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City Paper: Judge Dismisses All Charges Against John Rich

General Sessions Judge Aaron Holt has dismissed the harassment and assault charges filed against country singer John Rich. “I’m relived the story is now out there accurately. It’s a good feeling,” Rich said after Friday’s hearing. CLICK HERE to read more…

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Upcoming Releases from Gokey and Tomlinson

Trent Tomlinson is set to release a three song digital exclusive EP, A Guy Like Me, on Nov. 23 at all online music stores. The project features previously unreleased tracks “That’s How It Still Ought To Be” and “Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand,” plus Tomlinson’s single, “Angels Like Her.” ••••• American Idol Season Eight finalist and […]

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Country at Sunday’s American Music Awards

Fans will see a lot of country faces on Sunday’s (11/22) 2009 American Music Awards, taking place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The show starts at 7 PM/CT on ABC with Taylor Swift leading the nominations with six nods. Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban scored performance slots on the show. Swift is up […]

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Sony’s Waugh Announces Retirement

[Press Release] NASHVILLE, TN – To earn the right to be called a “music man” or a “record man” has always been a proud distinction in the business of music, and in a 37-year career, Sony Music Nashville Executive Vice President Butch Waugh has earned that privilege and much more. Now, after devoting the past […]

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Briefs: ZBB/Buffett “Crossroads”; Ride Records Hiring

Known for his high-energy sold-out shows, beach inspired tropical tunes and devoted and enthusiastic fans, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will share the stage with this year’s breakout artist known for its Southern Rock and dynamic stage show, the Zac Brown Band. They team up for the latest episode of the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series. The show […]

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UMGN Inks Josh Kelley

Musician Josh Kelley is working on a country project through his new deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Kelley signed with the label in September and is currently in the studio recording an album slated for release in 2010. Formerly a pop/rock artist, Kelley is a one-time Music City resident who has returned to Nashville. […]

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Updated: Kidnappers’ Demands

[UPDATED 11/19] Subject: Miss Doris: Our demands We are YeHawd – an army fighting for the common good of our people. She talks so much we have been force to gag her. We don’t care how much she misses talking to people when they wait for the elevator. We don’t care how long she has […]

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ACM Brings Stars To Rodeo, Gets Visit From Gokey

For the fourth consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host a stage at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. A mix of rising talent and stars will perform at the event, which opens Dec. 3 with Heidi Newfield and closes Dec. 12 with Joe Nichols. The Academy of Country Music Stage […]

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Kix Plays Tootsie’s; Band Perry Opry Debut

Famed honky-tonk Tootsie’s scored an impromptu performance by Kix Brooks on Tuesday night (11/17). While a few nights earlier, next door at the Ryman Auditorium, up-and-comers The Band Perry made their Opry debut.

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Stephen Allen Davis, Mark Brown Start Publishing Co.

Longtime Music Row publisher Mark Brown and songwriter Stephen Allen Davis recently stopped by BMI to affiliate their new publishing venture, Molet Music. While the two were in the organization’s Music Row offices, BMI’s Jody Williams surprised the Grammy-nominated Davis with a Million-Air certificate recognizing more than 3 million performances of his composition “Stand Beside […]

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Video Sites: Vevo Launching, Hulu Expanding

Music video site Vevo has set a Dec. 8 launch date, while the already popular Hulu, which offers mostly films and TV shows, is gearing up to become a music destination. Vevo has Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group on board, with YouTube powering the back-end video technology. A launch party will be held […]

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