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CMA announces Broadcast Awards Winners

The Country Music Association (CMA) announced the 2010 winners for the Broadcast Awards, culled from CMA members who are full-time, on-air personalities and CMA member radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. All entries were judged by a panel of distinguished broadcast professionals representing all market sizes and regions as ranked by Arbitron. “We are […]

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Terra Firma And Citigroup Prepare for Court Battle

Years and months of debate, wounded pride, sagging financials, conflicting reports and more will collide next week as Citigroup and Terra Firma face off in a New York court to decide a lawsuit brought by Terra Firma’s Guy Hands alleging that he and his company were deceived during the auction process which resulted in the […]

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Roots Radio Hit By Lightning

Nashville’s weekly roots/Americana radio show, Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe, will mark its first anniversary with a new partnership. The progressive music, 2-hour radio broadcast will now be heard Wednesdays 7-9 on Lightning 100 (WRLT-FM)d beginning with the Oct. 20 show. Each show is also streamed live via www.livestream.com using a multi-camera […]

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Painted Guitar Auction To Help Teens

The Hear The Music Live guitar will be auctioned on eBay.com Nov. 9-19, 2010. Hear The Music Live’s primary focus is to reach out to pre-teens and teens in residential treatment foster care group homes to give them the opportunity to attend a concert in their local area (e.g. 90% of the children that Hear The […]

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Hometown Salutes The Band Perry

The Band Perry returned to its hometown Greeneville, TN (10/10) to offer thanks for the town’s support in the form of a free concert. Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid were surprised when over 5,000 fans showed up and the town also declared Oct. 10 to The Band Perry Week. The CMA-nominated band released its self-titled […]

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Photos: Toby’s Team; Underwood Tour; Jordyn Shellhart

Show Dog – Universal Music, TKO Artist Management, Paradigm, and UMG celebrate Toby Keith’s new album Bullet’s In The Gun coming in at No. 1 on both the Top Current Albums Chart and Top Country Album Chart. The title track and current single was the No. 1 most added single this week at country radio. […]

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Tootsies Turns 50

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a special tribute show at the Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 7. Named for its original owner Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess, the Broadway honky tonk with access across the alley from the Ryman, has a colorful history as a popular hangout where Opry performers could jam between […]

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NARAS Honors Loretta

Legendary Loretta Lynn was honored by the Recording Academy during a star-studded gala last night (10/12) at the Ryman Auditorium. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) presented the Country Music Hall of Fame member with its President’s Merit Award. On January 31, Lynn was announced as a winner of the Academy’s Lifetime […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/13/10)

Variety is the spice of life, they say. It’s certainly true in this week’s stack of platters. We have an electronic dance record, a comedy disc from a Country Music Hall of Famer, a pop/folk outing by a Russian country performer, a homespun ditty from a husband-and-wife team, a group re-naming, an Oz man’s cowbell-backed guitar rocker and a Texan with singer-songwriter grit to spare.

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“Pure Country 2” Out Friday

Pure Country 2—The Gift, the sequel to the hugely successful Pure Country film, will hit theaters Friday (10/15). Katrina Elam stars as a rising country singer, and George Strait, who lead the cast in the original, returns for the follow-up. Dean Cain appears in Pure Country 2, under the direction of Chris Cain who worked […]

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Marty Stuart Show Begins Season Three

Marty Stuart, Grammy winner and country traditionalist will soon begin taping season three of his TV show, The Marty Stuart Show. Previous guests on the show have included Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and others over the past two seasons. Stuart’s show also received a […]

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