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Dot Records Magnate Randy Wood Dies

Randy Wood, who founded Dot Records and brought Nashville native Pat Boone to pop-music stardom, has died in California at age 94. The entrepreneur’s Randy’s Record Shop, based in Gallatin, was a key institution in the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll. Wood sold r&b records to white teenagers via mail order by advertising via the […]

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Sugarland Station Sweetens iheartradio Lineup

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have debuted their web-based Sugarland Radio station for Clear Channel and Frontline Management’s Artist Personal Experience (A.P.E.) Radio.

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Phil Vassar and LBT Raise $100,000 At Benefit Concert

Plus Tracy Lawrence’s celeb golf tourney, Music City Tennis Invitational, Charlie Kelley’s Blue Note Fund, and Foundation for Bluegrass grants.

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Natalie Kilgore Leaving BMLG To Launch Division of GPJ

Natalie Kilgore is leaving her post as Head of Publicity for the Big Machine Label Group to create and lead a new Public Relations Division for George P. Johnson’s Entertainment Marketing Group. GPJ is a premier experience and event marketing agency working with brands including Coca Cola, RAM, Swarovski, Nissan, Blackberry and the Olympics. In […]

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Artists On Stage and Screen

Gamma Blast Director/Editor Jeff Johnson directs Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy” video • Trisha Yearwood, Eve, and Lee Ann Womack perform at Good Housekeeping’s “Shine On” event • Sara Evans appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno • Trace Adkins will serve as a guest judge on this week’s episode of CMT’s Next Superstar

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Music Council Partners With Entrepreneur Center

The Nashville Music Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center have launched a partnership to provide direct support to local start-ups in music, digital media and entertainment. The partnership includes a formalized agreement to work together to nurture and support business ideas with the potential to impact the digital media and music entertainment sector. “Cities seeking to […]

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Ashton Shepherd Sets Sophomore Release

It’s been three years since Ashton Shepherd released her debut album to promising critical acclaim. Now, she is heading into her sophomore album for MCA Nashville with rising single “Look It Up” leading the way (No. 19 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart). It is the first song she recorded for the new project and has […]

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Aldean To Perform On “Idol”

Jason Aldean will team up with Kelly Clarkson to perform their No. 1 hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” on Fox’s American Idol tomorrow (4/14) 7 pm CT. Later in the evening, Aldean will perform his new single “Dirt Road Anthem” on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on CBS. “Don’t You Wanna Stay” has […]

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Artist News Wednesday

John Michael Montgomery • Kris Kristofferson • Chely Wright • Eric Lee Beddingfield • Chris Young • Jacob Lyda

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Awards Sales Bumps Fading Fast

Once upon a time, Nashville sales execs enjoyed a great amusement ride called the “Post Awards Bump.” Marketers would line up to ride this thrilling machine a few times each year

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Industry Ink Wednesday (4/13)

Twenty Ten signs Attwater • Lindsay Bertelli launches Reach LLC • WRVW and WSM AM have reasons to celebrate

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