival opening this week, the big announcements just keep coming. A set by Kenny Chesney will be the grand finale of the 2009 CMA Music Festival on Sunday when he closes out the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. In addition to Chesney, Jason Michael Carroll, Heidi Newfield, and Jimmy Wayne will be […]

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Alan Jackson To Play Europe For First Time in 19 Years

Alan Jackson is set for his first string of European dates since 1990. He will perform in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, on August 13, 14 and 15, respectively. These will be his first-ever shows in Scandinavia. In Norway, where where his latest release Good Time has already sold Platinum, fans snapped up 14,000 tickets within […]

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CMA Awards Voting Schedule

The Country Music Association has alerted members of the voting schedule for the 2009 CMA Awards. The ballot schedule is: Nominating Ballot (round 1): Email sent/polls open Tues., June 30 and close Wed., July 16 at 5:00 PM/CDT Second Ballot (round 2): Will be sent Tues., Aug. 11 and close Mon., Aug. 24 at 5:00 […]

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Twitterific: MusicRow Debuts Chart, Twitter Stops Fake Accounts

Ever been duped into following a celeb imposter on Twitter? You’re not alone. So the brains behind the microblogging site have begun working on a new feature called “Verified Accounts.” The beta version will debut this summer, with a special seal to help users differentiate between the real and fake Oprah, Brad Paisley, etc. First […]

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Leadership Music Names Class of 2010

Fifty-four new members have been selected to participate in the twenty-first annual class of Leadership Music. The annual program is designed to create a forum for established music community leaders to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry. “The selection committee, composed of more than 50 Leadership Music alumni from all areas of […]

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Trailer Choir Gets MusicRow Ready For The Weekend

Trailer Choir members Crystal Hoyt, Big Vinny and Butter stopped the MusicRow offices yesterday to talk about their latest single on Show Dog Nashville. They have been promoting the song “Rockin’ The Beer Gut” by sharing beer with press and radio. Front (L-R) Crystal Hoyt, Big Vinny and Butter; Back (L-R) MusicRow’s David Ross, Sarah […]

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TV Time Pays Off

TV time paid off for Lady Antebellum when the band’s weekly album sales doubled following their performance of “I Run To You” on April’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The increase also coincides with the single’s rising popularity on radio. Dolly Parton is set to perform on Sunday night’s Tony Awards on CBS, where she […]

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Cox Promotes Garth Book

Patsi Bale Cox sold out of copies of her new book, The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country’s Big Boom, at her Davis Kidd booksigning last night. The former Capitol Records staffer, who spent 16 years handling Brooks’ publicity, chronicles his career, the huge popularity surge of country music, boardroom drama, and more in the […]

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Shane Allen Joins Capitol As VP Promotion

Capitol Records Nashville has named Shane Allen Vice President, Promotion and will report directly to Steve Hodges, Senior Vice President Promotion. Before his recent stint at GHM/Red Light Management, industry veteran Allen was Capitol Record Nashville’s VP Radio Strategies and Field Marketing. “I’m extremely excited to be returning to Capitol Nashville in this capacity, and […]

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