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CRB To Honor Brooks And Dunn, Charlie Cook

Brooks & Dunn will receive the CRB Career Achievement Award and Charlie Cook will be honored with the CRB President’s Award at the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The evening at the Renaissance Ballroom in downtown Nashville is the unofficial kick-off to Country […]

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Foster Joins Treehouse Promotion Staff

Gwen Foster has joined Treehouse Records’ promotion staff, handling the California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas and Southern Oklahoma territories. Foster comes to the Treehouse team after 19 years in the Phoenix radio market where she won R&R Country Music Director of the Year twice (2005 and 2006). Foster can be reached via email at […]

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Show Dog-Universal Music Makes Staff Announcement

Staff members are in place for the newly merged Show Dog—Universal Music label. Toby Keith, who started Show Dog Nashville as an independent record company in 2005, is Principle of the combined outfit, and previous Universal South Pres. Mark Wright will remain on as President of the merged venture. The artist rosters for both labels […]

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Chesney Ranks In Top Tours of the Decade

Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 3 on Pollstar’s new list of the Top Tours of the Decade, based on gross box office receipts. With $455 million made on the road over the last decade, he is the only mainstream country star on the list. Chesney spent eight of the last 10 years spent as […]

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Tidbits: All Access Ent., Steel Magnolia, Dann Huff, More

Scott Edwards and Dee Burgess have formed All Access Entertainment, specializing in public relations, marketing, image consulting, event planning and artist development. Their new offices are located at 7 Music Square West. Former NFL player Kyle Turley is on board as a client, and the firm says it plans to work with artists, non-profits and corporations. With […]

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Wayne’s Walk Starts In Frigid Weather

Jimmy Wayne left Nashville on New Year’s Day and began his walk to Phoenix, AZ to raise awareness about homelessness. Around 100 people gathered on the front lawn of the Monroe Harding foster care center that day to see Wayne off, and nearly 75 of those joined him on the first mile of his journey. […]

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“Valentine’s Day” Soundtrack Powered by Big Machine

Lovers and hopeful romantics alike will receive something special February 12 in the form of a feature film called Valentine’s Day. The accompanying soundtrack, due out February 9, will be released by Big Machine Records and features new music from Taylor Swift (“Today Was A Fairytale”) and Jewel, whose “Stay Here Forever” is being released […]

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Country Crossing Resort Opening Soon

Over twenty acts will perform at the three-day grand opening celebration for Country Crossing, the new entertainment destination in Dothan, AL being developed by Ronnie Gilley Entertainment. From Jan. 15-17, the free, public event will include performances by Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Lorrie Morgan and John Anderson, who all have interests in the development. There […]

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Cumulus Adds Shelly Mullins As Mktg. Dir.

Cumulus Nashville has added Shelly Mullins as Marketing Director for the radio conglomerate which is made up of 95.5 The Wolf, 97.1 RQQ, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, 92Q, and i106. Mullins’ more than two decades of experience in the entertainment business includes six years handling publicity and marketing, most recently at Kaleidoscope Media. Mullins has worked in television […]

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Nashville Star, Earl Gaines: 1935-2009

Nashville r&b star Earl Gaines died on New Year’s Eve at St. Thomas Hospital. He was 74 years old. Gaines was a gruff-voiced shouter who was a central figure in Music City’s soul scene for decades. That fact was underscored by his prominence in the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit and Grammy Award winning […]

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NYE Bash on Broadway With Rodney Atkins

Nashville’s big New Year’s Eve celebration tonight (12/31/09) will go on regardless of a frigid forecast. The street party will close Lower Broadway and headliner Rodney Atkins will cap five hours of live music with a string of hits. The free public event will include a Guitar Drop at midnight, and a large fireworks display. […]

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