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UMG Pulls Videos Off MTV Over Licensing Flap

Billboard.com is reporting today (8/6) that licensing talks have broken down between MTV and Universal Music Group (UMG), resulting in the removal of videos of “most” of UMG’s artists from MTV’s online outlets, including CMT.com. UMG had been licensing music directly to MTV for years, but is now directing all licensing negotiations to the Vevo […]

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Starstruck Adds McIntosh in Creative Media/Marketing Role

Starstruck has announced that Justin McIntosh has been hired to fill the newly created position of Creative Media & Marketing Director. McIntosh will develop new media and marketing opportunities for Starstruck clients such as Reba, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and the Reba collection of retail brands at Dillards. “I am thrilled to be joining a […]

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Ralph Emery Enters Nat’l Radio Hall of Fame

The National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) has announced the results of its national online balloting process for induction into America’s only National Radio Hall of Fame, and Nashville broadcasting legend Ralph Emery is on the  prestigious list. In inducting Emery the NRHOF had this to say: “A country music icon, Emery began his career […]

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Lee Ann Womack Hosting ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has announced that Lee Ann Womack will host the 4th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on Monday, September 20 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This […]

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Hall of Fame Honors Red Lane

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will spotlight prolific songsmith Red Lane on August 28 as part of the its programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. Lane will treat guests to a rare performance and an in-depth interview at 1:30 PM on August 28. The program, which will be held in […]

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Montgomery Gentry Ready Hits Collection 

Columbia Records duo Montgomery Gentry will release their highly anticipated 8th album, Hits And More: Life Beside A Gravel Road, on September 28. The project is a collection of previously released fan favorites with three new tracks. Since releasing their first Greatest Hits project, Montgomery Gentry has received a Grammy nomination for their single, “Lucky Man” […]

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Weekly Chart Report (8/06/10)

SPIN ZONE Keith Urban’s “I’m In” and Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” are still battling it out for the No. 1 spot, and again it’s Urban who emerges victorious by 17 spins. Not far behind is Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love” at No. 3, which picks up 125 spins for a total of 3390. […]

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McClymonts To Release U.S. CD

Can a trio of attractive talented sisters from Grafton, Australia leverage Gold sales in their homeland to create international fame and fortune? The McClymonts intend to find out as Brooke, Sam and Mollie prepare for the U.S. launch of their CD Chaos and Bright Lights plus prepare to tour with Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum […]

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Amazon Offering Hit Albums for $5.00

You can’t buy a whole lot for five bucks these days, but an August promotion at Amazon.com is seriously increasing the power of a five spot. The company regularly offers a selection of around 50 MP3 albums at the low price point of $5.00, but for the month of August, Amazon is applying that same […]

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Lady A Sells Out First Show In UK

After topping international charts on four different continents, Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will head to Europe next week for their first headlining show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wed., Aug. 11. The concert is already sold out. “We’ve been looking forward to going to the UK all summer,” says Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. “I wish […]

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Funeral Arrangements For Bobby Hebb Announced

Funeral arrangements for Nashville music great Bobby Hebb, who passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville at age 72,  have been announced. 

Hebb will lie in state on Friday, August 6, at Terrell Broady Funeral Home, 3855 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN, 37218. Visitors can pay their respects from 2:00 PM […]

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