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Early Williams Recordings To See Light Of Day

A new Hank Williams CD set will be released Sept. 13. Hank Williams: The Legend Begins is a 3-CD package coming via Time Life. One disc, entitled “Rare And Unreleased,” contains the earliest recordings of a 15-year-old Williams, as well as four songs from a 1940 home recording. The other two CDs are from Williams’ […]

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Luke Bryan Preps Album, Tour Launch

Luke Bryan is blazing toward a busy fall with next week’s album release, followed by the CMT On Tour run launching in September. The Capitol Nashville album tailgates & tanlines will street Aug. 9. His third studio set features 13 new tracks, eight of which were co-written by Bryan, including lead single “Country Girl (Shake […]

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As Exit/In Turns 40, New Venue Coming To Nashville

Nashville’s celebrated live music hall Exit/In will mark its 40th anniversary next month. The club opened in September 1971 at its current Elliston Place location and became known as the “Rock Block.” The anniversary celebration has lined up acts from throughout the venue’s history for a series of shows kicking off the week of Sept. […]

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UpDATES: Capitol Street Party and More

Plus news about CMA Awards tickets, and Women Rock For The Cure’s Pink Trash Ball.

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Superstars On Set

For their latest video shoots Alan Jackson went on location in Jupiter, Florida, and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood teamed up in the California desert. The video for the Paisley/Underwood duet “Remind Me” was directed by award winners Robert Deaton and George Flanigen and produced by Mark Kalbfeld. Team members trekked to the El Mirage […]

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Opry Pioneer Trudy Stamper Passes

Trudy Stamper, the Artists Relations executive who took the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall, has died at age 94. Stamper was also one of the first female radio personalities in the United States. Born Gertrude McClanahan in Cookville, she graduated from David Lipscomb College and moved to New York to launch her Broadway theatrical […]

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Behind The Music Reveals Lambert’s Journey to Stardom

Miranda Lambert Behind The Music premiered on VH1 last month, tracing the singer’s story from humble Texas roots to Country music stardom. The episode includes numerous exclusive interviews with the artist, her family, peers, and the industry execs that helped drive her success. Blake Shelton talks openly about his wife and their love story. Fellow […]

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Crowdsourcing Engages Fans, Fuels Traffic

Crowdsourcing has been growing in popularity among marketers in recent years and offers numerous ways to engage music fans. The buzzword is derived from the concept of outsourcing a service to a crowd, instead of seeking answers internally.

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Promo Change at Warner Music Nashville

Team member exiting in wake of family health issues.

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Signing Stories

Corey Hunt and Chris Keaton • Trent Summar with UMPGN/Nicholson • Absolute Publicity Inks Dailey & Vincent

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Next Big Nashville’s Soundland Shares Line-up

Next Big Nashville Soundland is drawing top nationwide talent as well as some of the brightest up-and-comers from the Nashville scene. The recently revealed line-up includes Foster the People, Caitlin Rose, Ghostland Observatory, M Ward, Justin Townes Earle, JEFF The Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Those Darlins, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Robert Ellis, PUJOL, […]

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