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Key West Songwriters Festival Ready To Roll

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Key West Songwriters Festival, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 2. Presented by Better Angels Music and benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the  annual festival, now in its 15th year, will feature more than 100 top-tier songwriters. Full band concerts will bookend the 2010 […]

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Toby Keith Offers Semitrailers For Haiti

Toby Keith has joined two nonprofit organizations, Can-Do and Livin’ the Music, to donate seven semitrailers at a Nashville drop site to benefit Project Haiti. The trailers are located at Stage Call at 1420 Cowan Court and will be open seven days a week through Feb. 2. On that day, supplies will be shipped directly to the Port-au-Prince airport in Haiti. […]

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Country Blog Plans City Of Hope Benefit

Country music blog, CountryMusicIsLove has announced the inaugural CountryMusicIsLove Concert benefiting City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The intimate, acoustic show featuring Johnny Bulford , Carter Twins, Whitney Duncan, Adam Gregory, Mallary Hope, Jason Jones, Jesse Lee, Caitlin Lynn, Gwen Sebastian, and Matt Stillwell will […]

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Lady A Album Sales Soaring

HitsDailyDouble.com is reporting that, based on impressive initial sales figures, Lady Antebellum’s new release, Need You Now, is set to debut at No. 1 on their next album sales chart, with projected possible first-week sales of 375,000-400,000 copies. The band, up for two awards at this Sunday’s Grammy telecast, made it onto Hits’ mainstream sales […]

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Flatts, Strait, Reba, Wynonna And A Cheese Promo

Love And Theft And One Cheesy Kraft Promotion America’s favorite cheese, Kraft Singles, is partnering with Disney ABC and Lyric Street artists Love And Theft to discover America’s “Single Best Town,” inviting people across the country to share the single best thing about their hometown. Kraft Singles is searching for the “one-of-a-kind features that make America’s […]

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ACM Continues Fan-Voted New Artist Noms

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that for the second year, the three newcomer categories for the Academy of Country Music Awards — Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Vocal Group — will be determined through interactive fan voting at VoteACM.com. As previously […]

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Apple Unveils iPad

Tech-geeks and avid fans of Apple technology were delighted after Steve Jobs’ announcement today of Apple’s new iPad tablet computer. Similar to Apple’s popular iPhone device in touch capability, the iPad offers a 9.7 inch LCD screen, a half-inch thick body and weighs only 1.5 pounds. Models will be available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB […]

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Lyric Street Signs Kevin Fowler

Lyric Street Records has signed Texas Music stalwart Kevin Fowler to its artist roster. The label, along with Fowler’s management company, Triple 8 Management, celebrated the signing this past weekend in Waco, Texas prior to Fowler’s performance at The Heart of Texas Complex. A native of Amarillo, Texas, Fowler is already well known in his […]

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Dan Harr Benefit Set For February 2

A benefit for Dan Harr, owner of the online web portal, Music News Nashville, is scheduled for February 2 at Limelight, 201 Woodland Street in Nashville. The event kicks off at 6:30 PM and tickets are $15.00 at the door. The eclectic lineup includes Grand Ole Opry legend Charlie Louvin, recording artists Danielle Peck, Jeff […]

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Taylor Swift Shatters Female Download Record

Billboard reported today that Taylor Swift has broken Britney Spears’ 2008 record for best first-week download sales by a female artist with her current single, “Today Was a Fairytale.” The track sold 325,000 and is set to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both […]

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Country Music Hall Of Fame For Free

For the third consecutive year, The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund to offer free Museum admission on Saturday, January 30. In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors will be able to enjoy two free Songwriter Sessions. The performances, which will take place in the Museum’s Ford Theater, will feature Tim […]

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