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Emerging group Due West has signed with Catapult Management, in a co-venture with GrassRoots Promotion, for artist management. The Black River Music Group band is currently working its debut single for the label, “The Bible and the Belt.” Also at Black River, Emily Hungate has joined the team in the newly created position of Director […]

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Paisley To Offer “Hits Alive”

Brad Paisley is busy selling out shows on his H2O World Tour, and soon fans will be able to take home a piece of the action. Paisley is the latest artist planning a fourth quarter release of a greatest hits packages, which will include tracks from the studio, as well as live songs from his […]

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Gator Michaels Named GM For Davis Music Group

Longtime label executive Gator Michaels is setting up shop as General Manager of the newly established Davis Music Group. Started by Texas based entrepreneur Jim L. Davis, the company will offer artist development, management, publishing and production services. The first artists signed to Davis Music Group are singer-songwriter Jacob Lyda and Texas artist Kelly Kenning. […]

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Lee Brice Single Goes Gold

Curb Records artist Lee Brice has scored his first gold single with the certification of “Love Like Crazy,” which has sold in excess of 500,000 digital downloads. The announcement comes on the heels of another milestone for the song, which recently spent a record-setting 55 weeks on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The previous record […]

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Incredible Machine To Start Up Oct. 19

Sugarland’s upcoming album, The Incredible Machine is set for release on Oct. 19. Also being released on the same day will be a Deluxe Edition which, in addition to the project’s 11 songs, includes Blood Love Hope Lust and Steam, a “making of”  album documentary. Also inside will be the music video for “Stuck Like […]

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NASH2O Launch Party Tomorrow

Dozens of instruments belonging to Peter Frampton, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and other stars are headed for the online auction block through nonprofit organization NASH2O (nash-2-oh), starting tomorrow (10/12) to support local flood relief. NASH2O’s official launch kicks-off tomorrow (10/12) at 4 PM with a VIP reception and press conference at […]

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Conway Signs Matt Gary; TCN Adds Jones

17 Music Entertainment’s Matt Gary continues building his team and has signed with veteran agent Tony Conway’s Conway Entertainment Group for exclusive touring representation. Under the Conway Entertainment Group umbrella (which encompasses management, a full-service talent agency, touring and live event production company), Gary joins Lorrie Morgan, LoCash Cowboys, Flynnville Train, Mandy Barnett, The Cleverlys, […]

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ICM Awards Mix Mainstream And Inspirational

The Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) will take place Thursday, Oct. 14, with mainstream and inspirational stars  performing and competing for top honors. On the line-up are Ricky Skaggs, Love And Theft, Joey + Rory, The Roys, Nathan Stanley, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Katrina Elam, Steve Richard, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling, Branded, […]

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Opry Celebrates 85 Years

Some of country music’s biggest stars and more than 8,800 fans packed the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday night (10/9) to celebrate the Opry’s 85th Birthday. Among the many artists marking the occasion were Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift. A giant cake was brought onstage for the event, which occurred days […]

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Music Community Lights The Night; Garth Brooks Helps Habitat

Members of Nashville’s music community stepped out in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night fundraiser last week. Walkers carried lighted balloons at the event which kicked off at LP Field, looped around the Cumberland River and ended with a firework celebration outside the stadium. UMPG Nashville walked in memory of songwriter […]

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Artist Shoots Cell Phone Video

Artists are always looking for ways to do more with less and often rely on technology to help accomplish that goal. However, when thinking Bee Productions was challenged by artist Lauren Rainey to shoot a video for her song “Crazy In Love,” using only an HTC 4G EVO cell and natural lighting, it seemed like […]

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