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Stars Heading to CMT’s “Invitation Only”

Country stars Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts are headed to the Invitation Only stage when all new episodes begin airing Monday, August 23. These new episodes kick off with Invitation Only: Miranda Lambert premiering Monday, August 23 at 8:00 PM–9:00 PM CT. Lambert continues a banner year by performing her most popular […]

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Faith Hill Named “Tide Loads of Hope” Ambassador

Tide has announced that five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill is the new ambassador for its Tide Loads of Hope program. In 2005, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina inspired the launch of Tide Loads of Hope, a mobile laundry service that provides clean clothes to families affected by disaster. For nearly five years, Tide Loads […]

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CMA Music Fest Special Coming To ABC

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air on Wednesday, Sept. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Singer, songwriter, actor, and 11-time CMA Award winner Tim McGraw will serve as host for the annual celebration of America’s music. The special features performances by Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady […]

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Underwood Celebrates “Temporary Home”

BMI and ASCAP toasted Carrie Underwood’s critically acclaimed chart-topper “Temporary Home” with a lunch at the 1808 Grille in Nashville yesterday (8/3). Written by Underwood, Luke Laird, and Zac Maloy, the song marks the two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year’s twelfth trip to the top of the charts and her fifth co-written No. 1.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/4/10)

Can I get a witness for Lloyd Maines? The steel-guitar wonder is behind two of the finest country performances in this stack of platters. And in the case of James Hand, I mean Country with a capital “C.”

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Brad Paisley Readies Hits Collection

Arista Records artist Brad Paisley has amassed more than enough hits for his first official greatest hits package, but with Hits Alive, the singer/songwriter is determined to take a fresh approach, delivering much more for his fans than just the usual greatest hits. Releasing on November 2, Hits Alive will be a double-disc collection, with […]

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Universal Music and “American Idol” Join Forces

19 Entertainment and American Idol creator Simon Fuller, and Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced a long-term strategic alliance to increase the development, distribution and marketing of American Idol’s musical artists. The announcement, which marked an abrupt end to Idol’s nine-season relationship with Sony Music, was made by Doug Morris, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer […]

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Hall of Fame Opens Elvis Exhibit, Considers Expansion

Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley, a spotlight exhibit on one of the most beloved and influential cultural figures of the twentieth century, will be unveiled August 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The exhibit, which celebrates Elvis Presley’s seventy-fifth birth year, is located within the Museum’s permanent exhibition and will run through […]

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Blackberry Smoke

“Good One Comin’ On” BamaJam/Nine North With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to metal to gospel and southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. The band’s current single “Good One Comin’ On” is already making an impact at country radio. “None of us have ever […]

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Nashville Well Represented Among VMA Noms

Nashville natives turned pop stars Kesha and Hayley Williams each scored four MTV Video Music Award nominations today (8/3). Taylor Swift also made an appearance on the list with her video “Fifteen” earning a nod for Best Female Video. The show airs Sun., Sept. 12. Williams’ song “Airplanes” with rapper B.o.B. picked up three nominations and […]

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Soul Singer Bobby Hebb Passes

Bobby Hebb, the Nashville singer who wrote and performed the soul-pop smash “Sunny,” died today (8/3) in Music City. He played a pivotal role in Nashville’s soul scene, but his roots can be traced to the country community, including his start on the Grand Ole Opry.

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