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Global Events Kick Off CMA Fest

Sixteen prominent international country artists will convene in Music City next month to participate in a series of global country music events, beginning June 8 in downtown Nashville. The CMA Global Artist Party (presented by CMA and sponsored by NiteTrain Coaches) will once again serve as the unofficial start to the 2009 CMA Music Festival […]

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SOLID Readies Music Row Yard Sale

Nashville Music Industry Organization SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) has announced the 2009 edition of its Music Row Yard Sale. This year’s yard sale will take place during the CMA Music Festival on June 13 at 8 AM at Nashville’s Sommet Center. SOLID has provided collection bins to Music Row businesses for donations to […]

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CMA Int’l Awards To Bentley and Brooks & Dunn

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn (aka Brooks & Dunn), and Dierks Bentley are this year’s recipients of the CMA International Artist Achievement Award for their contributions to country music overseas. They were presented the awards backstage at Sydney’s Acer Arena on May 6 during the final stop of their current Australian tour. The International Artist […]

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Big Kenny Joins Guild To Donate Guitars

Kenny Alphin, the top-hatted half of hit country duo Big & Rich, has joined forces with Guild Guitars and Little Kids Rock to donate 140 Guild acoustic guitars to five Nashville schools. Little Kids Rock is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in the nation’s public schools. […]

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Belmont to Host Int’l Country Music Conference

The 26th annual International Country Music Conference, to be held May 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn. in the Frist Lecture Hall of the Gordon E. Inman Center at Belmont University, will host a broad cross-section of panels and topics in the field of country music. This year’s ICMC will feature more than three-dozen panels on a […]

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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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