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Phil Vassar Releases New Album Today

Phil Vassar’s fifth studio album Traveling Circus hits streets today (12/15). Taking a very hands-on approach, he wrote or co-wrote every song, produced the album himself and hired his road band to play on it. He wrote the current single “Everywhere I Go,” with Jeffrey Steele. The video has been added to rotation on CMT […]

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Books With Songwriter Ties: “Chicken Soup,” “Have Her Over For Dinner”

Local songwriter/artist Matt Moore is branching out with the release of his first cookbook, Have Her Over for Dinner: a gentleman’s guide to classic, simple meals. The Georgia native has shared the stage with Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan but has also long enjoyed cooking. His latest outing offers more than 100 recipes—ranging from […]

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Musical Chairs: John Paul, RJ Jordan, The Boxcars

Dial Global has hired John Paul as Sr. Dir. of Country Programming. The former KUPL Portland PD will be based in Denver, and fills the vacancy left by Jim Murphy’s exit last week. Paul will oversee the “Mainstream Country,” “Classic Country,” and “True Country” formats by working with their PDs. He will also serve as […]

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CRS New Faces Line-Up Revealed

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 the popular New Faces of Country Music® show and dinner will officially close CRS 41. Set to perform are Gloriana (Emblem Records), Randy Houser (Universal South), Love and Theft (Lyric Street), Justin Moore (Valory Music Co.), and Chris Young (RCA). Country Radio Seminar runs Feb. 24-26, 2010 at the Nashville […]

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Wilson Rejoins Columbia Promo, Friedman Gets New Role

Jimmy Rector, Vice President, National Promotion, for Columbia Nashville today announces the return of Mike Wilson to the Sony Music Nashville family as Director, National Promotion, for Columbia Nashville. Most recently National Director of Promotion for Universal Records South, Wilson had previously worked in promotion for Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Nashville imprint for more than […]

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Garth Brooks Is Back, Vegas Gig Gets Rave Reviews

Garth Brooks’ Vegas gig at the Wynn started Friday night (12/11), officially marking the end of his nine year retirement. He’s committed to 15 weekends per year for about the next five years at Wynn’s Encore Theatre, with multiple shows scheduled for each weekend. The superstar dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and work boots […]

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Josh Turner To Release Two “Haywire” Versions

Josh Turner will release a deluxe version of his new album, Haywire, on Feb. 9. The deluxe version will include the 11 songs that appear on the standard version (also in stores on February 9) plus two previously unreleased songs as well as live audio tracks of his hits “Your Man” and “Long Black Train.” […]

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Martell Foundation To Honor Brooks And Dunn

The TJ Martell Foundation will salute Brooks & Dunn with its first-ever Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at a gala event on Monday, March 22. The superstar duo will be feted along with several others at the 2010 T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala at the Hutton Hotel. Michael Bolton will also be honored that […]

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Emmylou, Lady A Among MusiCares Gala Performers

A superb tribute line-up is set for the MusiCares Person of the Year event honoring Neil Young on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. Scheduled to perform at the annual highlight of Grammy week are Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin, T Bone Burnett, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Elton John, […]

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Video: Paisley on Leno’s Ten @ Ten

Brad Paisley joined Jay Leno via satellite on Friday night for the Ten @ Ten segment. Here’s the video in case you missed it.

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Publishing Update: BMG Rights Mgmt.; Israelite Re-ups

BMG Rights Management, the global company which purchased the Crosstown Songs America catalog earlier this year, has officially established it US operations and announced the opening/transitioning of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. The Nashville office will continue being headed by Dann Huff along with Sr. VP Creative Darrell Franklin. The publisher is […]

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