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CMT Debuts Sitcom, Hires Development Exec.

As CMT expands its reach into original programming, the network has hired experienced development executive Jayson Dinsmore. This news comes following a successful debut of CMT’s first scripted sitcom, Working Class. Dinsmore is on board in the newly-created position Executive Vice President, Development. He will oversee all development for the channel, based primarily out of […]

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Shelton, Bentley Named As Grammy Presenters

More performers and the first group of presenters have been announced for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 13. Nashville is represented twice on the presenters list as nominees Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Norah Jones, Selena Gomez, LL Cool J, and Nicki Minaj have been included in the initial lineup. In what sounds like […]

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Juno Award Nominees Announced

The 2011 Juno Award Nominees were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) yesterday (2/1). In the Country Album of the Year category (sponsored by Country Style), nominees include: Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Love Rules; Dean Brody, Trail in Life; Deric Ruttan, Sunshine; Gord Bamford, Day Job; and Johnny Reid, A Place […]

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Country Stars At Super Bowl Events

Country music will be well-represented at Sunday’s (2/6) Super Bowl when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/2/11)

Country music’s major labels seem to be slumbering in winter doldrums, but Nashville’s pop/rock community is livelier than ever.

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Musical Chairs

New gigs for Megan Knutson, Emilee Warner, and Wayne Leeloy

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ACM Noms Highlight New Country Class

Today’s ACM nominations were filled with new names and rising superstars, including Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert who landed Entertainer of the Year nominations for the first time.

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Artists On Tour: Paisley, Shelton, Campbell

Brad Paisley’s H2O Frozen Over • Blake Shelton’s 2011 All About Tonight Tour • Craig Campbell Joins Willie Nelson’s 2011 Country Throwdown Tour

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Signings: Alan Jackson, Emerson Drive, Mountain Heart

Alan Jackson inks publicity deal • Emerson Drive partners for radio promo • Mountain Heart finds PR home

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Leah Seawright

“On The Backroads” Skytone Records Leah invites friends in radio to join her for a special performance during CRS on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 pm in the Renaissance Hotel’s Fisk Room. Leah Seawright’s “On The Backroads,” which she co-wrote with producer Frank Green, is the tale of young and rebellious love set to a […]

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Jacob Lyda

“I’m Doin’ Alright” Davis Music Group/Nine North Davis Music Group’s singer/songwriter Jacob Lyda’s debut single, “I’m Doing Alright” has been released to country radio and is going for adds. Nine North Records has been tapped to oversee radio promotion initiatives. Showcasing Lyda’s traditional honky-tonk vocal style, “I’m Doing Alright” was written by Lyda and Paul […]

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