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Hall of Fame To Salute Bill Anderson

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor Hall inductee Bill Anderson on December 12 as part of its quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 p.m. program, which will be held in the Museum’s Ford Theater, is included with admission and free to members. The event will include […]

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Lance Smith And CMT Part Ways

After more than eight years on CMT, host Lance Smith is leaving the network to focus on his acting career. Smith joined CMT in 2001 as the network’s first VJ and went on to host over 400 episodes of the CMT Top 20 Countdown. He has logged countless hours on camera and hosted dozens of […]

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Griggs Suffer Devastating House Fire

Country singer Andy Griggs and his family lost their home in a devastating fire this past Saturday. Thankfully, they all escaped without harm, but sadly, the house is being called a total loss. An official statement released by publicist Vanessa Davis says, “Andy and his family are strong in their spiritual faith and they are […]

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AMA Photos, Swift Big Winner

Taylor Swift was the top winner at last night’s American Music Awards, receiving five trophies at the all-genre fan-voted show. Country as a whole was well-represented at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, snagging several awards as well as performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Gloriana lovers voted via text to give them the […]

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Miss Doris Kidnapping Monopolizing News

[sent 11/23; 2:22 pm] We are YeHawd – an army fighting for the common good of our people. Yes, the ransom was $5,000,000. But Monopoly money is unacceptable!  We want cash!  We want portraits of  your presidents!!  We want greenbacks!! Bucks!! Let’s try this again!  Thanksgiving Day. Brown paper bag. Loading dock of old Sony […]

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City Paper: Judge Dismisses All Charges Against John Rich

General Sessions Judge Aaron Holt has dismissed the harassment and assault charges filed against country singer John Rich. “I’m relived the story is now out there accurately. It’s a good feeling,” Rich said after Friday’s hearing. CLICK HERE to read more…

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Upcoming Releases from Gokey and Tomlinson

Trent Tomlinson is set to release a three song digital exclusive EP, A Guy Like Me, on Nov. 23 at all online music stores. The project features previously unreleased tracks “That’s How It Still Ought To Be” and “Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand,” plus Tomlinson’s single, “Angels Like Her.” ••••• American Idol Season Eight finalist and […]

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Country at Sunday’s American Music Awards

Fans will see a lot of country faces on Sunday’s (11/22) 2009 American Music Awards, taking place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The show starts at 7 PM/CT on ABC with Taylor Swift leading the nominations with six nods. Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban scored performance slots on the show. Swift is up […]

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Sony’s Waugh Announces Retirement

[Press Release] NASHVILLE, TN – To earn the right to be called a “music man” or a “record man” has always been a proud distinction in the business of music, and in a 37-year career, Sony Music Nashville Executive Vice President Butch Waugh has earned that privilege and much more. Now, after devoting the past […]

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Briefs: ZBB/Buffett “Crossroads”; Ride Records Hiring

Known for his high-energy sold-out shows, beach inspired tropical tunes and devoted and enthusiastic fans, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will share the stage with this year’s breakout artist known for its Southern Rock and dynamic stage show, the Zac Brown Band. They team up for the latest episode of the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series. The show […]

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UMGN Inks Josh Kelley

Musician Josh Kelley is working on a country project through his new deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Kelley signed with the label in September and is currently in the studio recording an album slated for release in 2010. Formerly a pop/rock artist, Kelley is a one-time Music City resident who has returned to Nashville. […]

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