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IEBA Wraps 40th Annual Conference

The International Entertainment Buyers Association concluded its annual conference with loads of showcases and star power. Dolly Parton presented her former manager and IEBA keynote speaker Jim Morey with the Industry Achievement Award to kick off Monday’s (10/4) activities, following a stand up performance by Gloria Gaynor. Kevin Costner and Modern West put on a […]

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Dierks Bentley on CMT, Frankie Ballard in California

Dierks Bentley stopped by the CMT studios recently to catch up with Top 20 Countdown host, Evan Farmer. The two chatted about the success of Bentley’s bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge, as well as his involvement with the “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride, which he will host in Nashville October 17. […]

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Black River Names Gordon Kerr COO

Black River Entertainment has added Gordon S. Kerr as Chief Operating Officer. The New York state native will oversee all leadership functions and business affairs of Black River Entertainment and its subsidiaries which include Black River Music Group, Black River Publishing, Black River On-Line, Ronnie’s Place Studio and the newly acquired Sound Stage Studios. His […]

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Concert Photos: Urban And All-Star Friends Honor Their Roots

Keith Urban led a stellar We’re All For The Hall benefit last night (10/5) in Nashville. Joined for most of the show by Vince Gill in his signature Predators jersey, the pair and their A-list band backed a slew of performers ranging from Alison Krauss to John Mayer. The concert was Urban’s second annual fundraiser […]

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ACM Lifts Lives Through Donations

ACM Lifting Lives® has donated $800,000 this year to programs that improve lives through the power of music. Among its newest beneficiaries are the Nashville Symphony, Sophia’s Heart Foundation and Stars for Stripes. Throughout 2010, the organization has supported flood relief in Middle Tennessee, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund for music industry professionals in […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/6/10)

This is a column full of old favorites of mine. Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen are back, sounding as hale and hearty as ever. Dale Watson returns as well, and he is still a country singer’s country singer. The evergreen Bellamy Brothers remain the groove masters they have always been.

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Troy Olsen EP Out Today

EMI Records Nashville’s flagship artist Troy Olsen releases his self-titled 4-song EP today (10/5). In addition to his current single, “Good Hands,” the Troy Olsen EP features “Summer Thing,” “Tumbleweed” and “Ghost Town Train.” The Arizona native makes his debut next Wednesday, October 13 on the 3rd Annual Capitol Street Party in Nashville, TN alongside […]

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Big 98 Guitar-B-Que Tomorrow, More Events

•••The Big 98 Guitar-B-Que happens tomorrow night (10/6) in front of Losers Bar at the end of Music Row. The free end-of-summer bash will shut down Division St. for performances by Randy Rogers Band, Thompson Square, David Nail, Chris Young, Jake Owen and Uncle Kracker. •••Also tomorrow, SOLID presents Writers in the Round at the […]

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Evans n’ Adkins Visit Airwave Gatekeepers

Sara Evans was in Florida recently for a trip that included a visit with K-Country/WOGK Ocala’s Mr. Bob and Big Red. Sara is on the radio now with her new RCA Nashville single, “A Little Bit Stronger,” written by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Hillary Scott. The song was produced by Tony Brown. “Everybody’s gone through […]

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Nancy Russell Staffs Up The Co-op

Nancy Russell has re-launched her management and entertainment company as the co-op. Initial clients for the co-op include Alan Jackson and Loretta Lynn. Joining the team are longtime publicist Judy McDonough (judy@co-opmailbox.com), Renee Aly (renee@co-opmailbox.com) and Jaimie Ellis (jaimie@co-opmailbox.com). The company’s offices are at 1510 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212; the phone number for […]

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Sandbox Hires Todd Ramey

Todd Ramey has joined artist management firm Sandbox Entertainment, where he will work closely with Jason Owen on all projects, including those for flagship artist Shania Twain. Ramey’s background in artist management includes work with Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, SHeDAISY and others. Ramey’s music career started at Universal Music Group in 2001 where he first […]

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