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CRS Names Agenda Committee; Newfield Inks With EB Media

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced its 2010-2011 Agenda Committee for CRS 2011, to be held March 2-4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center. The Agenda Committee is made up of volunteers from all areas of the Country radio and record industries and gathers each year to plan events for the upcoming Country Radio Seminar. […]

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Aretha Franklin At Ryman; Brentwood-Benson Signs Nathan Barlowe

Aretha Franklin brought her big show to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night (4/25). The Queen of Soul was backed by an orchestra for her performance of four decades worth of classics. The event was promoted by Outback Concerts. •••••••••••••••• SESAC affiliate Nathan Barlowe has signed with Brentwood-Benson Publishing for exclusive representation. Barlowe, co-founder and lead […]

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Film Festival Attendance; Clint Black In “Flicka 2”

“We’re thrilled to report that overall attendance for the festival stayed steady at just under 22,000,” reports Sallie Mayne, executive director of the Nashville Film Festival, which was held last week. “We had fewer events than last year, but sold more tickets to films, panels and workshops this year. To maintain our attendance in our […]

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“Avatar” Shatters Records; Rhapsody Plays Offline

When’s the last time an album debuted with sales over 6 million units? The movie business is booming today with news of the best selling DVD in North American history. Since its release on April 22, James Cameron’s sci-fi opus “Avatar” has moved a total of 6.7 million copies—about 4 million DVDs and 2.7 million […]

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Johnny Mitchell Exits WMN; Chuck Cannon’s Father Passes

Due to restructuring at Warner Music Nashville, Manager of Secondary Promotion Johnny Mitchell has left the company. Among his duties was working MusicRow‘s Country Breakout chart. Mitchell can be reached at 615-662-5425 or [email protected] Reporting stations should now contact Warner’s April Johnson at 615-214-1452 for information. •••••••• Condolences to songwriter Chuck Cannon and his family, […]

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Braden Gray

“I’m Not Hungover” ATP Records “I’m Not Hungover” is the rowdy new single from Mississippi native Braden Gray, taken from his self-titled debut album on ATP Records. It is the followup to his single “It Won’t Be Over You,” which garnered some attention earlier in 2010 with MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ reporting panel. Gray didn’t originally choose […]

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Film Vets Launch Thinking Bee Productions

Producer Jo Hunt and director/editor Bill Filipiak have announced the launch of Thinking Bee Productions. The television and video production company will focus on the creation of unscripted series for both broadcast and webcast as well as music videos. Hunt and Filipiak first met while developing Meet the Wilsons, a popular reality series based in Nashville […]

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Belmont’s “Best,” Tate’s USO Mission and a CDX Milestone

Belmont Salutes Gill With “Best of the Best” Tomorrow night (4/24) at 7:00 PM, Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present its annual “Best of the Best” showcase. The event will honor Vince Gill, 2010 recipient of the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual […]

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Americana Music Assoc. Presents “Freedom Sings”

The Americana Music Association announced today (4/23) a special on-line Auction to promote its efforts, and those of the First Amendment Center, in support of Free Speech in Music. Some of the items featured in the auction included handwritten lyrics from Mary Chapin Carpenter and Charlie Daniels, autographed posters from Dwight Yoakam and Steely Dan; […]

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MusicArtists4U Offers “One-Stop” Music Experience

MusicArtists4U.com, billed as a “one-stop interactive experience featuring live and taped performances, music videos and the ability for the consumer to purchase music, videos and artist merchandise,” was launched April 19 by interactive music marketer Bruce Uher. The new online music venture will feature performances by emerging and established artists and singer/ songwriters from a […]

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Rascal Flatts To Open Kentucky Derby

Superstar trio Rascal Flatts will perform the national anthem at the 136th Kentucky Derby on May 1, and Capitol Records Nashville artists Little Big Town will serve as openers for the Derby’s sister race, Kentucky Oaks. Rascal Flatts’ performance will be broadcast by NBC Sports as part of the network’s live coverage of Kentucky Derby […]

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