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Music Row Rally Raises $1340 & 150 lbs of Food

The first ever Music Row Rally (9/25) had Craig Wiseman and friends stationed at both ends of Music Row collecting money and canned food from cars passing by. On hand to help the emergency food supply in Middle Tennessee were the Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers, Wiseman’s Big Loud Shirt gang, and artists Joey + […]

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Bryan Plots Promotional Push For New Album

Luke Bryan will promote his new album Doin’ My Thing with an industrious tour visiting nine cities in nine days. The launch for his second album will kick-off Oct. 5 in Statesboro, Georgia, with Bryan’s previously announced Farm Tour benefit show. On release day, Oct. 6, the Capitol artist will head to Leesburg, Georgia for […]

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Music Garden Will Be In Full Bloom Tomorrow

Brenda Lee, Ray Walker (the Jordanaires), Manuel and the families of Loretta Lynn and Merle Kilgore are the latest additions to the growing list of celebrities participating in tomorrow’s (9/29) dedication of the Nashville Music Garden. The event will be emceed by Ralph Emery, with Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson serving as celebrity hosts. The […]

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BBR Adds To Roster

Broken Bow Records CEO/President Benny Brown has signed Blake Wise to a recording deal with BBR and a publishing deal with Magic Mustang Music. The rising artist is working on songs for his upcoming debut album for the label. Wise is managed by Hallmark Direction Company, which is helmed by managers John Dorris and Shelia […]

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Grascals Strike Black Gold

The IBMA’s World of Bluegrass opened today in Nashville with events including a special media luncheon to announce The Grascals securing sponsorship by Mobil Delvac heavy duty diesel engine oil. Band member Jamie Johnson said it best when he proclaimed, “We’re the new Jed Clampett of bluegrass—we struck oil in our backyard!” Following the luncheon, […]

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Country Stars Croon With Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin has long been a respected part of the Americana/folk community, but recent collaborations with mainstream artists Dierks Bentley and Jack Ingram should raise her profile among country fans. Bentley is offering a free download of “Beautiful World,” his song featuring Griffin on CMT.com beginning today (9/28). “This is definitely one of my favorite […]

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Lifenotes: CRS Founder Tom McEntee

Tom McEntee, a longtime music businessman best know as founder of Country Radio Seminar, passed away in Florida on Sept. 24, 2009. After starting CRS, now in its 41st year, McEntee spent a decade as the organization’s Executive Chairman/President. McEntee started the radio tip sheet Country Music Survey, and spent time as country chart editor […]

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Miranda Revs Up Her “Revolution”

Miranda Lambert’s third album Revolution comes out tomorrow (9/29) and the release is already garnering raves from Rolling Stone (4 stars) and Entertainment Weekly (A). She performed the album in its entirety last Thursday night (9/24) to a sold-out mix of industry and fans at the Ryman Auditorium. In addition to the 15 new tracks, […]

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Underwood To Receive Symphony’s Harmony Award

Carrie Underwood will be honored with the prestigious Harmony Award at the white-tie Nashville Symphony Ball on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Harmony Award is presented annually to individuals who support the varied kinds of music that exist in Nashville, and contribute to the development of the city’s musical culture. Previous […]

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Artist Photos

Joe Nichols was surrounded by WIVK Believers when he performed at the Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville. The Universal Records South artist will release his first album in almost two years on Oct. 27. Old Things New, features his hit single “Believers.” Pictured (L-R) are:  WIVK air personalities Josh Blanchard and Ashley King; WIVK Promotions […]

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Stars For Second Harvest & Music Row Rally

Luke Bryan, Joey & Rory, Jeffrey Steele, Tony Mullins and comedian Gary Mule Deer have been added to the lineup for the 5th annual Stars For Second Harvest benefit on Tues., Sept. 29 at the Ryman Auditorium. Hosted by Craig Wiseman, the concert will also feature Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and Heidi Newfield in an […]

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