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Rich Enlists Rourke, Kristofferson for “Detroit” Video

Warner Bros. Records Artist John Rich will release his new solo album, Son Of A Preacher Man, on Tuesday, March 24. As the album’s debut single, “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” climbs toward the Top 10, Rich called on a couple of famous friends — actor Mickey Rourke and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kris Kristofferson […]

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Garth Meets Obama on “Tonight” Tonight

Country’s biggest star Garth Brooks will appear on tonight’s edition of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight (3/19), where he will share the couch with his country’s biggest star —  President Barack Obama. Unlike Brooks, who has appeared on Leno’s show 21 times, tonight will mark Obama’s first talk show appearance as President. Brooks […]

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McBride Set To Shine

Martina McBride’s 10th studio album, Shine, is set for release next Tuesday, March 24 on RCA Records. Featuring the singer’s current hit single “Ride,” the album’s title stems from her personal philosophy. “I love the word—I think it’s really positive and strong and powerful,” says McBride, “and that’s one of my favorite lyrics from the […]

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ACM Feeds Fans Via Twitter

The Academy of Country Music is on high-tech roll. First it was online fan voting, and now the ACM has announced that updates on the 44th Annual ACM Awards will be sent to fans via Twitter, the microblogging application that allows users to send short messages called “tweets” to people’s cell phones and Twitter homepages. […]

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The News From Stringtown

Stringtown Records artist John Michael Montgomery has signed to Creative Artists Agency for booking representation and with Splash! Public Relations for publicity. The singer, who recently filmed a 30-minute infomercial for Time/Life on their Country Music Explosion package, is currently promoting “Forever,” the latest single from Time Flies, his Stringtown debut. In other Stringtown news, […]

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Flatts Set Country Digital Single Sales Tally

Sales for the week ended 3/15/09 remained tepid as Taylor Swift continued to account for almost 23% of the entire Current Country list. Kelly Clarkson’s CD scored Top 200  No. 1 success with a solid debut totaling 254,671 units. Unfortunately, the Idol alum, now managed by Nashville-based Starstruck Management, was unable to match last week’s […]

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NSAI and CMT Announce Song Contest Winners

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT have announced the winners of the 9th Annual NSAI/CMT Song Contest, which awards two top prizes, one industry-voted and one chosen by online voting. Brooklyn resident David Stewart was chosen by industry judges for his song, “Damn, I Miss You.” Online voters chose “I Found Everything,” written […]

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Idol Goes Opry and Survives (almost)

Grand Ole Opry week, night one, took American Idol by storm as the eleven contestants performed songs made famous by Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Johnny Cash, Dolly, Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline. “The odds were 100,000 to one at the beginning of this contest,” said host Ryan Seacrest at the top of the […]

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ACM’s Live Online and On the Street

Online voting for the Academy of Country Music’s 44th Annual ACM Awards officially started yesterday (3/16). Fans are encouraged to log on to ACM’s voting site at www.voteACM.com or to CBS-TV’s dedicated site, www.cbs.com/acma to cast their votes for ACM Entertainer of the Year. This year’s nominees for the highly coveted award include Kenny Chesney, […]

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Vietti Chili Says “Yes We Can”

With an innovative new promotion, the makers of Vietti Chili are giving the term “canned music” an entirely new meaning. The Nashville-based company has launched a “Vietti Vinyl Music Campaign” that promotes emerging and established musical talent through collectible product labels and other grassroots marketing initiatives. Vietti is leveraging its 30-state distribution network to promote […]

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Paisley Party’s Rowdy Nashville Finale

Brad Paisley wound up his Paisley Party Tour on a very high note in Nashville this past Saturday (3/14), playing a sold-out-in-advance show to a hometown crowd of over 13,000 ecstatic fans. Joining the singer onstage for his show-closer, a spirited reading of “Let the Good Times Roll,” was acclaimed blues guitarist Robben Ford, who […]

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