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TV Time Pays Off

TV time paid off for Lady Antebellum when the band’s weekly album sales doubled following their performance of “I Run To You” on April’s Academy of Country Music Awards. The increase also coincides with the single’s rising popularity on radio. Dolly Parton is set to perform on Sunday night’s Tony Awards on CBS, where she […]

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Cox Promotes Garth Book

Patsi Bale Cox sold out of copies of her new book, The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country’s Big Boom, at her Davis Kidd booksigning last night. The former Capitol Records staffer, who spent 16 years handling Brooks’ publicity, chronicles his career, the huge popularity surge of country music, boardroom drama, and more in the […]

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Shane Allen Joins Capitol As VP Promotion

Capitol Records Nashville has named Shane Allen Vice President, Promotion and will report directly to Steve Hodges, Senior Vice President Promotion. Before his recent stint at GHM/Red Light Management, industry veteran Allen was Capitol Record Nashville’s VP Radio Strategies and Field Marketing. “I’m extremely excited to be returning to Capitol Nashville in this capacity, and […]

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Universal Republic, Big Machine Launch Republic Nashville

Big Machine Records and Universal Republic have combined resources to form the new label Republic Nashville, which will be run by President Jimmy Harnen and headquartered on Music Row. Republic Nashville’s inaugural roster will include honky tonkin’ singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney and new country duo Fast Ryde, among other artists. A major staff announcement regarding the […]

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S1 Songs Makes Significant Acquisition

S1 Songs has acquired the song catalogs, plus future works, of Brett Beavers, Shaye Smith and Don Rollins, and also purchased an interest in the smash hit singles “Whiskey Lullaby” recorded by Brad Paisley and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” recorded by Alan Jackson. The Nashville office of S1 is headed by Sr. VP/GM Pat Finch. […]

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Lifenotes: Danny Petraitis (Updated)

Funeral service will be Sunday, June 7th, 2 PM at Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus. A celebration and visitation will follow at nearby St. Augustine’s Chapel, 200 24th Ave. S. This will be a pot luck celebration and people will be at the chapel to accept dishes or beverages from those who would like […]

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Sony Onboard With eMusic

Back catalog from Sony Music Entertainment will soon be available on popular download site eMusic. This is the first major label to partner with the retailer known largely for indie music. eMusic boasts about 400,000 subscribers who can download a set number of MP3s each month in exchange for a monthly fee. Following the agreement […]

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Artist Exposure Comes Through Many Platforms

From traditional TV tie-ins to unique games for fans, artist handlers have come up with numerous ways to connect with audiences this summer. Martina McBride’s latest single “I Just Call You Mine” is getting a lot of exposure through NBC’s Today show. The song, written by Ty Lacy, Jess Clayton Cates, and Dennis Matkosky, is […]

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DISClaimer (5/15/09)

There are 10 records here, but only one really matters. Eric Heatherly has more talent than any man ought to be allowed. He writes incredibly addictive songs. He sings like an angel and plays guitar like the devil. His rhythmic sense is impeccable. On top of everything else, he’s a superb showman. He also has […]

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Pop-Rock DISClaimer (5/15/09)

As usual, there is plenty going on in Nashville’s pop-rock community. The gals, in particular, are rocking the joint. Veteran Jonell Mosser leads a grooving group that also includes Disc of the Day winner Erin McCarley and excellent newcomer Susan Hartman. The DisCovery Award, however, goes to the guys of Kindercastle. Both Kindercastle and Jonell […]

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DISClaimer (5/8/09)

It’s a left-field kinda day. Despite the presence of a number of marquee names in this week’s reviewing stack, the award winners are the lesser knowns. Up-and-comer Holly Williams lands her first Disc of the Day honor. By the way, her excellent last single (”Keep the Change”) was not co-written by her sister, but rather […]

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