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BamaJam Draws Big Sponsors

Dodge Ram Trucks and Kraft foods are the latest big-name sponsors on board with the 2010 Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival. The event, running June 3-5 in Enterprise, Alabama, has lined up performances by Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Zac Brown Band and tons more. As part of […]

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Warner Re-works Promo Dept., Hires Chris Palmer

Radio promotion executive Chris Palmer is joining the team at Warner Music Nashville (WMN). Starting June 14 he will be on board as Vice President of Promotions. Palmer will oversee the newly-created promotion staff team known as Warner Bros., Atlantic & Reprise (WAR), which will complement Warner Music Nashville’s (WMN) current promotion staff headed by Bob […]

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Brooks And Dunn Special To Air May 23

The all-star Brooks & Dunn ACM tribute will air Sunday, May 23, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn—The Last Rodeo was previously taped in Las Vegas with performances by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius […]

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Country Hall Unveils Updates

Curators at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveiled additions to its permanent collection at a special reception Thursday night (5/13). The second-floor updates, which bring the story of country music forward in time from 1965 to present, showcase contemporary artists Jamey Johnson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, bluegrass […]

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MusicRow Award Nominations Coming Wed.

Voters on your mark, get ready to choose the winners for the 22nd Annual MusicRow Awards. Final nominees for Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Songwriter will be announced Wed., May 19 in our @MusicRow morning report and your picks will decide the winners. Ballots, which contain safeguards to […]

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Warner/Chappell Promotes BJ Hill, Alicia Pruitt

BJ Hill and Alicia Pruitt have been promoted to Sr. Directors of A&R for Warner/Chappell Nashville. They will continue to be responsible for signing emerging songwriters, developing the publisher’s existing roster, and securing song placements. Hill joined the company in 2005 where he is responsible for signing and overseeing some of Nashville’s top songwriters including […]

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Photos: Gill Wedding, Country Throwdown, Songwriters

Jenny Gill, singer and daughter of Vince Gill, was married on May 8th to Josh Van Valkenburg, Manager of A&R for EMI Music Publishing. The wedding and reception was held at the Nashville home of her father and his wife Amy Grant. Jenny’s mother is Janis Oliver of Sweethearts of the Rodeo. The couple, who […]

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Music City Relief Concert Raises Over $1.7 MM

Last night’s flood relief concert on GAC raised $1.7 million and counting. Some of Nashville’s biggest names turned out to perform, answer telethon phones and make significant donations. Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley opened the night with a $100,000 gift. Kimberly co-hosted the event at the Ryman along with actor and Nashville native […]

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SOLID Preps 13th Annual Crawfish Boil

The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) is inviting Music Row, Nashville and beyond to attend their 13th Annual Crawfish Boil on May 19. The event kicks off at 5:30 PM in the SESAC parking lot at 66 Music Square West. The informal gathering is free and open to the public (21 + with I.D.). […]

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Artist News: Nail, McCurdy, Dalley and Jewel

David Nail Plays Ball MCA Records artist David Nail will be the focus of a new six-part CMT webisode series titled Making The Team. Cameras document Nail’s invitation to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals during spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida. The premiere episode posted today (5/14) at 6:00 AM CT on www.cmt.com. […]

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Hard Rock Reopens, Announces Flood Benefit

Following the recent devastating flooding in Nashville, the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville officially reopens for business today (5/14). Located just steps away from the Cumberland River, like many establishments downtown, Hard Rock was subject to the recent flooding, and less than two weeks later, they are reopening. To further aid the surrounding community in flood relief […]

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