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Jerrod Niemann’s No. 1 and Jesse Lee Visits KJUG

Songwriter Dan Pritzker actually wrote “Lover, Lover” for his band Sonia Dada in 1992, and the tune, originally titled “You Don’t Treat Me No Good,” was a #1 hit for the group in Australia. Jerrod Niemann’s recording of Pritzker’s hit marks his very first climb to the top spot as an artist. Niemann earned his first #1 […]

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Espo Performs At Patio Pickin Event; Joanna Smith Visits ACM

The ACM recently welcomed Joanna Smith at the organization’s Los Angeles offices. Smith became a professional member and sang “Gettin’ Married” in an impromptu performance for the ACM staffers. Photo: Michel Bourquard Warner Music Nashville, together with Aramark, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Frugal MacDoogal, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Jubilee Beer, Skylar Wilson Productions, Sunrise of […]

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Hall of Fame Opens Wynette Exhibit, Ends Miller Residency

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently (8/19) hosted a reception for its new exhibition Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Music, Presented by Great American Country Television Network. The exhibit, which runs through June 12, 2011, features video narration by Faith Hill. The reception was supported by RJ Young. ••••••••••••• Buddy Miller […]

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Blake Shelton To Debut First Concert Special

Blake Shelton’s first television concert special will premiere Wed., Sept. 8 on GAC. Shot at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Indiana, Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight includes 90 minutes of hits and new music from the Reprise Records artist. Concert footage is interspersed with candid conversations with the star. The special was produced by […]

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AFM President Clarifies Engineer Position

As President of the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, I must clarify the statements made in last Friday’s article in MusicRow regarding engineers joining the Musicians Union. It was premature to say that engineers can “now sign the card on recording sessions.” What should have been said is that we were “considering the possibility […]

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McClymonts Join Aldean Tour

Australia’s female fab three, The McClymonts will play a series of tour dates starting Sept. 10 with Jason Aldean. The sister trio, Brooke, Sam and Mollie, also have just released their Gold-in-Australia CD, Chaos and Bright Lights in the U.S. The album was produced by Adam Anders and the sisters wrote or co-wrote all 12 […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Dale Franklin Award Dinner

The speeches were kept to a minimum, and that left more time for music, music, music. The good folks at Leadership Music are going to be hard-pressed to top the talent parade that performed at this year’s Dale Franklin Award ceremony. Staged Sunday evening (8/29) at the Renaissance Hotel ballroom, the event saluted Fred Foster, […]

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MR Artist Roster (Aug./Sept. 2010)

Purchase The Artist Roster Issue On The Cover: BLAKE SHELTON Label: Reprise Records Current Album: All About Tonight Current Single/Video: “All About Tonight” Current Producer: Scott Hendricks Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma Management: Starstruck Management Group Booking: William Morris Endeavour Recent Hits: “Hillbilly Bone” (No. 1), “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” (No. 1), “Home” (No. 1) Awards: ACM […]

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RECORD INDUSTRY CONFESSIONS: Distribution & The Years Of Denial

Could it be that the music industry, which has always controlled distribution of its product, is now stymied by its inability to recognize it can no longer “lock the store at night?” Industry Analysis by David M. Ross

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Friday Photos: Artists On Parade

Rich And His Uncle In St. Louis Warner Bros. Records artist John Rich and his pal, Atlantic Records artist Uncle Kracker, recently stopped by WIL in St. Louis to visit with station MD Danny Montana. • • • Trace Adkins Comes In Peace Trace Adkins brought together several radio stations at a recent stop in […]

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Randy Rogers Band Hits No. 1

MCA Nashville recording artist the Randy Rogers Band made a splash this week with their new album landing at No. 1 on the iTunes country albums chart and No. 2 on the iTunes all genre album chart just behind pop superstar Katy Perry. Their new album, Burning The Day, entered the chart ahead of Fantasia, Usher, […]

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