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Weekend Photos: Tootsie’s Anniversary, Music City Walk of Fame

The Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge 50th Anniversary Celebration took place last night (11/7) at the Ryman Auditorium. Among those on the line-up were Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Randy Houser, Joanna Smith, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Colt Ford, Mark Chesnutt, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ronnie McDowell, The Grascals, Mandy Barnett, and Dean Miller. •••••••••••••• Many of the same […]

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Songwriter Jeff Stevens Inks With Chrysalis

Hit songwriter and producer Jeff Stevens has signed with Chrysalis Music Nashville. Stevens has had hits recorded by George Strait (“Carried Away,” “Carrying Your Love With Me,” “True”); Tim McGraw (“Back When”); Luke Bryan (“All My Friends Say,” “Someone Else Calling You Baby”); Alabama (“Reckless”) and many others. As Luke Bryan’s producer, Stevens recently celebrated […]

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BMI Promotes Jodie Gleason

BMI has announced the promotion of Jodie Gleason to Vice President & Controller. Based in BMI’s Nashville office, Gleason will report directly to BMI Sr. VP Finance/Administration and Chief Financial Officer Bruce Esworthy. Gleason was formerly Assistant VP, Financial Accounting, Tax & Reporting. “Jodie epitomizes the highest standards of professionalism,” said BMI President Del Bryant. […]

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[Updated] McBride Signs With Republic Nashville

Martina McBride has joined the Republic Nashville roster. The signing was announced earlier today (11/8) at a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “We’ve been busy orchestrating Martina’s long-term business plan, and today’s signing is a major component,” explained her manager Clint Higham. “Working with Martina has been especially gratifying […]

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The Country Network Names Executive Staff

  The Country Network (TCN) hit airwaves last month and is staffing up accordingly. TCN is available in 23 markets, including on WNAB Channel 58.2 in Nashville. It has agreements in place to add several more markets by early next year, which will provide it coverage of 25% of US television homes. TCN embraces its […]

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Anna Wilson Jazzes Up “Countrypolitan Duets”

Nashville jazz chanteuse Anna Wilson paired with some of country’s biggest stars for her upcoming release Countrypolitan Duets. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Ray Price, and Connie Smith all make appearances on the project, which is scheduled for release Feb. 1, 2011. For the album, Wilson and husband/producer Monty Powell chose to […]

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CMAawards.com Streaming Loads of Live Coverage; Post-party Plans

CMAawards.com is streaming with activity surrounding Wednesday’s (11/10) Awards. For the first time, the official site will offer live footage from the CMA Awards Black Carpet presented by Jack Daniel’s, the Pre-Telecast ceremonies, and the backstage Press Room. Black Carpet coverage will begin at 5:00 PM/ET, followed by Pre-Telecast cermonies between approximately 7:25-7:55 PM/ET, and […]

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Brooks Benefit Sells Out Nine Dates

Garth Brooks has sold out a record-breaking nine concerts at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in one day, marking the first time that any performer ever sold that number of tickets in the state of Tennessee. Over 140,000 tickets were sold raising an incredible $3.5 million for Nashville flood victims. (Michael Jackson held the previous record of […]

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Stagecoach Country Music Festival Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fifth annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to take place Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, 2011, are now on sale. For a limited time, general admission passes for the entire weekend are only $99. Reserved seating with exclusive VIP access is also available. The popular festival, which is held at Empire […]

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Reba’s 34th Album Release Week

Reba will be promoting the November 9th release of her 34th album, All The Women I Am, with a week of media appearances such as Good Morning America, CMA Awards and the Late Show with David Letterman. Reba will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on November 9th at 7:00 am; following this, she will […]

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CMT and ABC Are All About the CMA Awards

CMT is dedicating special coverage leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” giving fans an in-depth look at the nominees. CMT Insider host Katie Cook will conduct exclusive interviews with nominees including Miranda Lambert on Saturday, November 6th at 1:30 pm ET/PT. The music network will also air a special Stacked featuring videos from […]

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