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Around Town: Paramore, Pop Songwriter, And Fire Prevention

Members of Franklin, TN based rock band Paramore gave MTV News a tour of their hometown recently. The band stopped at Puckett’s Restaurant and Grocery in Historic Downtown for lunch. Paramore’s third studio album, Brand New Eyes is releasing nationwide today (9/29) through Fueled by Ramen. The feature can be seen on the MTV News Web site. […]

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LeAnn Rimes/ACM Building Playground For Charity

LeAnn Rimes is teaming up with volunteers from The Home Depot, Academy of Country Music, KaBOOM!, the United Way and community members to build a playground in just one day at Spring Valley Apartments in Murfreesboro. Rimes was honored as the 2009 recipient of The Home Depot Humanitarian Award at the 44th Annual Academy of […]

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Photos From The Road: Aldean, Covington, Lambert

Miranda Lambert’s new album, Revolution, comes out today (9/29) and she started this morning with a performance of her current single, “White Liar,” on Good Morning America. While there she ran into the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald (R) who was also guesting on the ABC show. She continues the Revolution tonight with a live performances […]

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Writer Cup and Coat Drive This Week

The Writer Cup golf tournament, which benefits the homeless outreach of Nashville Mission and Room In The Inn, takes place Wednesday (9/30) and Thursday (10/1) at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, TN. The normal entry fee has been waived, but participants will have to pay the green fees and any incidentals. Hole sponsorships […]

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Music Row Rally Raises $1340 & 150 lbs of Food

The first ever Music Row Rally (9/25) had Craig Wiseman and friends stationed at both ends of Music Row collecting money and canned food from cars passing by. On hand to help the emergency food supply in Middle Tennessee were the Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers, Wiseman’s Big Loud Shirt gang, and artists Joey + […]

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Bryan Plots Promotional Push For New Album

Luke Bryan will promote his new album Doin’ My Thing with an industrious tour visiting nine cities in nine days. The launch for his second album will kick-off Oct. 5 in Statesboro, Georgia, with Bryan’s previously announced Farm Tour benefit show. On release day, Oct. 6, the Capitol artist will head to Leesburg, Georgia for […]

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Music Garden Will Be In Full Bloom Tomorrow

Brenda Lee, Ray Walker (the Jordanaires), Manuel and the families of Loretta Lynn and Merle Kilgore are the latest additions to the growing list of celebrities participating in tomorrow’s (9/29) dedication of the Nashville Music Garden. The event will be emceed by Ralph Emery, with Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson serving as celebrity hosts. The […]

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BBR Adds To Roster

Broken Bow Records CEO/President Benny Brown has signed Blake Wise to a recording deal with BBR and a publishing deal with Magic Mustang Music. The rising artist is working on songs for his upcoming debut album for the label. Wise is managed by Hallmark Direction Company, which is helmed by managers John Dorris and Shelia […]

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Grascals Strike Black Gold

The IBMA’s World of Bluegrass opened today in Nashville with events including a special media luncheon to announce The Grascals securing sponsorship by Mobil Delvac heavy duty diesel engine oil. Band member Jamie Johnson said it best when he proclaimed, “We’re the new Jed Clampett of bluegrass—we struck oil in our backyard!” Following the luncheon, […]

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Country Stars Croon With Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin has long been a respected part of the Americana/folk community, but recent collaborations with mainstream artists Dierks Bentley and Jack Ingram should raise her profile among country fans. Bentley is offering a free download of “Beautiful World,” his song featuring Griffin on CMT.com beginning today (9/28). “This is definitely one of my favorite […]

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Lifenotes: CRS Founder Tom McEntee

Tom McEntee, a longtime music businessman best know as founder of Country Radio Seminar, passed away in Florida on Sept. 24, 2009. After starting CRS, now in its 41st year, McEntee spent a decade as the organization’s Executive Chairman/President. McEntee started the radio tip sheet Country Music Survey, and spent time as country chart editor […]

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