Category: Featured

Bonnaroo To Donate To Flood Relief

Bonnaroo will donate up to $50,000 to aid the flood relief efforts for Music City. Great Stage Park, the home of Bonnaroo, escaped flood damage but the cleanup efforts to help rebuild Nashville after one of the most devastating natural disasters in this city’s history have only just begun, and the festival has created several ways […]

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“Girls With Guitars” Gather For Flood Relief

Tomorrow night (5/25) at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, Girls With Guitars will get together and make some great music to benefit Nashville flood relief. Singer/songwriters including Mary Gauthier, Lisa Carver, Robin Ruddy, Kimberley Dahme, Cheley Tackett, Lani Nash, Tammy Fowler, Annie Mosher and Mindy Smith will come together for a very special night of music […]

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“CRS: One-On-One” Reprising In June

Based on the success of its inaugural CRS: One on One mentoring session in May, Country Radio Broadcasters has announced a June 18 follow-up installment, focusing on new media marketing opportunities at radio. Industry veterans Paul Williams (Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Sony Music Nashville) and Roy Elkins (CEO, Broadjam) are this session’s featured speakers. Attendees will […]

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Alan Jackson Honors Fallen Miners

Country music superstar Alan Jackson honored the fallen miners and rescue workers from April’s Upper Big Branch mining disaster on Saturday (5/22) with a benefit concert performance at the Charleston, West Virginia Civic Center. The 31 families affected and 230 rescue workers who were on site at the nation’s biggest mining disaster in four decades […]

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Opry Presents Stars With Guitars

When Grand Ole Opry superstars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner pick up their guitars and hit the Opry stage next Tuesday, the world will be able to watch them live. The show will be available via live stream, powered by iClips, at beginning at 8:00 CT. The show will also […]

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Hall of Fame Inducts Sherrill, Husky

BOBBY KARL WORKS THE ROOM Chapter 337 There are three things you can count on at Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. First and foremost, your ears are going to be treated to absolutely extraordinary music. Plus, your taste buds are going to be delighted by the food. Plus-plus, your eyes will be dazzled […]

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Wynonna CD Helps Wounded Warriors

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is joining forces with five-time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd to support Wounded Warrior Project. Wynonna’s new CD and exclusive line of retail products have arrived at Cracker Barrel, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each item will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. Additionally, from now until […]

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Bentley Wows Reverent Ryman Crowd

Dierks Bentley’s Up On The Ridge tour closed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 22 after visiting 24 cities in 30 days to build demand for the album’s release on June 8. The final show featured Bentley’s backing band the Travelin’ McCourys and the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile (Nickel Creek) on mandolin […]

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MusikPitch Offers Jingle-Writing Opportunity

Nashville based company MusikPitch has found a niche in the songwriting business by providing a platform where songwriters and composers compete to win jingle contests. MusikPitch allows any company looking for jingle songs or branding music to run a contest. Companies simply describe the type of jingle they need, decide on the prize amount, then […]

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Physical Still Country Fan Favorite

It’s not uncommon for debut week albums to sell 20% and more in digital format. But what happens to hit albums over the long term? Are country album sales compensating for shrinking shelf space at mass merchants by increasing their digital share? The answer is yes….and no. Only five country artists placed in the Top […]

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Bug Music Publishing is On a Roll

Bug Music Publishing, the largest independent contemporary music publisher in the world, has claimed eight songs in the Top 100 for the first quarter of 2010, as reported in Billboard’s publishers quarterly, up 29% from a year ago. The company currently holds the No. 6 spot in Billboard’s Top Publishers Chart and the No. 7 […]

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