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Writer/Publisher Buzz

Songwriter D. Vincent Williams has opened Black Ink Music Publishing, a Nashville-based independent music publisher. A former staff writer for Warner-Chappell Music, Williams has penned hits including ACM Song of the Year “I’m Movin’ On,” recorded by Rascal Flatts, and James Otto’s recent No. 1, “Just Got Started Loving You.” He will serve as the […]

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Team McGraw Strikes With “Bowling for Brains”

The Tug McGraw Foundation, founded in memory of pitcher Tug McGraw to fund brain tumor research, has announced its return to Nashville’s Country Music Marathon & 1/2  Marathon on Saturday, April 25. As a warmup for the big race, Team McGraw, an endurance sports training program that raises money and increases awareness for the Foundation, […]

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Hall of Fame, Dolly Unplugged & Sheila E. Goes Country

Ray Talks Hank The legendary Ray Price visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently (3/7) to share memories of his close friend and mentor, Hank Williams. The interview was hosted by WSM-AM radio personality Eddie Stubbs and was presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, co-Presented […]

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Godin Warns Radio At CRS

Seth Godin describes himself as “bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change.” (sethgodin.typepad.com) Judging by the intensity and depth of his CRS Keynote address (3/4) his quote seems accurate. Godin has written ten bestselling books including Tribes, Purple Cow and Meatball Sundae plus holds an MBA from Stanford University. The speaker began by suggesting that […]

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Injured Jewel Dancing With the Stars, NOT

She was psyched for the competition, but Jewel’s appearance on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars has been cancelled due to injuries. The singer collapsed during early rehearsals for the top-rated dance show. What was initially thought to be an attack of tendonitis or ligament strains turned out to be much more serious — fractured tibia […]

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ACM Names New Artist Award Winners

The Academy of Country Music has named Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band Top New Female Vocalist, Top New Male Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group, respectively. The Academy, along with Great American Country and dick clark productions, partnered to allow fans to decide the winners of the three categories through […]

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CRB Announces Humanitarian, Radio Promotion Awards

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced recipients of its Radio Promotion Awards, Artist Humanitarian Award, Radio Humanitarian Award and Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award yesterday, (3/5) at CRS-40. Radio Promotion Awards: Large Market 1st Place: KILT/ Houston, TX — “Ten Man Jam” 2nd Place: WUBL/Atlanta, GA — “A Taste of Trisha Yearwood” 3rd Place: WXTU/Philadelphia, PA — […]

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P1 Study Shows Popularity of Social Networks

This year’s Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and Edison Research’s National Country P1 Study 2009 polled more than 13,000 listeners online via email invitation to explore what listeners expect to see and hear on their favorite stations’ web sites, how listeners feel about syndicated versus local programming and the importance of social networking sites among Country […]

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CRS—Scene & Heard

E1 Music and PLC Records held a showcase at Second Fiddle last night (3/5) for CRS attendees. Cledus T. Judd debuted new music from his forthcoming CD, Polyrically Uncorrect and Cody McCarver was announced as the newest performer on E1 Music’s artist roster. Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding on Saved By The […]

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CMA Presents Consumer Research To CRS Attendees

The CMA presented findings from its Country Music Consumer Segmentation Study to CRS attendees this morning, (3/5). The data presented is part of an extensive study commissioned by the CMA to define and examine the key consumer revenue drivers for country music. The study, was based upon a phase one sample of over 7,500 consumers, […]

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Taylor Swift Does CSI, ACM and CRS

Taylor Swift is everywhere these days, and tonight (3/5) at 8:00 CT, she’ll be appearing on one of her favorite TV shows, CBS network’s popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Swift plays the part of troubled teen Haley Jones in an episode entitled “Turn, Turn, Turn.” A preview of the show can be viewed at www.cbs.com/primtime/csi. […]

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