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Swift Dress Rehearsal Raises $750,000 For Tornado Victims

This was the first opportunity for the public to see Swift’s new live show and no one walked away disappointed. The elaborate production included several costume changes, dancers suspended from bungee chords, an elaborate set design, and fireworks.

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John Rich Wins “The Celebrity Apprentice”

John Rich was named winner of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice last night (5/22) by Donald Trump. The season finale aired live from the Skirball Theatre in New York City, where Rich became the show’s first country music winner, beating out actress Marlee Matlin.

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Grant Williams Offers Singer Mini-Clinic

Vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams will conduct a day long, information-intensive MiniClinic for Singers at her downtown studio in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, June 10. The fast-moving sessions, limited to only six attendees, will focus on each individual singers’ personal strengths as well as their challenges. “What you get in a MiniClinic that you don’t get […]

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Americana Nominees To Be Announced Live From NY

As reported last week on musicrow.com, (read details here) the Americana Music Association will formally reveal its Awards nominees May 23 at the Gibson Showroom in New York City. It has now been confirmed that the invitation-only media event will be broadcast live on SiriusXM Outlaw Country channel 60 and streamed live on Livestream.com and […]

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Paisley To Debut Video & Release Album

  Brad Paisley will attend the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and world premiere his new video, “Old Alabama,” on multiple platforms, including SPEED, NASCAR.com and the world’s largest HD video board at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The video for “Old Alabama” features NASCAR legends Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon […]

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Eye On Idol (5/20/11)

And then there were two. Following last night’s (5/19) exit of Haley Reinhart from American Idol, only country contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina remain. That’s right, an all country finale, which has never happened in the show’s 11 seasons.

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Cloud Battle Will Rain On Consumers

Apple has reportedly signed a licensing deal with EMI Music for a cloud-based music service, and is close to finalizing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music.

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Submissions Open For CMA Broadcast Awards

The Country Music Association has begun accepting online submissions for the 2011 CMA Broadcast Awards at Broadcast.cmaawards.com. Categories include Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year in four different market sizes (major, large, medium, and small), as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year. Submissions are accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on June […]

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RPM Inks Publishing Deal With Idol Finalist

Singer/songwriter Bo Bice has been signed to RPM Music for publishing. “I’m proud to welcome Bo to the RPM family,” says company President Scott Siman. “We value Bo’s great experience and creativity and both staff and writers look forward to the music they will be creating together.” Bice, who was an American Idol finalist in […]

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AFTRA Praises LimeWire Settlement, Requests Info From Labels

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, a union of over 70,000 music industry members, praised the recent $105 million copyright infringement settlement awarded to the record labels against LimeWire and CEO Mark Gorton. The union has also requested information from each of the major labels and subsidiaries involved, with the aim of […]

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Artists Salute Soldiers For Memorial Day

News from Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, James Otto and Lee Greenwood.

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