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ASCAP To Salute JD Souther

J.D. Souther, one of the principal architects of the Southern California country-rock sound and the pen behind numerous hits by the Eagles and others, will receive the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award this fall. He will be honored during the 47th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, set for Monday, October 19, at Nashville’s legendary Ryman […]

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CMA Award Nominees To Air On ABC, CMT

The final nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards will be revealed  Wednesday, Sept. 9, with some of the nominations airing on Good Morning America and the remainder following on a special edition of CMT Insider. The final nominees in select categories will be announced live during ABC’s Good Morning America with Darius Rucker and Lee […]

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Faith’s Fragrance And More

A series of webisodes follows Faith Hill as she gears up to launch her first fragrance this fall. Premiering each week on FaithHill.com, these exclusive videos highlight all the behind the scenes action as Hill prepares for this upcoming release. You can watch the first videos here. —————————— Kenny Chesney officially launched Blue Chair Bay […]

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Underwood’s Rockin’ New Single

The lead single from Carrie Underwood’s third album, Play On, is out now and fans can hear it at her official Web site and on YouTube. The rock influenced song “Cowboy Casanova” offers a cautionary word about a sneaky man. Underwood wrote the track with Mike Elizondo and Brett James, one of the writers behind […]

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Country In New York: Reba, Worley and Jypsi

Reba recently performed her new single “Consider Me Gone” live on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series from Central Park. While in New York City she also visited the Times Square set of Yahoo!’s fashion program The Thread to talk about her music and clothing line. Other stops included Sirius-XM’s New York City headquarters for […]

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B&D Plan “Today” Show Performance

Brooks & Dunn will celebrate the release of their 30-song, double-disc #1s … and then some with a performance on NBC’s Today on album street date, Tues., Sept. 8. They will be singing their ACM and CMA Song of the Year winner, “Believe,” joined in the special performance by the renowned Boys Choir of Harlem. […]

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Love And Theft Debut At No. 10

World Wide Open, the debut album from Carolwood Records trio Love And Theft, bowed at No. 10 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Country Top 75 chart today (9/3). With more than 12,500 units sold first week this gives Love And Theft the top-selling newly released artist album this week. Digital album sales account for 21% of units […]

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Cracker Barrel CDs From ZBB, George Jones

The Zac Brown Band, known for its hit “Chicken Fried” is the latest group to release an album through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The restaurant chain, celebrating its 40th anniversary, will offer an exclusive new version of the Zac Brown Band’s CD The Foundation. Available Sept. 7, it will have new artwork and three […]

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Artist Photos: Carroll Visits ACM and Much More

The Academy of Country Music welcomed professional member Jason Michael Carroll to its offices when he was in Los Angeles last week. Carroll was on the west coast promoting his new single, “Hurry Home,” which was one of four songs he sang for ACM staffers. Carroll’s latest album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, is out […]

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John Styll Exits GMA

John Styll, President and CEO of the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association, has left the organization. No further details have been confirmed at this time. During his six year tenure leading the organization, Styll served as Executive Producer of the GMA Dove Awards, and oversaw GMA Music Week, the GMA Gospel […]

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Hirings and Signings

Lou Ramirez has been hired as Southeast Director of Promotion & Marketing for Golden Music Nashville, the new record label launching flagship act Williams Riley. Ramirez comes from KAJA-FM in San Antonio where was APD/MD and on-air personality. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, he will report to Darlene Starr, National Director of Promotion & Marketing, and Brad […]

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