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Emerson Drive Helps Home Country

Emerson Drive band members returned home to Canada for the recent Canadian Country Music Awards and planned a big charity event to coincide with the trip. The two-day fundraiser in lead singer Brad Mates’ hometown of Grande Prairie, AB included a charity concert and celebrity golf tournament. Proceeds from the concert go to the Grande […]

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Rascal Flatts Plan Limited Edition Release

A limited edition of Rascal Flatts’ Greatest Hits: Volume 1 is on the way to stores Oct. 6. With new packaging, bonus tracks and other special content, Lyric Street Records will have the album available in time for the holiday sales rush. Greatest Hits Volume 1 chronicles Rascal Flatts as the top selling country band […]

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Tech Talk: Twitter Gets Voice; Senate Studies Cell Radiation

According to an eWeek.com report, the U.S. Senate under the leadership of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is planning to study links between cell phone use and cancer. Previous studies have been mixed as to any possible links between the two. According to the Environmental Working […]

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Mindy Smith Will Rock For The Cure

Women Rock For The Cure’s signature benefit concert to fight breast cancer will be headlined by Mindy Smith. The third annual event, set for Thurs., Oct. 1 at 3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill, will also feature performances by Universal Music Group recording artist Coldwater Jane and internet pop/country sensation Veronica Ballestrini, plus more artists […]

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Yearwood to Host 2009 “Christmas at Belmont”

Belmont alumna Trisha Yearwood has been named as the host for the 2009 “Christmas at Belmont” performance at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show will be broadcast nationally on PBS December 23. “Christmas at Belmont,” produced by Nashville Public Television with funding from the Beaman Family Foundation, features popular carols, classical masterworks, world music and […]

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Rosanne Cash Introduces “The List”

Rosanne Cash introduced her new album, The List, in a private performance co-sponsored by BMI and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on September 15. Cash performed eight of the classic songs on her new album, which is named for a list of songs her father gave her in 1973. The List will […]

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Swift Ranks Among “People’s” Best Dressed

Taylor Swift is among the celebrities named to People’s 10 Best Dressed of 2009 list, joining the ranks of fashionistas like First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Nashville-born starlet Reese Witherspoon. “Anything that glitters hypnotizes me,” she tells the magazine of her red carpet picks by designers Collette Dinnigan and KaufmanFranco. “It’s always an attention […]

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CO5 Adds Roberts, Reworks Staff

Radio promotion and marketing company CO5 Music is reshaping its operation announced co-CEOs Tracy Brown and Todd Sievers today (9/16). David Newmark, who served as VP Country Promotion since starting the Nashville division of CO5 in 2005, has been named VP of Business Development and will focus on new business ventures and business relations. Denise […]

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Wreck Blocks 17th Avenue

17th Ave. S. was blocked off at the Edgehill intersection earlier today (9/16) following an accident in front of Ocean Way Studios. The busy street has reopened and Ocean Way Director of Operations Pat McMakin gave MusicRow the scoop on the witness accounts. First and foremost, he knows of no serious injuries as a result. […]

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Chesney Tour Schedules A Break

Monster ticket-seller Kenny Chesney will take a hiatus from touring next year, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year tells Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. “It seems like in the last couple of years, I’ve been on an empty tank,” he said. “And that’s gotta change.” With numerous hit acts in tow, Chesney’s summer tours consistently sell-out […]

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CCMA Ratings Jump 60%

The 2009 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, held Sept. 13 in Vancouver, BC, and broadcast live on CBC Television, drew a record increase in viewership numbers with an astounding 60 percent jump from last year’s ratings. 

”Not since Shania has the CCMA Awards turned in numbers like this year’s show,” said Jim Cressman, Co-Chair […]

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