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Rodney Atkins Teams With Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced that Rodney Atkins will release his next album with the restaurant chain. Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins will be available on September 6, and will feature four No. 1 hits, including “These Are My People,” “Watching You,” and the current Billboard Top 20 single “Farmer’s Daughter,” which is approaching […]

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IBMA Awards Nominees Announced

IBMA has announced the nominees for the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010, at the Ryman Auditorium. The 2010 IBMA Award Show celebrates the strength and popularity of the genre both inside the bluegrass world and beyond, as the nominees reach out to new audiences with new music and […]

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Blake Shelton Celebrates No. 1

Warner Bros. Records artist Blake Shelton has plenty of reason to celebrate these days as his new SIX PAK album, All About Tonight, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it his highest charting record to date. The title song from the collection also […]

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George Richey’s Mysterious Passing

Nashville producer, songwriter, publisher, manager and record executive George Richey died more than three weeks ago, but the news was kept private for unknown reasons. WSMV news and The Tennessean have confirmed that Richey died on July 31. The station stated that, at his request, he was buried without a public memorial or publicity. Posts […]

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MTV Networks Cross-Premiere Swift Single

Sister networks CMT, MTV, VH1 and MTV International will team up to present the global premiere of Taylor Swift’s new video “Mine” on Friday, August 27. The first single from Swift’s upcoming album Speak Now, “Mine,” was rushed to radio after being leaked across the internet. The song went on to debut at No. 1 […]

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Deborah Allen on the Wrong Side Of Memphis

E1 Records artist Deborah Allen and her video crew recently found themselves on the wrong side of Memphis. While in the Bluff City to debut her new release, “Amazing Graceland,” during Elvis Week, Allen was scouting locations for her new video when her team decided to take an interesting, but ultimately very wrong, turn. Allen, her manager […]

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Niemann’s “Lover, Lover” Gets Gold Certification

Jerrod Niemann’s first No. 1 hit is now also his first RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single. “Lover, Lover” has been a breakthrough song for the Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville artist and his album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, has been in the Top 3 country best-sellers since its release. After a quick stop in Nashville last […]

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Dierks Plans “Miles And Music For Kids”

Dierks Bentley will host his fifth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert on Oct. 17 in Nashville. For the concert at Riverfront Park, Bentley has recruited special guests Miranda Lambert and Jerrod Niemann, with more to be announced in coming weeks. In only five years, the event has attracted […]

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Casey James Signs Record Deal With 19/BNA

Sony Music Nashville has added another American Idol alum to its roster. Casey James, who finished third on the show’s most recent season, has inked with 19 Recordings/BNA Records. The Cool, TX native is currently on the American Idols Live! Tour 2010, and will soon be at work on his debut album, set for release […]

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Canadian Country Org Gets New Exec

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has named Don Green Executive Director of the Association. Green starts at the CCMA on Monday, August 23 and will be onsite at Country Music Week Edmonton, September 8-12. Current interim Executive Director, Sheila Hamilton will remain on staff through the Fall to ensure a flawless transition. Green is […]

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CMA Noms To Be Revealed Over 2 Days

Final nominees for The 44th Annual CMA Awards will be announced over two mornings, on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will announce the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the Good Morning America studios in New York City on ABC. The announcement will […]

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