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“Block Party” Returns To CMA Fest

The ABC Summer Block Party will return to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The party gets started on Friday, June 11 continuing through Saturday, June 12 and will run from 11:30 AM-5:00 PM/CT. This year’s Block Party, hosted by Rossi Morreale (Dating in the Dark) and Brandon Barash (General Hospital), is filled with entertainment […]

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Gibson Unveils Brad Paisley Signature Acoustic

In celebration of Brad Paisley’s picking prowess, Gibson Acoustic has introduced the Brad Paisley J-45 Model, a custom-appointed acoustic guitar from Gibson’s luthier’s shop in Bozeman, Montana. Constructed in the image of the J-45 “round-shouldered” dreadnought with Paisley’s own preferences for a solid Adirondack Red Spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and one-piece custom […]

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Walmart Offers “Strait Live” DVD Reissue

On June 15, the Artist of the Decade will re-issue George Strait Live on DVD exclusively to Walmart. Backed by his Ace in the Hole Band, George Strait is captured for the first time on video performing greatest hits and all time fan favorites at the Dallas Reunion Arena on New Year’s night 1986-1987. George Strait […]

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Jimmy Ritchey Unveils Vibe Room Music

Songwriter/producer Jimmy Ritchey has announced a new collaborative venture, Vibe Room Music. A newly-established Music Row assembly located at 38 Music Square East, 2nd Floor, Vibe Room Music is made up of Ritchey, publishing veteran Jeff Carlton and a variety of multi-talented songwriters. The company is poised to introduce a library of compositions in a […]

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44th Annual CMA Awards Set For Nov. 10

The Country Music Association and ABC Television Network have announced that The 44th Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. “The CMA Awards is ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ and is one of the most highly anticipated events for our industry each year,” […]

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The Stars Will Sign at CMA Music Fest

The stars are aligning for autograph signings at the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall at the upcoming 2010 CMA Music Festival. Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and the Judds are among the artists set to meet the fans face-to-face this year. “The fan and artist interactions in the Greased Lightning Fan Fair […]

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Show Dog-Universal Promotes Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore has been promoted to Director of Artist Development and Creative Services for Show Dog-Universal Music, it was announced today (6/3) by George Nunes, General Manager of the label to whom Moore reports. Formerly, Moore served as Manager of Artist Development and Creative Services for the company. In her new role, Moore is responsible […]

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Toby Keith Event Nets Almost $600,000

The seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised close to $600,000 May 21-22 in Norman, Oklahoma. Comprised of a dinner/auction/concert and golf tournament the following day, the event has raised almost $3,000,000 since its inception for Oklahoma’s children battling cancer and their families. The perennially sold-out gathering was standing-room-only again, with co-emcee Larry […]

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BMG acquires Adage IV Catalog

BMG Rights Management has announced the acquisition of the Adage IV catalog. Adage IV consists of rights in a number of classic compositions performed by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Among the […]

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ABC Special Captures CMA Fest

ABC TV is heading to Nashville to take fans to the hottest music event of the year with CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. Between Thursday and Sunday, June 10-13, today’s biggest country stars will hit the stage during a four-day celebration of America’s music for a special that will air Wednesday, Sept. 1 […]

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SoundExchange Enlists AFTRA in Royalty Search

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, and SoundExchange, a non-profit U.S. digital performance rights organization authorized to collect royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings, today announced a new joint initiative to identify and distribute SoundExchange royalties which […]

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