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Americana Conference and ACM Awards Dates Announced

Americana Dates Announced The Americana Music Association (AMA) has announced that the 12th Annual Festival & Conference will take place October 12-15, 2011 in Nashville. The event, hailed as  the “Best Music Festival” by Southern Living Magazine, features over 100 performing artists, 50 panels, and fans and industry professionals from all of the world. Past […]

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JaneDear Girls Taking Over YouTube; Upcoming Marty Stuart Film

JaneDear girls in YouTube Challenge the JaneDear girls are one of 50 artists selected to participate in MyYouTube, an online promotion that encourages fans to help musicians score points and subscribers on their YouTube channel. The contest, which runs through February 4, 2011, features artists such as B.O.B., Justin Bieber and Rihanna. The JaneDear girls […]

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Photos: BMI Honors Brice, CMA Christmas Cheer, and Ballard Hits the Road

BMI honored Lee Brice’s record-breaking Billboard Song of the Year, “Love Like Crazy,” at a reception at BMI’s Music Row office on December 14. The song, produced by Doug Johnson and co-written by Johnson and Tim James, was on the Billboard Country Singles cart for an unprecedented 56 weeks, breaking Eddy Arnold’s previous record of […]

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Artist News: Rascal Flatts, Josh Thompson and More

Rascal Flatts performed at the Grand Ole Opry on Dec. 14 to wrap up their year-long celebration of their 10th anniversary year. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the band with an official city proclamation to recognize the band for their charitable endeavors and honors, including the Jason Foundation and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital […]

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Lee Ann Womack Aids Africa; Dierks Bentley is Tops in 2010

Womack Aids Africa Lee Ann Womack has joined forces with Join My Village, a click-to-commit social change initiative that hopes to release $500,000 of General Mills’ charitable dollars to leading international humanitarian organization CARE. CARE will use the money for economic and educational opportunities for girls and women in Malawi. Join My Village allows individuals […]

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Lauren Thomas Promoted At Arista

Lauren Thomas has been promoted to Regional Promotion Manager, Arista Nashville. Her responsible territory will be confirmed soon. Sony Music Nashville VP Promotion Skip Bishop made today’s (12/15) announcement. “I’m so happy to escort Lauren to this next level of her promising career. She is a natural born promotion machine and her passion for music […]

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The Judds and Garth Bid Farewell To Larry King

Garth Brooks and The Judds were among Larry King’s final guests, as his venerable CNN show comes to an end this week. Wynonna and Naomi Judd discussed their reunion/farewell tour. Brooks talked about his ongoing shows at the Wynn in Las Vegas, and flood relief benefits opening tomorrow night in Nashville. See video below. More […]

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Jamey Johnson Gets Gold Plaque, Critical Praise

Jamey Johnson’s The Guitar Song has been certified gold by the RIAA and is making numerous best albums of 2010 lists. The 25-song double disc set came in at No. 5 on lists in Rolling Stone and SPIN. Hear Johnson talk about the songs here. The UMG Nashville project received two Grammy nominations, including Best […]

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ACM Noms Close Today; Stealing Angels Visit

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, and Tayla Lynn –collectively known as Stealing Angels to the office for a visit when they were in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Stealing Angels signed up for ACM professional membership and performed a few songs for the staff including their new single […]

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2010 Rewind Issue—On The Cover: Brad Paisley

Click Here to Order the 2010 Rewind Issue Brad Paisley Label: Arista Nashville Current Album: The double-disc Hits Alive, released November 2, including 25 tracks, blending studio hits and live recordings from Brad’s H2O World Tour. Current Single: “This Is Country Music,” the first single from Brad’s new studio album, releasing spring of 2011. Current […]

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Nick Hunter Passes

Longtime label executive Nick Hunter passed away early this morning (12/15). He was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and friends report he fought the disease with grace. Hunter’s career in radio promotion and sales included time among the top leadership at Warner Bros. Records, Giant Records, and as General Manager of Koch Records. […]

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