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Jamey Johnson’s Downtown Shutdown

A crowd of over 2000 attended UMG’s “Downtown Shutdown” yesterday (3/4) featuring a performance by Jamey Johnson. As Johnson performed his new single, “High Cost Of Living,” UMG staffers launched foam boomerangs to the fans from the rooftop of their Commerce Street office building. Photo: Peyton Hodge

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Lyric Street/Carolwood Records CRS Guitar Pull

Lyric Street Records/Carolwood Records hosted a CRS guitar pull last night (3/4) at the ICON in the Gulch featuring performances by Billy Ray Cyrus, Trent Tomlinson, Sarah Buxton, Bucky Covington and Love And Theft. (L-R) front: Greg McCarn, Lyric Street/Carolwood Records and Dale Turner, Lyric Street Records Promo. Back: Covington; Chris Palmer, Carolwood Records Promo; […]

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Richie Fields Ushers In CRS 40

Joint Journey Records artist Richie Fields hosted a dinner at The Palm in Nashville Tuesday night (3/3) to welcome friends in radio to CRS-40. (L-R): WAKG’s Alan Rowe, KLMJ’s Mike Betten, promoter Christina Bear, Fields, promoter Regina Raleigh and WGLR’s Ryan McCall. Photo: Clif Doyal

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Bobby Karl Works the DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Banquet

Chapter 305 House and Haggard rocked the room at this year’s Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame banquet. Nashville’s favorite morning jock and the poet of the working man were in the spotlight in the Convention Center ballroom Tuesday evening (3/3) as we eased our way into this year’s Country Radio Seminar whoop-de-doo. […]

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Swift Rules; Owen Debuts At No. 2 (3/4/09)

So far this year, as Taylor Swift sells, so goes the country music world. With that scientific axiom as one’s basic assumption it is therefore no surprise that the precocious teen again this week topped both the Top 200 Current Albums all genre list and the Top 75 Current Country list with 73,174 units scanned […]

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Erv Woolsey Partners With 377 Management’s Enzo Divincenzo

The Erv Woolsey Agency’s Erv Woolsey and Enzo Divincenzo of 377 Management have formed a joint venture to manage and develop new country music acts.  Woolsey’s current management roster includes Hall of Fame member George Strait and former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack, while Divincenzo manages Texas favorites Cross Canadian Ragweed, […]

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UMG Nashville Parties With The Boss

UMG Nashville Chairman Luke Lewis hosted a CRS-week gathering at his home last night (3/4) to bring UMG’s artists and radio programmers together. Artists attending included Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Holly Williams, Julianne Hough, Mallary Hope, Josh Turner, David Nail, Billy Currington, Randy Rogers Band, Easton Corbin and Ashton Shepherd.

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Bobby Karl Works the MusicRow Meet & Greet

Chapter 304 Photos: Alan Mayor Our favorite reporting stations got an earful. The 7th Annual MusicRow Country-Breakout™ Meet & Greet had the best music of any such event to date. After David Ross welcomed one and all, he introduced Rob Dalton of New Revolution Entertainment. Rob informed the throng that both CMT and GAC have […]

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DISClaimer (2/27/09)

The Raconteurs are the latest pop act to put their toes in our country waters. Come one, come all, say I. We have several youngsters in our listening stack today. One of them, Matt Gary, walks off with a DisCovery Award. Mercury’s Billy Currington is on a roll. Thanks to his ultra-smart song selection, he […]

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CMA Nashville Schools Gift Tops One Million Dollars

The Country Music Association has once again stepped up to donate proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools, and this year’s contribution — $1,011,294 — is far and away the organizations biggest yet. For the past three years, as part of its “Keep The Music Playing” program, CMA has earmarked profits from […]

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CMT Promotes Philips To President

Press Release—Brian Philips has been promoted to President of CMT, managing the brand’s overall portfolio including CMT, CMT Films, CMT.com, CMT Pure Country and all brand extensions, it was announced today by MTV Networks Music and Logo Group President Van Toffler. Philips formerly held the title of Executive Vice President and General Manager of CMT. […]

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