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Benefit News: Good Times For a Good Cause

Annual Buds-n-Suds Music Fest Returns The 13th Annual Buds-n-Suds Music Festival Presented by Big 98 Country will take place on Wednesday, August 25 at Loser’s Bar and Grill in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Tennessee Chapter.  The outdoor concert will take place from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This year’s […]

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Music Row Ladies Golf Tourney This Monday

The 23rd Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament (MRLGT) will tee off at the Old Natchez Country Club (1323 Sneed Road) on Monday August 16. Golfers can support the event’s beneficiary, the United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (UCP), by registering a team as well as bidding on exciting online auction items. This year’s roster includes industry drivers from […]

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Little Big Town Readies “The Reason Why”

With the fastest-climbing hit of their career, “Little White Church,” currently climbing the country singles chart, Capitol Nashville’s Little Big Town’s fourth studio album, The Reason Why, will hit shelves on August 24. The platinum-selling band, which consists of Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, co-produced the album alongside Wayne Kirkpatrick and […]

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IBMA Conference Offers Early-Bird Discounts

The International Bluegrass Music Association is gearing up for their annual IBMA Business Conference at Nashville’s Convention Center/Renaissance Hotel Sept. 27-30. The annual business conference for the bluegrass music industry features artist showcases, an exhibit hall with more than 100 booths, professional development seminars, member constituency meetings, one-on-one networking and more. The Conference culminates with the International […]

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Buddy Miller Kicks Off Hall of Fame Residence

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Buddy Miller delivered a stellar performance last night (8/10) in the first of three Artist-in-Residence appearances at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Miller, who served as host and curator for the sold-out evening, invited many of his collaborators onstage, including Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris and Tom T. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/11/10)

It’s Independents’ Day. As regular readers know, I occasionally like to stray off the major-label path and devote a column entirely to indies. Just to survey the scene and see what’s going on.

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Summer Sales Await Fall Finale

The album sales chart which compares 2010 YTD sales against 2009 sales (physical and digital) finds country languishing in the summer sales doldrums, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The steep purple trend line shows the genre’s fall continues to worsen compared with 2009. Although all genre YTD sales percentages are lower overall they have leveled somewhat […]

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Free Taylor Swift App Garners Critical Raves

Country sensation Taylor Swift is no stranger to rave reviews, and now the superstar can add her own iPhone app to her list of success stories. The new Mix Me In2 app gives listeners the ability to play or sing along with Swift, and, from the NY Times to US Magazine, critics are lining up […]

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Dierks Bentley Readies “Draw Me A Map”

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley will release “Draw Me A Map” as the second single off his critically acclaimed album Up On The Ridge. The pleading ballad ships this week and goes for official adds on Aug. 23. “When we were making this album, we didn’t follow the rules of what a modern ‘country’ record […]

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Chesney Offers Hemingway’s Whiskey

Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey will be released Sept. 28th on BNA Records. Its debut single, “The Boys of Fall,” is already Top 15 at country radio and an eight minute video, co-produced by Chesney, featuring football superstars Peyton Manning and Brett Favre can now be seen on video outlets, including VEVO, CMT and GAC. Other […]

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Can Karl Dean’s industry think tank rebrand Music City?

by Adam Gold [Nashville Scene] Nearly everyone can agree on why Nashville should be considered a world-class city and a music-business player in the same league as New York or L.A.: We’re the cradle of country music, the citadel of contemporary Christian. We’re home to many of the most skilled session players, songwriters, producers and […]

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