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Post Holiday Sales Drag Totals

Let’s view our SoundScan update this week from 10,000 feet and then drill down into a few areas for a closer look. The addition of the Hannah Montana soundtrack to the country albums chart, plus recent releases from Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Keith Urban worked wonders to prop what earlier in the year was […]


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Wariner Picks for Atkins Education Fund

Grammy-winning artist Steve Wariner will perform a benefit concert for the Chet Atkins Music Education Fund on Tuesday, July 7, at 7:00 PM/CT at the Loveless Barn at the Loveless Cafe. The concert will feature songs from Wariner’s forthcoming CD, Steve Wariner, c.g.p., My Tribute to Chet Atkins, as well as some of his greatest […]

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Bluebird To Hold Miller Harris Foundation Benefit

On May 26, the Bluebird Cafe will host the Miller Harris Foundation Benefit Concert on May 26. The legendary venue will present two shows to benefit the Foundation, a private nonprofit organization established in 2002 by family and friends of Miller Harris, who died tragically from an asthmatic attack in September of 1999 while preparing […]

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Swift Wins BMI President’s Award

Taylor Swift attended BMI’s 57th Annual Pop Awards in Los Angeles, where she enjoyed a prestigious surprise. In addition to earning a BMI Pop Award for her crossover hit, “Teardrops on My Guitar,” Swift received the BMI President’s Award, which honors an exceptional individual in the entertainment industry deserving of special recognition. The BMI President’s […]

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Americana Awards Nominees Announced

The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today (5/20), at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush, joined by rising star Phoebe Hunt, member […]

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WSM AM To Air “This Is My America” Special

650 WSM AM will celebrate Memorial Day by airing a This Is My America Special celebrating the writers and performers from This Is My America, including Billy Dean, Jenny Gill, J Fred Knobloch and Sarah Majors. An epic concept album, This Is My America is a three-disc set of original material that captures the spirit […]

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Bobby Karl Works Jamey Johnson Gold Party—Chapter 309

(L-R): Brian Wright, UMG Nashville VP A&R; Luke Lewis, UMG Nashville Chairman/CEO; Jamey Johnson; Hank Cochran; Cowboy Jack Clement; and Buddy Cannon. The Gold good old days are back. “This looks like a good turnout; I haven’t been to one of these in a long time,” said Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys. Neither […]

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Messina’s Road Race Helps St. Jude

Curb artist Jo Dee Messina and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean lead over 800 runners on Saturday (5/16), in the rain-soaked inaugural Music Row Road Race benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The race and Messina’s headline concert at the Wildhorse Saloon that same evening raised $100,000 for the Hospital. Messina treated fans at a […]

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Sony/ATV Nashville’s Berschback Promoted

Duff Berschback has been promoted to VP of Business Affairs at Sony/ATV Nashville. Berschback joined Sony/ATV Nashville in January 2007 as Senior Director of Business Affairs after six years as an entertainment attorney with his own Nashville-based private practice. Bershback will report directly to Sony/ATV Nashville’s President/CEO, Troy Tomlinson, and is responsible for all contract […]

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Holly Williams Readies Debut

Holly Williams‘ Mercury Nashville debut, Here With Me, is scheduled for release June 16. Williams, the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr. and daughter of Hank, Jr., penned the majority of the album’s 11 tracks and co-produced with Justin Niebank and Tony Brown. Current single, “Mama,” was written for her mom as a Mother’s Day gift. […]

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Adkins Joins Nat’l Memorial Day Concert

Trace Adkins will join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna and an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists for the National Memorial Day Concert, honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The top-rated […]

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