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Richie Fields

“When You Love Someone That Much” Joint Journey Records “Propulsive and energetic, with a wonderfully upbeat, positive message. His vocal rides above the rocking track with admirable force and emotion. This is Richie’s third straight winner.” —Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Richie Fields‘ latest single, “When You Love Someone That Much,” is a bit of […]

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Darren Kozelsky

“Seven Vern Gosdins Ago” Major 7th/Nine North “Seven Vern Gosdins Ago” is the latest single from Texas-bred singer Darren Kozelsky. The heartfelt ballad is from his album Arrivals & Departures, which was released digitally May 29. Kozelsky was also named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2008 New Music Weekly Awards. His sound has […]

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MR Launches Twitter Chart

Country music trade publication MusicRow and New Media marketing group AristoWorks have formed a chart to track Country music artists’ popularity among Twitter users. Now in beta mode, the rankings are based on the number of users “following” each artist. Currently, there are 72 chart positions. Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift occupy the No. 1 […]

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Republic Nashville Hires Bobby Young

Bobby Young has joined the newly formed label Republic Nashville as Director of National Promotion. With more than 20 years on Music Row, his stints include VP of Promotion & Artist Development at River North Nashville; VP of Promotion at Jeff McClusky & Associates, Inc; VP of National Country Promotion at Mercury Nashville; Partner/GM of […]

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New Music Update: Paisley, Gretchen, Gary and More

Starting today (6/9) iTunes users can purchase tracks from Brad Paisley’s new album, American Saturday Night, prior to its June 30th release date. One new song will be made available each week for the next three weeks, beginning with “Water.” The first single from the album, “Then,” is already a radio hit. American Saturday Night […]

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Twitterific: MusicRow Debuts Chart, Twitter Stops Fake Accounts

Ever been duped into following a celeb imposter on Twitter? You’re not alone. So the brains behind the microblogging site have begun working on a new feature called “Verified Accounts.” The beta version will debut this summer, with a special seal to help users differentiate between the real and fake Oprah, Brad Paisley, etc. First […]

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Shane Allen Joins Capitol As VP Promotion

Capitol Records Nashville has named Shane Allen Vice President, Promotion and will report directly to Steve Hodges, Senior Vice President Promotion. Before his recent stint at GHM/Red Light Management, industry veteran Allen was Capitol Record Nashville’s VP Radio Strategies and Field Marketing. “I’m extremely excited to be returning to Capitol Nashville in this capacity, and […]

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Rucker Reaches Out via iPhone

Darius Rucker’s new iPhone/iPod touch app is the first from a country music artist to reach this writers desk. Downloadable for FREE, the nifty 35 MB code works much like a personal web browser dedicated to one site. Navigation is divided into seven categories: Welcome, Latest News, Tour Dates, Music Videos, Song samples/purchase links, Darius […]

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Worley Parties for Cystic Fibrosis

Fans heading to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival can join Stroudavarious Records artist Darryl Worley and a few of his famous friends as they kick off the summer in style at the 103 WKDF Country Beach Party benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Set for Tuesday, June 9 at The Stage on Lower Broadway, the […]

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Charlie Allen

“Proof” River Run/Big 7 “I have made no secret of my respect for this artist. He’s proudly country, and this groove-saturated drinking song is one more feather in his cap.” —Robert K. Oermann, Music Row. So far, 2009 has been a banner year for Charlie Allen. Allen has seen his music gain acceptance around the […]

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Christopher Michael Johnson

“The Day We Changed The Rules” Lofton Creek/Big Dog Records “I got the same feeling meeting Christopher Michael Johnson as I did the day I met and signed Tim McGraw.” —Mike Borchetta [President, Lofton Creek Records (former VP, Curb Records)] “Wow, what a song… it’s a 3 minute long hook.” —Keith Hill “Good lyrics, good […]

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