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Country Co-hosts on “Today”

Country stars are filling-in as co-hosts on NBC’s Today show this week. Yesterday (8/23) Blake Shelton joined Hoda Kotb while regular co-host Kathie Lee Gifford is out on vacation. Amid jokes about the need for a five-second delay and his notorious Tweets, Shelton serenaded Kotb, showed off his cooking skills, and talked about his fashion […]

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Trailer Choir

“It’s nearly Fall. It’s Tailgate time and with this song Trailer Choir delivers a fun, upbeat hit for Country Radio. It’s perfect for the season!” Tim Roberts, WYCD/WOMC Operations/Program Director. Trailer Choir has long been known for its energetic live shows, so it’s only appropriate the group’s latest single was ‘born’ at a concert. “Shakin’ […]

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Luke Bryan Scores Back-to-Back Gold

Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Luke Bryan has just scored his second consecutive RIAA certified Gold digital single for “Rain Is A Good Thing.” In the last nine months, Bryan has been at the top of his career game. He celebrated his first No. 1 with “Do I,” which was Gold® certified. Then he had […]

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Dolly Heads Back To The Big Screen

Dolly Parton is set for a return to the silver screen. She’ll star alongside Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise, a musically driven feature about an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town choir from budget cuts. Joyful Noise is expected to include musical contributions from […]

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Marty Stuart’s “Ghost Train” Rides Today

Marty Stuart has a new album out today (8/24) on Sugar Hill Records. Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions is already garnering praise from outlets like No Depression. He’ll tour in support of the release, kicking off the run tomorrow night (8/25) at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. Tonight at 6:30 PM Stuart will make an appearance […]

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Walden’s Puddle Palooza Gets Wet

The 2010 Walden’s Puddle “Puddle-Palooza” benefit concert and festival was held Aug. 21 at Nashville’s Yogi Bear™ Jellystone Park and hosted by the Music Valley Merchants Association. Strong afternoon rains curtailed a portion of the concert. The event raises funds for Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. In addition to the concert, other family-friendly activities […]

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Promo Update: Big Machine; Quarterback

Big Machine Label Group has named Mandy McCormack National Director, Radio Marketing, and added Kris Lamb to fill her former West Coast Regional post. In the newly-created role, McCormack will work with Sr. Director, New Media & National Promotion Strategy John Zarling in managing national promotion campaigns for artists on the Big Machine and Valory […]

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Chesney Shares Details of Deluxe Edition

Kenny Chesney will release a deluxe edition of his upcoming album Hemingway’s Whiskey. The CD-plus-DVD set will be out September 28, just like the regular package. The expanded set’s CD includes two bonus tracks and an in-depth conversation with Chesney about each of the songs. The DVD’s half-hour of content includes a thank you from […]

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The Country Network To Air Via Sinclair

The new music video channel The Country Network (TCN) has been picked up by Sinclair Broadcast Group and will be available in some markets by October. Tammy Genovese joined TCN’s Music Row office as Pres. TCN Nashville in April. TCN and Sinclair have entered into an agreement to launch TCN’s star-hosted music video programming on […]

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Stars At Christmas 4 Kids and Buds-N-Suds Benefits

Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, and Sawyer Brown will perform at the Charlie Daniels Band’s annual Christmas 4 Kids concert. The show will be Monday, November 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The accompanying Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet will take place on Monday, December 13 in Hendersonville, TN. Ticket details at www.christmas4kids.org ••••••••••••••• Jerrod Niemann […]

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One Group of Moderators For All CRS Panels

In a departure from the usual format for Country Radio Seminar, all of the panels at the 2011 conference will be moderated by the same group of country radio veterans. The five individuals chosen by the CRB Board of Directors as the inaugural class of CRS moderators are Charlie Cook (McVay Media), Erica Farber (The […]

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