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Big Machine Signs Comedienne Melissa Peterman

Big Machine Records has signed actress Melissa Peterman and is planning a spring release for her debut comedy album. Peterman played ditzy home wrecker “Barbra Jean” on Reba and was the host of CMT’s 2009 The Singing Bee. “I have always wanted to be a recording artist mostly because I really want a tour bus. […]

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Moxy Records Opens In Nashville

Newly formed Moxy Records, a division of Moxy Music Group, has begun full-time label operations based out of its new offices in Nashville. The label recently signed its first act, singer/songwriter Chelsea Field. She is currently in the studio with producer Trey Bruce recording the final tracks for her debut album. Field is scheduled to […]

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Country Music Hall of Fame Names Next Class

The Country Music Association announced today that Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill, and Don Williams will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Due to a tie in the voting, both Dean and Husky will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Williams will be inducted in the […]

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More About The Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The categories and voting process were updated in 2009, taking effect with the 2010 ballot. The current categories are: Modern Era – An artist becomes eligible for induction in this category 20 years after they first achieve national prominence. They will remain eligible for that category for the next 25 years.  [This replaced the former […]

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Fans Vote On New Music From Whitney Duncan

Reprise/Warner Bros. Records is planning the April 20 digital release of Whitney Duncan’s debut album, Right Road Now, exclusively on www.whitneyduncan.com and iTunes. A poll opened last night (2/22) on her site that gives fans the opportunity to select one of three songs they want to be featured on the new album. The winning song […]

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Paisley Sells Out West Coast Run, Heads For “Tonight Show”

Brad Paisley’s American Saturday Night Tour whipped around the west coast this past weekend with four sold-out shows in Fresno, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Reno. The L.A. Staples Center was packed with over 13,000 fans, including celebrities Sheryl Crowe, William Shatner, The Jonas Brothers, and members of REO Speedwagon. The American Saturday Night Tour […]

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Chart Climbers: Armiger, Ballestrini, Burns & Poe, Kennon

With Country Radio Seminar hitting town this week, artists are set to schmooze radio reps from across the nation. Here’s a rundown of some of the rising artists and their singles that are already climbing MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart. Katie Armiger’s “Kiss Me Now” is at No. 52 on the Country Breakout Chart. It’s the […]

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ASCAP Elevates Nashville to Regional Office to Serve all Musical Genres To Be Led By Industry Veteran Tim DuBois

Official press release: Nashville, TN — ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento announced a major expansion of the company’s Nashville operations which will be elevated to a Regional Office serving all genres of music. Effective immediately, the newly established ASCAP Nashville Regional Office will be overseen by Nashville-based industry veteran Tim DuBois, who has been appointed Vice-President […]

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Little Big Town At Symphony Fashion Show; Garth Adds Dates

Capitol Nashville’s Little Big Town has been announced as the musical guest for the Nashville Symphony’s Spring Fashion Show on April 20, 2010 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This year’s show will feature the work of noted fashion designers including Isaac Mizrahi. All proceeds from the event go to the Nashville Symphony and the Thor […]

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Aldean, Chesney Launch iPhone Apps

Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are the latest artists to offer iPhone/iTouch apps to droves of tech savvy followers. Fans can use the applications to get news, updates and purchase concert tickets. Both musicians are giving them away for free. “It’s a good way to put your songs and tour directly in your fans’ hands,” […]

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ASCAP Nashville Restructures Leadership

It remains unofficial, but MusicRow has learned that ASCAP is restructuring its Nashville office to take on a more focused regional role for all genres. Under the new arrangement, Sr. VP Connie Bradley will step down from her longstanding position of leadership. Tim DuBois is expected to be named as ASCAP’s new Nashville head. The […]

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