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Michelle Branch, ZBB, Love & Theft, Katie Armiger

Michelle Branch wrote on her official message board that she recently finished mixing the last track for her upcoming solo CD, “I can’t believe I’m finally officially finished. It’s been well worth the wait. (At least I think so.)” The album’s first single, “Sooner or Later,” will premiere on her website July 20. Zac Brown […]

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Chesney Tour In “Pollstar” Top 10

Kenny Chesney is the only country act in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s annual Midyear Report of tour rankings. His Corona Extra Sun City Carnival tour lands at No. 7 behind Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion, Elton John/Billy Joel, the Eagles, and Bruce Springsteen. Rascal Flatts are at No. 17 on the list, followed […]

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Photo Fabulous: Kate Kacey & Hazel, Urban/Aldean, Piven, Etc.

Actors Jeremy Piven (“The Kingdom,” “Entourage”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover,” “The Office”) were in town last night for the premiere of their new film “The Goods. Live Hard. Sell Hard.” Stoney Creek Records’ Megan Mullins and Black River’s Sarah Darling were among the artists attending the VIP screening put on by CMT. The Paramount […]

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Bug Music Promotes Johnson, Adds Williams

Bug Music Publishing has announced two new executive appointments in the Creative Services division at its Nashville offices. Sara Johnson has been promoted to Senior Director of Creative Services, Nashville and Ed Williams has been appointed to Director of Creative Services, Nashville. Johnson and Williams will oversee all aspects of copyright development, writer management and […]

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UMPG Signs Lori McKenna

UMPG recently welcomed renowned songwriter Lori McKenna to its roster of hit makers.  Well known in the New England club scene, the Stoughton, MA native gained national prominence with her couch jumping appearance on Oprah, where she performed “Fireflies” with Faith Hill. After landing three songs on Hill’s album, the music community clamored to record […]

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MusicRow Now on Facebook, More

Become a fan of your favorite magazine, MusicRow, on Facebook. Click here. —————————- Facebook is worth $6.5 billion, estimated by a deal the social networking site made with a Russian Web firm called Digital Sky Technologies. The New York Post reports that Facebook is letting its employees sell their stock to the company which invested […]

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Partnerships Equal Expanded Services

Two long-time entertainment companies have joined forces to offer country music artists, labels and managers an outlet to build their global footprints. Global Eyes Entertainment (GEE), a Nashville-based international artist development company founded in 1997, and London’s country radio station, CMR Nashville, have reached a strategic partnership agreement to offer radio promotion packages. Ramona E. Simmons, founder of […]

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Steele Songwriter Boot Camp

Jeffrey Steele’s 4th annual Songwriter Boot camp is set to kick off Sept. 10-13 in Nashville at the BMI offices. Steele, twice named BMI Songwriter of the Year and three time NSAI Songwriter of the Year, will shepherd 12 rising star songwriters through a three-day, two-night curriculum loaded with co-writing sessions, one-on-one coaching from Steele […]

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APA Welcomes Darren Kozelsky

Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) has signed country singer Darren Kozelsky for representation, with Clint Wiley and Scott Galloway acting as the responsible agents. Kozelsky joins artists Tanya Tucker, Collin Raye, David Lee Murphy, Kingbilly, Little Texas, Lee Roy Parnell, Cross Canadian Ragweed and more at APA. He is a Texas native who first […]

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DISClaimer (6/26/09)

The stars are blindingly bright this week. If you’re looking for a gorgeous ballad, George Strait is your man. In the mood for a joyous rocker? Give a listen to Sara Evans. For a jolt of vocal passion, check out Jamie O’Neal. Do you wish to bask in heavenly harmonies? I hereby direct your attention […]

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DISClaimer (6/19/09)

It’s good to know that country music hasn’t lost its sense of humor. Both Rodney Carrington and Phil Vassar are tickling the funny bone with new singles this week. Rodney’s hilarious outing is produced by none other than Toby Keith, who also co-wrote two of the tunes on the comic’s El Nino Loco CD. The […]

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