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Wreck Blocks 17th Avenue

17th Ave. S. was blocked off at the Edgehill intersection earlier today (9/16) following an accident in front of Ocean Way Studios. The busy street has reopened and Ocean Way Director of Operations Pat McMakin gave MusicRow the scoop on the witness accounts. First and foremost, he knows of no serious injuries as a result. […]

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Chesney Tour Schedules A Break

Monster ticket-seller Kenny Chesney will take a hiatus from touring next year, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year tells Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. “It seems like in the last couple of years, I’ve been on an empty tank,” he said. “And that’s gotta change.” With numerous hit acts in tow, Chesney’s summer tours consistently sell-out […]

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CCMA Ratings Jump 60%

The 2009 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards, held Sept. 13 in Vancouver, BC, and broadcast live on CBC Television, drew a record increase in viewership numbers with an astounding 60 percent jump from last year’s ratings. 

”Not since Shania has the CCMA Awards turned in numbers like this year’s show,” said Jim Cressman, Co-Chair […]

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Diva Martina Headed For Superstar TV Show

Martina McBride is among the powerhouse vocalists set for the upcoming VH1 Divas. This year’s special will air tomorrow (9/17) at 8 PM/CT and as always, the star power is blinding. McBride will share the stage with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks in a first-ever collaboration presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. VH1 Divas […]

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Need You Now Video Debuts

“We really wanted this video to be a little more dramatic and stylized than anything we’ve done before,” explains lead vocalist Hillary Scott discussing Lady Antebellum’s new video “Need You Now.”  “It was an exhausting shoot…physically and emotionally…because we worked through the night and just poured every ounce of ourselves into our characters. It’s a passionate […]

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Bocephus Scores Mon Nite Football (Again)

Bocephus will once again musically invite all his rowdy friends to watch Monday Night Football as he performs the opening anthem for a 21st season. The video for this year’s intro was filmed at the Parthenon in Nashville and features a MNF Hall of Fame theme. Human statues and Hall of Fame busts come to […]

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Labels Sue DeGeneres; Fisher To 615; Nashville Underground Turns 10

Seventeen record labels have banded together to sue the Ellen DeGeneres Show over its alleged use of music without permission. The complaint says the show producers acted with complete disregard for the legal framework of the music business. Read the entire article at Nashville Post. • • • Matt Fisher joins 615 Music as Director […]

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Nichols Performs for Dalai Lama & BNA Talent Group Opens

Joe Nichols will perform his single, “Believers” at a ceremony honoring the Dalai Lama. The Freedom Award, which is the highest honor given by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, will be presented to His Holiness on September 23 during an afternoon ceremony at the historic Lorraine Hotel. That evening, Nichols will join Natalie […]

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Fogerty to Receive AMA Lifetime Achievement Award

John Fogerty will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at the Americana Music Association’s 8th Annual Honors and Awards Thursday, Sept. 17. Including his solo work and his time in the iconic band Creedence Clearwater Revival, Forgerty’s musical career extends over four decades and has distinctly shaped American roots music. The musical hybrid of […]

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Luke Bryan Announces First Headlining Tour

Following the Oct. 6 release of his sophomore album Doin’ My Thing, Luke Bryan will set out on his first-ever headlining trek. The 17-date Doin’ My Thing Tour, sponsored by Miller Lite, gets underway Oct. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida with Republic Nashville’s Fast Ryde opening and closes Dec. 5 in Milledgeville, Georgia. Bryan’s love of […]

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Wide Open Announces Staff; Sevendust Signs with Big Loud Bucks

Wide Open Music Group Announces Staff Derek George, President of Wide Open Music Group, announced staff appointments for the recently-formed music publishing company. Keithan Melton is Creative Director, and Ken Johnson is Director, Administration. Melton was formerly Creative Manager for Sea Gayle Music and Catalog Manager for Cal IV Entertainment. Johnson brings 20 years of music industry experience […]

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