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McGraw Offers Fans Southern Voice

Tim McGraw will release Southern Voice on Curb Records, Oct. 20. The new album will contain his current single “It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You” written by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Brett James. This release, recorded in Nashville with producer Byron Gallimore, marks McGraw’s first studio set in almost 2 and a half years. […]

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Possum Returns, Sony Sign, Katie Armiger & Craig Morgan

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O’Reilly Opens Nashville Office, Signs Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell has signed with O’Reilly International for management, company president Louis O’Reilly announced today. Brad Allen, president of the newly-formed ALL Entertainment, will co-manage Jewell with O’Reilly. O’Reilly International, one of Canada’s leading artist management companies, recently opened an office in Nashville. The company, in partnership with its two independent award-winning Canadian record labels, […]

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Rucker Goes Platinum, Plus Updates From 821, CMHF, And CMT

Darius Rucker’s debut country album Learn To Live on Capitol Records Nashville has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. His third single from the album, “Alright,” helped push shipments over the 1 million mark. The song spent one week at the top of MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart and also landed at No. 1 on other […]

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Brad Allen’s Upstart Working With Buddy Jewell, New Revolution

Brad Allen has launched ALL Entertainment and signed Buddy Jewell as the first artist. After 20 years  in the music business, Allen is weaving his record label management, production, and publishing experience into a full-service entertainment company. The multi-genre, multi-format operation will also handle CCM artists as well as house a movie/DVD division. Allen most […]

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Worley Signs With Schatzi, Biddy Leaves Stringtown, Aristo Int’l Report

Hot Schatz Public Relations has signed platinum-selling Darryl Worley to its roster of clients for independent publicity services. He broke onto the country music scene in 2000 with “When You Need My Love” and has charted 17 songs including “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “A Good Day to Run.” His biggest career […]

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Steel Magnolia Wins “Can You Duet,” Signs With Big Machine

Steel Magnolia are winners of the second season of the CMT music competition series Can You Duet. The on and off-stage couple, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, leave the show with a recording contract from Big Machine Records after being selected by judges Naomi Judd, Big Kenny, and Big Machine Records’ President Scott Borchetta. […]

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Industry Items: Otto, Fletcher, More

James Otto’s Warner Bros. Records debut single, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” has achieved sales of 500,000 units and has been certified Digital Gold by the RIAA. ————————————- An interview with Universal Records South’s Fletcher Foster is posted at This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc. ————————————- The NashvillePost reports: Gospel legend BeBe […]

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Strait Talks Twang

George Strait discusses his new album Twang to be released Aug. 11. The first single from “Living For the Night,” hit the Top 15 mark in just three weeks, making it one of the fastest rising singles of Strait’s career and the first radio single he has written. The song, written by Strait, his son […]

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Luke Bryan Release Coming Oct. 6

Luke Bryan is set to release his sophomore Capitol Records Nashville album, Doin’ My Thing, on Oct. 6. The follow-up to his No. 2 debut, I’ll Stay Me, that produced the hit singles “All My Friends Say” and “Country Man,” is being driven by Bryan’s current ballad “Do I” which is steadily climbing the country […]

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NYT Profiles Country Youth Movement

New York Times writer Jon Caramanica puts the crosshairs to Nashville’s country music youth movement in an article titled, Country’s New Face: It’s Young and Blond. Ms. Swift, 19, who has sold more than seven million records in the last four years, has proved to be seismic in Nashville. And thanks to the pop crossover […]

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