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ACM Lifts Lives Through Donations

ACM Lifting Lives® has donated $800,000 this year to programs that improve lives through the power of music. Among its newest beneficiaries are the Nashville Symphony, Sophia’s Heart Foundation and Stars for Stripes. Throughout 2010, the organization has supported flood relief in Middle Tennessee, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund for music industry professionals in […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/6/10)

This is a column full of old favorites of mine. Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen are back, sounding as hale and hearty as ever. Dale Watson returns as well, and he is still a country singer’s country singer. The evergreen Bellamy Brothers remain the groove masters they have always been.

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Troy Olsen EP Out Today

EMI Records Nashville’s flagship artist Troy Olsen releases his self-titled 4-song EP today (10/5). In addition to his current single, “Good Hands,” the Troy Olsen EP features “Summer Thing,” “Tumbleweed” and “Ghost Town Train.” The Arizona native makes his debut next Wednesday, October 13 on the 3rd Annual Capitol Street Party in Nashville, TN alongside […]

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Big 98 Guitar-B-Que Tomorrow, More Events

•••The Big 98 Guitar-B-Que happens tomorrow night (10/6) in front of Losers Bar at the end of Music Row. The free end-of-summer bash will shut down Division St. for performances by Randy Rogers Band, Thompson Square, David Nail, Chris Young, Jake Owen and Uncle Kracker. •••Also tomorrow, SOLID presents Writers in the Round at the […]

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Evans n’ Adkins Visit Airwave Gatekeepers

Sara Evans was in Florida recently for a trip that included a visit with K-Country/WOGK Ocala’s Mr. Bob and Big Red. Sara is on the radio now with her new RCA Nashville single, “A Little Bit Stronger,” written by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Hillary Scott. The song was produced by Tony Brown. “Everybody’s gone through […]

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Nancy Russell Staffs Up The Co-op

Nancy Russell has re-launched her management and entertainment company as the co-op. Initial clients for the co-op include Alan Jackson and Loretta Lynn. Joining the team are longtime publicist Judy McDonough ([email protected]), Renee Aly ([email protected]) and Jaimie Ellis ([email protected]). The company’s offices are at 1510 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212; the phone number for […]

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Sandbox Hires Todd Ramey

Todd Ramey has joined artist management firm Sandbox Entertainment, where he will work closely with Jason Owen on all projects, including those for flagship artist Shania Twain. Ramey’s background in artist management includes work with Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, SHeDAISY and others. Ramey’s music career started at Universal Music Group in 2001 where he first […]

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The Science of Retweets And Replies

Toronto based Sysomos, which describes itself as the leading provider of social media monitoring and analytics, powered by patent-pending technology, has released some interesting Twitter research about retweets and replies. Sysomos examined a sample of 1.2 billion tweets to find out how many of them actually entice a reaction. According to the report, 29% of […]

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CMA Awards: More Performers, Virtual Radio Remotes

Today the CMA announced the second round of performers for the Nov. 10 awards show, and also revealed a cutting-edge upgrade for the surrounding radio remotes. Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup for the 44th Annual CMA Awards. Previously announced performers for […]

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Photos: James Otto In California, Rhonda Vincent In NY

James Otto performed at the California’s AIDS Walk fundraiser on Sunday, September 26 at Los Angeles’ famed Greek Theatre. He played in a songwriter round with fellow Nashvillians Deana Carter and Billy Dean. •••••••••••• Craig Campbell made his first music video recently. The video for his single, “Family Man,” was shot in Nashville by Shaun […]

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Tour News From Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood

Luke Bryan wrapped a four-city concert tour in his home state of Georgia this past Friday (10/1). His “Farm Tour” performed for nearly 16,000 fans in Valdosta, Claxton, Carrollton and Macon, Georgia. Local colleges in all four towns will receive a “Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship,” which will be given to a student from a […]

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