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Stars Go Blue, Springtime Stroll Concerts This Week

Rodney Crowell and Gretchen Peters are among the hit songwriters/artists set to perform at tomorrow night’s (3/23) 2nd annual The Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer benefit. Joining them on the 7 PM line-up at the Loveless Barn are fellow tunesmiths Mike Reid, Barry Walsh and Peter Cooper, along with special guests Mike Snider, Wade […]

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Highs And Lows From The Road: Underwood; Eli Young Band

While one rising band experienced a touring pinnacle over the weekend, a superstar’s tour is grieving an unexpected loss. Republic Nashville / Universal Republic’s Eli Young Band made its headlining debut at the Houston Rodeo on Friday night (3/19) in front of 57,208 fans, one of the highest attendance counts so far this year. It […]

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Paisley To Make Waves On “H20 Tour”

Brad Paisley revealed plans for his 2010 summer tour this morning (3/22). The 75-city H2O World Tour presented by Chevy opens in late May with special guests Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Promoted by Live Nation, the H2O World Tour will visit the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. His recently […]

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“Peanut” Faircloth Passes

Widely beloved radio personality, songwriter and entertainer Charles “Peanut” Faircloth was buried yesterday [Sunday, March 21] in Chattanooga – he died Tuesday, March 16, at age 82. Born in Mitchell Country, Georgia, he had childhood polio which stunted his growth at 4’8.” This led to his nickname, “Peanut.” He began his radio career at WNEX […]

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Rock and Load U Offers Music Biz Primer

Dan Shafer’s Rock & Load University will present a music business primer for aspiring artists, songwriters and behind the scenes technicians at Nashville’s Soundcheck Studios on May 7 and 8. Attendees can participate in clinics and workshops with some of the best players, songwriters, engineers and business people in the industry. Among the many classes […]

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Bentley Rolls With “Miles & Music For Kids”

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley will continue his nationwide Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert series with a stop in Seattle on Sat., Sept. 18. Presented by Nationwide Insurance, proceeds from the event will benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The 45-minute ride will depart Destination Harley-Davidson of Tacoma and travel to […]

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Leadership Music Deadline Approaches

It’s last call for aspiring Leadership Music participants. The educational non-profit is accepting applications from established entertainment industry leaders for its next class through next Friday (3/26). The eight-months-long Nashville-based education program, which begins in September 2010, is designed to create understanding among music industry professionals about each other’s areas of expertise and to promote teamwork. […]

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Pam Tillis Joins Wheeling Jamboree Board

Grammy-winning country star Pam Tillis has joined the Board of Directors of the Wheeling Jamboree, Inc., a non-profit corporation established to preserve the nation’s second oldest radio and live performance program, the Wheeling Jamboree. Tillis replaces retiring founding Director, Doug Paisley, father of country star Brad Paisley. “Radio shows like the Jamboree are an endangered species,” […]

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Country Weekly Readies Annual Fashion Show

The 4th Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert will take place Tuesday, June 8 at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. The event, sponsored by Durango and Lifetime Television, will benefit Musicians On Call. While the line-up has not been set for the pre-CMA Music Festival lunchtime bash, past participants have included Chris Young, Chuck Wicks, Montgomery […]

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Texas Showman Johnnie High Dies

Johnnie High, the music impresario behind Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue in North Texas for more than 30 years, died Wednesday (3/17) of congestive heart failure. He was 80. High’s Opry-style show helped launch the careers of country stars including LeAnn Rimes, Gary Morris, the Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack and many others. High also […]

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Cumulus Radiothon’s Huge Success

Cumulus Nashville is reporting that its 4th Annual Radiothon for the Nashville Rescue Mission was a huge success. Tuesday (3/16), all five of the cluster’s stations (SuperTalk 99.7-WTN; 92Q Nashville’s Big Station-WQQK; 95.5 The Wolf-WSM; 97.1 RQQ Nashville’s Rock Station-WRQQ; and i106-All the Hits-WNFN) went commercial-free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the goal of […]

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