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IBMA Readies Nashville Convention

Twenty thousand fans and music industry professionals from around the globe will converge on the Nashville Convention Center from September 27 through October 3 for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass. The week is equal parts homecoming, family reunion, expo, business conference, celebration and music festival, highlighted by the International Bluegrass Music […]

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Friday Photo Flash: Cody ‘n’ Curb

Curb Music recently held a writing retreat at Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN to write songs for upcoming projects from Heidi Newfield (Curb), Thompson Square (Stoney Creek) and J.T. Hodges’ (Showdog-Universal). Pictured L-R: (Back) Joe Leathers, Heidi Newfield, Drew Alexander, Bobby Tomberlin, Vicky McGehee, J.T. Hodges and Brian Davis; (Front) Shawna Thompson, Keifer Thompson and Westin […]

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Sherrie Austin Rejoins Magic Mustang

Magic Mustang’s Creative Director Juli Newton- Griffith has announced the signing of singer/songwriter Sherrie Austin to a publishing deal. “I am thrilled to have such a talented and respected writer back on our team,” explains Newton-Griffith. “Sherrie has a unique approach to writing and we are very excited about her return to Magic Mustang.” Magic […]

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Weekly Chart Report 7/02/10

SPIN ZONE There’s a new CountryBreakout No. 1 song this week, and it comes courtesy of the same label who was on top last week. Keith Urban’s “I’m In,” one of the fastest rising singles we’ve seen in some time, now sits in the No. 1 position after only eight weeks charting. Little Big Town’s […]

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Artists Step Up and Speak Out

With the summer touring season in full swing and seasonal singles lighting up country radio, MusicRow checked in with some busy country artists to find out what’s on their minds and what’s motivating their music and their life on the road. Check out the audio clips below to hear their responses. Danny Gokey Danny Gokey […]

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Terrestrial Radio Technology Challenge Rising

Terrestrial radio, like many media properties, has recently faced sobering economic challenges, not the least of which could be a fast approaching showdown with Internet radio.

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Adkins and Petty Go Head to Head For Headache Powder

Longtime competitors BC Powder and Goody’s Headache Powders have recruited country star Trace Adkins and NASCAR legend Richard Petty for what has been dubbed the Pick A Powder campaign. As part of the campaign, the two celebrities will play out a humorous rivalry of one-upsmanship about who experiences the toughest pain, with their respective brands […]

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Nashville Music Council Outlines Goals For Future

The Nashville Music Council is made up of 50 of the industry’s most experienced players who are working with Mayor Karl Dean’s office to turn this city into a “Global Music Capital.” After a year of assessing the situation, the Mayor and Music Council leaders presented their goals to a group assembled at the W.O. […]

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Songwriter Joshua Ragsdale Passes

Former Lyric Street artist, singer/songwriter Joshua Ragsdale passed away today in a Nashville hospital after battling leukemia. He was 32. Ragsdale was a staff writer with Sony/ATV. His song, “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You,” was the recent debut for Mercury Records artist Randy Montana. Along with legendary songwriter Bill Anderson, Ragsdale co-wrote “Papaw’s Sunday […]

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John Simson To Exit SoundExchange

Last month, Executive Director John Simson announced to the SoundExchange Board that he would be leaving the role he’s held for the past ten years in order to return to his creative roots. The Board has requested that he remain in his current position until a successor can be found and Simson said he would […]

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Fontanel To Host Songwriters Flood Benefit

On Saturday, July 17 between 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members will gather at Fontanel Mansion for “Songwriters Sing For Nashville,” a benefit for flood relief. The benefit show will also serve as the inaugural event for the new Woods at Fontanel amphitheater. Currently confirmed performers include Matraca Berg, Kye […]

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