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Shea Fisher Signs With Stroudavarious

James Stroud, CEO of Stroudavarious Records, has announced the signing of Australia native Shea Fisher to a recording agreement covering worldwide territories outside her home country. Fisher’s self-titled album, produced by Richard Landis and Steve Forde, debuted in the Top 10 on Australia’s ARIA Country Chart last month. The Trey Fanjoy-directed music video for her […]

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Industry News: Time Jumpers, Chesney, Montgomery Gentry and More

Time Jumpers In the Times Sunday’s (5/16), New York Times ran a feature story on Nashville’s Time Jumpers and the band’s legendary Monday night shows at the Station Inn. Times writer Peter Applebome profiled the stellar players and packed houses that distinguish this weekly musical gathering, referring to the Station Inn as a “low-ceilinged dive” […]

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Steve Pleshe Joins RCA Promotion Team

Steve Pleshe has become the newest member of the RCA Records Nashville promotion team today as Keith Gale, Vice President, National Promotion, welcomes Pleshe as Manager, Regional Promotion. Based in Fresno, CA, he begins his new role immediately, working with stations in the Pacific Time zone. Pleshe comes to RCA from Country Thunder Records, where […]

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Gettin’ Set For The Three Day Weekend

As another work week begins, the skies over Music Row have cleared. And while “the many” are focused on the coming long weekend, “the experienced few” can’t help but feel a sixth sense tug that says something is going on. Picture a duck swimming like a big machine across a pond…on the surface it is […]

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RCA Names Elizabeth Sledge Mgr. Regional Promotion

Keith Gale, Vice President, National Promotion, for RCA Records Nashville has announced that Elizabeth Sledge is the new Manager, Regional Promotion for RCA Nashville. Based in Nashville, Sledge is on board immediately, working the territory previously helmed by Norbert Nix, who was promoted in April to National Director. Most recently Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Montage […]

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Get Ready To Cast Your Vote

21st Annual Music Row Awards Underway Music Row’s 21st Annual Awards will be announced in the publication’s June/July issue and plaques presented at ASCAP on June 30. Featured will be the Top Ten Album All-Star Musician accolades which are based upon the actual number of Top Ten CDs that each musician appeared on during the […]

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Pickler and Smith To Host CMT Noms

For the first time, CMT will be interrupting its regularly scheduled programming to present the 2009 CMT Music Awards Nominee Special on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00 – 9:30 AM/CT. The 30-minute special, hosted by 2008 USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year winner Kellie Pickler and CMT’s Lance Smith, will feature the music and […]

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Catino Named Stroudavarious President

James Stroud, CEO of Stroudavarious Records, has announced the appointment of Bill Catino as the label’s new President. Catino, who has more than 40 years of industry experience, has worked with companies including CBS Records, RCA Records, MCA Records, Capitol Records and Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville, playing a key role in the success of […]

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Swift Goes Back To High School

Taylor Swift recently performed for the students at Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia outside of Washington, DC. The students won a contest sponsored by Swift tour sponsor Verizon Wireless, out-texting every other high school in the country to get the singer to perform at their school. Needless to say, the kids went berserk when […]

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Capitol Ups Mabe to Sr. VP, Marketing

Capitol Records Nashville has promoted Cindy Mabe to Senior VP, Marketing. Mabe previously held the position of VP Marketing. She will oversee marketing, digital marketing/new media, media, creative services, production and international strategies for Capitol Records Nashville, reporting directly to Capitol President and CEO Mike Dungan. Since joining the label in March 2007, Mabe has […]

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Presenting Randy Houser … and Drake!

For several weeks, country fans have been watching and forwarding a YouTube video of a 4-year-old named Drake lip syncing Randy Houser’s new hit single “Boots On,” (currently  the  fastest climbing single in the Top 25 by a new artist). Drake’s nanny captured the young performer on video when he was in his car seat […]

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