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Shaw Produces Debut From Newswoman Robin Meade

Victoria Shaw helmed production for a new pop/country album by CNN HLN anchor Robin Meade. The singer debuted songs from the project on Monday night (3/28) at New York City’s legendary Birdland club. Shaw, who also produced Lady Antebellum’s debut album, joined Meade onstage for the event, bringing along fellow Nashville tunesmith Gary Burr. For […]

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Woods Retires, Magill To Head Sony Business Dept.

Angie Magill has been promoted following the retirement of Kathy Woods.

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Garth Brooks Salutes Late Journalist Rineke Van Beek

Longtime Dutch country music journalist Rineke Van Beek passed away last month following a lengthy battle with cancer. During her 30-year career, she worked for Country Gazette in Holland, which was the recipient of the CMA’s award for international journalism. Following the closure of Country Gazette, Van Beek worked with Nashville FM. Among the many fans of […]

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Swift’s Worldwide Sales Pass 20 Million

Taylor Swift’s worldwide album sales total has passed the 20 million mark. This includes her three Big Machine Records studio albums, plus a holiday collection and a Walmart exclusive. In addition, Swift has sold over 33 million paid song downloads, making her the top-selling digital artist in history. Next the star heads to Sunday night’s […]

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Lori McKenna Shares New Music In Nashville

Lori McKenna debuted music from her latest album Lorraine in Nashville this week. The Massachusetts based songwriter has been in Music City for a listening party, and Tin Pan South performance.

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The Consortium Inks Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

Renowned producer, musician, artist and songwriter Billy Joe Walker, Jr. has signed with The Consortium Group for exclusive worldwide representation. He is currently working on projects with singer/songwriters Shelley Skidmore and Drew Smith as well as composer Mike Post.

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T.J. Martell Honors Gala Raises $370,000

The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted its third annual Honors Gala on March 28 at the Hutton Hotel. The sold-out event drew 420 guests for dinner, awards presentation, live auction and entertainment by Tommy Shaw, Lorrie Morgan and Committed. The event raised $370,000 to fund innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and […]

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Zac Brown Fears No Endeavor

Zac Brown’s bag of tricks seems bottomless. The superstar-on-the-rise is adding a TV show to his ever-growing repertoire.

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Soundscan: Sugarland Gets Upswing

In brief: Country absent from this week’s all-genre Top 25 • Country album sales down 12.5% YTD • All-genre and country digital album sales up 13% YTD

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Songwriter Harley Allen Passes [Updated]

Respected songwriter Harley Allen succumbed to cancer early this morning, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

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Better Angels Staff Updates

Better Angels Music Group President/CEO Rob Rappaport has added Chief Creative Officer to his roles, and will also become Creative Director of the Publishing Group. Previous Creative Director Todd Wilkes has exited the company but will continue to work with Better Angels as a consultant. Better Angels Director of Artist Relations Gary Ray will assume […]

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