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Niemann’s Debut Out Tomorrow

Jerrod Niemann’s debut album streets tomorrow (7/13), and will be the first release via the Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville partnership. The lead single, “Lover, Lover,” is at No. 5 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart and has sold over 337,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For those anxious to hear more from Niemann, the new album […]

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David Adam Byrnes

“Sweet Distraction” Better Angels Music “Sweet Distraction” is the country radio debut for David Adam Byrnes, and it goes for adds Monday, July 19. The song was written by Andi Zack and Better Angels writer Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville) and produced by industry veteran Rob Rappaport and Tom Drenon for Better Angels Music. Born and […]

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People.com Gets Scoop On Underwood Wedding

People.com has all the exclusive details about Carrie Underwood’s weekend wedding to Canadian hockey star Mike Fisher. The couple exchanged vows on Saturday (7/10) at the Reynolds Plantation Ritz-Carlton Lodge on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. The bride’s Chantily lace gown was designed by Monique Lhuillier, who also designed the bridesmaids’ dresses. About 250 guests […]

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Big Kenny Sings (and Works) For Africa

Big Kenny has created a new anthem celebrating the continent’s first-ever World Cup. “Heart Of Africa” will have its debut at a special concert in Nairobi which will benefit the UN World Food Programme. “Big Kenny was an excellent choice to write this song and perform it as he is regarded as a true humanitarian, […]

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Ash Street Signs With Bluewater For Admin.

Bluewater Music has announced the signing of a worldwide administration and creative placement agreement with Ash Street Music. Ash Street’s extensive catalog includes  songs penned by Monty Holmes, Greg Crowe, Ronnie Laws and Andi Zack, as well as singles from George Strait, Randy Travis, Josh Thompson and Will Hoge.

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Ride For a Cure and More Friday News

Ride For a Cure Hosted by Little Big Town The 4th Annual Ride for a Cure will be held this Sunday, July 11. The event kicks off with registration and live music from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM at the Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street. Artists performing at the Tin Roof include Brett Eldredge, Randy Montana and […]

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“Nashville Sound” Engineer Bill Porter Passes

Bill Porter, the prolific sound engineer whose work was an integral part of what became known as the Nashville Sound, passed away in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday (7/7). He was 79. After starting his career at Nashville’s WLAC, Porter went to work for RCA and producer Chet Atkins in 1959. He would work with […]

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Weekly Chart Report 7/09/10

RADIO NEWS West Texas Broadcasting’s KKCN/San Angelo, TX has named DK Pierce for music and programming duties, following the departures of Alex Hart and Tracy Scott. Pierce comes to the station from KOMG/Springfield, MO and he also spent time with KTST in Oklahoma City. Call times are Tuesdays from 10-12 central and you can reach […]

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Putting Secondary Radio First

“In general what I’ve been seeing with some of the secondary stations,” says Diane Richey-Haupt, Owner of Diane Richey Promotions, “is different layers in the market. Many of the stations we deal with in an Activator or Indicator situation are highly consulted which makes it tough. On the MusicRow panel we find the stations are […]

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Success Is In The Cards For Taylor Swift

Big Machine’s Taylor Swift is everywhere these days, and now, through the latest selections written and inspired by Swift for American Greetings Corporation, fans have been finding her in the greeting cards aisle as well. American Greetings’ latest selection of whimsical cards features 14 all new designs and classic summer imagery enhanced by Swift’s real-life […]

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Sirius/XM Reports Subscriber Growth

Sirius XM announced Wednesday (7/7) that their second-quarter subscriber additions have pushed their total subscriber base to over 19.5 million listeners. That represents a 1.1 million increase from last year, well above Wall Street predictions. The company subsequently raised its 2010 forecast for subscriber growth by nearly 50 percent, sending shares 6 percent higher. Sirius […]

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