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Dierks Hosts Benefits, Heads For TV

Dierks Bentley will be the first country artist to perform on the late night show Lopez Tonight today (12/8) at 10pm CST on TBS. Bentley will be joined by special guest Patty Griffin for a performance of “Beautiful World,” recently nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award in the “Country Collaboration with Vocals” category. In related […]

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CMA Exec. Dir. Search Coming In January

The Country Music Association’s national search to replace former head Tammy Genovese, who resigned from the company Dec. 2, will commence in January 2010 to coincide with the new CMA Board Session. According to CMA Board Chairman Randy Goodman, a search committee will be named before year end, and its members will hire a national […]

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Taylor Swift–On Demand

Taylor Swift is getting her own On Demand channel via Comcast cable. Through an exclusive partnership the cable provider will show her hit music videos, behind-the-scene clips and special programming such as her recent Saturday Night Live episode. Much of the content will be available in high definition for the first time. Videos included in […]

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Rascal Flatts To Appear on “CSI”

Rascal Flatts will appear on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, slated to shoot in January and air early 2010. The series airs on Thursdays at 8 pm CT on CBS Television. The band will play themselves in a storyline that finds one of the members in harm’s way. Back in 2006, Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, […]

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Americana Assc.’s Star Lyric Sheet Auction

Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Bon Jovi are among the superstar artists and songwriters who have donated handwritten lyric sheets to an auction to benefit the Americana Music Association. The auction is the centerpiece of an evening of entertainment called An American Artform, which includes performances by acclaimed singer/songwriter John Hiatt and friends. Tickets also […]

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Tonight: Carrie’s Christmas Special W/ Paisley, Parton

Carrie Underwood headlines a two-hour holiday variety special tonight (12/7) on FOX. She will perform Christmas classics, as well as music from her new album Play On and her other monster hits. Underwood will be joined on stage by special musical guests including fellow Country stars Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley. Also on board to […]

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Hit Songwriters Set For Nashville Underground Show

Nashville Underground, the record label started by artist/songwriters/husband-and-wife team Lari White and Chuck Cannon to showcase Music City’s elite group of tunesmiths is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month. They’ve lined up an all-star concert of hit writers and put together a new 4-disc retrospective set to mark the occasion. Performing at 3rd & Lindsley […]

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Jason Aldean Goes Platinum

Only eight months after its release, Jason Aldean’s third studio album Wide Open has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies. This makes Aldean the first solo country artist in 2009 to release an album that earned Platinum status in the same calendar year. Wide Open sales were spurred by […]

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Brooks And Dunn Map “Last Rodeo”

Brooks & Dunn are going out with a bang. After announcing their pending retirement earlier this year, the duo has planned a farewell tour launching April 23, 2010 and running through August 8, 2010. The Last Rodeo will be a celebration of their 20 hitmaking years together, with 47 shows including a yet-to-be-announced Nashville stop. […]

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Hall of Fame Extends Williams Family Exhibition

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s critically acclaimed exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, Co-Presented by SunTrust and Ford Motor Company, which was originally scheduled to close on December 31, 2009, has been extended through December 31, 2011. The Museum will expand the exploration of the Williams family’s legacy with the addition of […]

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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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