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Alabama Music Hall Honors Johnson, MacAnally

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board has announced the selection of seven people to be inducted during the 13th Induction Banquet and Awards Show to be held in the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala. on Thursday, March 25. Included among this year’s inductees is Mercury Records artist Jamey Johnson, who will be honored with […]

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Martina Joins With SunnyD To Helps Kids

Martina McBride is partnering with Cincinnati-based Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SunnyD) for Time To Shine, a national marketing campaign designed to encourage “the shining moments of children.” This marks SunnyD’s first music and entertainment partnership, and the company promises a sponsorship that will “connect with Martina’s fans who share an optimistic and youthful outlook with the […]

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National Folk Festival Heads To Nashville

The National Council for the Traditional Arts, along with Mayor Karl Dean and Compass Records Group, announced today (3/10) that Nashville has been selected as the host city for the National Folk Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The National Folk Festival is the oldest and longest-running multi-ethnic traditional arts festival in the nation. The […]

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Nation’s Capitol Embraces Country

Reports from the the CMA board meeting, currently underway in Washington DC, have been very positive, with Story Tellers and Story Keepers: Creating and Preserving Country Music, a day-long program for the CMA Board at the nation’s library, garnering some very positive press in today’s (3/10) Washington Post. The day concluded with a special concert […]

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Alan Jackson Starts iTunes Countdown; Lady A Adds To Ryman Line-up

One new track per week from Alan Jackson’s upcoming 18th album will be available for purchase exclusively on iTunes starting today (3/9) and leading up to the March 30 release of Freight Train. First up on the iTunes Countdown is “Hard Hat and a Hammer.” Each track downloaded ahead of March 30 will count toward […]

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Underwood’s “Play On Tour” Opens Thursday

Carrie Underwood’s Play On Tour will kick off this Thursday, March 11 in Reading, PA with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The Play On Tour, hydrated by vitaminwater® and sponsored by PEDIGREE® Brand, is currently slated for more than 50 dates running through June 20. She is scheduled mostly for arenas in […]

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Luke Bryan Recruits Celeb Friends For ACM Support

Fan voting is open for the ACM Awards in the new artist categories and singers are coming up with unique ways to reach out for votes. Luke Bryan rounded up celebrity friends for a video for his bid for ACM Top New Solo Vocalist. His spoof of the “Don’t Vote” video used during the 2008 […]

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UMPG Re-Signs Two Hit Songwriters

UMPG has recently re-signed Rivers Rutherford and Luke Laird to exclusive world-wide publishing agreements.

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Parton Opens Nashville Store; New Wynette Biography

Dolly Parton will celebrate the official grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony for her first retail store, Trinkets & Treasures, on Friday, March 12. The 1000 sq. ft. space at 126 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville is designed to reflect Dolly’s classic song “Coat of Many Colors,” with a mix of pink, yellow, red, blue, green and […]

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Swift Launches iPhone App, Brings Tour Back To US

Taylor Swift’s Fearless 2010 Tour began its run through the US over the weekend, with sold-out shows in Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise, FL. The 39-date tour is visiting arenas and stadiums in 31 cities throughout the US and Canada over the next three months. Last month, she took the Fearless tour overseas, playing eight […]

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Bentley Explores Bluegrass Roots On New Album

Dierks Bentley today (3/8) revealed details about his upcoming album, which has him delving deep into bluegrass and roots music. Up On The Ridge will be released this summer and features Bentley working with some of the finest acoustic musicians in the world. For the album he joined with longtime collaborators the Del McCoury Band […]

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