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“Paper Airplane” Glides To No. 1

Paper Airplane, the latest from Alison Krauss and Union Station, glided into the No. 1 spot on both the Country and Bluegrass album charts moving 83,000 units in its debut week [Nielsen Soundscan]. Meanwhile, the Country Strong soundtrack got a boost from the movie’s DVD/home rental release.

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GMA Dove Awards Tonight In Atlanta

The GMA Dove Awards will be handed out tonight (4/20) in Atlanta, as the show moves from its longtime Nashville home for the first time. Thanks to the new location, organizers are reporting a 60% boost in ticket sales versus the same time last year. Jason Ingram is the leading nominee heading into the ceremony […]

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CMT Award Nominations Coming Wednesday

CMT’s Evan Farmer will present the nominees for the 2011 CMT Music Awards live on the Today show Wed., April 27, airing at 9:00 am CST. Farmer will appear with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The Band Perry will also be on hand during the nomination announcements to perform “You Lie.” This is the […]

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Lisa Manning Joins WSM-FM

Longtime radio host Lisa Manning is joining the 95.5 FM WSM team, handling afternoons. She will be in the chair next week. Locally Manning has worked at WGFX, WKDF, WSIX and WSM-AM. The station cluster also welcomes Megan Good to the Cumulus Nashville team. She will be acting as Promotion Director for 95.5 FM WSM, […]

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Sugarland Sells Out Nashville Arena, Debuts Video

Sugarland played a sold-out show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Saturday night (4/16), drawing a crowd of 14,000 fans for their first headlining gig in Music City. And this week the duo offers a new video for single “Tonight.”

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (4/20/11)

We have a nice mix of newcomers and established stars this week. The three contenders for the DisCovery Award are Hunter Hayes, Russell Hitchcock and Jim Quick.

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Swift Leads Digital Download Sales Race

According to the RIAA’s latest tally, Taylor Swift is the top-selling digital single artist with over 22.5 million career song downloads to date. Though it is early in 2011, she is facing competition for the most career downloads from Lady Gaga (20 million digital singles as of February), Rihanna (19 million) and the Black Eyed Peas […]

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Industry Ink: Stanley Generation Records Opens

Hirings at Thinking Bee • Third Coast inks Janie Fricke • Keith Burns’ daughter fights cancer • WMG’s Danielle Taylor welcomes baby • Allen Butler preps for PGA tour

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Adams and Reese Music Row Office Celebrates 10th Year

Adams and Reese recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Nashville Music Row office with a festive event and presentation to founding partner Sam Bartholowmew. Bartholomew, current Of Counsel with Adams and Reese, saw the need to service the entire Nashville Music Row community by starting an entertainment practice and presence there. “Only someone as wonderful […]

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Capitol Promotes Allison Hardy

Capitol/EMI Records Nashville has promoted Allison Hardy to Manager, Media & Public Relations. She has been part of the label’s team since interning with the company in 2008 and has worked in the promotion and marketing teams over the last three years. Her most recent stint was Coordinator of the Marketing Department, reporting to Cindy […]

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Flying Island Entertainment Plans For Launch

Entertainment attorney Nancy Eckert and booking veteran Louis Newman have announced the formation of Flying Island Entertainment, a Nashville-based artist services company to address the needs of both up-and-coming and established artists. GrassRoots Promotion’s Nancy Tunick will oversee the staffing of Flying Island’s radio division, as well as serving as its label and promotion consultant. […]

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