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Year’s Top AMA Albums; Ford Embraces HD Radio

The Americana Music Association has compiled a list of its Top 100 Albums of 2009, as reported to the organization’s chart from 11/17/2008 through 11/16/2009. The complete Top 100 list is available here… The Top 10 most played albums, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart are: 1. Buddy & Julie Miller 2. Steve Earle […]

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Keith Ends Decade On Top

In 1993, Toby Keith’s debut single, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” rose to the top of the charts, christening a career that has garnered ample recognition, fame and fortune. This year the singer/songwriter has been honored by Billboard as its Top Country Artist and Songwriter of the Decade. Keith also ranked No. 3 on the publication’s […]

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Hard Rock Reopens With Week Long Celebration

Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe reopens with a week long series of events designed to highlight the club’s re-opening and help support some worthy charities. In partnership with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hard Rock’s celebration will also include the first annual Music City Bash on Broadway, featuring a performance by  Rodney Atkins and Friends […]

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Ragsdale Debuts Double Disc Set

Nashville’s Suzi Ragsdale will release a double digipak album on Feb. 9 titled Best Regards/Less Of The Same. The project is on Clyde/Stark Raven Records and distributed nationally by Allegro Media Group. The new tracks feature special guests such as Rodney Crowell, Darrell Scott and Gabe Dixon. Both the new discs were produced by Tim […]

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Photo Buzz

Photos featuring Jewel, Colt Ford plus Aaron and Amanda Crabb…

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Radio, Rights Orgs Temporarily Agree On 7%

The music publishing industry has been anxiously watching licensing negotiations between BMI, ASCAP and radio/TV interests. Rate contracts are in the process of being renewed and concerns on the music side of the table revolve around potential rate reductions due to falling radio/TV ad revenues. Today it has been announced that the Radio Music License […]

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Piracy Report: 2009s Most Downloaded Films

The music industry is not alone when it comes to fighting the revenue-shrinking effects of piracy. Web analysts www.torrentfreak.com, a site dedicated to creating unique information pertaining to filesharing, has released its list of the Top 10 most pirated movies of 2009. The site notes that although Internet piracy from the silver screen increased during […]

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Charlie Daniels Touts GEICO

Charlie Daniels will be featured in a GEICO Commercial as part of GEICO’s new ad campaign, called “Rhetorical Questions.” The campaign asks rhetorical questions regarding the well-known tagline, “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.” Each spot begins with an investigative reporter-type host, played by Mike McGlone (from The Brothers McMullen) asking […]

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T.J. Martell Updates 2010 Board

T.J. Martell Southern Region has announced its new 2010 officers and board members. The new officers include Derek Crownover, Partner of Crownover Tisinger PC as President; Tom Annastas, VP of Licensing for BMI as Vice President; Karen Clark, Senior VP and Financial Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners as Treasurer; Rick Murray, President and CEO of […]

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More Artists Added To Sound And Speed

Danny Gokey and Holly Williams are among the latest additions to Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust, a fundraiser pairing NASCAR and country music, set for Jan. 8-9 in Nashville. The annual event benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, and Victory Junction, a camp for children with serious illness. A special […]

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Covington To Help Hard Rock Cafe Open New Venue

Lyric Street recording artist Bucky Covington will perform as part of Hard Rock Cafe Nashville’s “Countdown to 2010” music series. The week-long live music event celebrates the venue’s grand re-opening. As part of these festivities, ASCAP is presenting An Evening With Bucky Covington on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 7 pm. Spreading the holiday cheer, […]

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