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Week Two Is Like The “Morning After”

Week Two is traditionally like the “morning after.” The sales party fireworks stimulated from high visibility press exposure and the flexing of high-dollar marketing muscles becomes dims as labels wake to a new reality. Traditionally, the hangover from the week two sales drop falls…

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Parton at The “Dollywood Bowl”

Dolly Parton set a personal best record when she sold more than 29,000 tickets over two shows at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend (Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23). This marks the most tickets she has sold in a single city on one visit in the history of her 55-year career. She appropriately […]

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Willie Nelson Gears Up For Farm Aid

As Willie Nelson prepares for his annual Farm Aid concert, he is set to be honored for 26 years of supporting agriculture with the long-running event. Nelson will be inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame during a Aug. 12 ceremony, the morning before Farm Aid 2011 at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (7/27/11)

Is it hot enough for you? There’s nothing like Nashville in July-August to wear you out. And there are no ballads in this week’s column to cool you off. The new sounds from Bomshel, Randy Travis, Montgomery Gentry and Marlee Scott are particularly hot stuff.

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Eric Church’s “Chief” Debuts Today

EMI Records Nashville is releasing Eric Church’s third studio album, Chief today (7/26). Lead single “Homeboy” is already Top 10 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart and the album is getting good early reviews. Church is celebrating release day with a sold-out show tonight at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. The event, called “CHIEF: Deconstructed,” will […]

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Randy Montana Digital Album Out Today

Mercury Nashville releases singer/songwriter Randy Montana’s self-titled debut album to all digital retailers today (7/26). Montana teamed with producer Jay Joyce for the project which includes “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You,” “1,000 Faces,” and “Last Horse,” which features Emmylou Harris on harmony vocals. Montana has been getting plenty of good press to coincide with […]

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World of Bluegrass Attracts Genre’s Biggest Names

Bluegrass music’s premier indoor festival is just around the corner, with this year’s event celebrating the 100th birthday of the Father of Bluegrass Music, the late Bill Monroe. IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Week runs Sept. 26- Oct. 2 in Nashville with confirmed artists including Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Grascals, Doyle […]

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Kevin Forbes And Brian Peterson Join BMI

BMI welcomes Kevin Forbes and Brian Peterson to the company’s executive ranks. Both will be based in the organization’s Nashville office. Forbes enters as Senior Enterprise Architect in BMI’s Information Services Group reporting to Camellia Petty, Vice President, Product & Application Development. He will serve as a bridge between different departments, refining BMI’s strategy, processes […]

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Industry Ink Tuesday (7/26)

Singles Only pitch group • Word Entertainment hiring • Capitol’s Dawn Gates • CMT One Country’s Lucia Folk • Fontanel Adds New GM

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Kathy Olen Launches Atticus Brand Partners

Kathy Armistead Olen, former Vice President and Brand Agent for WME, has launched Atticus Brand Partners, handling sponsorships, product endorsement deals and more.

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CRS2012 Names Pittman Keynote Speaker

CRS 2012 will kick off Feb. 22-24 with keynote speaker and media legend, Bob Pittman, MTV Founder and currently Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms for Clear Channel. A 35-year industry veteran, Pittman’s keynote is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Nashville. “Bob Pittman’s resume speaks for itself,” says CRS President […]

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