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Aldean Goes Double Platinum, Sets Nashville Date

Ten months after its release, My Kinda Party has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over two million units.

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CMA Awards Re-up With Bridgestone Arena

Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Association have entered into a three-year agreement for the Nashville venue to continue hosting the CMA Awards.

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Weblinks: Early Lady A Numbers

All for the Hall LA • Gibson to meet with Feds • Mog offers free streaming

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Bobby Karl Works The Room

The party circuit is on warp speed this week. Follow Bobby Karl as he celebrates City National Bank’s grand opening, the Ten Out of Tenn tour, and Connie Smith’s final residency show at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Cumulus – Citadel Transaction Closing Tomorrow

Deal affects Nashville’s country outlets WSM-FM (Cumulus) and WKDF (Citadel), and several MR CountryBreakout reporting stations.

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Wade Mainer Dies At Age 104

America’s oldest country star has died at age 104.

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Morris, Oswald Add Team Member

Dale Morris and Marc Oswald of Morris Artist Management have added longtime industry exec Bob Mitchell as a management partner.

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The Dirt Drifters Celebrate Album Release

Warner Music Nashville’s The Dirt Drifters celebrated the release this week of their full-length debut This Is My Blood, with a full-band showcase Tuesday (9/13) at 3rd & Lindsley.

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CCMA Wins With Canadian Hospitality And Talent

The Canadian Country Music Association presented its 34th annual week of events, culminating in its nationally televised awards show on Mon., Sept. 12. This year’s location was Hamilton Ontario, about a one hour drive south from Toronto.

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Strait To The Top

King George does it again with Here For A Good Time. Plus other news from this week’s Nielsen Soundscan report.

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Music Biz Buzzes Over “Honey Bee”

Music Row came together to toast the team behind Blake Shelton’s four-week No. 1 hit “Honey Bee.”

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