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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/11/10)

It’s Independents’ Day. As regular readers know, I occasionally like to stray off the major-label path and devote a column entirely to indies. Just to survey the scene and see what’s going on.

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Summer Sales Await Fall Finale

The album sales chart which compares 2010 YTD sales against 2009 sales (physical and digital) finds country languishing in the summer sales doldrums, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The steep purple trend line shows the genre’s fall continues to worsen compared with 2009. Although all genre YTD sales percentages are lower overall they have leveled somewhat […]

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Free Taylor Swift App Garners Critical Raves

Country sensation Taylor Swift is no stranger to rave reviews, and now the superstar can add her own iPhone app to her list of success stories. The new Mix Me In2 app gives listeners the ability to play or sing along with Swift, and, from the NY Times to US Magazine, critics are lining up […]

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Dierks Bentley Readies “Draw Me A Map”

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley will release “Draw Me A Map” as the second single off his critically acclaimed album Up On The Ridge. The pleading ballad ships this week and goes for official adds on Aug. 23. “When we were making this album, we didn’t follow the rules of what a modern ‘country’ record […]

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Chesney Offers Hemingway’s Whiskey

Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey will be released Sept. 28th on BNA Records. Its debut single, “The Boys of Fall,” is already Top 15 at country radio and an eight minute video, co-produced by Chesney, featuring football superstars Peyton Manning and Brett Favre can now be seen on video outlets, including VEVO, CMT and GAC. Other […]

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Jesse Lee

“Like My Mother Does” Atlantic/WMN “Like My Mother Does” is the debut single for new artist Jesse Lee, and her upcoming album will be released by Atlantic Records. The song is a tribute to a mother-daughter relationship that represents Jesse’s own relationship with her mom. “My mom’s my best friend, so when I’m singing that […]

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Can Karl Dean’s industry think tank rebrand Music City?

by Adam Gold [Nashville Scene] Nearly everyone can agree on why Nashville should be considered a world-class city and a music-business player in the same league as New York or L.A.: We’re the cradle of country music, the citadel of contemporary Christian. We’re home to many of the most skilled session players, songwriters, producers and […]

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First Listen To Aldean’s Latest

Fans can now hear the first new music from Jason Aldean’s anticipated fall release. “My Kinda Party” is the lead single from his fourth studio album for Broken Bow Records and officially goes for adds Aug. 16. Aldean’s sponsor Country Financial is giving fans early access to the song on its The Road Trips and […]

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Page Kelley Joins Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow

Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow PLC has welcomed attorney D. Page Kelley III to the firm. Kelley, a veteran music business attorney most recently with Baker & Kelley, brings his individual and corporate music clients to MJHC’s established entertainment, intellectual property, media and technology practice. He has joined Mike Milom, Robin Mitchell Joyce, Chris Horsnell, David […]


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Brigitte DeMeyer Signs with Green Hills Music

Americana artist/writer Brigitte DeMeyer has signed a publishing agreement with Nashville’s Green Hills Music Group. The soulful touring artist plays festivals worldwide and has opened shows for such headliners as Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg and Marc Cohn. The longtime San Francisco resident recently relocated with her family to Nashville, which she calls her “spiritual home.” […]

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Web Videos Lead Up To Music Festival Special

Fans can get a glimpse of all the behind the scenes action from the 2010 CMA Music Festival on ABC.com and CMAfest.com before the three-hour special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock premieres Wed. Sept. 1, 7 PM/CT on the ABC Television Network. Through September 1, ABC.com will launch over 20 online videos featuring CMA […]

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