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Hall Hosts Grand Opening of Chet Atkins Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its Chet Atkins exhibition last night (8/10) to a group of industry tastemakers, sponsors, and the late guitar-great’s descendants.

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Marlee Scott Goes Dancing • New Darrell Scott Disc • AJ Offers Free Concert

Marlee Scott has released a dance mix of her country single “Beautiful Maybe” to over 240 DJs, club owners and dance instructors. The special high-energy version was remixed and produced by Allen Morgan. Listen to it here. The radio version was produced by David Kalmusky and written by Marcus Hummon, Tia Sillers and Tania Hancheroff. […]

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Full Scope Rebrands As Average Joe’s Management

Full Scope Entertainment, the management home to Colt Ford, Ty Stone, and others, has partnered with Average Joe’s Entertainment label to form Average Joe’s Management. The management firm was established in early 2009 by CEO Ken Madson. He explains, “Since its creation, Full Scope Entertainment has worked closely with Average Joe’s Entertainment. While this will […]

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The Dirt Drifters “Give Blood”

Warner Bros. Records’ new band The Dirt Drifters will be giving away 30,000 copies of their debut album entitled This Is My Blood. Beginning this week, the group will…

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Country Brings Value To Fill Stadiums

Are country acts stadium ready? You bet, according to an L.A. Times article today by Nashville’s Holly Gleason which touts country music’s ability to attract fans to these larger-than-life gatherings. By example the article names Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and the CMA’s MusicFest as four stadium-size country shows all happening on the same […]

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Buds-N-Suds Concert, Miller Harris Tournament

The Buds-N-Suds Music Festival will turn midtown Nashville into a party with performances by Colt Ford, Ira Dean, Rachel Farley, Matt Stillwell and special guests Montgomery Gentry. The show is set for Thus., Sept. 15 outside Loser’s Bar and Grill. There will also be a silent auction. Cory Gierman and Jason Krupek started the fundraiser […]

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Opry Member Billy Grammer Passes

Grand Ole Opry member Billy Grammer passed away early this morning in his home state of Illinois from natural causes. Grammer, 85, was a revered guitarist and had been a member of the Opry since 1959. Grammer was born one of 13 children in an Illinois coal mining family. After high school and service in […]

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Hunter Hayes To Make Opry Debut

Multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes makes his Grand Ole Opry debut on the historic stage this Friday, Aug 12. Hunter, on tour with Taylor Swift on her Speak Now tour, will perform his debut single “Storm Warning” currently climbing the charts. Hunter joins Diamond Rio, Andy Griggs and Carter’s Chord in the […]

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Just In—Dates Set For CMA Noms, ASCAP Awards

Awards Week is heating up! Get out your smartphones, and plug in these dates.

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Pinpointing 2011 Country Sales

Country album sales are up an astounding 4% YTD as of 8/7/2011 with 22,930,000 units scanned. That is some good news. However, before we open the second bottle of Cristal Champagne (on sale HERE for $295 ea.) it seems appropriate to survey 2010 and compare it with possible expectations and release schedules for 2011.

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All For The Hall Gives LA Taste Of Nashville

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall event will return to Los Angeles for a third consecutive year, featuring performances by Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, and superstars Sheryl Crow and Zac Brown. The guitar pull-style fundraiser will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Club Nokia. […]

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