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Aldean’s Concert For The Cure

Jason Aldean will donate all proceeds from his Oct. 15 show in Evansville, Ind. as part of his 5th Annual Concert For The Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Ticket and donation information is available at www.jasonaldean.com. “Most of my long-time fans know that I had a really good friend die of […]

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ZBB This Week’s Top Dog, Next Week Chesney?

Country’s big sales stories are the No. 1, 2 and 3 CDs on this week’s Top 75 Current Country Albums list—Zac Brown Band (153k+), Billy Currington (45k) and Jamey Johnson (30k). ZBB’s last studio album is close to 2.3 million and so this debut’s opening number may seem a bit shy of expectations, but it […]

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Farm Aid Concert To Be Broadcast On Sirius XM

The 25th Annual Farm Aid concert Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope For America, will take place Saturday, October 2 at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. Scheduled performers include Farm Aid President Willie Nelson, board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), as well as Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), Jason […]

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Armiger Celebrates CD Release At SESAC

Katie Armiger celebrated the upcoming Oct. 5 release of her third Cold River Records album, Confessions Of A Nice Girl to a packed house at SESAC (9/29). Armiger performed selected tracks from the new CD with musical help from special guests such as Rebecca Lynn Howard, guitarist Jesse Tucker, Bruce Wallace, Joe West and others. […]

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Writer’s Den Adds Alex Heddle

Alex Heddle has recently been added to the team at Writer’s Den Music Group as Catalog Manager/Song Plugger. Heddle formerly oversaw all creative aspects at Propel Music, where he spent the past two years. “We are thrilled to have someone with Alex’s experience and enthusiasm as a part of our group,” says Head of Publishing, […]

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Artist Run-Down: Dunn Goes Solo; Urban Seeks Fan Input

Keith Urban’s camp is seeking fan feedback about the cover of his upcoming album, Get Closer, in stores on November 16. Which one do you like better? Vote on his Facebook page. Ronnie Dunn is self-producing a solo album expected to release in 2011 on the Arista Nashville label. Steve Azar was a recent guest […]

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Crystal Ball Signals Publishing Change

The Crystal Ball began flashing this morning, offering only an incomplete message as is its wanton way. The data source from the Shiny Globe seemed to flow from our industry’s publishing sphere, showing an imminent departure. While we are unable to pull the rabbit from our info chapeau, it seems that this 30-year industry veteran […]

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CMA Awards Sets First Performers

The star-packed lineup for “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” launches with today’s announcement that Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and the pairing of Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson are the first group of performers confirmed for “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley […]

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“Country Strong” Soundtrack Features Nashville’s Finest

The Country Strong soundtrack will be out weeks before the movie hits theaters, and the tracklist reads like a who’s who of Nashville songwriters, producers and artists. (See below). Due out October 26 via Sony, the soundtrack includes many mainstream Nashville country stars, as well as songs from film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett […]

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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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