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Music City Walk of Fame Inductees Announced

Music City Inc. announced the inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar: Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Hebb, Kris Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and Mel Tillis. This eighth class of honorees will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, November 7th, at the […]

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Sunny in California, Nichols in Indianapolis & Nail in Milwaukee

Republic Nashville artist Sunny Sweeney hit the California coast, celebrating her current single, “From a Table Away,” the highest charting debut single from a female artist since 2007’s Kellie Pickler. Show Dog artist Joe Nichols visited Hank FM in Indianapolis, supporting his current single, “The Shape I’m In.” MCA’s David Nail stopped in the WMIL […]

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SESAC Ups Riggle, Signs Rickman

Gregory Riggle has been promoted to Vice President, Industry Relations & Business Communication at SESAC. Riggle, who was formerly Associate Vice President, Broadcast Licensing, started his career with SESAC in 1986 in the Broadcast Licensing Department before serving as Vice President in the Writer/Publisher Relations Department. Riggle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications […]

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Performance Royalty Consensus Still Elusive

The debate between radio and the record labels over the payment of performance royalties continues to slog through a quagmire of conflicting views. Inside Radio recently conducted an unscientific poll which shows that 75% of its readers  believe, “It’s a tactical error to concede that radio should pay for the performance of music.” One reader […]

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Weekly Chart Report (10/29/10)

RADIO NEWS WGH/Norfolk PD John Shomby is handling music and programming duties for Max Broadcasting Group Holdings’ WCMS/Elizabeth City-Nags Head, NC after the departure of PD/MD Ray Turner. WCMS is currently seeking Turner’s replacement. SPIN ZONE Taylor Swift’s third album Speak Now is flying off shelves and headed toward a monster sales week, while its […]

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GAC Ups Trahern and Gordon

GAC has promoted Sarah Trahern to General Manager/Sr. Vice President. Trahern will report to GAC President Ed Hardy and have broader responsibilities related to strategic planning and as well as more day-to-day management over all departments at GAC. “Sarah has demonstrated strong leadership, solid business acumen and incredible resourcefulness while contributing significantly to the growth […]

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Pickin’ On the Patio at Warner Music Nashville

Join Warner Music Nashville at their signature Pickin’ On The Patio event today, Thursday, October 28th. Atlantic Records’ Ty Stone and Reprise Records’ the JaneDear Girls are the featured performers in this incredibly successful inaugural season of Patio shows, which kicked off in May. Past performers include Gloriana, The Invite, Alissa Moreno, Jim Collins, Tony […]

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Brett Eldredge Makes Opry Debut; ABC Goes Country

Brett Eldredge Makes Opry Debut Rising star Brett Eldredge will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, October 29th. Hailed by CMT as the “Next Big Thing,” Eldredge will join the Oak Ridge Boys, Rodney Atkins and Joe Diffie in Friday’s lineup. Additionally, he will be introduced to the legendary Opry stage by renowned […]

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Chrysalis Inks Skidmore, Dierks in N.Y.C., Martina and Train on Crossroads

Artist/songwriter Shelley Skidmore has signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. Dale Bobo, EVP at Chrysalis Music Nashville says, “Shelley is the authentic real deal, having grown up playing and singing in her parent’s band all around her home state of Kentucky and into Ohio and West Virginia.  She has a smart point of view […]

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Country Strong Star Finds Inspiration in Underwood, Swift

Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester found inspiration in country stars Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift in preparation for her role in the upcoming movie Country Strong. “I tried to make it my own, but I was definitely inspired by Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift,” Meester explains. “I went to the Grand Ole Opry and saw […]

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New Hearing Protection Offers Safety and Fidelity

Excessive volume can be a problem at concerts and music clubs and it is all too easy to put ones hearing at risk. EarPeace is a newly designed product created to, “deliver high quality sound and great protection.” The reusable ear plugs, which cost about $15, are made from hypo-allergenic silicone and come with a […]

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