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Flatts Wrap Tour Leg; Apple Debuts New Goodies

The first leg of the Rascal Flatts tour ended a week ago in Irvine, California closing out 2010 with 650,000 fans and 56 shows. In addition to the current “Nothing Like This” tour the numbers were also added to from the “Unstoppable” tour which took place in the early months of 2010. “Nothing Like This” […]

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Photos: Jeff Barry, Best Cellars, ICM Winners

Jeff Barry writing in Nashville with Rebecca Lynn Howard…TJ Martell Best Cellars Dinner with Charley Pride and Lee Ann Womack…Dailey and Vincent team with Garth Fundis…Point of Grace and The Roys win at ICM Awards.

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Publisher Special 2010—On The Cover: Miranda Lambert

Label: Columbia Nashville Current Album: Revolution Current Single: “Only Prettier” Current Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke for Carnival Productions Hometown: Lindale, TX Management: ShopKeeper Management Booking: William Morris Endeavor Musical Influences: “My dad was my mentor, he was the one teaching me to play guitar. I absolutely love classic country and it’s no secret […]

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Trailer Choir Shows Comedic Chops On YouTube

Members of Show Dog-Universal band Trailer Choir have tapped into their inner comedians and teamed with director John Ritchie to create a series of comedy vignettes for YouTube. The storyline follows the hijinks of an up-and-coming country band, and the oftentimes hilarious situations they find themselves in. The first two vignettes have already been posted, […]

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Swift, Paltrow Added to CMA Awards

Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow have been added to the list of performers for the 44th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The Awards broadcast starts at 7 pm CT on the ABC Television Network. Oscar-winner Paltrow will be making her first-ever appearance on the Awards when she performs “Country Strong,” title track to […]

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Big Week For Lambert, Shelton

Hot country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are having an exciting week. Lambert just celebrated the Platinum certification of her album Revolution with Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton. The album has yielded the No. 1 singles, “White Liar” and “The House That Built Me,” and was voted the ACM Album of […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/20/10)

I always like a listening session with plenty of newcomers. After all, the thrill of discovery is what every critic lives for. This week sees column debuts by Chet O’Keefe, Corinne Chapman, The Jeremy Miller Band, James Lann and Daniel Warren.

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McGraw, Paisley Bring Hits In Time For Holidays

Greatest hit collections from genre superstars Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw have been previously reported on, but new details, including the track-listings have been revealed. Expect big sales from both of these fourth quarter releases, which are likely to end up under a lot of Christmas trees. On November 30th, Curb Records will release, Number […]

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FUNL Showcase, Louvin Album, Secret Sisters

•••Nashville-based independent label FUNL Music hosted a double-feature showcase last night (10/19) at the Mercy Lounge with performances by Ty Herndon and Amber Hayes. Herndon’s Journey On earned the chart-topping singer a Dove Award earlier this year for “When We Fly.” Hayes’ current single, “C’mon,” is approaching Top 40 status on the Music Row Country […]

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Warner Releases Songwriter Demos

The original songwriter demos to some of country music’s biggest hits are being released today by Warner Bros. Records. Some of Nashville’s best songwriters are represented in the two-volume series. And the CD/digital booklet for Original Songwriter Demos contains the stories behind each hit as told by the writers. It is available online at www.originalsongwriterdemos.com as well […]

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Virginia Davis To Lead B.A.D. Management

Front Line Management CEO Irving Azoff, Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta and Front Line artist manager Virginia Davis have formed B.A.D. Management, under the Front Line umbrella. Davis, who joined Front Line in 2007, will oversee operations of the new company. She represents Jewel, and now adds fellow Big Machine group artists Steel Magnolia […]

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