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Photos: Josh Gracin, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia

Josh Gracin Visits ACM and City of Hope • Montgomery Gentry Wraps USO Tour • Steel Magnolia on “Tennessee Mornings”

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Artists Drive Fans To ACM Polls

Artists are going viral to drive ACM votes from fans. The nominees in the new artist categories are using free downloads, Facebook and funny videos to spur fans to vote for them here. Voting goes through Feb. 24 and the winner in each category will be announced in March. Those winners will then move on […]

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Weblinks: AEG Finds New Ticketing Solution

AEG teams with Outbox • AOL buying Huffington Post • Aguilera’s Super Bowl snafu • The Daily for iPad

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Top CAA Agent Ron Baird Passes

Ron Baird, former head of CAA’s Nashville office and agent to many of country music’s leading artists, died in Nashville on February 3, 2011, of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 60. A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Hillwood Country Club (6201 Hickory […]

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Artists, Songwriters To Honor Todd Cerney

On Mon., Feb. 28 a star studded lineup will come together to honor songwriter Todd Cerney, recently diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. Grammy nominated Cerney, is known for writing hits such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You” by Restless Heart, “Good Morning Beautiful” by Steve Holy, and “No Mercy” by Ty Herndon. Artists set to perform […]

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Lifenotes: Don Butler [updated]

[Update] Visitation will be held Sunday, February 6th from 1-4pm at Brentwood United Methodist Church in the Narthex; a private ceremony will be held for family. Donald W. Butler, Sr., a founder of the Gospel Music Association and longtime Christian music businessman, has died. He was 80 and had been battling a lengthy illness. In […]

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Military Performances

Adam Craig Band Performs for Heartland Heroes • Craig Morgan at Camp Victory/Baghdad

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Luna Chica Starts 2011 With Momentum

Luna Chica Records International is looking ahead with new signings, a new international division, and multi-channel digital success. The label’s internet-driven business model launched in May 2010 and signaled what GM/Dir. of A&R Brenda Cline calls a “re-birth.” “We are very proud of the level of talent that we have delivered to radio and the […]

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Benefit News: Tiger Jam and Chords of Hope

>>Keith Urban and John Mayer will perform together Sat., April 30 to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation. The two Grammy winners will plug in their guitars at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for an exclusive VIP concert event. “I’m thrilled these two talented musicians are joining us for Tiger Jam,” event host […]

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Weekly Chart Report (2/04/11)

SPIN ZONE It’s Blake Shelton’s world right now, but thankfully he lets us stay here and read his Twitter feed. This week he’s on top of the CountryBreakout chart with “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” which surges ahead of Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” with a gain of 111 spins. Positions […]

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Artist Notes

Keith Urban on Good Morning America • Sean Patrick McGraw’s Song Kicks Off Super Bowl • Steel Magnolia On David Letterman • Grascals on TV

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