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DISClaimer Single Reviews (9/29/10)

As we head into the fall, the stars are beginning to come out. This week, we have new music by honcho Toby Keith, as well as from Billy Currington and Lee Brice, both of whom are coming off career highs. It appears that Capitol/EMI rules the roost, label-wise, since it is presenting fine new tunes from both Troy Olsen and newcomer Walker Hayes.

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Opry Returns Home, Invites Shelton To Join

The Grand Ole Opry returned to the Grand Ole Opry House last night (9/28) for the first time since the May floods ravaged the show’s longtime home. Nine-year Opry member Brad Paisley and 61-year Opry veteran Jimmy Dickens opened the show, singing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” while standing on the famed circle of wood […]

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The Stage On Broadway Expands To Austin

Ruble and Brenda Sanderson, and Brad Sanderson, owners of Nashville’s live music venue, The Stage on Broadway, have announced plans for an Austin, Texas location called The Stage on Sixth. The new location will be in the historic East 6th Street entertainment district and should be open in time for a big New Years Eve […]

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Symphony’s Season Includes McBride, Folds

Martina McBride will join the Nashville Symphony to perform holiday favorites on Dec. 10. The “Home for the Holidays” concert will be at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, while the symphony’s permanent home the Schermerhorn continues to undergo repairs from the May floods. On Saturday, November 27, Ben Folds and the Nashville Symphony will perform “Keys […]

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Followill To Speak at NBN/Digital Summit

Next BIG Nashville (NBN) and Leadership Music Digital Summit (LMDS) open today (9/28) with a packed line-up of events, including a music festival and conference featuring a just-announced keynote from Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. The Artist Keynote will take place on Thursday, September 30 at The Curb Event Center at Belmont University at […]

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Chesney Scores 20th No. 1 On Release Day

Kenny Chesney is celebrating the 20th No. 1 single of his career today (9/28), just as his new album hits streets. “The Boys of Fall” currently sits atop the Mediabase and BDS charts, and has already peaked on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart. Though it’s been 14 years since Chesney achieved his first No. 1, the […]

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Worley’s River Run; Atkins’ Single Sales

Darryl Worley’s 9th Annual Tennessee River Run festival, held earlier this month, drew 10,000 attendees and raised $200,000 for his namesake foundation. The three-day event near Worley’s hometown of Savannah, Tennessee included a motorcyle poker run, golf tournament, songwriters round, fish fry and two star-studded concerts. Since its inception, The Darryl Worley Foundation has distributed more than a […]

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Photos: Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50-Year Career

Country music icon Loretta Lynn was showered with industry awards and heartfelt praise at a celebration marking her 50 years in country music on Friday (9/24) at her Hurricane Mills ranch outside Nashville. The Academy of Country Music, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. and BMI each made award presentations during the invitation-only event billed as “A […]

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Opry Returns To Opry House, Streaming Live Tonight

The Grand Ole Opry will return to the the Grand Ole Opry House tonight (9/28) for the first time since the May floods, and fans will be able to watch a live stream of the historic show online. To see the action, go to opry.com, ustream.com/opry, GACTV.com, and participating artists’ websites beginning at 8 p.m. […]

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Jamey Johnson Enlists Matthew McConaughey For Video

Jamey Johnson recruited actor pal Matthew McConaughey to direct and star in the video for his latest single “Playing The Part.” The shoot took place last week at the famed Los Angeles intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Ave. The song is the lead single from Johnson’s double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted at […]

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Charlie Daniels To Give IEBA Keynote

Next month Charlie Daniels will deliver the closing keynote address at the International Entertainment Buyers Association conference, and will be honored at a separate event by the TJ Martell Foundation. Daniels, a member of the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame, will speak on Tuesday, October 5 in the Hilton Nashville ballroom. Immediately […]

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