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Grammy Preview: Lady A Leads Heading Into Awards

Lady Antebellum is the most-nominated country group heading into Sunday night’s (2/13) Grammy Awards. Zac Brown Band follows closely with four nods. Lady A will compete in the all-genre categories for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, all for smash single and album “Need You Now.” Also in […]

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Miranda Dazzles; Taylor Travels; Penrod and Sweeny Perform

Miranda Lambert Celebrates Platinum Success • Taylor Swift In Singapore • Guy Penrod Visits MusicRow • Sunny Sweeney Visits Academy of Country Music

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WMG And Citigroup Race To Attract Buyers

The Egyptian crisis is disrupting financial markets and political strategies around the world, but closer to home and having more immediate consequences for the music industry is the continued movements of EMI and Warner Music Group. Both companies are in play. WMG has already announced its buy/sell strategy concerning the record label and its Warner Chappell publishing assets. EMI, now owned by Citigroup who recently wrested the corporation from the hands of Terra Firma’s Guy Hands is also in a sell mode.

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Fundraiser In Memory Of Merlin Littlefield To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

A private reception hosted by country music legend Larry Gatlin will pay tribute to the life and memory of music executive Merlin Littlefield, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2008. Lisa Niemi Swayze, who lost her husband Patrick to pancreatic cancer in 2009, will be a special guest speaker. The private fundraising event, which takes […]

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New Singles From Country Songstresses

Rising females Joanna Smith, Ashton Shepherd, Jana Kramer, and Katie Armiger have music climbing the charts.

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Facebook Prioritizes News Feeds

Edison Research Strategy VP Tom Webster has written an interesting blog regarding Facebook’s practice of “attention rationing” with respect to its news feed. Webster points out that the social network’s news feed changed its flow a while back from a “chronological, roughly real-time stream of your friends’ activities, to something a little more ‘selective.’ ” […]

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Mike Fisher Moves To Preds

Carrie Underwood’s hockey-star hubby Mike Fisher has been acquired by the Nashville Predators.

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Around The Web

Online buzz about Doug Morris, Twitter, Gaylord, and Warner.

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Nashville Winners At “Pollstar” Awards

Concert industry trade publication Pollstar handed out its 22nd annual awards on Feb. 5. Several Nashvillians, and executives with strong country music connections, were among the winners at the party at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia. The awards are voted on by members of the live entertainment business, and based on touring from 2010. Best New […]

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Fab Photos (2/10)

WMN execs at SOLID event • GAC and High Five Entertainment win Emmy • Gloriana and Grammys takes students to studio • New artist Chris Cavanaugh

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Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert

The 3rd Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit concert for colon cancer is scheduled for March 16 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The event benefits the Blue Note Fund, a Colon Cancer Alliance program which provides financial support for colon cancer patients in need of financial assistance. The theme of this year’s show is […]

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