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2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award Nominees

The Canadian Country Music Association announced today the nominees for the 2009 CCMA Fans’ Choice Award:  George Canyon, Doc Walker, Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Johnny Reid. Beginning Friday, July 24 until Sunday, September 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST, the public can vote online at www.CMT.ca for their favorite Canadian Country Star. The winner will […]

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Josh Turner Kicks Off NSAI Benefit Series

Josh Turner is set for the debut installment of NSAI’s “It All Begins With A Song” Performance Series. The event, kicking off Wed., July 22 at the Wildhorse Saloon, will benefit the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s legislative efforts. “On behalf of all American songwriters NSAI is extremely grateful to Josh for helping launch what will […]

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Label Heads Discuss Changing Roles On CMA Series

Understanding the various functions and changing role of the record label is the focus of the latest installment of CMA Industry InSite, an online educational series, which is posted on CMA’s member Web site, My.CMAworld.com. The third episode on Record Labels is available now and features interviews with Mike Dungan, President/CEO Capitol Records Nashville; Fletcher […]

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Jack Ingram, Mac McAnally Set Release Dates

Jack Ingram will release his second Big Machine studio project Big Dreams & High Hopes on Tues., Aug. 25. The lead single “Barefoot and Crazy” is already at No. 8 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart. Ingram’s list of top-notch co-writers, producers and collaborators for the new project includes Americana songstress Patty Griffin on the Ingram-penned […]

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Stroudavarious Debuts Imprint, Beefs Up Promo Staff

Stroudavarious Records has launched a new imprint called BamaJam Records, with Atlanta band Blackberry Smoke as the flagship artist. The first release will be the sophomore album from the southern rockers called Little Piece of Dixie. The project was produced by Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts) and engineer Justin Niebank. “This is best live […]

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Promo News: A Tale of Two Thomases, And A Wagner

Lauren “L.T.” Thomas has been hired as Associate Director of Promotion for Golden Music Nashville, the new label launching flagship act Williams Riley. She comes from KMLE-FM in Phoenix where she began as a Promotions Assistant in 2002 before being bumped up to Promotions Manager in 2007. L.T. works at the Golden Music Nashville offices […]

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UMGN Promotes Stuve, Gavron

Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman, Luke Lewis announces the following promotions effective immediately:
  Regina Stuve is promoted to Senior Director of Artist & Media Relations for UMG Nashville (formerly Director of Artist & Media Relations). Stuve reports directly to Jason Owen, Senior Vice President of Artist Development & Marketing for UMG Nashville. Amanda Gavron is […]

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MusicRow Now on Facebook, More

Become a fan of your favorite magazine, MusicRow, on Facebook. Click here. —————————- Facebook is worth $6.5 billion, estimated by a deal the social networking site made with a Russian Web firm called Digital Sky Technologies. The New York Post reports that Facebook is letting its employees sell their stock to the company which invested […]

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Partnerships Equal Expanded Services

Two long-time entertainment companies have joined forces to offer country music artists, labels and managers an outlet to build their global footprints. Global Eyes Entertainment (GEE), a Nashville-based international artist development company founded in 1997, and London’s country radio station, CMR Nashville, have reached a strategic partnership agreement to offer radio promotion packages. Ramona E. Simmons, founder of […]

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Steele Songwriter Boot Camp

Jeffrey Steele’s 4th annual Songwriter Boot camp is set to kick off Sept. 10-13 in Nashville at the BMI offices. Steele, twice named BMI Songwriter of the Year and three time NSAI Songwriter of the Year, will shepherd 12 rising star songwriters through a three-day, two-night curriculum loaded with co-writing sessions, one-on-one coaching from Steele […]

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“WSJ” Highlights Compass Records; NaFF Entries; Etc.

Grammy award winning banjoist Alison Brown, two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year  Dale Ann Bradley, and seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines are featured in The Wall Street Journal in an article written by Barry Mazor entitled “The Sisterhood of Bluegrass.” The article focuses on the tradition of women in bluegrass […]

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