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CMA Announces Daytime Stage Festival Lineup

With festivities beginning June 11, the CMA Music Festival is closer than you think. And fans will be clamoring for the opportunity to get up close and personal with a great lineup of artists at the free Daytime Stage at Riverfront Park concerts. Acknowledging the current economic climate, CMA is offering all four days of […]

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Gold Records, Sweet Talk, a Paisley Baby and More

Two Go Gold Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band, ACM Award winners for Song of the Year and Top New Group respectively, have both been certified Gold for sales exceeding 500,000 for their debut albums. Johnson’s critically lauded That Lonesome Song has spent 20 weeks inside the top ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums […]

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Three Execs Added To CRB Board

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® President Becky Brenner has appointed three new executives to the CRB Board of Directors, two from the radio industry and one from the music industry. Following this year’s CRS-40, revisions to the CRB by-laws created three additional, one-year positions on the Board. The new appointees are Johnny Chiang, OM, Cox Radio […]

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Canadian Country Coming To Vancouver

Plans are coming together for the 2009 Canadian Country Music Awards, and it looks to be another exciting year for the event. This year’s CCMA’s will be held Sept. 13 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, concluding four days of music industry activities known as Country Music Week. The annual celebration brings together […]

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ACM Ratings Jump 21 Percent

The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards significantly increased its ratings for the second consecutive year. The show’s ratings were up 21% overall from 2008, drawing nearly 15 million viewers and earning the top spot for the night for the CBS Television Network during every hour of the April 5 telecast. The Awards brought […]

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MCN Presents Concert Series & Sweepstakes

MusicCityNetworks (MCN) will present the 2009 MCN Fan Club Concert Series June 10-13 at Nashville’s Rocketown. The annual concert series features performances from some of country music’s biggest performers, connecting fans with their favorite artists and with their fellow fans. This year’s line-up includes Bucky Covington, Emerson Drive, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner, Lady Antebellum, Sara […]

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CMA To Unveil Research

The Country Music Association will unveil key findings from its 2008 Country Music Consumer Segmentation Study during a free Town Hall meeting Tuesday, April 28 from 2:00-4:00 PM/CT in the Boone Crockett Room at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville. The meeting is free and open to CMA members and their invited guests. The research […]

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Songwriter Paul Williams Elected ASCAP President

Songwriter Paul Williams, whose long list of hits includes classic songs like “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Just An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Rainy Days and Mondays,” was elected President and Chairman of the Board of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) today (4/16) by the ASCAP Board of Directors at its […]

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Leadership Music Names Dale Franklin Award Winners

The Board of Directors of Leadership Music has announced that Garth Brooks, Jim Foglesong and Allen Reynolds have been selected as the 2009 recipients of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award. The three prominent country music figures, whose careers intertwined when Brooks signed to Capitol Records with Foglesong at the helm, and Reynolds produced his […]

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CMT Nom for Newfield’s “Johnny and June”

It’s not often that a country singer manages to step up to solo stardom after becoming closely identified with a successful group. Wynonna’s post-Judds career comes to mind. And now there’s Heidi Newfield. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the former Trick Pony singer turned to producer Tony Brown, who oversaw Wynonna’s debut, when it came […]

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Gibson Sponsors Film Fest and Oprah School

Gibson Guitar has announced its sponsorship  of the 2009 Nashville Film Festival. The instrument manufacturer will present a Gibson acoustic guitar — customized with artwork by acclaimed Nashville-based mixed media painter Mandy Lawson — to legendary actor William Shatner as part of Festival’s “President’s Impact Award” for Shatner’s film, Gonzo Ballet. Gibson will also host […]

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