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ACM Nominations Coming Next Week

On Tues., Feb. 1 Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn will announce the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Nominations for the 46th annual event will be revealed that morning at a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The ACM Awards, known as Country Music’s Party of […]

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“Memphis Mafia” Member Lamar Fike Passes

Lamar Fike, an enduring member of Elvis Presley’s so-called “Memphis Mafia,” as well as a Music Row businessman, has died in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Fike was 75 years old. Born in Cleveland, Mississippi on Nov. 11, 1935, he was briefly a radio disc jockey at KEBE in Jacksonville, FL. He joined Presley’s inner circle in […]

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CMA To Receive LM’s Dale Franklin Award

The Country Music Association will be the 2011 recipient of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, it was announced today (1/24). The organization will be bestowed with the honor Tuesday, May 17 at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. “Leadership Music is excited to recognize CMA as the 2011 recipient of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award,” says […]

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Publishing Notes: Kobalt, BMG

Kobalt Music Group is expanding its core business beyond music publishing to include the administration and marketing of other rights such as neighboring rights, synch rights for master recordings, and others to be announced later this year. The company has worked for the last 18 months to develop a global extended rights collections platform which […]

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Engineer Jim Williamson Passes

Jim Williamson, the recording engineer known for work with Bob Dylan, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, passed away at his Nashville area home on Jan. 20. He was 75, and died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Williamson played a role in recordings classics such as Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Tammy […]

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Surprise Party Honors Galante

Thirty nine years is a long career span to be in one industry. But when it’s all at the same company—and as its leader for most of the time—then the proper word is “remarkable.” And so it seemed perfectly natural that a group of friends organized an evening with an invitation that read, “Join Us As We celebrate Joe Galante’s remarkable 39 years with RCA, BMG and Sony Music.”

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Video Roundup: Grascals, Jesse and Noah, Adam Craig Band

The Grascals‘ video for “I Am Strong” has been added for airplay by GAC and The Country Network. Country Hall of Famer Dolly Parton makes a special guest appearance in the video, which was directed by David Corlew and produced by former TN Commission head David Bennett. The song, written by Jamie Johnson and wife […]

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Toby Keith Releases DVD 10

Toby Keith will release a DVD compilation of his music videos on March 8. Titled 10, the DVD will include videos for songs such as his debut single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” his Willie Nelson collaboration “Beer For My Horses,” his latest “Bullets In The Gun” and others such as “I Love This Bar” and […]

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Music Council Partners With Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Mayor Karl Dean, along with the Nashville Music Council, have announced a partnership with the recently launched Nashville Entrepreneur Center. This agreement will provide local start-ups in digital media and entertainment with direct support. Initially the NEC will present business plans for the Music Council, providing entrepreneurs with executive level feedback. Additionally, the NEC will […]

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Wynonna Debuts Novel, Book Signing in Nashville and NYC

Wynonna Judd will travel to New York next week to make several media appearances for the upcoming release of her debut fictional novel, Restless Heart. The book will be released Jan. 25 and accompanied by appearances on programs such as The Today Show (NBC), The Joy Behar Show (HLN) and Access Hollywood (NBC). On Jan. […]

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Big Country Signs Morgan Tobias

Entrepreneur Glen Blaschke and hit songwriter Tammy Hyler announced the formation of Big Country Records and the signing of singer/songwriter Morgan Tobias during an industry launch at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this week. (L-R) standing: Joe Brazil, attorney for Morgan Tobias and Norman Gillis, attorney for Big Country Records. Seated: Glen […]

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