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Underwood Croons Mötley Crüe for American Idol

ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has recorded a version of Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” for the upcoming season of American Idol. Beginning with the March 11 episode, the song will air each week as the farewell theme for contestants leaving the show. “Home Sweet Home” will release as an exclusive iTunes […]

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Godin Warns Radio At CRS

Seth Godin describes himself as “bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change.” (sethgodin.typepad.com) Judging by the intensity and depth of his CRS Keynote address (3/4) his quote seems accurate. Godin has written ten bestselling books including Tribes, Purple Cow and Meatball Sundae plus holds an MBA from Stanford University. The speaker began by suggesting that […]

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P1 Study Shows Popularity of Social Networks

This year’s Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and Edison Research’s National Country P1 Study 2009 polled more than 13,000 listeners online via email invitation to explore what listeners expect to see and hear on their favorite stations’ web sites, how listeners feel about syndicated versus local programming and the importance of social networking sites among Country […]

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CRS—Scene & Heard

E1 Music and PLC Records held a showcase at Second Fiddle last night (3/5) for CRS attendees. Cledus T. Judd debuted new music from his forthcoming CD, Polyrically Uncorrect and Cody McCarver was announced as the newest performer on E1 Music’s artist roster. Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding on Saved By The […]

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CMA Presents Consumer Research To CRS Attendees

The CMA presented findings from its Country Music Consumer Segmentation Study to CRS attendees this morning, (3/5). The data presented is part of an extensive study commissioned by the CMA to define and examine the key consumer revenue drivers for country music. The study, was based upon a phase one sample of over 7,500 consumers, […]

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KCRS Live

CRS-40 festivities continued on Wednesday (3/4) with the ASCAP sponsored “KCRS Live Show” featuring Jimmy Wayne, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Jonathan Singleton. (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Singleton, Gorley, ASCAP’s Connie Bradley, Wayne and Lovelace.

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Music City Jam

Last night’s Music City Jam was headlined by Tim McGraw and sponsored by the Academy of Country Music. The Warren Brothers hosted with Lance Miller, Halfway To Hazard, Lori McKenna and McGraw’s niece Catherine Raney performing. Faith Hill introduced special guest Randy Owen. ACM’s Bob Romeo announced Taylor Swift as next year’s Music City Jam […]

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Richie Fields Ushers In CRS 40

Joint Journey Records artist Richie Fields hosted a dinner at The Palm in Nashville Tuesday night (3/3) to welcome friends in radio to CRS-40. (L-R): WAKG’s Alan Rowe, KLMJ’s Mike Betten, promoter Christina Bear, Fields, promoter Regina Raleigh and WGLR’s Ryan McCall. Photo: Clif Doyal

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Bobby Karl Works the DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Banquet

Chapter 305 House and Haggard rocked the room at this year’s Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame banquet. Nashville’s favorite morning jock and the poet of the working man were in the spotlight in the Convention Center ballroom Tuesday evening (3/3) as we eased our way into this year’s Country Radio Seminar whoop-de-doo. […]

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Lauren Briant

“Butterfly Tattoo” Average Joes Entertainment Impacting radio March 19 “Rebellious,” “playful,” and “colorful” have all been used to describe Lauren Briant. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, this country girl grew up on the vivid lyrics and instrumentation rooted in country songs. “I would listen to the radio and sing along,” Lauren remembers, “and I […]

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Bobby Karl Works the MusicRow Meet & Greet

Chapter 304 Photos: Alan Mayor Our favorite reporting stations got an earful. The 7th Annual MusicRow Country-Breakout™ Meet & Greet had the best music of any such event to date. After David Ross welcomed one and all, he introduced Rob Dalton of New Revolution Entertainment. Rob informed the throng that both CMT and GAC have […]

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