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Darius And Brad Celebrate “Unfriend Day”

“National Unfriend Day starts tomorrow,” said Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. “It’s gonna be bigger than Easter they say and all big holidays have holiday music to go with them.” Then the cameras joined Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley in Rochester N.Y. singing, “To All The Friends I’ve Un’ed Before.” The lyric […]

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Gordon Kerr To Run Black River, Jimmy Nichols To Focus On Production

Producer Jimmy Nichols has left his post as Black River Music Group President/Director of A&R to return to full-time work as a producer. Nichols joined the company in 2007. He is also an active session player and has been Faith Hill’s Musical Director for five years. Gordon Kerr, COO of Black River Entertainment, the parent […]

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Urban Surprises Travelers in NYC, Philly

Keith Urban’s sixth album Get Closer hit stores yesterday (11/16) and to help promote it, the singer played surprise gigs at New York City’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The events were organized in conjunction with Amtrak, who transported Urban from New York to Philadelphia on one of its trains. Urban played songs […]

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Mercury Regional Exits

Mercury Records Southwest Regional Allen Mitchell has exited his post at the label. A replacement is expected to be named shortly. Check back to musicrow.com for more updates. Contact Allen here.        [email protected]

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“Need You Now” Among Top RIAA Certifications

Numerous Country stars are on the RIAA’s list of Gold and Platinum certifications for August, September and October. Among the top selling digital singles is Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” which hit 4x multi-Platinum to become the Capitol Nashville band’s best selling single ever. Mercury’s Billy Currington earned a digital Platinum plaque for downloads of […]

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Songwriter Photos: Odie Blackmon, Rivers Rutherford

Inner city students in St. Louis got a lesson in songwriting last week from Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon. He spent three days working with students at Garfield Elementary School as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES. Blackmon has penned smash hits for George Strait (“She’ll Leave You With A Smile”), Lee Ann […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/17/10)

The trend of the day is career transition. A number of name-brand stars are reinventing themselves by recording in varying shades of bluegrass.

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CMHF Hosts Dallas Frazier, Bonnie Garner, Curly Seckler

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier will perform Dec. 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as part of its Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. The 1:30 p.m. program in the Museum’s Ford Theater is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will also be […]

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SiriusXM 20 Million Strong; Toyota Adds iheartradio

The competition keeps getting stiffer for traditional radio, with today’s news from Sirius XM and iheartradio. Sirius XM Radio has reached the 20 million subscriber mark. The satcaster is celebrating the milestone by hosting Paul McCartney‘s first concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater, as an exclusive event for Sirius XM listeners. The performance on […]

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Aldean Takes His Party On The Road

Following the release of his new album My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean has announced the 2011 My Kinda Party Tour. The 32 city trek gets underway January 21 in Little Rock, AR, and features special guests Eric Church and the JaneDear girls. “This is the tour I’ve dreamed about putting together my whole life. My […]

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Vince Hatfield

“The new Vince is great! Really like it as good as I did the original. Vince brings a new dimension to the song! Mickey Alexander, WQNZ/Natchez, MS “One of the best rock anthems in music history has been re-recorded. Who would have believed a country artist could take it 30 plus years later and make it […]

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