Category: Featured

Nashville’s Buck Howdy Wins A Grammy

There’s been a lot of well-deserved coverage of Nashville’s big showing at last week’s Grammy Awards. But while big stars like Taylor Swift, Kings Of Leon and Zac Brown have gotten the lion’s share of the attention, one Nashville winner seems to have slipped through the press coverage cracks. Nashville-based, Stetson-wearing childrens artist Buck Howdy […]

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Kenny Rogers Announces Guest-Filled TV Special

Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center was the setting yesterday (2/4) for a press conference announcing Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years. The artist himself was on hand to unveil details of the upcoming TV special, which will celebrate the singer’s hit-filled career with a star-studded list of musical guests. Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Wynonna […]

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J.D. Haas Offers ACM Trip Packages

J.D. Haas Entertainment has joined forces with the Academy of Country Music for the ninth consecutive year to produce the Official Trip Package to the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 CT on CBS. The package is a […]

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Tish Stewart Joins Belmont Industry Relations

Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business has announced that Tish Stewart has joined the school’s industry relations team as Career Development Specialist. Stewart began her career at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management in the Career Services office. For the last four years, she has been an Executive Recruiter for The Search […]

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Americana Goes Live at Bluebird

The Americana Music Association has announced plans for their second annual “Live at The Bluebird Cafe” concert series celebrating some of the genre’s best-loved and most influential performers. The six-show series, sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, will take place every Thursday from February 18 through March 25 and will feature artists who help define Americana […]

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Digital Rodeo Taps Blair Garner For Guilty Pleasures and CRB have announced After MidNite’s Blair Garner as a co-host of this year’s Digital Rodeo Guilty Pleasures Show, set for Feb. 26 at Cadillac Ranch during CRS 2010. The “Guilty Pleasures” theme encourages artists to choose and perform cover versions of one of their favorite songs from any artist, across any genre of […]

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Sugarland Preps “The Incredible Machine” Tour

CMA Vocal Duo of the Year  Sugarland have dubbed their upcoming headlining 2010 North American tour “The Incredible Machine.” The Mercury Records artists will kick things off on April 23 in Primm, Nevada and travel to over 55 cities nationwide. “This new tour is a thrill for me,” said Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. “It will reflect […]

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Lisa Stewart Seals Joins McGraw/Paltrow Film

Former BNA Records artist Lisa Stewart Seals, wife of country artist Brady Seals, will join the all-star cast of the new motion picture Love Don’t Let Me Down starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Seals plays the mother of a 7-year-old son, Travis, a Leukemia patient who, as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, gets to […]

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Terra Firma Orders New EMI Strategic Plan

Seeking to persuade Terra Firma investors to inject a reported $158.5 million of additional investment, Guy Hands, founder of private equity group Terra Firma, has asked EMI Music chief executive Elio Leoni-Sceti to draw up a new plan for the company. London’s Financial Times reports today (2/4) that the cash injection is intended to meet […]

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Phil Vassar Steps Up For St. Judes

Showdog-Universal artist Phil Vassar has teamed up with Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radio station partners for a year-long promotion to benefit kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude. The Country Cares radio station that secures the most “Partner In Hope” monthly pledges throughout the designated contest time will receive a […]

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Smith And Sturgeon Join “Artist-Owned” Ranks

Country artists Anthony Smith and Jason Sturgeon are joining artists like Big Kenny and Gretchen Wilson in establishing their own record labels and teams to release, promote and market their new music. Debut country artist Sturgeon will release his leadoff single, “Simple Life,” to radio through his own label, Toolpusher Records. He will follow that […]

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