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Worley’s River Run Raises $175k

Darryl Worley’s 8th Annual Tennessee River Run, which took place Sept. 10-13 near Savannah, Tennessee, raised $175,000 for the Darryl Worley Foundation. The benefit included numerous events spread over four days, and benefited the building of a cancer treatment center at the Hardin County (Tennessee) Medical Center. Tennessee River Run 2009 kicked off with an […]

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Tech Update: Ringtones and Spotify

According to an article on digitalmusicnews.com, researcher IBISWorld says that ringtone revenues in the United States are at $750 million, down from the 2007 peak of $880 million. The shift can possibly be attributed to a mobile consumer base that prefers full-track downloads as substitutes, as well as the uploading of unpaid full-length tracks that […]

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Hall of Fame to Expand?

The Tennessean reports that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum would like to double its size. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean reported the Hall’s ambitions yesterday (9/21) during a speech to the Rotary Club of Nashville. Museum Dir. Kyle Young acknowledged in an interview after the event that expanding the museum’s size is a […]

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ACM Lifting Lives Raises $750k

The Academy of Country Music has announced a $750,000 endowment to its philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives, thanks to ticket sales from the “George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert.” The gift is the second disbursement of a three-year funding commitment and fundraising campaign begun by the ACM last fall. ACM Lifting […]

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Clary Promoted at BMI

BMI has announced the promotion of Kay Clary to Senior Director, Media Relations. Clary will continue to be based in Nashville, but will report directly to BMI Assistant VP, Corporate & Media Relations Hanna Pantle, who is based in Los Angeles. “Since joining BMI, Kay has brought her own style and verve to the task […]

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Love and Theft Joins Aldean’s Tour

Carolwood Records trio Love and Theft willl join Jason Aldean’s Wide Open tour this fall, to support the trio’s recently released album World Wide Open. They will play a total of fourteen shows on the tour, beginning in Lexington, KY Sept. 25 and ending Nov. 14 in Southhaven, MS. Love And Theft recently performed its […]

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Root 49 Records Launches With Bridgette Tatum

The close ties between NASCAR and Music Row insiders get a little closer with the formation of MPR Entertainment Group, a collaboration between NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie with Nashville publisher Carolyn Miller. As a part of the arrangement the company will launch a record label division, Root 49 Records, which plans […]

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Nashville Music Award Voting Begins

Revived in a partnership with Next Big Nashville (NBN) and Leadership Music, Inc. (LM), the Nashville Music Awards (NMA), were first produced by LM from 1995 through 2000. The NMAs recognize outstanding contributions in all genres of music. The 2009 Nashville Music Award winners will be announced at a reception on the first evening of […]

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Live Nation Offers Ticket Specials

Concert fans have just been gifted with a flat fee “passport ticket” for admittance to shows at Live Nation clubs for the remainder of 2009. The $49.99 cost includes complete admittance, subject to availability. Tickets to individual shows can be reserved online, every Monday. Complete details are available at livenation.com. Approximately 26 clubs are participating […]

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Artists Lend A Hand To Good Causes

Carter’s Chord joined fellow artists Megan Mullins and Rob Blackledge, and media professionals on a September trip to Guatemala on behalf of Compassion International, a child development ministry working to release the world’s poorest kids from poverty. ————————— Bucky Covington is returning to his roots for his first hometown concert in Rockingham, NC. He will […]

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Fall At The Hall: Hank III, Jerry Chesnut On Schedule

Hank Williams III will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Sat., Oct. 10, for a special performance in the Museum’s Ford Theater. Like his father, Hank III blends the honky-tonk and country blues sounds of his grandfather with the rock & roll sensibility of his own generation. The program, which is […]

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