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Sony Courts Kindle Readers

They say “those who do not study history are bound to repeat the same mistakes…” Well someone at Sony Electronics must be paying attention. Especially regarding how Apple came in and pushed Sony’s Walkman music players to the curb. Now Sony is trying to do the same thing to Amazon’s Kindle book reader. Sony has […]

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Chesney Pens ESPN Song, Heads For “Austin City Limits”

It’s widely known that Kenny Chesney is a huge football fan, and now he has put pen to paper and written a song about the game that will be used exclusively by ESPN this fall. “It was one of those moments of spontaneous inspiration,” he recalls. “We were talking about how much goes into getting […]

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Ingram Sets World Record For Radio Interviews

Country music marathon man Jack Ingram dove headfirst into the release day of his new album Big Dreams & High Hopes by setting the Guinness World Record this morning for “Most Consecutive Radio Interviews In A 24 Hour Period.” Ingram notched 215 interviews across most of the 50 states and parts of Canada, Ireland and […]

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Rosanne Cash To Keynote At Americana Conf.

Rosanne Cash will be the subject of the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference 2009 Keynote Interview. The interview, conducted by author/journalist Michael Streissguth who recently wrote a book about the artist, will take place Thursday, September 17 from 10:45 until noon at the Nashville Convention Center. Cash has built an acclaimed career over 30 […]

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RIAA Reveals Summer Certifications

Capitol Nashville had a great summer where certifications are concerned. Trace Adkins scored a Platinum single (1,000,000 songs sold) for “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Keith Urban received three Gold single awards this June and July. Fans purchased more than 500,000 downloads of “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” “Stupid Boy” and “Sweet Thing” to up Keith’s career Gold […]

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CMA Names Awards Co-Hosts, Plans Tweet N Greet

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as co-hosts of the CMA Awards when the show airs live from the Sommet Center Wed., Nov. 11 on ABC. They are the respective reigning Male and Female Vocalist of the Year. See the full story at People.com. Since Paisley won the Horizon Award in 2000, he has […]

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Justin Moore Debuts With 34,000+

Justin Moore’s self-titled debut album for The Valory Music Co. entered the Billboard Country Album Chart this week at No. 3, making it the second highest country debut of a new artist this year. Selling over 34,000 units, it was also the No. 10 release across all genres on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. On […]

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Faith Is “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night”

NBC Sports will again feature Faith Hill performing the opening theme for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Hill’s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” debuts this season on Sunday, Sept. 13, the first Sunday Night Football broadcast of 2009 featuring the oldest rivalry in the NFL as the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears in […]

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Willie, Kellie, O’Shea And More

Willie Nelson is working with MySpace Music to promote his latest album, a collection of jazz standards called American Classics being released today (8/25) by Blue Note. He is playing his hometown bar in Maui, Hawaii tonight as part of MySpace’s popular “Secret Show” franchise. The event at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon will also feature […]

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Opry Brings Back Country Classics Series

Opry Country Classics, a special version of the famed Grand Ole Opry, will be presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store this fall for an eight-week run beginning Thurs., Sept. 10. Among the award-winning artists already scheduled to perform are Moe Bandy, Terri Clark, Jimmy Dickens, Larry Gatlin, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Ray […]

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House Of Blues Sponsors Gary Allan’s Fall Run

Gary Allan will open his Get Off On The Pain Tour Oct. 14 at the Chicago House Of Blues. The 25 city run is sponsored by House Of Blues, and will include special guests Jack Ingram and Eli Young Band on select dates as well as openers Stoney LaRue and Justin Moore on select Texas […]

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