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The Songwriter Agency Opens In Nashville

The Songwriter Agency, a firm centered on booking hit songwriters in mainstream venues, has opened its doors in Nashville. Music industry veterans Paul Compton, Randy Harrell, and Rod Parkin co-founded the agency, which already has a roster of over 30 country, rock, and pop writers. Among those on the roster are Regie Hamm (David Cook’s […]

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Aldean’s “Party” Starts Today

It’s street day for Broken Bow star Jason Aldean, who is wrapping a successful 2010 with the release of his fourth studio album My Kinda Party. “We took more time to make this record than any other we’ve done, and I definitely think you can hear that in the singing,” says Aldean. Among the album’s […]

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Reba Previews New Album; McGraw Single Out Today

The Valory promotion team is traveling across the country letting fans and radio preview the new album from Reba. All The Women I Am lands in stores Nov. 9, and until then the ‘Rate The Reba’ tour is hitting anywhere from 2-5 cities per day. The dates are a mix of VIP listening sessions for […]

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Bentley To Kick-off CMA Awards Day; Last Day For Voting

•••Reminder: Voting for the final ballot of the CMA Awards closes today (11/2).••• Dierks Bentley will kick-off CMA Awards day (11/10) with a performance on ABC News’ Good Morning America, and will take the stage again that night on The 44th Annual CMA Awards. Also on Good Morning America, CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley and […]

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The Judds and Shania Twain Set For TV Series

The Judds and Shania Twain will each star in new original series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform media company that will debut Jan 1, 2011 on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The Judds follows the lives of duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd as they prepare for their first tour in ten […]

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Sound Exchange Offers New Artist Checklist

SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization appointed by congress to pay digital royalties earned through play on Internet radio, satellite radio, cable TV music channels plus revenue collections from foreign societies. The organization recently distributed $54.8 million to recording artists and sound recording copyright holders in Q2 2010 payments, its largest ever quarterly payments. […]

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ACM Awards Voting Timeline

The Academy of Country Music has announced the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in Spring 2011 on an as-yet-unannounced date. Details and timeline for fan voting will be announced at a later date. In addition, the Academy is announcing that new membership […]

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Photos: Warner Patio Party; Jamey Johnson; Joe Diffie

••••Warner Music Nashville hosted its final Pickin’ On The Patio party of the inaugural season last Thursday. Over 300 attendees were treated to a songwriter round with tunesmiths Jim Collins (“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”) and Marv Green (“Amazed”), whose demos of these smash hits are featured on the recent Warner […]

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Underwood Performs/Writes Narnia Title Track

Carrie Underwood will be on the silver screen this holiday season, well at least her voice will. Underwood, has co-written the title song, “There’s A Place For Us” from the upcoming film The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 10. A rough cut of the film […]

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Industry Items: Rondal Richardson, Rob Crosby, Third Coast

••••Rondal Richardson has been named entertainment industry relations manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this newly created position, Richardson will develop and strengthen relations between VUMC and professionals in music, athletics and performing arts. Richardson was previously the manager for Wynonna Judd. Throughout his career and with his business, Greater Purpose Productions, he has […]

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SESAC To Honor Jim Lauderdale

SESAC will honor the top songwriters and publishers in the Country and Americana genres at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the performing rights organization’s Nashville headquarters. This year, SESAC will be presenting revered artist/songwriter/producer Jim Lauderdale with the “Inspiration Award.” His genre-defying songs have been recorded by George Strait, […]

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