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Opry’s New App; Gibson App Awarded

The Grand Ole Opry has launched a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. The app’s release precedes the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration which will take place this weekend. Through the free app, fans can listen to 650 WSM radio, watch videos of Opry performances, purchase tickets to Opry shows, connect […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Radio

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CMT Announces Artists of the Year

CMT has announced its first ever Artists of the Year, with a 90-minute special set to premiere December 3. The program will honor stars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and the Zac Brown Band. Honorees were selected based on sales, radio airplay, concert grosses, and activity on CMT.com. The special is scheduled […]

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CMA Makes Record $2.9M Donation

CMA has announced it will donate all net proceeds from the 2010 CMA Music Festival to support music education and flood relief in Metro Nashville, for a record sum of $2,924,936. The donation will be split between CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” campaign and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. CMA Board member Kix Brooks […]

Category: Featured, Flood2010, Organizations

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Swift Wins Trademark Case

The Tennessean and Nashville Post are reporting that Taylor Swift has won a court case filed against 16 individuals accused of violating Swift’s trademark by selling counterfeit merchandise. A federal judge in Nashville has granted a default judgment barring those individuals from making or selling Taylor Swift merchandise. The civil lawsuit claimed that Swift’s merchandise […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Financial/Legal

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McGraw No. 1 Hits Package Coming In Nov.

Curb is planning the Nov. 30 release of a Tim McGraw hits package, boasting all the singer’s No. 1’s, starting with his first trip to the top of the charts with the tear-jerker “Don’t Take The Girl.” Number One Hits will be a double-disc package covering his double-decade long career, reports The Boot. Among the […]

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Chesney Debuts Tenth Album At No. 1

Sales stats for Kenny Chesney’s latest album show the superstar continuing his hot streak. Hemingway’s Whiskey moved 183,000 units its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is more than double the debut week sales of his last project, Greatest Hits II, and also outpaces the first week sales of his 2008 Lucky Old Sun […]

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IEBA Wraps 40th Annual Conference

The International Entertainment Buyers Association concluded its annual conference with loads of showcases and star power. Dolly Parton presented her former manager and IEBA keynote speaker Jim Morey with the Industry Achievement Award to kick off Monday’s (10/4) activities, following a stand up performance by Gloria Gaynor. Kevin Costner and Modern West put on a […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Organizations, Touring

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Dierks Bentley on CMT, Frankie Ballard in California

Dierks Bentley stopped by the CMT studios recently to catch up with Top 20 Countdown host, Evan Farmer. The two chatted about the success of Bentley’s bluegrass album, Up on the Ridge, as well as his involvement with the “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride, which he will host in Nashville October 17. […]

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Black River Names Gordon Kerr COO

Black River Entertainment has added Gordon S. Kerr as Chief Operating Officer. The New York state native will oversee all leadership functions and business affairs of Black River Entertainment and its subsidiaries which include Black River Music Group, Black River Publishing, Black River On-Line, Ronnie’s Place Studio and the newly acquired Sound Stage Studios. His […]

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Concert Photos: Urban And All-Star Friends Honor Their Roots

Keith Urban led a stellar We’re All For The Hall benefit last night (10/5) in Nashville. Joined for most of the show by Vince Gill in his signature Predators jersey, the pair and their A-list band backed a slew of performers ranging from Alison Krauss to John Mayer. The concert was Urban’s second annual fundraiser […]

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ACM Lifts Lives Through Donations

ACM Lifting Lives® has donated $800,000 this year to programs that improve lives through the power of music. Among its newest beneficiaries are the Nashville Symphony, Sophia’s Heart Foundation and Stars for Stripes. Throughout 2010, the organization has supported flood relief in Middle Tennessee, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund for music industry professionals in […]

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