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Country Benefits For Musicians On Call, Juvenile Diabetes

Musicians On Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has benefit auctions going on now, including memorabilia and concert experiences from Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood and more on www.ebay.com/moc. From June 10-21 fans can also visit http://www.cmtauctions.com/ to bid on items from […]

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In Color: Jeffrey Steele, Nashville In Napa, and Dierks Bentley

Perennial hitmaker Jeffrey Steele carved time out of his busy schedule to celebrate the success of his No. 1 single “Here” at a private dinner hosted by BMI at Fleming’s on Monday, June 8. Recorded by Rascal Flatts, “Here” marks Steele’s eighth No. 1 hit, four of which have been recorded by the band. Steele […]

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Evergreen: Barker Leaves, Drops ICG Moniker

John Barker resigned his position as President of Integrated Copyright Group (ICG) and Vice President of Evergreen Copyright Administration on Monday. Following that, today Evergreen co-CEOs David Schulhof and Richard Perna announced that ICG has formally changed its company name to EverGreen Copyrights. All ICG remaining staff will continue as employees of EverGreen. ICG, the […]

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Bobby Karl Works Music Fest (6/10)

Chapter 310 The CMA Music Festival always starts before it’s supposed to. There has already been plenty of activity, including a superstar sighting. Alan Jackson isn’t “officially” playing the fest this year, but Wednesday night (6/10) he took over Cadillac Ranch on Lower Broadway to celebrate his 20th anniversary. It was this month in 1989 […]

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Lifenotes: Barry Beckett

Renowned producer Barry Beckett (1943-2009) passed away peacefully at his home last night, June 10, surrounded by family. His storied career ranged from Muscle Shoals musician to Nashville producer. We will post arrangements as they become available. Beckett was born February 4, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama. He spent many years as part of the house […]

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Save The Date: Leadership Music Awards

Leadership Music will honor Country Music Hall of Fame member/legendary label executive Jim Foglesong, superstar artist Garth Brooks, and Brooks’ longtime producer Allen Reynolds with its 6th annual Dale Franklin Awards, to be given out Sun., Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel. Cocktails start at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM. Invitation only.

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Miranda Lambert Starting A Revolution

Miranda Lambert will unleash her third album, Revolution, on Sept. 29. For the project she reunited with producers Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke who are putting the final touches on the release. She wrote three songs on the album alone, and co-wrote a majority of the other tracks with writers including Blake Shelton, Ashley Monroe, […]

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RIAA Under Fire, Beaming Up Bonnaroo, World Copyright Summit

Minnesota lawyer Kiwi Camara and Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson have signaled their intention to file a class action lawsuit against the recording industry demanding the return over $100 million that the RIAA supposedly has collected as penalties from file-sharing cases with consumers. Camara is also in a high-profile Minnesota RIAA case later this month. […]

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Country Sales Outpace Overall Industry

SoundScan’s inner numerics held few surprises this week as sales on Country’s Current Top 75 remained flat (-2% to be precise). For the week ended 6/7/09 country sales are down 3.3% Y/Y which continues to compare favorably with the industry overall now down 14%. Lost Highway’s Ryan Bingham debuts on the country list at No. […]

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Early Music Fest Events: Radio Remotes, Bowling, Fishing And More

Reba McEntire was the surprise guest at last night’s (Tuesday) orientation session for the radio stations participating in the Premiere Radio Networks’ Official CMA Music Festival Radio Remote. During CMA Music Festival, McEntire will perform on the Nightly Concerts on the VAULT™ Concert Stage at LP Field on Thurs., June 11.  That afternoon she will […]

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Kellie Pickler, Gretchen Wilson Have USA Weekend Covered

CMT has once again partnered with USA Weekend to present the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year award at the upcoming CMT Music Awards, premiering live on Tues., June 16 at 7 PM/CT. In celebration, the publication is featuring Kellie Pickler and Gretchen Wilson on its Sun., June 14 cover, because both are former […]

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