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Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser Play for Opry Fund

Country stars Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser, along with friend and fellow songwriter Jerrod Niemann, will be bringing “The Traler Park Revival Show” to the Ryman Auditorium on May 28 at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Opry Trust Fund which provides financial assistance to members of the country music industry […]

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Country Stars Read For Kids

Over sixty country musicians from Canada and the United States are partnering with the Waterloo Public Library (WPL) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to celebrate libraries and support family literacy in the community through an innovative program dubbed Country Musicians Rock and Read for Kids. Artists participating include Paul Brandt, Kix Brooks, George Canyon, Kenny Chesney, […]

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Anastasia Brown to Judge “Peace Song Challenge”

Nashville’s Anastasia Brown, President of 821 Entertainment Group and noted film music supervisor, will join music producer Bob Ezrin, international recording artist Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Oscar nominee Thavi Phrasavath and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Terry Stewart on the judges panel for Bring Peace Not Pain, an organization formed to further the message […]

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Oklahoma Gets Britain’s Academy of Contemporary Music

The Academy of Contemporary Music, a UK-based music school, is set to create what it describes as “a new model for music education” as it opens it first U.S. campus at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009. The new school, known as the [email protected], will provide unique educational opportunities and targeted, innovative classes for […]

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Int’l Songwriting Competition Announces Winners

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2008 winners. The grand prize goes to Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall of Brisbane, Australia for their song “Caught In The Crowd,” a pop song with a message about schoolyard bullying and peer pressure. The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 and over $20,000 in prizes – […]

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BIGWish Gala to Feature Rascal Flatts

Superstar trio Rascal Flatts will perform a private concert at the BIGWish Silver Anniversary Gala celebration benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The May 9 event on the 50-yard line of the famed Ohio Stadium at The Ohio State University is expected to draw more than 800 guests from the tri-state […]

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“The Writer’s Share” Goes To Cancer Research

“The Writers Share,” a new quarterly songwriter/artist series being launched at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, will debut June 18 at 9:00 PM and will benefit cancer research. Hosted by singer/songwriter Jen Foster, the series will feature acclaimed songwriters and artists of all genres, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the T.J. Martell Foundation and their […]

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Big Success For T.J. Martell’s Best Cellars

The Tenth Anniversary celebration of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Best Cellars Dinner on Monday (4/27), was a great success, raising $160,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The event, presented by Eco-Energy Inc., is one of the Foundation’s signature events and is known for pairing Best Sellers […]

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Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Heads to Key West

The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to redefining and supporting music education, has announced its partnership with the Better Angels Key West Songwriters Festival, which will take place in Key West, Florida April 28-May 3. The 14th annual event will feature more than 130 performing songwriters in over 30 shows. In […]

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Vince Gill and Amy Grant Challenge America

Amy Grant and Vince Gill have announced plans to host an evening of music at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 8 at 8 PM, honoring wounded warriors and launching the nationwide Challenge America initiative. Challenge America — an outgrowth of Challenge Aspen, a non-profit organization […]

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Jonell Mosser, Jason Michael Carroll, Loggins & Messina “Uncorked” and More

Though she’s been a regular (and intense) presence in Nashville’s many clubs and recording studios the whole time, it’s been eight long years since powerhouse vocalist Jonell Mosser has released an album of her own. That will change tomorrow (4/28) with the release of Trust Yourself, the singer’s debut record for the Better Angels label […]

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