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Grammy Nominations Special Tonight

“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” takes place tonight (10/2) at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles. The special will air on CBS from 8-9 pm CT and marks the second time for Grammy nominations to be announced live on prime time television. Performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Sugarland, Maxwell, […]

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Urban Toasts No. 1 With Steve McEwan

Songwriter Steve McEwan celebrated another trip to the top of the charts with Keith Urban yesterday (12/1) in Nashville. Urban’s rendition of “Only You Can Love Me This Way,” co-written by his fellow BMI songwriters McEwan and John Reid, marks the 12th No. 1 single for the two-time Grammy Award winner and recent AMA victor, […]

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Rogers Adds Second Symphony Show

Country and pop music icon Kenny Rogers has added a second date to his scheduled appearance with the Nashville Symphony in early 2010. Rogers quickly sold out his February 5, 2010, engagement at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and – due to the high demand for tickets – he will now perform an additional concert there on […]

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Shelton Release Due In Early 2010

“Hillbilly Bone,” the lead single and title track from Blake Shelton’s new album will hit digital retailers on Dec. 22. The song and video feature Shelton’s pal Trace Adkins, and the video is already available for paid download. Also on Dec. 22 Blake Shelton: The Essentials, a digital compilation of his best-known tracks, including his […]

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Underwood Makes Big Donation To Humane Society

Animals were the big winners as superstar Carrie Underwood, together with 19 Recordings and Sony Music Nashville, recently presented The Humane Society of the United States with a check for $200,000. The check reflected the charitable proceeds from sales of Carrie’s recording of “Home Sweet Home,” which served as the contestant farewell song on the […]

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Gator Michaels Exits Warner Bros.

After seven years with Warner Music, Sr. VP Promotion Gator Michaels exited the company today (12/1), the label has confirmed. Director of National Promotion Bob Reeves is acting in Michaels’ former role and reporting directly to new label President/CEO John Esposito, who took office in September. Michaels is a radio vet who spent 10 years […]

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AMA Announces New Board Members

The Americana Music Association recently held annual elections for its Board of Directors and the results are in. Nine new directors will be joining the board for 2009-2010. New Americana Music Association Board Members: Finance Ashley Capps—President, AC Entertainment and co-creator/producer of Bonnaroo Radio Joan Kornblith—Correspondent and Program Host, Voice of America Booking Pam Matthews—Owner, […]

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Bess Lomax Hawes Dies

Lifelong folk-music champion Bess Lomax Hawes died Friday, November 27 at the age of 88 in Portland, Oregon. In 1941-43 she was a member of The Almanac Singers alongside Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. In 1948, she wrote the folk classic “M.T.A.,” which became a hit for The Kingston Trio in 1959. She moved to […]

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Underwood’s CMT Special Airs Tonight

CMT will premiere Carrie Underwood: Invitation Only tonight at 8 pm CT. Taped before a small audience in Nashville’s Studio A, the special will feature Underwood performing her hits and music from her new album Play On, as well as candidly answering questions from fans. In other Underwood news, our web calendar had previously listed […]

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Toby Keith Concludes Sold-Out European Tour

Toby Keith recently wrapped his first European tour, which included a two week sold-out run of nine shows in six countries. Keith opened the tour in Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 9 before playing London’s Hammersmith Apollo (Nov. 10), Dublin’s Olympia Theater (Nov. 12), Belfast’s Odyssey Arena (Nov. 13) and jumping across the North Sea for shows […]

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GE Sale Of NBC To Comcast Likely

A deal between General Electric and Comcast to sell TV network NBC Universal to Comcast moved a step closer to reality yesterday amid reports of a key agreement between G.E. and Vivendi, essential to complete the sale. G.E. has offered to buy Vivendi’s 20% stake in NBC Universal for a reported $5.8 billion. Vivendi had […]

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