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The Authenticity Debate, Revisited

There’s been much discussion lately on the subject of authenticity in country music, particularly among its male stars. The subject has prompted numerous strong reactions on both sides, so here’s mine.

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The Band Perry Announces New Tour

The Band Perry has announced The Purveyors of Performance Tour – a trek of approximately 75 dates that will include their own headlining shows, support dates for Keith Urban, Reba and yet-to-be-announced dates with one of Country music’s major touring forces. The tour kicks off Aug 15 and will continue into 2012 with performances at […]

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Miranda On Tour: Last Leg

Miranda Lambert will kick off the last leg of her headlining tour The Revolution Continues on September 8 in Terre Haute, IN. Special guests are Justin Moore and Randy Rogers Band. On select dates Little Big Town, Charlie Worsham and Pat Green will also join the tour. “The revolution continues, but not for too much […]

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Friday Fabulons: Dunn, Jackson and the New Crew Writers Round

Ronnie Dunn and BMI Celebrate 25 Years of Hits • Alan Jackson On Country Weekly Cover • ASCAP’s New Crew Writers Round

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Belmont Pipeline Think Tank Helps New Artists

Earlier this summer Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business (CEMB) announced the launch of Pipeline, an entertainment industry solutions think tank of Belmont’s best and brightest students. With support from the CMA and Steve Moore, students began their Pipeline experience in June attending the Billboard Country Music Summit where they learned […]

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Weekly Chart Report (8/05/11)

Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin’” ascends to No. 1 by jumping over Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep,” and leads a whole school of fishing-related singles.

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Charlie Cook On Air

The People Meter has caused concern in both radio stations and then at record companies, as so much of what we do impacts the other industry. Radio programmers in the top 48 markets in America are living with PPM measurement and many Country Stations are thriving.

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UK Realigns IP Laws

The UK has announced sweeping changes to its intellectual property laws in response to a comprehensive analysis delivered last May titled, “Digital Opportunity: an Independent Review of IP and Growth.” An official UK government communication characterizes the report,

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Photo Friday

Sara Evans with Taillight TV • Darren Warren visits MusicRow • Sarah Darling and Scott McCreery • Reba, Jusin Moore and the Borchettas

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Leadership Music Names New Board

Lori Badgett, VP Entertainment at City National Bank, has been elected President of the Leadership Music board of directors. Additional Officers include President-Elect—Jeff Gregg, Agent, CAA Secretary—Linda Bloss-Baum, VP Public Policy, Time Warner Treasurer—Drew Alexander, Dir. of Publishing, Curb Music Group Joining them on the Executive Committee will be Past President Jamie Cheek, Business Manager/Partner […]

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Lewis Joins GAC

Paul Lewis has joined Great American Country (GAC) in the new position of Director of Programming & Development and will report to Suzanne Gordon, VP of Programming. Lewis will work on new series development as well as management of some of GAC’s current series and specials. “Paul Lewis will play a key role in bringing […]

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