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Rodeowave Launches With Phil Vassar

Rodeowave Entertainment announced its launch today (5/2) with flagship act Phil Vassar. His first single for the full-service label is “Let’s Get Together,” which is already at radio and available for free download. On board with the company are Teddi Bonadies, Bill Macky and others.

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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Charley Pride Biopic

Actor Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”) has been named to produce and star in the title role of the Charley Pride biopic, according to Variety. Pride revealed this information during an April 28 interview with the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal. Johnson’s previous acting credits include The Scorpion King and Get Smart. He is currently starring […]

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Lifenotes: Gloria Grant

Condolences to Amy Grant and her family on the passing of her mother, Gloria Dean Napier Grant, on April 30, 2011. The Nashville native was 80 years old and had devoted her life to her faith, family and a variety of charitable causes. She supported her husband of 60 years, Burton Paine Grant, throughout his […]

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Sarah Darling, The Roys Launch Fan Promotions

Black River’s Sarah Darling is spreading the word about her single “Something To Do With Your Hands” with the Something To Do With Your Fans radio promotion, which has her appearing at Major League Baseball games. She kicked off the initiative in April when the NY Mets hosted the Houston Astros at Citi Field. Darling performed […]

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2011 InCharge—On the Cover: Chris Young

Chris Young has distinguished himself as a singer/ songwriter who honors country music’s finest traditions while adding a fresh, new chapter to the genre’s legacy.

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Eye On Idol (4/29/11)

There was no joy in Idol-ville, as mighty Casey Abrams struck out on Thursday night’s (4/28) American Idol results show. After one near elimination earlier this season, the quirky multi-instrumentalist swung and missed for good this time.

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Friday Roundup: Wiseman, Gentry & Montana

Craig Wiseman at Belmont • Teddy Gentry Releases New Artist CD • Randy Montana Plays Grand Ole Opry

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Voice Gets Louder, Adds Starpower

NBC’s new talent discovery show, The Voice is upping its star power with the addition of…

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2Trios: TBP Gets CMT Noms; Harters Play Soundcheck Benefit

The Band Perry Get CMT nominations; The Harters set to perform at musicians benefit

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Baldrica Becomes An Average Joe

MUSICROW EXCLUSIVE: Are label co-heads Shannon Houchins and Colt Ford really just a couple of Average Joe’s as the name of the label might have you believe? Not according to newly hired label President Tom Baldrica. “It feels to me like this model is the future,” says Baldrica “I like the authenticity that the artists radiate from the stage. These folks are out there touching the fans.”

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Weekly Chart Report (4/29/11)

Keith Urban’s “Without You” earns a second week on top of the CountryBreakout Chart, with 96 stations on board. Closing up the gap behind him in a tight 2-3-4 configuration are Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red,” Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (also the greatest spin increase), and The Band Perry’s “You Lie.” Also screaming toward the top are Taylor Swift’s “Mean” at No. 8, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl,” which jumps to No. 11.

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