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Loretta Lynn Tribute Album Lineup Revealed 

Columbia Nashville has revealed the complete artist and track listing for the upcoming (11/9) release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. Featuring an all-star group of artists personally chosen by Loretta Lynn, the collection spans a dozen of her classic hits, including seven songs that went to the top of the charts, […]

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Better Angels Adds Gary Ray

Better Angels Music Group has added artist/songwriter Gary Ray as Director, Artist Relations. In his new role, Ray will be responsible for artist development, liason and overseeing the day-to-day running of the company’s Nashville office. He will report to Better Angels CEO, Rob Rappaport. “Gary brings a great fresh energy to the Better Angels team, […]

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James Otto Releases New Album

Warner Bros. Records artist James Otto new album, Shake What God Gave Ya, was officially released yesterday (9/14). The singer, who was briefly hospitalized with an abdominal illness last week, was released just in time for his new release. All this activity takes place only two weeks after Otto and his wife Amy welcomed their […]

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Warner Bros. Restructures Top Execs.

Warner Music Group today announced major executive changes including the exit of Warner Bros. Records Chairman and CEO Tom Whalley after nine years. Rob Cavallo has been named chairman. The new executive team at Warner Bros. will be Cavallo (currently WMG’s Chief Creative Officer), who will serve as Chairman; Todd Moscowitz (currently Executive Vice President […]

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CMA/NARM Plan Entertainment Law Conference

The CMA is working with NARM to host an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 9 (1:00-5:30 PM/CT) at the Hutton Hotel. The half-day continuing legal education course is part of a series put on by NARM and will be part of scheduled events leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” which […]

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New Music From Chesney Streaming Now

Kenny Chesney fans can hear music from his upcoming album Hemingway’s Whiskey at several online outlets. The album will be released September 28 on BNA Records. The first single “The Boys of Fall” is already at No. 2 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart. Today Chesney premieres “You And Tequila” (featuring Grace Potter) at Rollingstone.com. He […]

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Lady A Album Produces Third Charttopper

Lady Antebellum is in the top spot of MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart again this week with “Our Kind Of Love,” the third consecutive No. 1 from the band’s Capitol Nashville double platinum album Need You Now. The group kicks-off its 2010 headlining tour next week in Orlando, Florida, with special guest MCA Nashville recording artist […]

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Atlantic Signs Hunter Hayes

Atlantic Records Nashville has signed nineteen-year-old performer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Hunter Hayes. He is busy co-producing his debut album, set for release next year, alongside veteran musician and producer Dann Huff. Hayes plays guitar, drums, bass, and keys. The Louisiana native moved to Nashville in 2008 and met Warner Music Nashville’s Senior Vice President […]

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RPM and MTM Management Combine Forces

Scott Siman’s RPM Management has joined forces with Rusty Harmon’s MTM Management. RPM is home to country star Big Kenny and rising country artist Madison Cain, while MTM represents Texas rock act Reckless Kelly, former Trick Pony singer Aubrey Collins, and others. The first collaboration under the new partnership is an as-yet-unnamed country band fronted […]

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Beverly Keel Joins UMG Nashville

[Press release] Universal Music Group Nashville, a division of Universal Music Group, has appointed Beverly Keel to Senior Vice President of Media & Artist Relations. The announcement was made today by Luke Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville, to whom Ms. Keel reports. Based in Nashville, Ms. Keel will be responsible for […]

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BMI Reveals Fiscal Year-End Results

BMI released its latest financial results today, showing that the performing rights organization generated more than $917 million in revenues for its 2010 fiscal year ended June 30, including its subsidiary Landmark Digital Services®, LLC. The company had distributable royalties of more than $789 million for the more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and copyright owners […]

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