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Shots of Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Steve Cropper, Jeffrey Steele, Shane McAnally, and Ned McWherter

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Randy Travis Records Star Duets For “Anniversary Celebration”

Country stalwart Randy Travis is planning a duets album to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his career. The Warner Bros. Records release, Anniversary Celebration, will include guests Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Kristin Chenoweth. Coming June […]

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Industry Ink Tuesday (4/5)

SESAC signs Nathan Bell • Mark Montgomery writing for Forbes.com • Black River hires Dawn Delvo • JKMusicwerks inks Eric Durrance

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Steven Dale Jones Signs With Word Publishing

Word Music Publishing has signed hit songwriter Steven Dale Jones. The Grammy nominated/award winning writer is known for penning such hits as “One More Day” (Diamond Rio), “Ten Thousand Angels” (Mindy McCready), “He Gets That From Me” (Reba), and many more. Showing his diverse talent, Jones has had cuts from artists as wide-ranging as the […]

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Shelton Hosts ACM Shoot

  Blake Shelton hosted the first ever NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot on April 2 at Nellis Air Force Base as part of the Las Vegas Academy of Country Music Awards week celebration. The event consisted of a 13-station, 50-target competition for 19 teams of five shooters—each with a celebrity captain. Prizes were awarded to the […]

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BMI Presents Annual Christian Awards

BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards, held last night (4/4) at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Among the evening’s top honorees were Rodney Griffin, tobyMac, Needtobreathe’s Bo Rinehart, Scott Krippayne and Universal Music Publishing Group. Genre-jumping […]

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Jayne Rogovin Benefit, Hats Across The Row Today

Plus benefit news from Kacey Jones and Jesse Goldberg, Joe Dee Messina at the Music Row Road Race, and Cumulus Nashville’s Radiothon

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SOURCE Announces 2011 Honorees

The SOURCE Awards committee has announced its 2011 honorees, whose achievements will be celebrated at the SOURCE Awards, August 25, 2011 at Nashville’s Noah Liff Opera Center. The 2011 SOURCE Awards honorees are Roberta Edging (Eddy Arnold Enterprises), Millie Kirkham (WSM Radio, Tree Music Publishing, Legendary Background Vocalist), Barbara Orbison (Barbara Orbison Productions, Roy Orbison […]

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Rich Raises Big Bucks For St. Jude On Celeb Apprentice

John Rich was given project manager duties on last night’s (4/3) episode of Celebrity Apprentice, where he rallied friends including previous CA contestant Trace Adkins to line up big donations. The show’s two teams made art and auctioned it off to benefit their respective charities; Rich’s team was working for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. […]

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Nashville Goes Vegas: ACM Party Pics [updated 4/5]

Labels host glamorous post-parties for artists and staff.

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ACM Awards Win Ratings Race

The ACM Awards drew 12.2 million viewers last night (4/3), winning the ratings race for CBS, according to Zap2It.com. The 3-hour country music extravaganza won every hour, starting at 8PM/ET. CBS far outpaced the next runner-up, ABC which attracted 8.3 million watchers. NBC followed with 6.5 million, and Fox came in with 4 million. This […]

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