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AEG Live And Labels In Talks?

The New York Post is reporting today (6/18) that, amid a slowdown in the concert business, AEG Live is talking to major music companies about taking a minority stake in the business. The Los Angeles-based company, the second-largest live entertainment company in the world, is a unit of AEG, an owner of sports teams and […]

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Wrensong/Reynsong Racking Up The Hits

Wrensong/Reynsong Music Publishing has announced the promotion of Christina Mitchell to songplugger. Mitchell previously handled administration for the company. She is responsible for securing the Jason Aldean cut, “The Truth.” The company has also brought Heather Edwards back into the fold as Office Manager. In other news, Wrensong’s Ashley Monroe recently landed her first No. […]

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Michael Chugg Receives CMA Int’l Award

During a press conference at 2010 CMA Music Festival last Thursday (6/10), Australian concert promoter Michael Chugg of Chugg Entertainment was given the Jo Walker-Meador International Award. The Award was presented by CMA Board Chairman Steve Moore, with CMA Board members Jeff Walker, President of AristoMedia/Marco Promotions, and Rob Potts, CEO of Rob Potts Entertainment […]

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Cumulus Presents “Healthy Living Expo”

On Saturday, June 26, Cumulus Nashville, a five-station radio conglomerate which includes SuperTalk 99.7, 92Q, 95.5 The Wolf, 97.1 RQQ and i106, will hold the Healthy Living Expo at CoolSprings Galleria from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Unlike many health fairs, the Healthy Living Expo is designed to be interactive. Attendees will have access to […]

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Chesney and Steve Miller Rock “Crossroads”

Eight-time country music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney returns to CMT Crossroads to share the stage with one of his musical influences, rock icon Steve Miller, in the latest episode of the hit CMT series.  CMT Crossroads: The Steve Miller Band and Kenny Chesney premieres Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. CT on CMT. […]

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CMT Previews “Big New Music”

CMT will unveil a lineup of new music videos when CMT Big New Music Weekend returns in an exclusive, world premiere event Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20. Nine music videos will debut on CMT, CMT.com and CMT Pure from Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Reba, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan, Danny Gokey […]

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Randy Owen Treated For Prostate Cancer

Randy Owen, lead singer and principal songwriter for the Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, told attendees at his annual fan club party in Ft. Payne, Alabama last week that earlier this year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During a recent checkup, Dr. Woody Fritz in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an elevated level of […]

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“Smoky Mountain Rain” Tennessee’s New State Song

The competition to become Tennessee’s new state song has been won by “Smoky Mountain Rain,” made famous by country star Ronnie Milsap. The song, written by Nashville songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, is one of Milsap’s 40 No. 1 hits. Tennessee’s House Budget Subcommittee unanimously approved the resolution designating the tune an official state […]

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Shelton Fans Rally For a Good Cause 


Warner Bros. Records artist Blake Shelton partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to hold a CMA Music Fest fan party at the Wildhorse Saloon on Friday, June 10. Shelton and his fans raised $30,609 to be used for patient aid and research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through participation in Light The Night […]

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NMPA Sues Limewire

Eight members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today (6/16) filed a lawsuit against LimeWire for copyright infringement of their musical works on a massive scale. NMPA President and CEO David Israelite announced the action today at the NMPA’s Annual Meeting in New York City. The plaintiffs – EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal […]

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Jackson Video Celebrates American Workforce

“God bless the working man,” sings Alan Jackson in “Hard Hat and a Hammer,” the latest hit single from his acclaimed Freight Train album.  Award-winning director Theresa Wingert (Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift) traveled all across the Southeast to film real working men and women on construction sites and in mines, at fire stations […]

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