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Fan Events Surround CMA Fest

CMA Music Festival officially runs June 10-13, but events for fans start as early as June 8. Here’s a run-down of some of the events sent to MusicRow. If you would like your event to be listed, please email [email protected] ••The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has special programming on the docket. During June […]

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Bluebird Birthday Bash; Wildhorse To Reopen

The Bluebird Cafe is planning its 28th Birthday Bash, set for June 9 at 9 p.m. On the line-up are Will Barrow, Ric Lonow, Mike Loudermilk, Toni Sehulster, Shawn Camp, Cowboy Jack Clement, Ashley Cleveland, Gail Davies, Jimmy Hall, Michael Johnson, Carleton Moody, Jonell Mosser, Frank Sheen and Roberto Bianco. All of the performers will […]

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Lifenotes: Ella Tomlinson, Mother of Troy Tomlinson

Condolences to Sony/ATV President/CEO Troy Tomlinson and his family on the passing of his mother, Ella Tomlinson, on May 30. The devoted wife and mother was born in Sumner County, TN and retired from Eaton Corp. in Gallatin in 1984. She is survived by four sons, James (Faye) Wright of Gallatin; Bobby (Polly) Wright of […]

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The Flying Cowboy Passes

Longtime Fan Fair favorite Jimmy Kish, known as “The Flying Cowboy,” died in Nashville last Thursday at age 84. Mr. Kish was a guitarist, songwriter, publisher, actor, square-dance caller, radio personality and licensed pilot. He had a booth at the first Fan Fair celebration in 1972 and has been a fixture there ever since. Initially, […]

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Country Singer Judy Lynn Passes

Country singer, Las Vegas headliner and former beauty-pageant queen Judy Lynn has died at age 74. Ms. Lynn recorded more than a dozen albums and had hit singles with such titles as “Footsteps of a Fool” (1962) and “My Secret” (1963). She was also renowned as the most flamboyantly costumed country star of her generation. […]

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Throwdown Forced To Trim Dates

The Country Throwdown Tour has announced it will cancel four upcoming shows in Houston (6/9), Dallas (6/10), San Diego (6/17) and Phoenix (6/18). In addition, the Bakersfield date (originally set for 6/16) has now moved to Friday, 6/18. Tickets from the above listed shows will be honored at all other Country Throwdown tour dates and […]

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Country Sales Slide Continues

After a 38% drop over the previous three years (2007—2009), we are again facing declines. We started 2010 with an 18% YTD gain, but as we near the end of May country album sales have slipped to -5.6%, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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WMG’s Pickin’ On The Patio a “Smashing Success”

Last night (5/27) Warner Music Nashville hosted the first Pickin’ On The Patio party and it was a smashing success. Thanks to sponsors Aramark, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall and Red Bull, the packed crowd of 200 attendees munched on appetizers, beer and enjoyed a sneak peak of music […]

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Lost Trailers Going Separate Ways

After tens of thousands of miles, songs that were heard all over America on country radio, and years on the road together, members of The Lost Trailers will pursue their own projects by the end of the year. The band will continue to tour this year which includes the Country Throwdown tour. “I’m thrilled to […]

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ASCAP’s “We Write The Songs” Heads To DC

On May 11, the ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress jointly celebrated the first anniversary of the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress, the gift by the ASCAP Foundation of documents, photos, sheet music and other artifacts. For the second straight year, a musical concert at the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium called We Write […]

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Cold Stares Finalists in Hard Rock Battle

Nashville rockers The Cold Stares are among 10 finalists in the running to perform at Hard Rock Calling 2010 in London’s Hyde Park with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam and more. The rock duo are to be international representatives for Nashville in the online voting to commence May 25 via  http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/thecoldstares/ Back in April, the Cold […]

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