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Swift Gets Positive Press On Dateline

Last night’s Dateline NBC piece on Taylor Swift was undeniably flattering. The hour-long segment followed her through preparations for a headlining tour, portraying her as one of the most hands-on young entertainers in the business. She was shown participating in every aspect of her career—designing the stage, auditioning back-up dancers, decorating her backstage vibe room […]

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Rucker Reaches Out via iPhone

Darius Rucker’s new iPhone/iPod touch app is the first from a country music artist to reach this writers desk. Downloadable for FREE, the nifty 35 MB code works much like a personal web browser dedicated to one site. Navigation is divided into seven categories: Welcome, Latest News, Tour Dates, Music Videos, Song samples/purchase links, Darius […]

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Worley Parties for Cystic Fibrosis

Fans heading to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival can join Stroudavarious Records artist Darryl Worley and a few of his famous friends as they kick off the summer in style at the 103 WKDF Country Beach Party benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Set for Tuesday, June 9 at The Stage on Lower Broadway, the […]

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615 Music Nabs Emmy Nominations

Randy Wachtler, President/Founder of Nashville-based 615 Music has announced that the company has landed three 2009 Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of “Outstanding Original Song, Main Title and Promo,” for shows including NASCAR On Speed TV and NBC’s Today. 615’s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network, […]

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Big Tractor Re-Signs Wade Kirby

Big Tractor Music has announced the re-signing of hit songwriter Wade Kirby. First signed to the company in 2004, Kirby worked with Big Tractor for three years before shifting to another  publisher, only to return after 8 months. His latest chart-topper is George Strait‘s No. 1 single, “I Saw God Today,” which garnered Grammy, ACM […]

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The South Will Rise Again at BamaJam

Ronnie Gilley Entertainment’s Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4 – 6 in Enterprise, AL. And with appearances from a star-studded list of artists including Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Randy Owen, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, […]

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Elzemeyer Talent Opens Nashville Outpost

Memphis-based Elzemeyer Talent Agency (ETA) has opened a Nashville division of their successful agency to better service all of Tennessee. In April 2008, Elzemeyer launched ETA in Memphis and decided to open the Nashville office at 725 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin on the eve of the agency’s one-year anniversary. Over the past year, ETA […]

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Hall Of Fame Comes Alive For CMA Music Fest

When country fans converge on Nashville in June for the CMA Music Festival, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will be greeting them with special programs and events, including performances and autograph signings with some of country’s most popular artists. During Music Fest week, the Museum will debut a new series, Live from […]

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Time Warner Sheds AOL

After spending nearly a decade trying to build a new-age media empire, Time Warner is spinning out AOL as a separate Internet company run by former Google advertising executive Tim Armstrong. He was hired in March to try to revive the brand once known as America Online. Time Warner owns 95 percent of AOL and […]

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Borchetta and Big Kenny Judge Duets

Big & Rich’s Big Kenny and Big Machine Records President and CEO Scott Borchetta will join Naomi Judd as judges on the second season of CMT’s Can You Duet. Hosted by CMT’s Lance Smith, the weekly music competition series is looking to find country music’s next great duo and award them a record deal with […]

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CMA Taking Submissions for 2009 Broadcast Awards

The Country Music Association is now accepting online submissions for the 2009 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at The site will continue to accept submissions now through 5:00 PM/CT, June 25. Categories for submission include Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year in four different […]

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