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CRS Research Study Holds Few Surprises-Plus Discussion Points

This year’s 2011 CRB country radio survey was presented (3/3) to a morning crowd of over 250 attendees. Conducted by North Carolina-based research firm Coleman Insights, the study polled P1 country radio listeners ages 12-64, and was sponsored by the CMA.

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Friday News Clips

Wynonna • Victoria Shaw & Friends Benefit • Alison Krauss • Montgomery Gentry • Ryman.com • Jerrod Niemann • Thompson Square

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Radiothon Raises $3.4 Million for St. Jude

On Feb. 24-25, thirty-one Clear Channel radio stations across the country held Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothons and collectively raised more than $3.4 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This marked only the second year that a group of Clear Channel stations hosted radiothons during the same two-day timeframe, providing a big […]

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CRS Photos: Band Perry Accepts 1st ACM Award

Plus: BMI showcases up-and-comers, Katie Armiger and Josh Thompson backstage at The 2nd Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert, and Pickin and Poker with Andy Griggs and Jason Sturgeon […]

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Artist News: Sarah Darling’s Opry Debut

Plus: DeFord Bailey record is new exhibit at Fontanel, Mac McAnally honored for outstanding achievements, and The Oak Ridge Boys immortalized at The Palm […]

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Paul Williams To Skyville Records

Former Sony Music Nashville executive Paul Williams has joined Skyville Records as the newly appointed Vice-President of Promotion and Marketing. In his new role he will oversee the development and execution of all radio promotions and marketing plans for Skyville Records. “Hell yes I’m excited!” exclaims Kevin Herring, President Skyville Records. “Paul is a perfect […]

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Weekly Chart Report (3/4/11)

SPIN ZONE It’s been a wild week as usual at Country Radio Seminar 2011, with informative panels-a-plenty, unforgettable performances, and many friends from across the country. Thank you again to everyone who came out to MusicRow’s 9th Annual CRS Meet & Greet on Tuesday (3/1). We had a great time and enjoyed some awesome performances […]

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Buzz Buzz, Pssst

Hough Gets Movie Role • New Bank Aims At MusicRow • Montgomery Gentry Become Average Joes

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Bobby Karl Works the Sony Boat Show

You could count the reasons for floating down the Cumberland on Thursday evening (3/3) on the fingers of your hand. It was a lovely spring night to be on the river. It was the 25th anniversary of the CRS General Jackson cruise. The food was the best of the convention. Oscar winning singing thespian Gwyneth Paltrow was hosting. Arista/BNA/Columbia/RCA contributed 14 artists to showcase.

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Gibson Guitar Sues Insurance Companies

Gibson Guitar is suing two insurance companies who have yet to pay out for damages sustained in the May flood, according to NashvillePost.com. Gibson’s manufacturing facility on Massman Drive suffered over $16 million in damages during the catastrophe. The guitar maker is suing CNA’s Continental Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. The point of contention, […]

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Brian Nelson To Head Stone’d Records

Music Executive Brian Nelson, who spends time in New York and Nashville has been named GM of the newly formed Stone’d Records. Nelson has worked as a manger for artists such as James Otto, Chuck Wicks and Monty Powell. The new label, based in Bristol, United Kingdom, was recently launched by Grammy winner Joss Stone […]

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