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Palming Off a Bug Fix, CMA Voting, Songwriters Team With Studdard

Apple has just released an iTunes update (8.2.1) and among the “issues and improvements” it addresses is the music program’s ability to sync music with the Palm Pre phone. One of the new Palm smartphone’s selling points was that ability to seamlessly move music between iTunes and the phone, but obviously, Apple preferred that only […]

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Promo News: A Tale of Two Thomases, And A Wagner

Lauren “L.T.” Thomas has been hired as Associate Director of Promotion for Golden Music Nashville, the new label launching flagship act Williams Riley. She comes from KMLE-FM in Phoenix where she began as a Promotions Assistant in 2002 before being bumped up to Promotions Manager in 2007. L.T. works at the Golden Music Nashville offices […]

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Aldean Wrangles Hits, Jean Deal, Conan

Jason Aldean‘s “Big Green Tractor,” is plowing its way toward the Top 10 of MusicRow‘s Country Breakout chart; currently No. 16 and the fastest rising single of the Georgia-native’s career. The song has fueled over 40,000 digital downloads a week, helping his already Gold certified third album Wide Open move an average of 22,000 units […]

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Crook & Chase, Chesney, Clark, and Harry Potter

When Kenny Chesney’s Sun City Carnival hits Seattle’s Qwest Field on July 31, he will give a special sand bar performance for a select number of fans the night before. The lucky ticket holders—available through his Web site, local radio stations and other outlets will enjoy an hour-long set. “We wanna get in there and really […]

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NSAI/Frost Specialty Offering Group Infringement Insurance

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Frost Specialty today (7/15) announced the creation of the first-of-its-kind Group Copyright Infringement Insurance Policy for songwriters. This unique group insurance plan will dramatically reduce the cost of infringement-insurance premiums while establishing lower available coverage limits. “Until now, this kind of coverage was cost prohibitive or unavailable to […]

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New Videos From Big Kenny, Caitlin & Will, Rascal Flatts

Big Kenny returned to his family farm in Culpeper, VA to film the video for his debut solo single “Long After I’m Gone.” Co-directed by Big Kenny and Christian Holiday, it is receiving immediate heavy rotation on CMT and GAC. Fans can watch the video and get a free download of the track at www.bigkenny.tv.  The […]

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Symphony To Showcase Americana Connection

The Nashville Symphony and the Americana Music Association are teaming for a one-of-a-kind musical event on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The innovative concert called “Classical Americana” will explore the links between classical and American roots music with performances by Alison Brown, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House, Buddy Miller, Karen Parks […]

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White House Celebrates Country With Paisley, Krauss; CMA Underwrites 40 W.O. Smith School Students

W.O. Smith School students The White House Music Series will celebrate Country Music on July 21 with performances by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station. Forty students from the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community School of Music will be able to attend the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., concert and educational workshop at the White […]

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UMGN Promotes Stuve, Gavron

Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman, Luke Lewis announces the following promotions effective immediately:
  Regina Stuve is promoted to Senior Director of Artist & Media Relations for UMG Nashville (formerly Director of Artist & Media Relations). Stuve reports directly to Jason Owen, Senior Vice President of Artist Development & Marketing for UMG Nashville. Amanda Gavron is […]

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Michelle Branch, ZBB, Love & Theft, Katie Armiger

Michelle Branch wrote on her official message board that she recently finished mixing the last track for her upcoming solo CD, “I can’t believe I’m finally officially finished. It’s been well worth the wait. (At least I think so.)” The album’s first single, “Sooner or Later,” will premiere on her website July 20. Zac Brown […]

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Chesney Tour In “Pollstar” Top 10

Kenny Chesney is the only country act in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s annual Midyear Report of tour rankings. His Corona Extra Sun City Carnival tour lands at No. 7 behind Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion, Elton John/Billy Joel, the Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen. Rascal Flatts are at No. 17 on the list, followed […]

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