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Country Johnny Mathis Passes

‘Country’ Johnny Mathis, not to be confused with the pop singer, passed away at his home September 27 at the age of 80.

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Rascal Flatts To Join The Grand Ole Opry

Tuesday night (9/27), Opry member Vince Gill invited Rascal Flatts to join the Grand Ole Opry. Gill surprised to group on stage with the invitation, after they’d finished performing “Bless The Broken Road.” Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, members of Rascal Flatts, will be inducted Saturday, Oct. 8. The induction will take […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/28/11)

This week at the Convention Center, it’s round-the-clock picking and singing at the IBMA World of Bluegrass confab. Among the week’s highlights are the presentation of the IBMA Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday evening. The discs in this week’s column all belong to nominees. […]

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Bobby Karl Works IBMA Week

Chapter 375—Boy, I sure hope what I witnessed on Tuesday afternoon (9/27) is the beginning of a new IBMA tradition.

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iTunes Crowd Continues To Swell

NPD’s latest research reports one in four U.S. Internet users now use iTunes—almost 51 million people—and an increase of 3% since last year. Music remains the primary activity of iTunes users, although app downloads is also seeing growth. 54% of iTunes users downloaded or listened to music this year and 28% downloaded a free app […]

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Walk The West, Cactus Brothers Leader Dies At Age 48

Paul Kirby, who co-founded the Nashville rock band Walk the West and also led the country-rocking Cactus Brothers, has died of cardiac arrest at age 48.

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Make It 10 For Chesney

Kenny Chesney has reached another significant milestone with his latest album, Hemingway’s Whiskey (BNA), which has […]

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Industry Toasts Moore’s No. 1 “If Heaven…”

BMI and ASCAP teamed up at CMA headquarters to honor the songwriting team behind Justin Moore’s No. 1 “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.”

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Bluegrass Blooms In Downtown Nashville

The IBMA World of Bluegrass is this week and MusicRow critic Robert K. Oermann picks the best showcases and events.

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Armiger Launches Deluxe Package With Opry Performance

Katie Armiger finally got to stand in country music’s inner circle […]

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Promoting #Hashtag Happiness

Twitter is becoming a favored source for entertainment industry news and promotion, however the volume of tweets is reaching tsunami proportions. One way to fine tune the tweet-flow, is by using hashtags, a word preceded by the poundsign, i.e. #mynews. Hypebot.com recently wrote about some of the favorite tags its readers are using to parse […]

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