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Tin Pan South Kicks Off March 30

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has announced the dates for the 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, running March 30 – April 3, 2010 in Nashville. Highlighting songwriters of all genres, the popular event will feature two shows per night at numerous local venues. For the fourth continuous year, Regions Bank will be […]

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Swift Leads Sales With 3 Weeks Left in ’09

Taylor Swift could end 2009 as the top selling artist for all genres, for the second year in a row. Her album Fearless has sold more than 2.6 million units this year, and over 4.8 million since it came out in 2008. Her self-titled debut brought in over 600K units this year, plus she has […]

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Underwood Receives Symphony Harmony Award

Carrie Underwood received the 2009 Harmony Award at the Symphony Ball on Saturday night, December 12, at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  The fundraiser for the Nashville Symphony and its outreach programs is Music City’s premiere winter social event. This year’s white-tie, invitation-only evening marked the event’s 25th anniversary. Underwood performed and wore a gown by […]

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Swift Covers “People’s” Most Intriguing Issue

Taylor Swift graces the cover of People magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing of 2009” issue which hits newsstands Friday. Everyone knows it’s been a huge year for the star who turned 20 years old over the weekend. For the issue she talked candidly with magazine, explaining, “It feels like this ongoing dream. It blows my mind…You […]

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Wariner Receives Million Air Awards, Plays Benefit Tonight

BMI recently honored Steve Wariner at a luncheon (12/15) where he was presented with Million-Air Awards for writing and publishing four songs that have reached new million performance levels. The Million-Air Award recognizes songs that have earned more than one million performances on U.S. television and radio. To date 11 songs written by Wariner have […]

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Artists Send Christmas Music; Larry The Cable Guy Sends Video

Craig Morgan has recorded a holiday-themed version of his latest hit “Bonfire,” but he had to do it in a hotel bathroom. Morgan’s camp says co-producer Phil O’Donnell and engineer Mitch Malloy packed up their portable recording gear and headed to Kennesaw, GA to meet Morgan at the Holiday Inn Express before a gig. They […]

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Bill Anderson Honored as Poet and Prophet

Legendary songwriter Bill Anderson was honored Saturday (12/12) as part of the ongoing Poets and Prophets series at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Throughout the 90-minute program, which incorporated vintage recordings, photos and film clips from the Museum’s collection, Anderson discussed his illustrious songwriting career and performed a handful of original compositions. […]

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Songwriters and Superstars Offer Help During Holidays

Songwriters and superstars alike are helping those in need this holiday season. On board to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell and Whitney Duncan. Urban and Jewell have 2010 calendars for sale to benefit the hospital through their Web sites. And Duncan is auctioning off the […]

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MR Exclusive: ACM Expands Entertainer Category To Eight Nominees

When the Academy of Country Music Awards take place next year, there will be eight artists vying for the night’s coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy. After much deliberation, the ACM has decided to add three nominees to the previous final slate of five artists in the category, starting with the upcoming show on an […]

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Photos: Sony Salutes Waugh Upon Retirement

“We Are Family”—Sony Music Nashville said goodbye to friend and EVP/GM Butch Waugh on his last week in the office. As an employee of 27 years, Waugh accumulated a series of “Butchisms,” or recognized catchphrases within the SMN family, some of which were printed on the T-shirts worn by the entire staff during his farewell […]

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Cracked House Foundation

After 28 years, Gerry House’s radio team the House Foundation is splitting up. Blaming budget cuts at the Clear Channel owned station, ringleader House told The Tennessean that Dec. 23 will be the last day on the WSIX morning show for newsman Al Voecks and sportscaster Duncan Stewart. Remaining on-air will be Country Music DJ […]

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