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Katie Armiger In GAC Web Documentary

Cameras followed rising country singer Katie Armiger for a year, capturing her journey. The result is d’tour to Nashville, a web documentary which is available now exclusively on GAC.com. Produced by Julie Dove, the movie includes Armiger’s headlining national mall tour last summer, interviews with industry professionals, and lots of behind-the-scenes footage. Armiger has partnered […]

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Urban/Mayer Crossroads; Bentley On Leno Tonight

Grammy winning guitar gods John Mayer and Keith Urban are the latest pairing for CMT Crossroads. The episode, premiering Friday, June 18, was taped before an invitation-only audience in Nashville. Their set includes Urban hits “If Ever Could I Love,” “’Til Summer Comes Around” and “Sweet Thing,” and Mayer favorites such as “Perfectly Lonely” and […]

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Mobile Spawns Location-Based Search

Social networks that revolve around following a user’s geographic location, such as Foursquare and Gowalla may soon become irrelevant, according to a recent Ad Age article (3/22/10 by Kunur Patel) which predicts that location-based marketing will become an integral part of all web sites and critical for advertisers. Imagine if advertisers knew your location at […]

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Lady A Goes Double Platinum

The success story continues. Lady Antebellum racked up five trophies at the ACM Awards earlier this month and now comes the news that the band’s latest Need You Now has reached double Platinum certification for shipments of 2 million units. Lady A’s sophomore album is spending its 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard […]

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CRS Names Agenda Committee; Newfield Inks With EB Media

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced its 2010-2011 Agenda Committee for CRS 2011, to be held March 2-4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center. The Agenda Committee is made up of volunteers from all areas of the Country radio and record industries and gathers each year to plan events for the upcoming Country Radio Seminar. […]

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Aretha Franklin At Ryman; Brentwood-Benson Signs Nathan Barlowe

Aretha Franklin brought her big show to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night (4/25). The Queen of Soul was backed by an orchestra for her performance of four decades worth of classics. The event was promoted by Outback Concerts. •••••••••••••••• SESAC affiliate Nathan Barlowe has signed with Brentwood-Benson Publishing for exclusive representation. Barlowe, co-founder and lead […]

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Film Festival Attendance; Clint Black In “Flicka 2”

“We’re thrilled to report that overall attendance for the festival stayed steady at just under 22,000,” reports Sallie Mayne, executive director of the Nashville Film Festival, which was held last week. “We had fewer events than last year, but sold more tickets to films, panels and workshops this year. To maintain our attendance in our […]

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“Avatar” Shatters Records; Rhapsody Plays Offline

When’s the last time an album debuted with sales over 6 million units? The movie business is booming today with news of the best selling DVD in North American history. Since its release on April 22, James Cameron’s sci-fi opus “Avatar” has moved a total of 6.7 million copies—about 4 million DVDs and 2.7 million […]

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Johnny Mitchell Exits WMN; Chuck Cannon’s Father Passes

Due to restructuring at Warner Music Nashville, Manager of Secondary Promotion Johnny Mitchell has left the company. Among his duties was working MusicRow‘s Country Breakout chart. Mitchell can be reached at 615-662-5425 or [email protected] Reporting stations should now contact Warner’s April Johnson at 615-214-1452 for information. •••••••• Condolences to songwriter Chuck Cannon and his family, […]

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Film Vets Launch Thinking Bee Productions

Producer Jo Hunt and director/editor Bill Filipiak have announced the launch of Thinking Bee Productions. The television and video production company will focus on the creation of unscripted series for both broadcast and webcast as well as music videos. Hunt and Filipiak first met while developing Meet the Wilsons, a popular reality series based in Nashville […]

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Belmont’s “Best,” Tate’s USO Mission and a CDX Milestone

Belmont Salutes Gill With “Best of the Best” Tomorrow night (4/24) at 7:00 PM, Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present its annual “Best of the Best” showcase. The event will honor Vince Gill, 2010 recipient of the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual […]

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