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2010 Rewind Issue—On The Cover: Brad Paisley

Click Here to Order the 2010 Rewind Issue Brad Paisley Label: Arista Nashville Current Album: The double-disc Hits Alive, released November 2, including 25 tracks, blending studio hits and live recordings from Brad’s H2O World Tour. Current Single: “This Is Country Music,” the first single from Brad’s new studio album, releasing spring of 2011. Current […]

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Nick Hunter Passes

Longtime label executive Nick Hunter passed away early this morning (12/15). He was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and friends report he fought the disease with grace. Hunter’s career in radio promotion and sales included time among the top leadership at Warner Bros. Records, Giant Records, and as General Manager of Koch Records. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (12/15/10)

The ladies rule the day. There were only two of them is this listening session, but they bested the fellows to take our top two awards. Meaghan Blanchard hails from Canada. This talented singer-songwriter with a songbird’s voice wins the DisCovery Award.

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Country Stars To Appear In HBO Mini-Series

Several country stars have been recruited for roles in the upcoming HBO Civil War mini-series To Appomattox. Dwight Yoakam, Laura Bell Bundy, Kix Brooks and members of Rascal Flatts are expected to appear in the eight-hour event. They will play real Americans who were involved in the Civil War. Rascal Flatts are also on board […]

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IEBA Convention Sets Dates, New Venue

The International Entertainment Buyers Association will move its annual conference to the newly renovated Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in 2011. The event will be held October 2-4, 2011. IEBA Executive Director Tiffany Davis says the organization had outgrown its former location, thanks to an increasing number of registrants, showcases, and growing production needs. The Sheraton […]

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Photos: Dallas Frazier; Crazy 8’s

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently (12/11) honored Dallas Frazier in its quarterly Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. Frazier discussed his life, career and extensive repertoire, which includes “There Goes My Everything,” “Elvira,” “Beneath Still Waters” and “What’s Your Mama’s Name.” •••••• Local songplugging group the Crazy 8’s invited MusicRow […]

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Artists and Comedians Support Armed Forces

Kix Brooks is on a USO Tour through the Middle East, which will continue through this weekend. Joining him on the run is hit songwriter Bob DiPiero, and stars Lance Armstrong, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and Robin Williams. “We just did our first show, and it went great!” reports Brooks. “This group of folks I’m […]

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The Band Perry Earns Platinum Single

The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 1 million units. The self-penned song from the trio scored a Grammy nomination and is their first No. 1 single. “This song is about hope and contentment,” says lead vocalist Kimberly Perry. “Fans seem to have taken this […]

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Praise For Hank Williams Box Set

The Hank Williams box set is showing up on numerous best of 2010 lists, earning raves from the Washington Post and CMT.com’s Chet Flippo. The meticulously compiled project won a Pulitzer Prize in May, and is nominated for a 2011 Grammy for Best Historical Album. Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…..Plus! is culled from […]

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House Foundation Signs Off Tomorrow

Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee Gerry House ends his venerable show, “The House Foundation,” tomorrow (12/15). During its 22 years on-air, the program on Clear Channel’s WSIX has become a Nashville institution. “The House Foundation” has been counting down the 12 Days of Christmas in celebration, featuring tons of celebrity guests leading up to […]

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Nashvillians Score Golden Globe Nods

Two songs written by Nashville songwriters and with ties to the Sony Music Nashville label group earned Golden Globe nods this morning (12/14) for Best Original Song—Motion Picture. One nominee is “Coming Home,” performed by Gwyneth Paltrow for the Country Strong soundtrack and written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, and Troy Verges. Also […]

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