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Blake Shelton is Up All Night in Los Angeles

Four-time CMA Award Nominee Blake Shelton threw an all-night party for a capacity crowd at Club Nokia in Los Angeles last night as part of his first-ever headlining tour, All About Tonight Tour. Shelton played hits “Hillbilly Bone” and “All About Tonight” and was joined by fiancee Miranda Lambert for their duet, “Draggin’ the River.” […]

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Pandora Eyes the “Holy Grail” of Radio

In an interview with the L.A. Times Music Blog “Pop & Hiss,” Pandora founder and CEO Tim Westergren talks about future plans for the trailblazing media company. “Simply put, half of radio listening happens in the car,” Westergren says. “People spend 20 hours a week listening to music; 17 hours of that is from radio. […]

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Weekly Chart Report (10/22/10)

SPIN ZONE His latest album Charleston SC 1966 was released last week, and Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” is still the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song for a fifth consecutive week. Taylor Swift’s new album Speak Now streets next Tuesday (10/25), and its first single “Mine” is perched at No. 2. Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” […]

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Gwen Sebastian and Margaret Durante On the Road

Gwen Sebastian has been “road tripping” introducing media gatekepers to her music. A week ago she sang at Nevada Wild Fest in Las Vegas joining artists such as Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers and Lonestar. Wayne Newton served as host. Sebastian also performed on KTNV-TV’s morning show, The Morning Blend. The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently said, “her […]

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Montgomery Gentry Builds Playground

2010 Home Depot Humanitarian Award winners Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry helped build a playground at the Booker T. Washington Academy in Lexington, KY. They teamed up with over 250 volunteers from Home Depot, The Academy of Country Music, KaBOOM! and community supporters to complete the entire playground on October 20th. KaBOOM! is a national […]

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Nashville Lands 73rd National Folk Festival

The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) announced that the 73rd National Folk Festival will take place Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4, 2011) in Nashville, TN. The NCTA made this announcement with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Compass Records Group on October 20th. Nationally known as one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious […]

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Braddock Helps Fete Legendary Newsman

Songwriter Bobby Braddock made a special appearance on Friday (10/15) to honor legendary CBS newsman, Bob Schieffer at the National Press Club’s annual Fourth Estate Award Dinner. Schieffer was honored for his lifetime contribution to American Journalism. Appropriately Schieffer, a native Texan and avid country music fan chose country music as a theme for the […]

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Early Swift Raves; JetBlue, Target and Royal Caribbean Exclusives

Taylor Swift‘s upcoming Speak Now is earning early raves from critics before the October 25th release date. Swift’s highly-anticipated third album will be released by Big Machine Records in over 40 countries. The Hollywood Reporter calls the album “brilliant” and The New York Times states that Speak Now is “The most musically diverse [album] of […]

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Nettles To Host CMA Country Christmas

CMA’s new holiday broadcast continues to take form with the announcement that it will be hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. “I am thrilled to have been asked to host the CMA Christmas Special,” Nettles said. “I love the holidays and, as my first time hosting a show, I am sure it will be full of […]

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Jason Aldean Gets Ready for His “Party”

Platinum artist Jason Aldean will release his fourth album My Kinda Party on November 2nd. Fans can pre-order the album at www.jasonaldean.com, where they can also purchase an exclusive signed version. The 15-track album is also available for pre-order at Amazon.com and will be on iTunes on October 26th. In the days leading up to […]

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Photos: Colt Ford, Harlem Globetrotters at the Opry, and Joe Nichols

Colt Ford hits Kix 106 in Memphis … The Harlem Globetrotters hit the Opry … Joe Nichols performs at a benefit concert in Knoxville.

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