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Bentley’s Miles & Music for Kids Riding Strong

Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” rolled through Columbus, Ohio on Sun., May 22, raising over $143,000 for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nearly 1,000 bikers stretched eight miles behind Bentley as he led the pack of motorcycles to the LC Pavilion where an additional 4,000 fans joined for the afternoon concert featuring Bentley and pals […]

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Cook and Plant Lead Americana Honors Nominations

Nominees for the 2011 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards were announced today at a special event held at New York City’s Gibson/Baldwin Showroom. Elizabeth Cook and Robert Plant lead the field of nominees, earning three acknowledgements apiece including Artist of the Year nominations for both. Additionally, Cook’s Welder is up for Album of the […]

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Serletic Snags $10.8 Million For Music Platform

Music Mastermind was founded in 2007 by Matt Serletic, former Virgin Records Chairman/CEO and the GRAMMY Award‐winning hit maker behind Matchbox Twenty, Gloriana, Carlos Santana, and others; and Bo Bazylevsky, a top Wall Street bond trader, senior hedge fund portfolio manager, and the former Global Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Trading at J.P. Morgan. The […]

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Industry Ink Monday 5/23

RIAA Salaries • Gaga’s “Born This Way” album for 99 cents • VH1’s Behind The Music: Miranda Lambert coming July 13 • RPM Writer Nathan Stoops to play “Idol” finale

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Medallion Ceremony Photo Spread

The Country Music Association created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. Last night (5/22), the Medallion Ceremony officially inducting Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire, and Jean Shepard was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum […]

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Sony/ATV Inks Skip Ewing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Skip Ewing, the songwriter behind more than 25 hit singles, including 11 No. 1’s. With more than 250 album cuts, some of Ewing’s most popular songs are “If I Didn’t Have You” (Randy Travis), “Something That We Do” (Clint Black), “You Had Me From Hello” (Kenny Chesney), “Love, Me” (Collin […]

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Darius Rucker, Vince Gill Earn Honorary Degrees

Darius Rucker was the keynote speaker at the Medical University of South Carolina commencement ceremony on May 20. In speaking to the graduates from six colleges within MUSC Rucker shared, “You guys said to the world, ‘I’m going to take my brains, my talents, and my smarts and I’m going to help make the world […]

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Twain To Sign At CMA Music Festival

Shania Twain will make her first appearance at the CMA Music Festival in 15 years to sign copies of her New York Times best-selling autobiography From This Moment On at the Bridgestone Arena Friday, June 10 from 2-4 pm.

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Hirings At CRB and My Good Girl Music

My Good Girl Music has hired Ashley Hertzog as Creative Manager. My Good Girl Music is a joint venture between platinum producer Mark Bright and Sony/ATV Music Nashville. Hertzog makes the move from Combustion Music, where she had worked since 2005 as Catalog Manager. She can be reached at (615) 259-5447 or [email protected] • • • […]

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Sara Evans Returns To “Dancing With The Stars” For Performance

Country stars are dominating some of the most popular shows on TV this week. Sara Evans will perform on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars tomorrow night (5/24). The singer was the first country artist to compete on the show back in 2006 and will return to perform her new No. 1 hit, […]

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Eminem, Bieber, and Swift Win At Billboard Music Awards

Eminem and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards last night (5/22), taking home a total of six honors apiece. Taylor Swift also won awards in three categories, tying her with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Mumford & Sons, and Taio Cruz. Swift’s three wins came for Top Country Album (for […]

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