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“Time” Readies Tablet Prototype [video]

The news media, including newspapers, magazines and more is going through a time of intense change, much like the music industry. Time has proactively been developing a new interactive distribution prototype that seemingly is being groomed for a new touch screen tablet class of hardware. To date unconfirmed rumors have been flying that Apple is […]

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Charlie Daniels Christmas With Friends

Charlie Daniels gathered many musician friends for his new GAC special, A Twin Pines Christmas, premiering tonight (12/3) at 7 PM/CT. Among those performing holiday favorites are The Grascals, Kathy Mattea, Aaron Tippin, Dan Tyminski and the Cox Sisters. Chad Denning of Gamma Blast directed the shoot back in June when the temperature was in […]

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Swift Leads Country Grammy Noms

Taylor Swift’s stellar year continued when she snagged eight Grammy nominations— including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year—at last night’s (12/2) announcement. Swift is joined in several categories by Music City rockers Kings of Leon, who tied with Country superstar Keith Urban for four nominations. Urban is in […]

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Book Review: 25 Notes for the Successful Musician

Chad Jeffers is a successful in-demand road musician; he currently tours as Carrie Underwood’s steel guitar player and previously toured with Keith Urban, playing a variety of instruments. He was also a member of the group Pinmonkey, which had several singles released by RCA. Jeffers’ new book, 25 Notes for the Successful Musician: The Ultimate […]

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Updated Official Release: Genovese To Exit CMA

The County Music Association (CMA) Board of Directors announced today that Tammy Genovese has submitted her resignation as Chief Executive Officer effective Wednesday, Dec. 2. Genovese, a 24-year veteran of CMA, has successfully overseen the organization’s continued phenomenal growth and financial stability even as music genres across the nation have experienced a slump. “We are […]

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Mansion at Fontanel Opening Venue, Restaurant, More

The famed Mansion at Fontanel, Barbara Mandrell’s former estate, is being turned into an entertainment attraction that will include an outdoor music venue, restaurant, microbrewery, distillery, walking trails, memorabilia museum and more. The property’s main house is a 27,000-square-foot log cabin that will be refitted for special events such as weddings and corporate meetings, as […]

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Currington’s Global South Relief Organization

Billy Currington has established Global South Relief, an organization that will deliver supplies to various Central American countries in need. In conjunction with Nashville songwriters Brett Jones, Scotty Emerick and Dallas Davidson, Currington will play a free show at 5:30pm this Saturday (12/5) at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Florida in order to raise awareness […]

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Valentine Leaving Columbia Nashville

Alex Valentine, Director, Regional Promotion, Columbia Nashville is leaving the company effective December 14. Jimmy Rector, Columbia’s VP, National Promotion has no plans to accept resumes for Valentine’s replacement.

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Grammy Nominations Special Tonight

“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” takes place tonight (10/2) at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles. The special will air on CBS from 8-9 pm CT and marks the second time for Grammy nominations to be announced live on prime time television. Performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Sugarland, Maxwell, […]

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Urban Toasts No. 1 With Steve McEwan

Songwriter Steve McEwan celebrated another trip to the top of the charts with Keith Urban yesterday (12/1) in Nashville. Urban’s rendition of “Only You Can Love Me This Way,” co-written by his fellow BMI songwriters McEwan and John Reid, marks the 12th No. 1 single for the two-time Grammy Award winner and recent AMA victor, […]

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Rogers Adds Second Symphony Show

Country and pop music icon Kenny Rogers has added a second date to his scheduled appearance with the Nashville Symphony in early 2010. Rogers quickly sold out his February 5, 2010, engagement at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and – due to the high demand for tickets – he will now perform an additional concert there on […]

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