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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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Buxton, Pinson & Belmont Visits London

Sarah Buxton hangs with the KNIX Phoenix crew on Sat. July 25 when she opened for Keith Urban. (L-R) Kris Lamb (Lyric Street), Ben Campbell (KNIX Morning Show co-host), Sarah Buxton, Mark Medina (PD/KNIX), Matt McAllister (KNIX Morning Show co-host) Bobby Pinson friends and family celebrated the success of his latest chart triumphs, “Already Gone,” […]

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Blake Shelton—Twitter’s Humorous Hunk

It had to happen sooner or later. The emergence of an outspoken, no-holds-barred, 140 character dialog from a country music artist—Tweets unleashed. That is exactly what seems to be happening over at @Blakeshelton, a verified account. In fact, Shelton’s feed is turning into an amusing and unique entertainment channel that might appropriately be rated NSFW […]

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Americana Festival Announces Showcase Artists

The Americana Music Association has confirmed a diverse line-up of artists to perform at the upcoming 2009 Americana Music Festival, such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Will Hoge, J.D. Souther, Marty Stuart, Those Darlins and W.P.A. Showcases will be held Sept. 16-19 at five downtown Nashville venues including: The Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom, 3rd & […]

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Gretchen Wilson and Sony Parting Ways

Statement from Sony Music Nashville: Gretchen Wilson and her longtime record label group, Sony Music Nashville, have mutually decided to part ways. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and Best Selling author, who exploded on to the country music scene and the national spotlight in 2004 with her smash hit “Redneck Woman,” released three No. 1 albums with Here For The […]

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Skip Bishop Named VP Promotion

NASHVILLE, TN – Sony Music Nashville Executive Vice President Butch Waugh has named Skip Bishop to the newly created position of Vice President, Promotion, Sony Music Nashville. Most recently Vice President, National Promotion, for the label group’s Arista Nashville imprint, Bishop will retain those duties while adding promotion oversight of Sony Music Nashville’s three other country […]

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Branch Solo Album Coming From Reprise/WB Nashville

The new album from Michelle Branch, Everything Comes and Goes, will be released by Reprise/Warner Bros. Nashville in late Fall. It is her first solo effort in six years, and the lead single, “Sooner or Later,” will impact country radio on August 11. The track from the John Leventhal and John Shanks produced project, will […]

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FBMM Promotes Braaksma

Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy has promoted Kristin Butler Braaksma to Director of Account Management & Staff Development. With her new position, Braaksma will assume account management responsibilities for Kelly Clarkson, reporting directly to President Mary Ann McCready. Since joining the firm in 1992 as an Account Assistant, she has received numerous promotions and her […]

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Photos: Aquapalooza, Rascal Flatts, Jimmy Wayne on Crook & Chase

Alan Jackson headlined AquaPalooza 2009 on Lake Martin, Alabama on Sat., July 25. Numerous Nashville music biz execs made the trip to the boating and music festival which also featured performances by Columbia Nashville duo Caitlin & Will and Arista Nashville group Jypsi. More than 4,000 boats and 35,000 people attended, setting a new record for […]

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Industry Items: McDonough Leaves Capitol, IBMA Nominees

Judy McDonough has left her post as Dir., Media at Capitol Records Nashville. She worked for the label that is home to artists Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more. She can be contacted at [email protected] The changes keep coming at the national and international levels […]

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