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ACM Tapes Girls Night Out For CBS

If you had your pick of all the talented, and attractive women in country music for a night out who would you pick? Well, you don’t have to choose because the Academy of Country Music is making the decisions for you with the organization’s latest CBS TV Special to be called—Girl’s Night Out: Superstar Women […]

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The Boot Campaign

One-by-one country music stars are taking off their cowboy boots and replacing them with army boots. The Boot Campaign, started by five Texas women—the “Boot Girls” (Ginger, Leigh Ann, Sherri, Heather and Mariae)—was inspired by retired US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost […]

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Artist News

ACM Welcomes Steel Magnolia • Ty Herndon Fights ALS • Little Jimmy Dickens at The Palm • Adam Brand Aids Flood Relief

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T.J. Martell Announces New Board

The Southern Region Division of the T.J. Martell Foundation introduced its new board members during the Board of Directors meeting on January 6. Joining the board are Charlie Brusco, Alliance Artists – Artist Management; Gil Cunningham, Neste Marketing; Holly Hawkins, Community Volunteer; Deana Ivey, Nashville Visitors and Convention Bureau; Brock Jones, Powers Management Group; Ben […]

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Shelton Extends “All About Tonight” Tour

Blake Shelton may have an important co-hosting gig with Reba coming up at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 3, but he’s certainly not going to sit around and worry about it. In fact, the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year is making use of the time by extending his first ever […]

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Living In The Sales Moment

Wouldn’t it be nice? If you could just enjoy the present without worrying about the future? And, as a life recipe there may be merit in that approach. However, for Nielsen SoundScan number jockeys, we can’t help but peer around the corner, (even if it is piled high with snow) to see what lies ahead. Today, country music album sales are a healthy 10.6% ahead of last year. (So if all you want to know is today’s good news, stop reading and switch to another article.)

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Hall of Fame Receives NEA Grant

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has received a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which will allow the Museum to expand its Words & Music program. “The Museum has offered its Words & Music program, which allows students to express themselves creatively and to learn the craft of lyric […]

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Beavers & Warrens Top Charts

BMI hosted a luncheon to honor the team behind Tim McGraw’s latest No. 1 hit “Felt Good on My Lips” Thursday, January 20 in Nashville. This is the first time brothers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers and Brett Warren and Brad Warren have topped charts together. Their collaboration became the 23rd chart-topper for McGraw.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/26/11)

The lesson in today’s stack of platters is that there is life after major labels. Elizabeth Cook, Jeff Bates, Josh Gracin and Jason D. Williams are all here to tell us they’re still standing tall. So is singer-songwriter extraordinaire Lori McKenna, who wins the Disc of the Day with a stunning album that dropped just yesterday.

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Songwriter Signings

UMPG Nashville signs Ray Scott • Singer/Songwriter Pete Best Signs with Dan Hodges Music, LLC

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Writers Nights

BMI & KUPL Partner to Present Songwriters Night with Kix Brooks & Friends • Singles Only presents “A Night of Hits”

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