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Gordie Sampson Inks With Bug Music

Bug Music Publishing has signed a new co-publishing deal with songwriter Gordie Sampson, the award winning co-writer of “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and other charttopping hits. Sampson has had cuts by Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, and Martina McBride. Among his numerous national and international awards are the 2007 Grammy for Best […]

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Industry Toasts White-Hot Hit From Lambert/Hemby

Miranda Lambert is no stranger to critical acclaim and her recent third album is boosting her appeal to the commercial masses. BMI saluted Lambert’s first No. 1 hit “White Liar,” co-written with Natalie Hemby, with a 1940s-themed gala on Friday, Feb. 26. The single is the first chart-topper for both songwriters who celebrated with friends […]

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Rowdy Times: Bryan Plans “Spring Break” EP; Hank Jr. Hits Nashville

Luke Bryan will release his second Spring Break EP, Spring Break 2…. Hangover Edition, exclusively on the iTunes Store tomorrow, March 2. The EP from the Capitol Nashville artist includes three never-before released, self-penned tracks “Wild Weekend,” “Cold Beer Drinker” and “I’m Hungover.” The album is currently being offered on iTunes for pre-order, $2.49. Bryan […]

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City Paper: WKRN Dismisses Brad Schmitt

By: Ken Whitehouse Brad Schmitt, who has served as an entertainment reporter for both The Tennessean and more recently for WKRN-Channel 2, was dismissed from the station on Monday (2/22) following a weekend DUI arrest. This was Schmitt’s second DUI in three years. Matthew Zelkind, news director and station manager, told The City Paper that […]

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CRS Attendance Up, New Board Announced

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is reporting a 3.5 percent year-to-year increase in attendance for CRS 2010 which closed on Friday (2/26). This year’s CRS 2010 total attendance was 2,181, with 1,576 full registrants (attendees, exhibitors, panelists and sponsors) and 605 participant registrants. Participant registrants represent attendees that register for individual events or single day passes, […]

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CMT Promotes Lisa Chader, Anthony Barton

CMT today announced the promotions of Lisa Chader and Anthony Barton, both to Senior Vice President. Chader has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications from Vice President, Corporate Communications, CMT; it was announced today by CMT President Brian Philips. Chader is based in Nashville and reports to Philips. In her new role, she […]

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Arnold Departs Show Dog – Universal

MusicRow has learned that Show Dog – Universal Publicity & Marketing Manager Tracy Arnold has resigned her post with the label, effective last Friday (2/26). Her new contact info is 615-478-4840 (cell) and [email protected]

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ACM Noms Tomorrow, Fan Voting Open

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will announce the nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards live tomorrow morning (3/2) on CBS’ The Early Show. Shelton will also perform and ACM Awards show host McEntire will be interviewed. Check musicrow.com for all the nominations. For the first time this year, fans have the opportunity to […]

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Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson’s Search For Radio Redemption

By Rob Simbeck [Nashville Scene] Just over a year ago, Gretchen Wilson looked into the abyss. Her third album, One of the Boys, had tanked, its singles stalling at 32, 35, and 53 in Billboard. The label team that had guided her 2004 debut CD Here for the Party to quintuple platinum sales had largely […]

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Worley Establishes Hometown Cancer Center

Stroudavarious Records artist Darryl Worley has long dreamed of opening a cancer treatment center in his hometown, and that dream is finally coming true. On Wednesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT, the groundbreaking ceremony of The Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center is set to take place in Savannah, TN. In 2005, Worley and representatives […]

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Del Casino Exposes Copyright ‘Gap’

Copyright Office Acknowledges Problem; to Extend ‘Notice of Inquiry’ [Press Release] – Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Attorney Casey Del Casino, of Adams and Reese, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office that his observation regarding a “significant gap” in the termination rights provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 will result in the office […]

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