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Special Opry Show Marks Flood Anniversary

Tuesday night (5/3) the Grand Ole Opry marked the first anniversary of the flood that devastated much of the city with a star-packed show dubbed “Play On, Nashville.” The sold-out event celebrated Music City’s heart and resilience following the flood, which included rebuilding The Grand Ole Opry House, one of the hardest hit venues in […]

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Events: Leadership Music Salutes CMA; Grammy Block Party

Leadership Music is inviting members of the music industry and the Nashville community to its May 17 gala honoring the CMA. Tickets are still available for the event hosted by Martina McBride at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. Also set to perform are Little Big Town, Ronnie Milsap, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. During the event the […]

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MusicRow Award Noms Coming Monday

It’s time again for the MusicRow Awards, honoring the very best among Nashville’s thriving musical culture. Awards nominations will be revealed in a special morning PDF release on Monday, May 9, followed that afternoon by ballots for reader voting.

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Eric Church To Release “Chief”

Eric Church will release his third studio album, Chief, July 26 on EMI Records. After having spent a month songwriting in a secluded cabin in North Carolina, Church later recorded the album in Nashville with Jay Joyce, who also produced his previous two releases. Church’s new music video for “Homeboy,” which was filmed at Nashville’s Tennessee State […]

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Eli Young Band EP Has Strong Debut

Eli Young Band’s Crazy Girl EP is sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Album Chart following its Tuesday (5/3) release. The Republic Nashville project offers five songs from the band’s upcoming album Life At Best, and climbed to the top of the iTunes chart eight hours after release. Lead single “Crazy Girl” also […]

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Stars Team For CMT Storm Relief Concert

CMT and its pro-social initiative CMT One Country will air a live concert special featuring Hank Williams Jr. and Alabama, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and many others to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes. The 90-minute show will air live […]

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Movie Soundtrack Still Going Strong

Since hitting store shelves six months ago, the Country Strong soundtrack has reaped award nominations and a radio hit, key indicators that this album is worth more attention than it has been getting from radio and fans.

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Cyrus Inks With Paradigm; Kimberly June Joins Tom-Leis

Paradigm Talent Agency has signed Billy Ray Cyrus who is planning the summer release of his twelfth album I’m American. The project will have patriotic songs, including a new version of his hit “Some Gave All” featuring Jamey Johnson, Craig Morgan, and Darryl Worley. Cyrus will also star in the upcoming TLC series Homecoming, in which […]

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Genovese Launches Music City Sports and Entertainment Group

Tammy Genovese has launched Music City Sports and Entertainment Group, LLC in Nashville, where she will serve as CEO. The company will focus on creating partnerships for sports franchises, artists and athletes, events, and major corporate brands.

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Cumulus Hosts Operation Tornado Relief Today

95.5FM and Nashville’s Cumulus Media radio stations are spearheading “Operation Tornado Relief” today (5/4). A semi-truck is being loaded with supplies for Tuscaloosa, AL in the cluster’s parking lot at 10 Music Circle East, Nashville, TN 37203. Drop-offs began at 6 AM during the Rick & Beth morning show, and will last until 7 PM. […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (5/04/11)

A look at the current Bluegrass Unlimited chart shows that there are lots and lots of new faces popping up with popular tunes. Alongside the field’s superstars such as Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss and Peter Rowan are a number of up-and-comers. In fact, there are several on the BU chart who are there with debut CDs, including The Boxcars, who win this column’s DisCovery Award.

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