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Rucker Hosts “Hootie” Golf Tourney

Steve Azar, Colt Ford, Dan Tyminski and Jack Ingram will join Darius Rucker at the annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Joining those country stars at the golf tournament with the very long name will be Hootie & the Blowfish members Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim “Soni” […]

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Zac Brown Finds Way To Fans’ Hearts Through Food

Multi-talented musician Zac Brown is using his newfound star status to share one of his other loves with fans—food. He has a new cookbook out, a line of seasonings, and is hosting Eat And Greets on tour. The Southern Ground cookbook offers 27 of the former chef’s favorite comfort-food recipes such as Southern Fried Chicken, […]

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McBride Video Premiere; Love And Theft At NASCAR Hall of Fame

VEVO.com premiered Martina McBride’s latest video “Wrong Baby Wrong” this morning (3/16). The VEVO Network, which includes VEVO.com and VEVO on YouTube, is among the top 10 video content networks and is the number one entertainment-music service on the web with over 35 million monthly unique visitors. “Wrong Baby Wrong” is from McBride’s latest chart-topping […]

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Eagles, Urban, Chicks Hitting The Road

A superstar tour featuring The Eagles, Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban will open June 8 in Toronto. Eight stops at North American arenas were announced today (3/16), with Urban set for five of those shows. It will be the first time these artists have toured together. With 35 years of hits, The Eagles (Glenn Frey, […]

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Matt Hargis Promoted At Capitol; Absolute Publicity Adds Mary Michael

Steve Hodges, Senior Vice President, Promotions for Capitol Records Nashville announced today (3/16) the promotion of Matt Hargis to Director Regional Promotion for the Southeast. He will replace Angela Lange who has joined EMI Records Nashville as Vice President of Promotion. Hargis has been with Capitol Records Nashville since 2006 and has most recently spearheaded […]

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CMT Awards Date; NSAI/CMT Song Contest Winners

The ninth annual CMT Music Awards are set for Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The show is open to the public and will air on CMT and CMT.com. The first round of nominations will be announced on Monday, April 5, with host and performance details to be revealed at a later date. […]

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Luke Bryan, Gloriana, Joey + Rory Win ACM Awards, Move To Next Round

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced this morning (3/16) that Luke Bryan, Gloriana and Joey + Rory have been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo, respectively. The three winners will move on to compete for the Top New Artist award, which will […]

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Photos: Underwood Starts Tour; Lambert Scores Gold Single

Carrie Underwood’s Play On Tour opened March 11 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The Play On Tour, hydrated by vitaminwater® and sponsored by PEDIGREE® Brand, is currently slated to run through June 20 in Saskatoon, SK at the […]

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Cauley Music Partners With Cool Vibe

Cauley Music Group, the company founded by Lane Caudell and Bob Crumley, has entered a joint publishing partnership with Cool Vibe Publishing. The deal covering current and future songwriters has Cauley purchasing a stake in Cool Vibe, and providing administrative services. As part of the agreement covering current and future songwriters, Cauley adds tunesmiths Vencent […]

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John Rich At Marathon Post-Show; Local Cumulus Radiothon

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will celebrate its 11th annual running in Music City. John Rich will headline the post-race concert at the Bridgestone Arena that night at 7:00 p.m., joined by special guest Cowboy Troy, and opening acts Heidi Newfield and Jerrod Niemann. The concert is open to […]

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Mayne Named Exec. Dir. of CRB

The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Board of Directors has named Bill Mayne CRB Executive Director, effective April 1, 2010. Mayne, a radio veteran and owner of Nashville-based Mayne Street Consulting, had been serving as the organization’s interim director in recent months. Mayne says he is “honored by this opportunity…and the confidence shown in me by […]

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