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Soul Singer Bobby Hebb Passes

Bobby Hebb, the Nashville singer who wrote and performed the soul-pop smash “Sunny,” died today (8/3) in Music City. He played a pivotal role in Nashville’s soul scene, but his roots can be traced to the country community, including his start on the Grand Ole Opry.

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Marshall Chapman Offers New Book, Music This Fall

It’s going to be a busy fall for songwriter and author Marshall Chapman, who is releasing a new book, new album and has a part in the upcoming film Country Strong. Her latest book, They Came To Nashville, includes her remembrances and interviews with 15 musical luminaries, ranging from icons Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, […]

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Baker To Lead Ent. Law For Bone McAllester Norton

Longtime Music Row attorney Robert L. Baker has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and will lead the firm’s new Entertainment Law Group, Chairman Charles W. Bone announced today (8/3). As a previous founding member of Baker & Kelley, Robert Baker has experience in entertainment and intellectual property, where he represented artists, songwriters, producers (music, film […]

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Registration, Submissions Open For SXSW 2011

Conference registration is now open for the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival at sxsw.com. SXSW Music takes place March 16 – 20, 2011 in Austin, Texas, with the upcoming event marking the festival’s 25th year. Daytime events at the Austin Convention Center will flow into the world-renowned music festival, which is […]

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HoriPro Marks 20 Years On Music Row

HoriPro Entertainment Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Music Row office with a party July 19 at Nashville’s Bound’ry Restaurant. The music publishing company has had offices in Tokyo, Japan for 50 years and then 20 years ago Kaz Hori and his family opened a Nashville branch with Bob Beckham.

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Leadership Music Gala Attracts Star Performers, Honorees

Leadership Music has recruited a stellar list of performers to give musical tributes to honorees Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson at its annual awards gala on Sun., Aug. 29. Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Billy Swan and Lee Ann Womack will perform that evening at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel, and Vince Gill is sure to […]

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Fletcher Foster Joins Red Light Management

[Press Release] Fletcher Foster, former Senior Vice President/General Manager of Universal Records South, has joined Red Light Management. In addition to his role as a manager, Foster will be a key part of the senior management team at RLM working directly with Coran Capshaw. “His substantial expertise and creative vision make Fletcher an ideal fit […]

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Bundy Graces Mag Cover, Drops New Single

Laura Bell Bundy’s second single, “Drop On By,” goes for adds at country radio on Aug. 9. The track was produced by Nathan Chapman. Bundy is also featured on the cover Nashville Lifestyles August “Hot List” issue. Editor of Nashville Lifestyles, Stacie Standifer, says, “Putting this New York-to-Nashville talent on the cover was a no-brainer, […]

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Concert Promoters Form Alliance

Three concert promoters have formed an alliance and opened offices on Music Row. Gary Weinberger, President of Red Mountain Entertainment (RME); Russell Doussan, President of Blue Deuce Entertainment (BDE); and Jim Green, President of Green Machine Concerts (GMC) have set up offices at 1028B 18th Ave. S., Nashville, Tennessee. They can be reached at 615-320-7800. […]

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John Aylesworth Passes

Veteran television producer John Aylesworth died Wednesday in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 81. He was best known to Nashvillians as the co-producer of the enormously successful country-music series Hee Haw. Born in Canada, Aylesworth moved to the U.S. in 1958 to write for the CBS TV series Your Hit Parade. He and his writing […]

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Foster Moves To Management?

It remains unconfirmed, but MusicRow’s Crystal Ball sees a flashing red light signaling that Fletcher Foster is leaving label land to join a management team with a couple of well-known clients. More information is expected in the near future. Foster has also just been announced as a co-producer of Fox’s new American Country Awards. The […]

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