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Weekly Chart Report (9/10/10)

SPIN ZONE Lady Antebellum has a knack for these multi-week No. 1 songs, don’t they? The Capitol trio’s “Our Kind Of Love” tops the CountryBreakout Chart for a fifth consecutive week, despite some slight spin erosion. That puts Kenny Chesney’s strong single “The Boys of Fall” and Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” in good position […]

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Bobby Karl Works the 9th Annual AMA Honors & Awards

Americana music may be a fringe genre, financially struggling, lacking major media exposure and a complete mystery to most mainstream music consumers, but its awards show was a total celebration of its star power. Presented at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday (9/9), the event featured appearances by Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Robert Plant, […]

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Billboard Unveils Indie “Dreamseekers” Chart

Acknowledging the ever-increasing number of unsigned, independent artists, Billboard has unveiled a new chart and introduced a new strategy in an effort to regain relevance in an increasingly fragmented music business. According to an article in today’s (9/10) Wall Street Journal, the magazine is getting ready to launch a new ranking for undiscovered and unsigned […]

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Average Joes Adds Gwen Foster

Average Joes Entertainment, label home to Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Matt Stillwell, Josh Gracin and a variety of others artists, has announced the addition of radio veteran Gwen Foster. Average Joes CEO Shannon Houchins admits to staffing up for a new wave in their already industry-leading movement. “It’s an exciting time for Average Joes,” says […]

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Dean Brody Signs With ole/Roots Three

Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole music publishing and Roots Three, publishing division of RGK Entertainment Group, has signed songwriter and Open Road Records artist Dean Brody to a worldwide publishing deal. Brody, an emerging songwriting talent and rising country star, is currently at No. 6 on the Mediabase Canadian country chart with the single […]

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Rooney Welcomes Little Rascal

Rascal Flatts member Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon welcomed their second child on Tuesday, September 7, a daughter named Raquel Blue, who made her debut into the world at 4:26 PM CST. Raquel weighed in at 7 pounds and is 18 inches long. Mother and daughter are doing well. “Tiffany and I are so […]

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Swift Comic Enters 2nd Printing

Taylor Swift’s comic book, Fame: Taylor Swift has earned a second printing with a new cover scheduled to be released in October. Created by Bluewater Productions the visual storybook traces the young star’s development from young singer/songwriter to mega-selling recording artist and shows her dedication from an early age. The Swift bio was written by […]

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“Banker to the Stars” Dies


Clarence Reynolds Jr., known as “the banker to the stars,” died Tuesday, September 7, at age 82. Reynolds was a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South, where he was class president. Reynolds began working at Commerce Union Bank in 1946 and remained there for the next 41 years. 

The […]

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ASCAP Offers Pop Songwriters Workshop

The ASCAP Foundation is seeking submissions for its 2010 Nashville Pop Songwriters Workshop, which is part of an ongoing series of workshops designed to focus on the development and education of promising new pop songwriters. Writers interested in applying for participation in the ASCAP Foundation Nashville Pop Songwriters Workshop should submit the following: • A […]

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Vanderbilt Hosts Entertainment Law Symposium

Leadership Music has partnered with the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (JETL) to offer a symposium: “The Evolution of Entertainment Law and Industry in the New World: Where Do We Go From Here?” The day-long event will be held Tuesday, September 28 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM in Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. The […]

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Bo Bice Hands On at MDA Telethon

Saguaro Road Records artist and American Idol alum, Bo Bice was on hand during Nashville’s MDA Telethon Monday to help Kevin Frye present a check to Jerry’s Kids in the amount of $10,000. Proceeds were raised during the recent Music By The Lake MDA Day concert event held in Winchester, TN (8/21) where Bice headlined. Assisting them with the check presentation were Franklin County Kiwanis Club Members Brenda Long […]

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