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Debut Music From Paltrow/McGraw Flick

The first music from the much talked about movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw appeared in insider in-boxes today (7/26), courtesy of RCA Records. The label is handling radio promotion for Paltrow’s recording of the film’s title track, “Country Strong,” which features background vocals from Vince Gill and Patty Griffin. The song was written […]

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Blogroll: Larry Wayne Clark, Wynonna, Google Music

•••• MusicRow contributor and songwriter Larry Wayne Clark and his wife Maggie Ross have started a blog to keep in touch with Nashville friends while they are living in New Brunswick, Canada for Clark to undergo cancer treatment. Maggie says, “We’re so grateful for everyone’s support.” •••• The New York Post reports that Google Music […]

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Lifenotes: Margaret Ann Rich

Margaret Ann Rich, songwriter and widow of country singer Charlie Rich, died on July 22 at her Memphis home. She was 76 and had been battling Alzheimer’s disease. One of the best-known songs from Margaret Ann Rich’s pen was the 1991 Ricky van Shelton hit, “Life’s Little Ups and Downs.” Her husband, who passed away […]

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RAM Writer’s Group Signs Will Rambeaux

Doug Merrick has formed a new music publishing company called RAM Writer’s Group and has signed hit songwriter/producer Will Rambeaux as the flagship writer for the outfit. “Will and I have been associates for years, and when I decided to form RAM Writer’s Group I knew he would be a great asset to the new […]

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Noms Open For Country DJ and Radio Halls of Fame

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center. Nominations can be submitted at www.CRB.org. Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. will provide each nominee with an official application, which may include […]

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McCartney In Music City Tonight

Tonight (7/26) when Paul McCartney‘s Up and Coming 2010 Tour stops in Nashville it will mark his first concert appearance in town, but not his first visit to Music City. McCartney and his family spent six weeks in Nashville in 1974, a visit he told the Nashville Banner at the time was to “relax, ride […]

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CMA Board Visits Fontanel

The CMA Board of Directors were invited to experience Fontanel, the former home of four-time CMA Award winner Barbara Mandrell, by current co-owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald. A reception was held on Wednesday, July 21, during which the Board toured the mansion and learned about the latest developments of Nashville’s newest entertainment complex.

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Ryman Named “Best Music Venue”

Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium has once again been voted Best Music Venue by Tennessean readers choice poll, Toast of Music City. The announcement was made last night (7/21) during a special ceremony held at the War Memorial Auditorium. “We continue to be humbled by the amount of love and support the citizens of Nashville have […]

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Union Station Bassist Bows Instructional Video

Barry Bales, longtime bass player for Grammy award winners Alison Krauss & Union Station, is releasing first-ever bass instructional video through AcuTab Productions. To celebrate the release, Bales and AcuTab have teamed up for a contest involving bass players and Bales fans. The contest allows fans to get involved in a fun and entertaining way […]

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Gill Featured in Clapton’s “Crossroads” Film

On July 27, in 475 select theaters, the film version of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 will debut. Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will be one of the artists featured. Also included in the film are performances from Clapton, Jeff Beck, Z.Z. Top, John Mayer, B.B. King, Sheryl Crow, Bill Murray and many […]

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Franklin-Based Naxos Adds Positions

Franklin, Tennessee-based Naxos, the No. 1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S, is getting ready to move some its IT operations from overseas in Manila back to the company’s Franklin headquarters. The company cites the need to move these positions closer to the its North American markets. Currently, Naxos global has around 80 employees […]

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