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Eric Church’s “Smokin’” Video Premiere

EMI Records Nashville artist Eric Church is premiering the video for his new single,  “Smoke A Little Smoke” on Yahoo! Music today (8/13). “Smoke A Little Smoke” is the third single from Church’s critically acclaimed album Carolina. Previous hits “Love Your Love The Most” and “Hell On The Heart” both spent time in the Top 10 of […]

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Reba Conquers Facebook, Announces New Album

Valory Music Company artist Reba surpassed the one million fan mark on Facebook this week, propelling her into an elite group of only 10 country artists to achieve the popularity milestone. Reba, who continues to gain over 11,000 new Facebook Fans each day, joins Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Kenny […]

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Weekly Chart Report (8/13/10)

SPIN ZONE And the hits keep on coming. Capitol Nashville locks the CountryBreakout Chart’s top spot as Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love” ascends, following a multi-week stay at No. 1 by Keith Urban’s “I’m In.” Urban slips to No. 2, followed by another recent No. 1, Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight.” Yet another previous […]

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Johnny Mathis Goes Country

Gwyneth Paltrow’s doing it, Platinum-selling rockers Train are doing it, and rumor has that even Cher is getting into the game. Now we can add romantic crooner Johnny Mathis to the list of celebrities who have recently jumped over to the country side of the fence. For his first full album inspired by country music, […]

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Nashville’s Frost Specialty Merges With Integro

The insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro announced today (8/13) that it has completed a merger with Frost Specialty, LLC, a third-generation insurance agency specializing in serving the music industry and located on Music Row. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. From its founding in 1980 as a trailblazer in the Country […]

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Mix Nashville to Feature Keynoters Dodd and Niebank

Mix Magazine will hold its annual Mix Nashville Sept. 13-14 at the newly reopened Soundcheck facility. The two-day event includes panels on the business and applications of studio and live production and features top engineers, producers and music industry professionals from the Nashville community. Sessions include topics diverse as Recording Guitar to Selling Your Music […]

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Pete Drake Enters Georgia Musician’s Hall

Musician’s Hall of Fame Member, pedal steel guitarist, producer, and recording artist Pete Drake will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show on September 11, 2010. Nashville musicians being inducted along with Drake (also posthumously) include songwriter John Jarrard and songwriter/recording artist […]

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CMA Music Fest Tickets Available Aug. 23

The dates for the 2011 CMA Music Festival are Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, 2011. Four-day ticket packages will go on sale Monday, Aug. 23 at 10:00 AM CT.  Fans can purchase their tickets at or 1-(800)-745-3000. They  can also purchase them through or 1-(800)-CMA-FEST. Ticket prices are based on the level of […]

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Turcotte Joins Big Machine In Int’l Role

The Big Machine Label Group has announced the addition of Brad Turcotte in the newly created position of International Director of Marketing. In his new role Turcotte will coordinate and liaison with all international distribution partners in regards to all aspects of foreign releases for the Big Machine Label Group. The Big Machine Label Group’s current […]

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Facebook Enters Net Neutrality Fray

[Updated 8/12] The net neutrality debate which has been slowly heating to a boil between Verizon,Google and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski now has Facebook entering the fray. Facebook, the giant social network with over 500 million users, obviously has a vested interest in the outcome of rules affecting its ability to move data over broadband […]

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Swift’s “Mine” Leaps Into Billboard’s Hot 100

Taylor Swift’s new, rush-released single, “Mine,” has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 3, making Swift the second female artist in the history of the Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top five during a calendar year. Mariah Carey is the only other female with multiple top five debuts in a […]

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