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Nine North Staff Additions

Nine North Records has announced the hire of Stephanie Keshe and Dave Collins to the posts of Regional Director in the NE/MW and WC/SW respectively. Both are officially on the job as of today (2/1/10), and both were previously regional promotion reps with Carolwood/Lyric Street Records. “Both Stephanie & Dave were part of an excellent […]

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Lifenotes: Tom Howard

Local musician Thomas L. Howard passed away suddenly on January 29, 2010. He was 59 years old. Howard was an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, and producer, mainly on the Christian circuit. He also recorded under the name Dorian. Howard is survived by his wife, Dori; children, Katie and Joseph; and sister, Susann (John) Anderson. A […]

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Zac Brown Band Tours, Sells Cookbooks

Best New Artist Grammy winners Zac Brown Band have announced a 15-date West Coast portion of their Breaking Southern Ground tour, to begin March 2. Later in July, ZBB will join the Dave Matthews Band for select shows, including Citi Field in New York City. Concertgoers will get the full ZBB experience: eat-and-greets for a […]

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ACM Noms. Coming Soon; AMA Sets SXSW Show

Nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced sometime during the week of February 22. Nashville will also be buzzing that week with the annual Country Radio Seminar. ACM reps say the nominations will be revealed during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in […]

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Brenda Lee, Marty Stuart, Tanya Tucker To Discuss Child Stardom

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special panel discussion on Feb. 20 with Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee, Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker to discuss the highs and lows of early fame and success. The Kid’s Got Talent: Child Stardom in the Music Business will begin at 1:30 […]

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Industry Helps Children’s Hospital With Concert, Tennis Tourney

Members of the music industry are working together to raise much-needed funds for the Center for Child Development at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. They are organizing the 37th annual Music City Tennis Invitational, scheduled for on April 24-25 at Vanderbilt University, and a special pre-tournament concert taking place this Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Bluebird Cafe. […]

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Music City Shines At Grammys

Taylor Swift is thrilled she gets to take her trophy for Album of the Year back to Nashville, she said accepting the top Grammy last night (1/31) at the L.A. Staples Center. She is now the prize’s youngest winner and only solo country female winner in history. Swift won four Grammys, leading a show that […]

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Konicki Named Country Weekly Editor-In-Chief (updated)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Media, Inc. (AMI) announced today that Lisa Konicki, former Photo Editor of Country Weekly magazine, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief effective February 1. Konicki will also have responsibility over the brand’s web site, countryweekly.com. It remains unofficial, but sources confirm that Larry Holden, the previous Editor-in-Chief has exited. Also leaving […]

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Country Artists Sing For Haiti

Yesterday (1/28) at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Studios, multi-platinum, Dove Award winning artist Michael W. Smith gathered a who’s-who list from Nashville’s music community, including country stars Wynonna, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood and Restless Heart, to record “Come Together Now.” The song, penned by Smith, David Mullen and Cindy Morgan and produced by Bryan […]

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Rucker On Today Tomorrow

Darius Rucker will appear on NBC’s Weekend Today on Saturday (1/30) to talk with Lester Holt about his platinum-selling debut country album, Learn To Live, his fourth country hit, “History In The Making,” and his recent CMA Award win for New Artist. “Lester was one of best interviews of my career with Hootie & The […]

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Gillette UNCUT Film Series Features Tim McGraw

Gillette brought together some of the world’s most popular musicians yesterday (1/28), including country star/actor Tim McGraw, to launch its Gillette UNCUT music film series at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Directed by Danny Clinch, and executive produced by Greenlight Media & Marketing, the documentary short films provide viewers with unprecedented backstage access into the […]

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