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Memorial For Songwriter Linda Hargrove

A memorial service for songwriter Linda Hargrove will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas Corner Cafe (2106 8th Ave. S.). She died Sunday, Oct. 24. Hargrove was one of the few female session guitar players in Nashville in the ’70s. She also recorded for three major labels (Elektra, […]

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Weekend Shopping Up Slightly

Early reports from consumer marketing research company the NPD Group show that more people made purchases during the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend than last year. The number of survey respondents that reported making a purchase, whether in a store or online, is up almost 7 percent over last year. Almost 45 percent told NPD that […]

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BMG To Acquire Chrysalis

It was announced today (11/26) that BMG will acquire Chrysalis Music in a deal valued at approximately $168.6 million. In April, Dale Bobo took office as Executive Vice President, Chrysalis Music Nashville. Among Chrysalis’s Nashville songwriters are Jim McCormick, Victoria Banks, Jeff Stevens and Shelley Skidmore. Among the publisher’s 100,000 copyrights are songs recorded by […]

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Urban Boasts Strong Opening Week

Keith Urban’s sixth studio album, Get Closer, debuted this week with notable sales of over 165,800 units. He promoted the Capitol Nashville release with a whirlwind run including performances on The Today Show and CBS Early Show, as well as “Get Closer Moments” at NYC and Philadelphia train stations. He capped it all off with […]

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Weekly Chart Report (11/24/10)

RADIO NEWS If you can wake yourself after eating too much tomorrow, tune in and listen to Premiere Radio Networks’ After MidNite With Blair Garner. The host will play exclusive audio from his special holiday dinner at the home of CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley. Audio will be available at www.BlairGarner.com. SPIN ZONE […]

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Tracy Lawrence Turkey Fry; Judds Ride Santa Train

Tracy Lawrence and friends gathered at the Nashville Rescue Mission yesterday (11/23) for the singer’s fifth annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry. Generous donations of turkeys, clothing and cash were collected, totaling almost 800 birds. In addition to feeding those individuals in need at the Nashville Rescue Mission over the next few days, Lawrence and his […]

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Rascal Flatts Debut At No. 1

Rascal Flatts continued its run as the best selling country group of the decade when its first album for Big Machine Records, Nothing Like This, debuted at No. 1 today (11/24) with nearly 165,000 units sold. The project has moved nearly 280,000 digital tracks to date. Nothing Like This entered at No. 6 on the […]

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Radio Visits: Carter’s Chord, Gary Allan, JaneDear girls

Show Dog-Universal Music trio Carter’s Chord made a recent stop in Kansas City to visit with recently elected 2011 Radio Hall of Famer, Dale Carter. (L-R) Becky, KFKF PD Dale Carter, Joanna and Emily. UMG Nashville artist Gary Allan played at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last week. (L-R): WKHX’s Mark Richards and Mike Macho; […]

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Country Artists Soundtrack The Holidays

Country artists are getting in the spirit and releasing music to soundtrack the holiday season. Here’s a roundup of current holiday releases. Kenny Rogers has announced dates for his traditional Christmas & Hits Tour, as well as his first-ever live Christmas album, Christmas Live. The 20-date tour kicks off Friday (11/26) in Bossier City, LA […]

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James Otto Headed To “Jimmy Fallon”

James Otto will spend Thanksgiving in New York City for a performance tomorrow night (11/25) on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Joining Otto on his song “Good Thing’s Gone Bad” will be country legend Ronnie Milsap, and critically acclaimed hip-hop group The Roots. The track, which Otto wrote with Jon Nicholson, James LeBlanc and Gary Nicholson, is from […]

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Benefits: Todd Cerney’s Cancer Fund; Bluegrass for the Homeless

•••Singer/songwriter Todd Cerney, the writer of hits including “Good Morning Beautiful,” and “I’ll Still Be Loving You” has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. The Grammy nominee and ASCAP Country Song of the Year winner has had cuts by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Etta James, Cheap Trick, The Four Tops / Aretha Franklin, Levon Helm, Jason And The Scorchers, John Anderson, The Whites and […]

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