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Chesney and Steve Miller Rock “Crossroads”

Eight-time country music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney returns to CMT Crossroads to share the stage with one of his musical influences, rock icon Steve Miller, in the latest episode of the hit CMT series.  CMT Crossroads: The Steve Miller Band and Kenny Chesney premieres Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. CT on CMT. […]

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CMT Previews “Big New Music”

CMT will unveil a lineup of new music videos when CMT Big New Music Weekend returns in an exclusive, world premiere event Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20. Nine music videos will debut on CMT, CMT.com and CMT Pure from Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Reba, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Danny Gokey […]

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Randy Owen Treated For Prostate Cancer

Randy Owen, lead singer and principal songwriter for the Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, told attendees at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Alabama last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an elevated level of […]

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“Smoky Mountain Rain” Tennessee’s New State Song

The competition to become Tennessee’s new state song has been won by “Smoky Mountain Rain,” made famous by country star Ronnie Milsap. The song, written by Nashville songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, is one of Milsap’s 40 No. 1 hits. Tennessee’s House Budget Subcommittee unanimously approved the resolution designating the tune an official state […]

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Shelton Fans Rally For a Good Cause 


Warner Bros. Records artist Blake Shelton partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to hold a CMA Music Fest fan party at the Wildhorse Saloon on Friday, June 10. Shelton and his fans raised $30,609 to be used for patient aid and research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through participation in Light The Night […]

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NMPA Sues Limewire

Eight members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today (6/16) filed a lawsuit against LimeWire for copyright infringement of their musical works on a massive scale. NMPA President and CEO David Israelite announced the action today at the NMPA’s Annual Meeting in New York City. The plaintiffs – EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal […]

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Jackson Video Celebrates American Workforce

“God bless the working man,” sings Alan Jackson in “Hard Hat and a Hammer,” the latest hit single from his acclaimed Freight Train album.  Award-winning director Theresa Wingert (Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift) traveled all across the Southeast to film real working men and women on construction sites and in mines, at fire stations […]

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Gibson’s City-Wide Evening For Flood Relief

For the past month, Gibson Guitar and the Gibson Foundation have placed Music City Flood Relief Donation Banks throughout Nashville at landmark venues and businesses to help aid the victims of the recent Nashville floods. The donation banks, created from actual Gibson guitar cases, have been placed throughout the city for visiting patrons to make […]

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“Get Low” Soundtrack Spotlights Nashville

On July 27 Rounder Records will release the soundtrack to Sony Pictures Classics’ Get Low. The soundtrack features new material recorded especially for the film by Rounder artists Alison Krauss – her first new track since 2007’s A Hundred Miles or More – and The SteelDrivers (the latter also appear in the movie).  Academy Award […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (6/16/10)

Lady Antebellum, Chris Young and Miranda Lambert are all coming off of chart-topping singles. And all three have their follow-ups ready to go this week. All three hit home runs.

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Country Stars Pay Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Some of country music’s most authentic voices pay tribute to the enduring legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd with Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd. Balancing the band’s bedrock southern rock and outlaw country roots,  Sweet Home Alabama – The Country Music Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd is a distinctive collection of many […]

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