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Bonnaroo Attendance Up From 2008

Early estimates project that 75,000 people attended Bonnaroo last weekend in Manchester, Tenn. This is an increase from 70,000 in 2008, and just shy of the 80,000 tickets that would sell out the festival. Producers Ashley Capps of A.C. Entertainment, and Jonathan Mayers of Superfly Presents, arranged for about 125 acts this year, and are […]

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Friday Night Music Fest 09

Music Fest09: Friday Night’s show, unlike the previous evening’s heavy storms, enjoyed cool, dry breezes and provided a perfect LP Field “country concert” climate. Performers included Luke Bryan, Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and surprise guest Kid Rock who closed it down. Your Humble Scribe was […]

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In Color: Jeffrey Steele, Nashville In Napa, and Dierks Bentley

Perennial hitmaker Jeffrey Steele carved time out of his busy schedule to celebrate the success of his No. 1 single “Here” at a private dinner hosted by BMI at Fleming’s on Monday, June 8. Recorded by Rascal Flatts, “Here” marks Steele’s eighth No. 1 hit, four of which have been recorded by the band. Steele […]

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Alan Jackson To Play Europe For First Time in 19 Years

Alan Jackson is set for his first string of European dates since 1990. He will perform in Denmark, Sweden and Norway, on August 13, 14 and 15, respectively. These will be his first-ever shows in Scandinavia. In Norway, where where his latest release Good Time has already sold Platinum, fans snapped up 14,000 tickets within […]

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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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Dierks and CMT Partner For Charity Events

Dierks Bentley’s annual “Miles & Music For Kids” fundraiser is expanding beyond Nashville with the help of CMT One Country. The motorcycle ride and concert featuring Bentley and friends will grow to include six markets in 2009 and 2010, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. As part of CMT’s involvement, “Miles & Music For […]

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Flatts Make Most of Sponsorships

The Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour opens this weekend with shows in St. Louis, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana. The band garnered sponsorship from JCPenney which is promoting its affordable, clothing brand called American Living. An associate sponsorship from Hersheys was also negotiated. Also on the tour are Darius Rucker and Cledus T Judd. In […]

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Swift Gets Positive Press On Dateline

Last night’s Dateline NBC piece on Taylor Swift was undeniably flattering. The hour-long segment followed her through preparations for a headlining tour, portraying her as one of the most hands-on young entertainers in the business. She was shown participating in every aspect of her career—designing the stage, auditioning back-up dancers, decorating her backstage vibe room […]

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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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The South Will Rise Again at BamaJam

Ronnie Gilley Entertainment’s Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4 – 6 in Enterprise, AL. And with appearances from a star-studded list of artists including Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Randy Owen, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, […]

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Americana Awards Nominees Announced

The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today (5/20), at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin virtuoso Sam Bush, joined by rising star Phoebe Hunt, member […]

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