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DiPiero and Kinney Team Up

Brandon Kinney recently inked a new publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Love Monkey Music, while he also re-signed with Tom-Leis Music. The 2010 BMI Award-winning songwriter co-wrote Randy Houser’s smash “Boots On.” (L-R) back: Love Monkey Music’s Penny Everhard, Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Terry Wakefield, and BMI’s Jody Williams. Front: Love Monkey Music owner […]

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Steel Magnolia Added To New Faces Show

Big Machine recording act Steel Magnolia has been added to the CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced today (1/7). They join previously announced performers The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville). The addition was made to […]

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One Million Carrie Underwood Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Carrie Underwood’s popular headlining Play On Tour recently wrapped in Connecticut after playing 108 shows in the US and Canada with one million fans total in attendance. The tour was presented by AEG Live, with sponsorship by Olay and hydration by vitamin water. Underwood finished 2010 as the top-ranked female touring country artist. Special guests […]

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Big Country Records Arriving Soon

Big Country Records will launch  Jan. 19 and officially announce its first artist signing, female singer/songwriter, Morgan Tobias and introduce itself to Nashville. Big Country label executives include Tammy Hyler, VP/co-founder of Big Country Records and Big Country Entertainment and Glen Blaschke. Hyler has penned several No. 1 songs and will use her writing and […]

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FCC Chairman Keynotes At CES

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman will deliver the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, (1/7/11) starting at 1:30 PT. in Las Vegas. The Chairman has been a proponent of net neutrality and actively working toward a more efficient use of radio wave spectrum. His remarks were released in advance. TV and terrestrial radio, which currently […]

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News Items: Ballard, Morley, Cole

Frankie Ballard Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut • Capitol Records Celebrates Betsy Morley • Courtney Cole Signs with Black River Music Publishing >>Warner Bros. Records newcomer Frankie Ballard will make his Grand Ole Opry debut today (1/7) at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Ballard joins Rodney Atkins, Chris Young and Dailey & Vincent, in the […]

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peer Acquires Foster Catalogs

peermusic has announced it will acquire over 500 songs, the majority of songwriter/producer David Foster’s works. The acquisition encompasses all of Foster’s songs in Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Three Music. peermusic has been administering most of Foster’s publishing for more than fifteen years. The new agreement also includes exclusive publishing […]

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Weekly Chart Report (1/07/11)

In the first CountryBreakout Chart of 2011, Keith Urban stays in control of the No. 1 position with “Put You In A Song” and Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” and Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” unseated at spots 2 and 3. Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” is the big mover in […]

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Grammy Nominee CD, AES Golf Tourney and New Mallory Video

19-Song Grammy Nominee CD • Yallwire releases Daisy Mallory video • Nashville’s AES Announces Audio Masters Golf Tourney >>The Recording Academy and Jive Records have pacted to release a 19-song collection to spotlight the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees. The album will be released Jan. 25. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of […]

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Swift Wins People’s Choice Award

Taylor Swift won the trophy for Favorite Country Artist at last night’s (1/5) People’s Choice Awards. She was given the fan-voted honor by the legendary Elton John, who spoke about his love of the genre during the presentation. After the show at the Los Angeles Nokia Theater, Swift hit the CoverGirl 50th Anniversary Celebration at […]

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New Bluegrass Offerings From Steve Martin, The Roys

Steve Martin will release his second full length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert on Rounder Records on March 15, 2011. He will be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, who toured extensively with him over the last year. The new album features 13 new Martin-penned tracks and was produced by Tony Trishka. Sir Paul McCartney […]

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