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Free Downloads From CMA Music Fest; Celeb Softball Challenge

It’s hard to believe the CMA Music Festival is only a few months away. As line-ups are finalized, the CMA is working to get fans excited about the event running June 10-13 in Nashville. The Country Music Association and iTunes® have teamed up to offer a free digital music sampler, available through May 1 here. […]

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Show Dog-Universal Moves Under One Roof

The Show Dog – Universal staff is now united under one roof. The label is operating out of offices at 2303 21st Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37212. See the updated contact information below. Email addresses for out-of-state Regionals Greg Sax and Lisa Owen are unchanged. The two labels announced plans to merge in December 2009.

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Lambert, Lady A To Headline ACM Fremont St. Experience

The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of entertainment leading up to the April 18 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, with Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert set to headline the Fremont Street Experience. Two stages will be set up to offer fans free concerts on April 15-16 as part of “The Week Vegas […]

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Local Experts Weigh In On “Idol”

For all you American Idol junkies, Nashville’s Fox 17 is hosting a panel of music biz experts each Tues. night after the show to weigh in on what happened that evening. On the panel each week until the end of the season are MusicRow Chart Director Jon Freeman, USA Today Nashville correspondent Brian Mansfield and […]

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Carpenter To Be Honored By AMA, Play Schermerhorn

The Americana Music Association and Washington D.C.’s Newseum will present Mary Chapin Carpenter with the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech in Music Award on April 27. The heralded singer will be honored during the “Freedom Sings” event in the nation’s capital, which will include a conversation with Carpenter, and performances by Grammy winners Judy Collins […]

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More Stars Added to Rogers Tribute

Smokey Robinson, Tim McGraw, Chris Isaak, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington and Sheena Easton have now signed on to perform on the television special Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, joining previously announced guests Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Wynonna and The Oak Ridge Boys. The array of artists will perform, along with Rogers, and a few […]

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St. Jude Road Race Comes to CMA Fest

On Saturday, June 12, Curb Records artist Jo Dee Messina will serve as host for the St. Jude Music Fest Road Race, the first family run to be included in the 39-year history of the CMA Music Festival. Country music fans will walk and run in support of patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital […]

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Artist News: Walker Cares, Daniels Rings, Wilson Rocks and More

Clay Walker, multi-platinum artist and founder of Band Against MS (BAMS), received the Robert M. Barg Memorial Achievement Award during the Fearless Caregiver Conference in Nashville on Wednesday, March 10. Today’s Caregiver magazine awarded Walker with its highest honor after his keynote speech on how to become a fearless caregiver. This is only the fourth […]

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CEO Group Spotlights Music City Publishing Mechanics

“Generally this group is interested in the mechanics of business,” says O’Neil. “In this case they were fascinated with the orientation of publishing houses where the writers are a central part of the process, similar in a way to the old Tin Pan Alley concepts.

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BMG Rights Mgt. Acquires Cherry Lane

BMG Rights Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing. Cherry Lane’s roster of songwriters includes Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Warren Haynes, Jordin Sparks, Ashford & Simpson and Hans Zimmer. The acquisition gives BMG Rights Management a major presence in the U.S., […]

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Warner Bros. Nashville Adds Sussman

Warner Music Nashville has announced the addition of Jensen Sussman to the company’s publicity team as Associate Director, effective April 16. A former Associate Director, Media for Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville, Sussman most recently headed her own publicity firm, Sweet Talk Publicity. At Sony, Sussman handled publicity for artists including Gretchen Wilson, Jessica Simpson, […]

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