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Swift Is Most-Honored In Teen Choice Awards History

Taylor Swift received six surfboards at last night’s (8/7) Teen Choice Awards, including the Ultimate Choice Award, the ceremony’s most prestigious honor. In her first time attending the ceremony, she walked away the evening’s biggest winner, bringing her total career Teen Choice wins to 13—known to fans as the singer’s lucky number—and becoming the most-honored […]

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Urban Tour Places Artist Closer To Fans

Keith Urban’s Get Closer World Tour enthralled a sold-out Bridgestone Arena crowd in downtown Nashville, Aug. 6. “The idea of the Get Closer stage,” Urban told the crowd, “is to do away with the fences so there’s no me and you— just us…” And that’s how it was.

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Oak Ridge Boys Inducted Into Opry

The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this weekend by Opry member Jimmy Dickens. The legendary country music group made up of William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban, and Duane Allen was invited to join the Opry last month.

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“American Songwriter” Under New Ownership

Albie Del Favero has taken the reigns of American Songwriter magazine, joining the team as Co-Publisher, and President of its parent company ForASong Media, LLC.

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BMI Taps Ari Surdoval For Communications Post

BMI has named Ari Surdoval Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations. Surdoval will be based in BMI’s Nashville office, and will report to Kay Clary, Senior Director, Media Relations. In his new role, Surdoval will direct press campaigns, create editorial content, and develop corporate and branding communications for both the business and creative communities. “Ari […]

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Adkins/Chenoweth To Host ACA

Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth will co-host the 2nd Annual American Country Awards, live from Las Vegas, Dec. 5 on FOX. Adkins returns to host the youngest of the nationallly televised country award shows and the only one that allows fans to vote in traditional and new categories such as touring. Adkins, a Grand Ole […]

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Dill To Head Octagon Entertainment Nashville Office

Sports and entertainment firm Octagon Entertainment has announced its expansion into Nashville with the hire of management veteran Stuart Dill as Senior Vice President.

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The Authenticity Debate, Revisited

There’s been much discussion lately on the subject of authenticity in country music, particularly among its male stars. The subject has prompted numerous strong reactions on both sides, so here’s mine.

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The Band Perry Announces New Tour

The Band Perry has announced The Purveyors of Performance Tour – a trek of approximately 75 dates that will include their own headlining shows, support dates for Keith Urban, Reba and yet-to-be-announced dates with one of Country music’s major touring forces. The tour kicks off Aug 15 and will continue into 2012 with performances at […]

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Miranda On Tour: Last Leg

Miranda Lambert will kick off the last leg of her headlining tour The Revolution Continues on September 8 in Terre Haute, IN. Special guests are Justin Moore and Randy Rogers Band. On select dates Little Big Town, Charlie Worsham and Pat Green will also join the tour. “The revolution continues, but not for too much […]

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Friday Fabulons: Dunn, Jackson and the New Crew Writers Round

Ronnie Dunn and BMI Celebrate 25 Years of Hits • Alan Jackson On Country Weekly Cover • ASCAP’s New Crew Writers Round

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