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Photos: Darius and Friends St. Jude Benefit

Darius Rucker and special guests Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson, and Kid Rock took to the Wildhorse Saloon yesterday (6/7) to help raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Performances included Rucker’s “Alright,” and “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” as well as Foster and Rucker on “Just Call […]

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Screenwriters Conference Draws Top Talent

The 12th annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference hit town last weekend with events at the Union Station Hotel. One highlight of the gathering is always the Music in the Movies panel, held this year at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Founded by 821 Entertainment Group President Anastasia Brown, the luncheon features advice from […]

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Billboard Summit Talks Radio

PPM, the evolution of the country demographic, and the artist royalty legislation were among the topics discussed at the Billboard Country Music Summit’s panel “The Changing Face of Radio: 2010 and Beyond” on Monday (6/7). Moderated by Billboard Sr. Chart Manager, Nashville, Wade Jessen, panelists included Paul Allen (Middle Tennessee State University), Tom English (Nashville […]

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Global Artist Party Opens Music Fest

Events surrounding the CMA Music Festival are already going strong. Yesterday brought the CMA Global Artist Party and the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Tournament. Today’s (6/8) events include the AristoMedia Global Showcase and Chely Wright’s Reading, Writing & Rhythm Benefit Concert with Trisha Yearwood and more. •••••••••• Eight Country music artists from around the […]

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Photos: Dolly Donates To Flood Relief, More

Great artist photos…Dolly Parton makes a special donation, John Rich four-wheels at Fontanel, Fast Ryde gets a NASCAR ride, and Josh Thompson surprises concertgoers.

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Artists Use Music Fest To Spread Message

Many artists and songwriters are using upcoming CMA Music Festival appearances to benefit their charitable initiatives. Here’s some of the latest: ••••••Musicians On Call, which brings music to the bedsides of hospital patients, will be the beneficiary of two big events this week. Today’s (6/8) 4th Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert begins at […]

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Tootsies Turns 50

Tootsies Orchid Lounge will mark its 50th anniversary with a concert at the Ryman Auditorium starring Kris Kristofferson. With more artists announcements coming, the line-up for the November 7 show will highlight the Nashville institution’s rich history. The concert will be part of a network television special and documentary to be produced by Nashville-based Travis […]

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V-Albums Offer Swift Giveaway

ScatterTunes™ new V-album technology gains added traction in country markets with the June 8 release of product from Big Machine and Valory Music artists Taylor Swift, Reba, Jewel and Justin Moore. Other albums listed on the ScatterTunes website as available in the new V-Album format include artists Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker and […]

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Photos: LBT Wedding, Lonestar On Price Is Right

Little Big Town hosted two weddings last weekend in their “Little White Church” tent on the Country Throwdown tour. Inspired by the group’s current single, the tent offers couples the chance to get married or renew their vows through their local country radio stations. The band not only attended the ceremonies but also signed the […]

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Rubin First Nancy Saturn Award Recipient

Ronna Rubin, owner of Rubin Media will become the first recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration. The honor is set to be presented June 24 during the American Artisan Dinner Party & Art Auction at Nashville’s Noah Liff Opera Center. Nancy Saturn’s involvement with Gilda’s Club Nashville and other cancer-related organizations helped her […]

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HonkyTonk TV Spots, Webchat With Urban, See Flatts On Today

Honky Tonk TV is scheduling artist interview slots for June 7-13. Through a partnership with Microsoft, artists are also invited to come by the Microsoft booth at Fan Fair Hall to mingle with fans, play XBOX, explore gadgets like Zune, and tour Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, Office 2010, Silverlight, Bing, Windows Phone and the Surface. […]

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