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Guitar Center Launches “Operation High Ground” Flood Relief

In direct response to the devastation from the recent floods in Nashville, musical instrument retailer Guitar Center has launched a dedicated initiative titled Operation High Ground for Nashville Flood Relief, to help musicians, songwriters, recording studios and audio professionals re-build their lives. The goal of the program is to help Nashville’s music community get back […]

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Keith Urban Rocks “Jimmy Fallon”

Keith Urban closed out Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (5/11) with a barn-burning version of the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Tumbling Dice.” Joining Urban and his band on Hammond B3 was Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, with producer/pianist Tony Brown pounding the keys and stellar background vocals provided by Sarah Buxton and Little Big Town’s […]

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Live Nation; EMI/Terra Firma

Live Nation Entertainment today (5/11) released financial results for the first quarter of 2010, the first earnings report since completing its merger with Ticketmaster on Jan. 25. The company reported a loss of $112 million (76 cents/share) in the quarter that ended March 31, which was more than the prior-year Q1 loss of $102.7 million […]

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Country’s Newest Acts Debut Music

EMI Records Nashville’s flagship artist Troy Olsen released his self-titled EP today (5/11). Among the four tracks is his debut single, “Summer Thing,” for which the singer recently taped the music video in his home state Arizona. Olsen has been visiting radio stations across the country promoting the song, co-written with Ben Hayslip and Jimmy […]

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Shelton, Lambert Announce Engagement

People.com reports that one of Country music’s favorite couples got engaged over the weekend. Blake Shelton surprised his girlfriend of five years, Miranda Lambert, with a diamond and platinum engagement ring on Sunday, May 9. He popped the question near her home in Oklahoma, after receiving her father’s blessing, Lambert tells People. Get the full […]

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Photos: CBS Nashville Reunites For One Night

Roy Wunsch and Mary Ann McCready hosted a CBS Nashville Reunion over the weekend at Cellar One on 2nd Ave. The event attracted artists, former label staff, and industry friends from the 1975-95 time period. Album cover art adorned the walls as decoration. Guests including Billy Sherrill, Janie Fricke, Joe Stampley, Bobby Bare, Ricky Skaggs, […]

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Fans Set To Vote For CMT Final Nominees

With three nods each, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood lead the just-released list of nominees for the CMT Music Awards, revealed on CMT.com and People.com. Following closely behind are Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band with […]

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Photos: Little Big Town, Matt Giraud, Toby Keith

Matt Giraud, American Idol Top Five Finalist, Season 8, has signed with ASCAP. He is currently working on an EP with Grammy-winning producer Drew Ramsey to be released this summer. Victoria Shaw, Marcus Hummon and JT Harding are collaborators on the new project. The soulful pianist is also busy on tour. •••••••••••••••••••••••• Capitol Nashville’s Little […]

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CMT Award Noms., A Word From Pres. Brian Philips

The final nominees for the 2010 CMT Music Awards will be revealed tomorrow (5/11) morning exclusively on People.com starting at 8 AM/CT. Mercury recording artist Laura Bell Bundy and CMT’s Evan Farmer will do the honors. And more nominations will be announced later in the day on CMT.com. The top nominees in all categories, except […]

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BMI Nashville Remains Closed; SoundCheck Inspects Damage

BMI’s Nashville office remains closed Monday, May 10 due to a lack of water pressure and air conditioning in the six-story Music Row building. BMI’s Nashville office usually houses over 400 employees and is currently relying on a reduced on-site staff. However, Nashville Writer/Publisher executives are still readily accessible by email and cell phone, and […]

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Latest Flood Relief Benefits

Victoria Shaw, Marcus Hummon, Julie Gold and Don Henry performed a benefit for MusiCares Friday (5/7) at the Bluebird Cafe. MusiCares has established the Nashville Flood Relief Fund to assist music people affected by the Middle Tennessee Floods. Initial assistance will provide funds for food and clothing, gasoline and transportation, clean up efforts, relocation costs, […]

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