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Nashville Hosts 41st Annual Dove Awards

The 41st Annual Dove Awards were held in Nashville last night (4/21) and Christian pop group Casting Crowns took home the fan-voted Artist of the Year award for the first time. Also fan-voted was the New Artist of the Year category, and the award went to Sidewalk Prophets. Taking home the most Doves was producer […]

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Colt Ford Celebrates Album Release

As part of the month-long celebration of his sophomore release Chicken & Biscuits, Average Joes Entertainment artist Colt Ford held a star-studded bash last night (4/20) at Nashville’s 12th & Porter. Among those in attendance were Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (of Run-DMC), Ira Dean, and Josh Gracin—all featured vocalists that appear on the new album. Attendees […]

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McBride and Allen Dissolve Long Term Partnership

A spokesperson for Bruce Allen Talent has confirmed an amicable split with long-time client Martina McBride. Allen’s company also manages artists such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and Anne Murray. Allen was honored with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award by the Canadian Country Music Association in 2006. McBride’s current album Shine has been on […]

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Major Bob Re-Signs Shane Stevens

Major Bob Music, Inc. has announced the resigning of Shane Stevens to their writer roster. In addition to co-writing Lady Antebellum’s current multi-week No. 1  “American Honey,” Stevens is also a writer Kellie Pickler’s current hit, “Making Me Fall In Love Again.” Stevens has also had cuts with Jordin Sparks, Steel Magnolia, Jo Dee Messina, Gloriana, […]

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Nashville Film Fest Features Paisley(s)

What might be the most anticipated and held-under-wraps film of the Nashville Film Festival will finally reveal itself tomorrow night (4/22), when ACM Top Male Vocalist Brad Paisley bring his directorial debut, When Mom’s Away, to the Festival closing night lineup at Nashville’s Regal Green Hills Cinemas. Paisley, along with his wife, the actor and director Kimberly […]

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Hall Of Fame Honors ‘New Traditionalists’

Curators at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum continue to work on additions to the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. The most recent updates focus on country music’s ‘New Traditionalists,’ including the Judds, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs and George Strait. These changes, which will bring the story of […]

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BMI Christian Music Awards Honor Most-Played Songs

BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards last night at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. 

By contributing two songs each to the most-performed list, tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Stevens, and singer/songwriter Jason Walker shared the Songwriter […]

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“Hutch” Carlock Passes

Elbert Hutchinson Carlock, known throughout the Nashville music community as “Hutch” Carlock, died Tuesday, April 20, at age 86. In 1953, Carlock founded Music City Record Distributors, Inc., one of the largest wholesalers of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs in the United States. The company also operated the Cat’s Records retail chain for many years. […]

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Artist News: Hayes’ “Turnaround,” Heidi’s “Playlist,” Faith’s “Runway”

Wade Hayes Offers “Place To Turn Around” He’s been out of the spotlight for over a decade, but on April 21, former CMA  Top New Male Vocalist Wade Hayes will officially return with Place To Turn Around, a new 11-song collection featuring nine songs penned by Hayes himself. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger first appeared in the […]

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DISClaimer (single reviews) 4/21/10

Let’s hear it for the seniors. Merle Haggard, age 73, and Willie Nelson, who will be 77 next week, both released new albums on Tuesday. And both of them are showing the kiddies how to do country music correctly.

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Anthony Smith

“Love Is Love Is Love” Krankit Records/Nine North On Sunshine, Anthony Smith’s forthcoming first album for his own Krankit Records, the singer-songwriter comes on fun, funky and strong. Co-produced by Smith and veteran hit maker James Stroud with Bobby Terry lending additional production assistance, Sunshine features his latest release to country radio “Love Is Love […]

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