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National News: Labels Face Antitrust Suit; Arbitron; Bergman Catalogue

An antitrust lawsuit alleging price fixing of digital downloads by the major labels has been reinstated by a federal appeals court. EMI, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, are among the defendants in the case that will be allowed to proceed. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the October 2008 decision of […]

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Rich Welcomes Son; Jackson Single From Upcoming Album

Congratulations to John Rich and his wife Joan on the birth of their first child. Son Cash Rich was born Sunday morning at a Nashville hospital. The couple wed in 2008. ———————————– Alan Jackson’s new single, “It’s Just That Way,” is available now for digital download. It is the first single from Jackson’s next album, […]

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McGraw Movie Sets Up In Music City

The new movie starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow began production in Nashville this week. MusicRow first broke the story of the new film in October. Shooting will begin in mid January and run through the end of February. Previously reported filming locations include McGraw’s Middle Tennessee ranch. Love Don’t Let Me Down centers around […]

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TV Update: Luke Bryan, Gloriana, Gatlins, Grammys

Luke Bryan will perform his chart-topping hit “Do I” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this Friday, Jan. 15. Next week, Bryan will hit the road performing his own headlining dates as well as guesting on Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Tour. ————————– Gloriana will appear on Ellen tomorrow Wednesday, Jan. 13, performing […]

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On Tour’s Eve, Rascal Flatts Reflect On 10 Years of Hits

As Rascal Flatts prepare to open the final leg of their American Living Unstoppable Tour this weekend, the group is reflecting on ten years of success. Since 2000, when Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney released their debut single “Prayin’ For Daylight” and subsequent first album, Rascal Flatts has become the top country […]

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Phil Vassar Plans First Overseas Tour

Phil Vassar will launch his first overseas tour on Jan. 26 in London, England, wrapping in Munich, Germany on Feb. 1. The Show Dog-Universal Music artist is currently touring the states to support his recent release Traveling Circus. His overseas tour will include a full media schedule, with appearances on various TV shows in London […]

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Vince And Amy Mark 10 Years; News From Chesney, Sugarland

Amy Grant and Vince Gill are on the cover of the newest issue of Good Housekeeping. The couple is celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, and reflect on the last decade in the February issue of the magazine. ——————– Kenny Chesney is balancing studio time with preparations for his upcoming 3D movie. He is the final […]

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Conway’s New Firm Consulting For Ronnie Gilley Entertainment

Veteran Nashville talent executive Tony Conway has formed an entertainment consulting firm and will be acting as talent consultant and executive producer for Ronnie Gilley Entertainment. RGE’s live entertainment interests include the annual BamaJam Music & Arts Festival, as well as the multiplex of venues at the new multi-million dollar Country Crossing destination near Dothan, […]

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Universal Music Partners With Freeallmusic.com

According to techcruch.com, Universal Music is partnering with new music download service freeallmusic.com to offer consumers legal, DRM-free, high-quality digital downloads at no charge from its massive catalog, which includes Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more. Here’s the catch: registered users on freeallmusic.com have to sit through a 15-30 second video commercial for […]

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Signings: Josh Gracin’s New Team; Molly Hunt

Josh Gracin is building a new team, and has recently signed with Buddy Lee Attractions for booking representation. BLA Pres. Kevin Neal will be the responsible agent and can be reached at 615-244-4336 and [email protected] As a former Lyric Street artist, Gracin had hits such as “I Want To Live,” “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With […]

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Jessica Harp Releases New Video, Webisodes

Jessica Harp is promoting the video for her single, “A Woman Needs,” with three “making of the video” webisodes on AOL’s The Boot. The webisodes will be released in three parts, starting today (1/11), and on Jan. 15 and 22. The video will premiere exclusively on The Boot on Jan 25, and the single will […]

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