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Cumulus Radiothon’s Huge Success

Cumulus Nashville is reporting that its 4th Annual Radiothon for the Nashville Rescue Mission was a huge success. Tuesday (3/16), all five of the cluster’s stations (SuperTalk 99.7-WTN; 92Q Nashville’s Big Station-WQQK; 95.5 The Wolf-WSM; 97.1 RQQ Nashville’s Rock Station-WRQQ; and i106-All the Hits-WNFN) went commercial-free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the goal of […]

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UMG Tests Lower CD Prices

The Universal Music Group has announced that it will begin testing a new pricing structure in the second quarter designed to get single CDs in stores at $10 or less. The company’s Velocity program will introduce the lower CD prices. Single CDs will have the suggested list prices of $10, $9, $8, $7 and $6. […]

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Swift Celebrates “Most Awarded” Status

Taylor Swift’s six-times-Platinum album, Fearless was officially recognized as the Most Awarded Album in the History of Country Music last night at a private dinner in Nashville. Fearless is the only album in history to win the all-genre Album of The Year Grammy, plus Country Album of the Year Awards from the Grammys, the Country […]

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Country Dominates RIAA Certifications

The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) January and February Gold and Platinum reports show that, relative to other formats, country music is going strong. Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum’s sophomore album Need You Now was certified Platinum in just one month this winter, with legions of fans lining up to bring the power trio their […]

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Gretchen Wilson Opens Online Store

Singer/songwriter/record company owner Gretchen Wilson has announced the opening of her new online store at www.redneckrecordsstore.com. In addition to her new album, I Got Your Country Right Here, and other fan-favorite Gretchen Wilson merchandise, the Grammy Award-winning country star is offering fans an exclusive I Got Your Country Right Here — Deluxe Edition. The first […]

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“Ride For Reading” Readies Benefit

Ride For Reading, a Nashville area non-profit organization founded by avid cyclists with a goal to provide books to children of low income families, is hosting a benefit concert on Friday, March 26 at 3rd and Lindsley from 6-9 p.m. The evening will feature performances from singer/songwriters Sean McConnell, Megan James and Ashley Ray and is […]

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Ken Domash

“Countrified” Thunder Mountain Records Singer/songwriter Ken Domash hails from St. Louis, Missouri, and his debut single to country radio is “Countrified.” Ken’s arrival in Nashville came courtesy of a few friends–or rather, fans–who helped pool money to send the singer to town to record. “Countrified” is the title track from Ken’s debut album, and it’s […]

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NASCAR’s Waltrip Bros. Host Charity Event

The Waltrip Brothers, Darrell and Michael, of NASCAR fame, will serve as hosts for the First Annual Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship (WBCC) a dinner and golf tournament on June 2 and 3 in Nashville at Opryland’s Gaylord Springs Golf Links. The events will raise money for the the National MS Society and Motor Racing Outreach […]

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Faith Hill Meets Abba at R&R Hall of Fame

Country superstar Faith Hill took center stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on Monday night (3/15). Hill was there to salute Hall of Fame inductees Abba, performing a version of the band’s smash hit, “The Winner Takes It All.” Accompanied on piano by Abba member Benny Andersson, Hill delivered a straight-ahead […]

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Kentucky Music Hall Adds Inductees

Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and Larnelle Harris are  the newest inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Robert Lawson, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Executive Director, along with Connie Hunt, event ceremony executive producer, made the announcement today (3/17). “This year’s inductees include some […]

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Crook & Chase Reach “200” Milestone

Premiere Radio Networks has announced that, with the addition of 102.5 KNIX-FM in Phoenix, Arizona, The Crook & Chase Countdown has hit a broadcasting milestone of 200 stations. The Nashville-based program joined Premiere’s lineup in October 2009. Since then, the program has continued to grow and receive industry recognition, including a 2010 nomination for an Academy of […]

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