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Steve Buckingham Exits Welk Music Group

Steve Buckingham, Senior Vice President of A & R for Vanguard Records and The Welk Music Group, is leaving the company after eleven years. With Buckingham’s departure, Vanguard Records will shift A&R responsibilities for the label to the company’s Santa Monica Headquarters. While at Vanguard and sister label Sugar Hill, Buckingham signed, and in some […]

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Anderson and Stroud Reunite for Bigger Hands

Perennial country star John Anderson has reunited with James Stroud, the producer behind his early ‘90s career resurgence and a long string of hits including “Seminole Wind,” “Straight Tequila Night” and “Money in the Bank.” The pair has teamed to coproduce Bigger Hands, the singer’s first release for Country Crossing records, a division of Stroud’s […]

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Robbins Closes Nashville Offices; Stark Departs

[updated 4/13/2009] Robbins Entertainment president Cory Robbins has issued the following statement clarifying information released last Thursday: “Robbins Nashville is not closing. It is correct that we are closing our Nashville office, but we are continuing in the country format with the same commitment.”We will be partnering with an outside promotion firm to work our records. “Details about […]

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Flatts, Aldean Set To Boost Country Sales

Two big releases due April 7 — from Lyric Street’s Rascal Flatts and Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean — could bring a welcome boost to 2009 country sales. Fresh from their seventh consecutive ACM Vocal Group of the Year win, Rascal Flatts will celebrate the release of their sixth album, Unstoppable, with a day-of-release appearance on […]

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Arts & Business Council Sponsors Law Clinic

(Updated 4/6/09) The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts and the Tennessee Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Section are hosting a Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic in the SunTrust Community Room at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday April 18, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. […]

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Duane Jarvis Passes

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Duane Jarvis, known to music fans as a sideman for artists like Lucinda Williams and John Prine, as well as for his own critically acclaimed album releases, died of colon cancer this morning in his Los Angeles apartment. He was 51. Jarvis, who was a well-known and much-loved figure on the Nashville music scene […]

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Music City Tennis Invitational Set to Serve

The Music City Tennis Invitational committee announced today (4/1), that the annual charity tennis tournament will be held on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Vanderbilt University’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center. Arista artist Brad Paisley will serve as this year’s celebrity spokesperson for the tournament, with Fox 17 Tennessee Mornings co-host […]

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Reba’s “Strange” Widget

Valory Music Company artist Reba McEntire will perform April 5 at the Academy of Country Music Awards, debuting her new single, “Strange” for the TV audience. Leading up to the performance, McEntire fans can hear a sneak preview of “Strange” via a special widget available at www.thevalorymusicco.com/reba. The widget also includes a countdown to the […]

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Moraine’s Johnny Reid Goes Gold

Scottish-born, Nashville-based Canadian country artist and Moraine Music writer/artist Johnny Reid’s new album, Dance With Me, leaped to Gold status in Canada within 48 hours of its release. Produced by Grammy-winner Brent Maher, Dance With Me currently sits at #1 on Billboard’s Canadian Country Album chart and #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Album chart. The […]

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BBR Launches New Label

Benny Brown, President/CEO of Broken Bow Records, which launched the careers of Craig Morgan and Jason Aldean, has announced the opening of its new imprint, Stoney Creek Records. The label will be located at 705 18th Ave South. Industry veteran Denise Roberts will serve as Stoney Creek’s VP of Radio Promotion. Joining her as Regional […]

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Black River’s Sarah Darling Goes To Video School

Black River Music Group artist Sarah Darling is taking an innovative, hands-on approach to promoting the songs from her upcoming album, Every Monday Morning. The rollout of the album will include full-length videos for several tracks created by some of the top film schools in the country and overseen by veteran director Ryan Smith. Black […]

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