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Paisley, Bon Jovi And Flatts Live On Letterman

Brad Paisley, Bon Jovi and Rascal Flatts will be featured on the CBS Interactive Music Group’s webcast series, Live On Letterman in November. The music program will stream live from the Ed Sullivan Theater online and on-demand through CBS properties, Vevo.com, Vevo on YouTube and Vevo’s mobile app. The artists’ webcasts will follow the taping […]

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Johnson and McConaughey “Playing The Part”

Jamey Johnson’s music video for “Playing The Part” is directed by Matthew McConaughey. The video, shot in L.A., was the actor’s first directing attempt and the first video from Johnson’s new 2-disc set The Guitar Song. “Jamey, and this song, both have a great sense of humor, so I wanted the video to have a […]

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Baker Joins New Revolution

New Revolution Entertainment has hired music and radio veteran Doug Baker to cover radio promotion in the southeast region recently vacated by Tony Morreale. Baker will be based in Nashville. “To have the caliber of experience and knowledge that Doug brings to our team transcends the traditional promotion role on many levels,” said New Revolution […]

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Bill Johnson Undergoing Treatment

Bill Johnson, long time head of the CBS/Sony Music’s Creative Department, (before its merger with BMG), has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is now undergoing treatment. Johnson was instrumental in most all graphical images, album covers and sales pieces that the label produced during that era. He also designed the MusicRow logo that is […]

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Top Songwriter Linda Hargrove Passes

Hit songwriter and former session musician, producer and Nashville recording artist Linda Hargrove has died at age 61 in Florida. One of the biggest country hit composers of the 1970s, she wrote or co-wrote for at least a dozen superstars. Among her most successful songs are “Tennessee Whiskey” (George Jones, 1983, David Allan Coe, 1981)), […]

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Media Surge For Swift’s “Speak Now”

It’s release day for Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated, Speak Now, and while she makes the media rounds, reviewers have been weighing in. The critical response has been positive, and it is expected that first-week sales will fall somewhere between the 700,000 and one-million mark. At almost 21, Swift’s all grown up, but hasn’t tried to prove […]

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Davis Music Group Signs Point Of Grace

GM Gator Michaels of Davis Music Group has announced the signing of Point of Grace to a management deal. “I can not say enough about the amazing talent that makes up this awesome trio, Point of Grace,” explains Michaels. “From the very first note I heard from these girls I was a fan for life. They […]

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Ken Lowe To Keynote CRS 2011

Scripps Networks Interactive CEO Ken Lowe will discuss some of media’s hot button issues at Country Radio Seminar 2011 (March 2-4) when he delivers the conference’s keynote address. Lowe has served as president, chairman and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive since 2008, where his brands include GAC, HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Travel Channel and […]

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Bobby Karl At The Opry and CMHoF Inductions

Chapter 352 It was quite a weekend. On Saturday (10/24), Blake Shelton was inducted into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. “It’s shocking,” he said backstage. “Because you walk up and down these halls and look at [photos of] who’s been here before.” I guess so, since both the Ryman and the Opry House’s […]

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Anderson To Strum 3000 Show Milestone

Guitarist David Anderson is set to perform his 3000th show at the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum on Wed., Oct. 27 at 12 pm. The iconic strolling six stringer has performed regularly at the Hall for the past nine years, strumming out over 300,000 tunes and entertaining visitors from 82 nations around the […]

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Marvell Re-ups With Bug; Songwriters In Chicago; BMI Buzz

Hit songwriter Kendall Marvel renewed his publishing deal with Bug Music recently. He is the writer behind hits including “Right Where I Need to Be” (Gary Allan), “Tougher Than Nails” (Joe Diffie), and “Yee Haw,” “Startin With Me,” and “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” (Jake Owen). His songs have been recorded by Trace Adkins, […]

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