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Rowfile: Melissa Spillman

“I remember sitting in 3rd & Lindsley a few years ago, with about 15 other people in the audience, listening to a new trio,” recalls Capitol’s Melissa Spillman. “That was Lady Antebellum, and it was their second show.”

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Toby Keith Heads To Dancing With The Stars

Plus more TV and film news from Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square, Josh Thompson, and Diana DeGarmo

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Weekly Chart Report (3/25/11)

SPIN ZONE Darius Rucker’s “This” ascends to the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 spot with a gain of 139 spins, following a multi-week run by Thompson Square. This makes the sixth No. 1 hit for Rucker, and the second from his Charleston, SC 1966 collection. Positions 3-6 all see triple digit spin gains, but remain unchanged. […]

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“Voices” Songwriters Celebrate Chart-topper

ASCAP toasted the writers and publishers of Chris Young’s multi-week No. 1 “Voices” with a party at its Nashville offices on Monday, March 21.

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McAnally, Harding Score First No. 1 With Chesney Smash

ASCAP and BMI toasted Kenny Chesney’s multi-week chart-topper “Somewhere With You” with a party at Cabana in Nashville on Wed., March 24th.

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Baby Boom

News from Eric Church, and UMG staffer Fount Lynch

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Omni Hotel Will Include Country Music Hall of Fame Expansion

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will enjoy a 200,000 square foot expansion as part of the planned Omni Nashville Hotel, being built to accompany the Music City Center downtown convention center. Construction for the Music City Center is already underway, and construction on the 21-story Omni will break ground early this summer. […]

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Rihanna, Nettles Set For ACM Performance

R&B star Rihanna is set to perform with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles on the upcoming ACM Awards. They will team up for Rihanna’s “California King Bed.”

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P2P Downloading on Decline

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, the percentage of internet users downloading music from P2P file-sharing services has fallen from a high of 16 percent in Q4 of 2007, to 9 percent in Q4 2010. While illegal downloading of this kind is on the decline, it is far from eradicated. NPD […]

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Songwriters Salute Hank at the Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special program honoring Hank Williams on April 16. Titled I Saw the Light: Songwriters Salute Hank, the program will feature Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, the Secret Sisters and Steve Young. Family Tradition co-curator Michael McCall will host and each artist will perform one or more […]

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Foster & Lloyd Reunite For New Album

Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd have reunited for their first album of new material since 1990. The acclaimed duo of the late ‘80s will release It’s Already Tomorrow to digital outlets April 26, followed by a CD release May 17 on ‘Effin ‘El Records. The duo co-produced and co-wrote all twelve songs on the set, […]

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