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McMurry Records Signs Savannah Jack

McMurry Records, the label started in late 2009 by Howard Fields, Everett Zinn, and Doris McMurry, has signed Savannah Jack as its flagship artist. The trio, comprised of Don Gatlin, Mike Ulvila, and Jay Darby, celebrated the release of its debut single recently with a launch party at 12th & Porter. “I Know,” written by […]

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ACM Off-Camera Winners Revealed

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18. Instead, these Special Awards, Industry Awards and MBI Awards are presented to recipients at the ACM Honors, a special event set for Tuesday, September 21, 2010 […]

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Worley Fundraiser Taps Songwriters; Tennis Invitational Recruiting

On Friday, May 14 Darryl Worley will host the annual “Hitmakers on the Harbor” event at Pier 57 boat dealership in Pickwick, TN. The songwriter show featuring Worley, Jim “Moose” Brown and Walt Aldridge is the first of five events leading up to Worley’s annual Tennessee River Run (Sept. 16-18). Proceeds from all events go […]

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Steve Wariner

“Spokes in a Wheel” SelecTone Records “Spokes In A Wheel” is a brand new song from Grammy-winning, hit songwriter and guitar virtuoso Steve Wariner. With a lilting melody and memorable chorus, the lyrics tell us to take care of the earth and each other because “we’re all connected, we’re all affected by every single thing […]

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Lambert Debuts Video; Yearwood’s New Cooking Column

Fresh off of her first No. 1 single, “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert’s new single, “House That Built Me,” is off to a quick start. In fact, it’s the fastest rising single in her career, already at No. 25 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart in 6 weeks. The video for the song about returning to a […]

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Hall of Fame Revamps Exhibit, Plans Ray Stevens Salute

Staffers at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have been busy preparing for big events this month featuring Ray Stevens and songwriters Kent Blazy and Cory Batten—all in the midst of an exciting revamp of its permanent exhibit. The Hall will salute Ray Stevens on Saturday, April 24, as part of its Nashville […]

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Tour News: Swift’s Millionth Ticket; Reba’s Surprise Guests

Taylor Swift and Reba excited fans with big surprises at their respective tour stops last week. Swift welcomed the 1 millionth fan to her Fearless Tour Thursday (4/1) at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. College student Rachel was attending her third Swift show when she was surprised at her seat and notified she […]

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Photos: Tin Pan South Wrap Up [Updated 4/6]

A few highlights from Tin Pan South’s Thursday (4/1), Friday (4/2) and Saturday night shows. Thursday: BMI offered a stout lineup of storytelling guitar-slingers as part of the annual Tin Pan South songwriters’ festival. A deep crowd filled the Rutledge as Big Al Anderson, Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin delivered an acoustic set of originals […]

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Amy Grant Returns With New Release

Amy Grant released her first new album in six years last week (3/30). Somewhere Down the Road, out on EMI/Sparrow, reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel iTunes chart; SoundScan numbers will be out this week. Her first radio single since 2003, “Better Than A Hallelujah,” is already climbing the charts and being […]

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CMT Awards: Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead First Round Noms

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland scored four first-round nominations each to lead the pack for the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Garnering three each were Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band. Beginning today, Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., ET, fans can vote on CMT.com for […]

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Sony/ATV Promotes Abbey Burkhalter

Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, has announced the promotion of Abbey Burkhalter to Creative Director. Formerly Creative Manager, Burkhalter joined Sony/ATV in February 2006. In the past four years, she has been responsible for a significant number of major recordings and singles, and has played an integral role as liaison between Sony/ATV’s Nashville roster and the publishing company’s Los Angeles and New […]

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