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DIY ‘U’ Showcases Digital Artist Career Tool

The DIY series is designed to introduce ASCAP members to various technology companies and this edition featured the Topspin direct-to-fan platform and Topspin Sr. Director of Artist Services Nashville, Wayne Leeloy.

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On Location: Jason Jones, Eric Lee Beddingfield Shoot Debut Videos

Warner Bros. newcomer Jason Jones, and indie artist Eric Lee Beddingfield recently shot their first music videos. Jones traveled to Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park near Chattanooga, Tenn. to shoot the video for his single “Ferris Wheel.” Directed by Kristin Barlowe, the video captures the fun of spending the afternoon at the county fair. “Ferris Wheel” […]

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Country Superstars Tour Overseas

Alan Jackson and Toby Keith are taking their tours across the pond. Jackson’s tour visited Sweden and Norway last week. Tickets to see the superstar and his band The Strayhorns were in high-demand for all three shows. The run kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden. This isn’t the first international trek for the singer-songwriter this year […]

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Artist Action

Kellie Pickler • Lonesome River Band • Crystal Hoyt • Jacob Lyda • Lacy Green

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CMT Adds New Sr. VP, Music Strategy

CMT has tapped an industry vet from the radio world to replace exiting Jay Frank.

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Letter From Sugarland

Sugarland has just released this statement regarding the tragedy that occurred Saturday before the duo took the stage at the Indiana State Fair.

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Chesney Reigns As King of the Road

Kenny Chesney is the country king of the road. For several years he’s been one of the biggest touring forces in all genres, and he continues to set records, such as Saturday night’s (8/13) concert which was the biggest ticketed country show in New York/New Jersey history.

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Atkins Sets Fall Release Date

A new project from Rodney Atkins is the latest release set to debut in time for holiday shoppers. Take A Back Road will be available Tues., Oct. 4. The lead single and title track is the fastest rising single of his career, currently sitting at No. 11 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. Digital downloads of the single […]

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Valory and Sony/Sea Gayle Launching New Acts

The labels are busy with their newest signees, Thomas Rhett and Wade Bowen.

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GMA Names Executive Director

Music industry veteran Jackie Patillo has been appointed Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association. The newly created position will report to the GMA Board of Directors, facilitating the day to day operations of the GMA, as well as working closely with its board to ensure that the organization’s mission and strategies continue to grow. […]

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Lady Antebellum To “Own The Night” With New Tour

Lady Antebellum has revealed plans for the first leg of its Own The Night 2011 Tour, which gets underway Nov. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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