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Photos: Sony Salutes Waugh Upon Retirement

“We Are Family”—Sony Music Nashville said goodbye to friend and EVP/GM Butch Waugh on his last week in the office. As an employee of 27 years, Waugh accumulated a series of “Butchisms,” or recognized catchphrases within the SMN family, some of which were printed on the T-shirts worn by the entire staff during his farewell […]

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Cracked House Foundation

After 28 years, Gerry House’s radio team the House Foundation is splitting up. Blaming budget cuts at the Clear Channel owned station, ringleader House told The Tennessean that Dec. 23 will be the last day on the WSIX morning show for newsman Al Voecks and sportscaster Duncan Stewart. Remaining on-air will be Country Music DJ […]

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Bob Doyle, WMEE Sign The Band Perry

Artist management team Bob Doyle & Associates has signed Republic Nashville act The Band Perry, and Doyle’s publishing company Major Bob Music has also entered an agreement with the rising group. William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is handling booking for the band. The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, is busy […]

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Big D And Bubba Re-up With Premiere

Big D and Bubba, hosts of one of the most widely syndicated Country morning radio shows in the U.S., have renewed their long-term contract with Premiere Radio Networks. Broadcasting Monday through Friday from 6 – 10 a.m. ET, The Big D and Bubba Show will continue to be heard on more than 50 radio stations […]

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Rucker, Wilson, and Opry Special On TV

Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (12/16) to perform “History In The Making.” He will also appear on the show’s Christmas Day special to perform a holiday tune he co-wrote with producer Frank Rogers, “Candy Cane Christmas.” •••• Gretchen Wilson recently taped an episode of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks television show […]

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Faith, Chesney, Make End-of-Decade Lists

As the 2000s come to a close, publications are reflecting on the decade gone by. Here are some highlights: Faith Hill is the only artist, in any musical genre, to have two of the Top 10 most played songs of the decade (according to Nielsen BDS). Released in November 1999, “Breathe” stands at No. 4 […]

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Phil Vassar Releases New Album Today

Phil Vassar’s fifth studio album Traveling Circus hits streets today (12/15). Taking a very hands-on approach, he wrote or co-wrote every song, produced the album himself and hired his road band to play on it. He wrote the current single “Everywhere I Go,” with Jeffrey Steele. The video has been added to rotation on CMT […]

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Books With Songwriter Ties: “Chicken Soup,” “Have Her Over For Dinner”

Local songwriter/artist Matt Moore is branching out with the release of his first cookbook, Have Her Over for Dinner: a gentleman’s guide to classic, simple meals. The Georgia native has shared the stage with Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan but has also long enjoyed cooking. His latest outing offers more than 100 recipes—ranging from […]

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Musical Chairs: John Paul, RJ Jordan, The Boxcars

Dial Global has hired John Paul as Sr. Dir. of Country Programming. The former KUPL Portland PD will be based in Denver, and fills the vacancy left by Jim Murphy’s exit last week. Paul will oversee the “Mainstream Country,” “Classic Country,” and “True Country” formats by working with their PDs. He will also serve as […]

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CRS New Faces Line-Up Revealed

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 the popular New Faces of Country Music® show and dinner will officially close CRS 41. Set to perform are Gloriana (Emblem Records), Randy Houser (Universal South), Love and Theft (Lyric Street), Justin Moore (Valory Music Co.), and Chris Young (RCA). Country Radio Seminar runs Feb. 24-26, 2010 at the Nashville […]

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Wilson Rejoins Columbia Promo, Friedman Gets New Role

Jimmy Rector, Vice President, National Promotion, for Columbia Nashville today announces the return of Mike Wilson to the Sony Music Nashville family as Director, National Promotion, for Columbia Nashville. Most recently National Director of Promotion for Universal Records South, Wilson had previously worked in promotion for Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Nashville imprint for more than […]

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