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Martell Fun Run A Big Success

The 2nd Annual Dunkin’ Donuts Family Fun Run & Walk-A-Thon was a sweet success, drawing a crowd of over 600 families for the recent 5K race in Nashville’s Centennial Park, and netting $30,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Hosted by Eddie and Taj George and Family, the event featured energetic performances by teen favorites pureNRG, […]

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Rascal Flatts Opt For Digital-Only Holiday EP

Rascal Flatts have a new seasonal EP available only at digital music outlets. Unwrapped features the holiday classics “White Christmas,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and an a cappella rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Bundled along with these tracks is the music video for “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” which […]

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Huffman Rice Open Bus Driver Training Program

Chip Huffman, President of tour bus company Nitetrain Coach Co., and longtime music business executive Tandy Rice of Top Billing, have partnered to launch Huffman & Rice, offering bus driver training and driver placement. The first session of The Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy will be held Wednesday, March 3 through Saturday, March 6, 2010 at […]

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John Rich, Steel Magnolia, Carter’s Chord at Christmas Parade Tonight

Steel Magnolia and Carter’s Chord are among the performers at tonight’s (12/4) tree lighting ceremony to kick off the Nashville Christmas Parade, where John Rich will serve as grand marshal. The tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m., with Rich and Mayor Karl Dean at the Public Square, near the intersection of Second Avenue and […]

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“Soundstage” Sets Country Line-up

Acclaimed PBS music show Soundstage has a Country-packed line up for its eighth season, kicking-off Jan. 21 with a concert from superstar Tim McGraw. On Feb. 18 Faith Hill is backed by a full orchestra, to perform selections from her greatest hits. Filmed at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Hill’s performance includes “The Kiss, […]

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“Time” Readies Tablet Prototype [video]

The news media, including newspapers, magazines and more is going through a time of intense change, much like the music industry. Time has proactively been developing a new interactive distribution prototype that seemingly is being groomed for a new touch screen tablet class of hardware. To date unconfirmed rumors have been flying that Apple is […]

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Charlie Daniels Christmas With Friends

Charlie Daniels gathered many musician friends for his new GAC special, A Twin Pines Christmas, premiering tonight (12/3) at 7 PM/CT. Among those performing holiday favorites are The Grascals, Kathy Mattea, Aaron Tippin, Dan Tyminski and the Cox Sisters. Chad Denning of Gamma Blast directed the shoot back in June when the temperature was in […]

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Swift Leads Country Grammy Noms

Taylor Swift’s stellar year continued when she snagged eight Grammy nominations— including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year—at last night’s (12/2) announcement. Swift is joined in several categories by Music City rockers Kings of Leon, who tied with Country superstar Keith Urban for four nominations. Urban is in […]

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Book Review: 25 Notes for the Successful Musician

Chad Jeffers is a successful in-demand road musician; he currently tours as Carrie Underwood’s steel guitar player and previously toured with Keith Urban, playing a variety of instruments. He was also a member of the group Pinmonkey, which had several singles released by RCA. Jeffers’ new book, 25 Notes for the Successful Musician: The Ultimate […]

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Updated Official Release: Genovese To Exit CMA

The County Music Association (CMA) Board of Directors announced today that Tammy Genovese has submitted her resignation as Chief Executive Officer effective Wednesday, Dec. 2. Genovese, a 24-year veteran of CMA, has successfully overseen the organization’s continued phenomenal growth and financial stability even as music genres across the nation have experienced a slump. “We are […]

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Mansion at Fontanel Opening Venue, Restaurant, More

The famed Mansion at Fontanel, Barbara Mandrell’s former estate, is being turned into an entertainment attraction that will include an outdoor music venue, restaurant, microbrewery, distillery, walking trails, memorabilia museum and more. The property’s main house is a 27,000-square-foot log cabin that will be refitted for special events such as weddings and corporate meetings, as […]

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