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Hot Duos: Joey and Rory, Burns and Poe

Husband and wife duo Joey+Rory have been touring in Scotland and Ireland in recent weeks. The duo’s new single, “It’s Christmas Time,” is available digitally. They are also promoting Merry Kidmas, a children’s album co-produced by Rory Feek and created by The Song Trust. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. ———— […]

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Artists Thank Troops: Lee Ann Womack and More

Lee Ann Womack was in Hawaii last week to visit with Wounded Warriors and perform for troops and their families at Schofield Barracks. Visiting the island of Oahu as part of “A Tropic Homecoming,” sponsored by the USO, Womack welcomed home more than 3,500 troops returning from a year-long deployment in Iraq. Keni Thomas, Mark […]

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Lawrence’s Turkey Fry

Tracy Lawrence will again host his annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry, today, Nov. 24, to raise money, generate awareness and provide food for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Now in its fourth year, the pre-Thanksgiving event is open to the public. Lawrence will be joined by other artists such as Brad Arnold, Ash Bowers, Burns & […]

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FlySongs Forms To Connect Songs With Film/TV

FlySongs will specialize in the music of Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana and represent it to the film and television industry. The new company will actively seek to place compositions in movies, television specials, soundtracks, primetime and cable series, video releases, and commercials. “We have spent our energies developing deep production and film industry contacts,” says company […]

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Ray Bruce To Sharp Objects

Nashville-based Sharp Objects, a song plugging and artist development company has added Ray Bruce to its marketing and promotions department. Bruce’s new title will be Creative Director/Special Projects Coordinator and he will report to company CEO Steven Sharp. Chief among Bruce’s new responsibilities will be to represent the Sharp Objects song catalog and secure cuts. […]

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Combustion Promotes Chris Van Belkom

Combustion Music has promoted Chris Van Belkom to Sr. Creative Director. He previously served as Creative Director and has spent five years with the publisher, helping oversee the careers of songwriters including Blair Daly, Ashley Gorley and Gordie Sampson, as well as local major label rockers Kings Of Leon and American Bang, and duo Sam […]

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Lifenotes: Dene Hallam

Lifelong radio man Dene Hallam is being mourned by friends in the industry following his death on Friday night (11/20) following a brief illness. The veteran programmer was currently working as PD for the Moby In The Morning show in Atlanta. Hallam had been in radio since the 1970s, and through the decades earned the […]

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Gloriana Scores AMA Breakthrough

Gloriana dazzled odds makers Sunday night (11/22) when the group won the fan-voted T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards. The honor was decided by fans who were encouraged to text vote right until the end of the show. Other nominees in the category were Lady GaGa, Keri Hilson and Kid Cudi. […]

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Sound And Speed Returns To Music City

Sound & Speed returns to Nashville Jan. 8-9, and tickets are now available at ticketmaster.com and opry.com and www.soundandspeed.org. This year’s fifth annual event, hosted by Sprint and presented by SunTrust will include two nights of music. On Fri. Jan. 8, some of country’s hottest acts will fire up the Ryman Auditorium stage with two […]

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XL Video: New Nashville Shop For Tour Planning

From the Nashville Post: One of his hands is already in The Claw. With the other, Ken Gay is out to grab a hold of Nashville’s concert scene. Gay is the general manager of the XL Video Nashville, the local outpost of a global player in the lighting of bright and glitzy events that range […]

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Jimmy Wayne Webchat; Dolly Opens Nashville Store

It’s release day for Jimmy Wayne who is back with his Valory Music Co. album Sara Smile. To mark the occasion he’s hosting a live Ustream video chat with fans tonight beginning at 7 PM/CT which will include an acoustic set and will be accessible via his MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as […]

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