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Taylor Swift Stars In Band Hero Video Game

Players will soon be able to perform as video game character Taylor Swift in Activision’s new Band Hero game. Available Nov. 3, just in time for holiday shopping, the game allows fans to act as Swift’s playable character and perform her hits “You Belong With Me,” “Picture To Burn” and “Love Story.” Other new characters […]

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Artist News From David Nail and Gloriana

The Chicago White Sox and WUSN celebrated “Country Music Night” on Sept. 22 and featured MCA Nashville artist David Nail performing the national anthem and a four-song acoustic set on the field. He is also acting as MLB.com’s first ever celebrity blogger and will post weekly updates through the World Series. Nail will return to […]

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Carrie’s Single Sales Explosion

Superstar Carrie Underwood has the nation’s No. 1 country digital single as “Cowboy Casanova” scored first-week sales of more than 110,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a division of The Nielsen Company. With this achievement, Underwood remains the only solo country artist this year to debut a digital single above the 100,000 mark. It’s the […]

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Writer’s Den Emerges From Montage Ashes

Hedgewood International founder John Simmons, CEO Thad Leach, COO Erik Haag and Head of Publishing Bobby Rymer have re-launched Montage Music Publishing as Writer’s Den Music Group. A full staff is on board and the company has signed songwriters Bonnie Bishop, Ben Cooper, Tami Hinesh and Trent Jeffcoat. An open house will celebrate the transition […]

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Updated: Lifenotes: Rick Schulman

Entertainer Rick Schulman Finney died suddenly Tuesday morning, September 29, at his home in Nashville at age 63. During his colorful career as Rick Schulman, he was a songwriter, studio sideman, advertising pitch man, movie actor and Nashville nightclub star. He was the co-writer of the hit 1980 George Jones and Johnny Paycheck duet “When […]

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Robin Roberts Joins “Opry Goes Pink”

When the Grand Ole Opry joins the fight against cancer in this Friday’s (10/2) special “Opry Goes Pink,” one of America’s favorite morning news personalities will be on hand to help. Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, who is a breast cancer survivor, will serve as a special guest announcer for part of the night’s […]

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Music Video Debuts From Nichols, Adkins, Bowers & Covington

The video for Trace Adkins’ “All I Ask For Anymore” made its premiere on CMT and GAC earlier this week. The video was directed by the award-winning team of Robert Deaton and George Flanigen of Deaton Flanigen Productions, and was shot on location at the Tennessee Air National Guard in Nashville. The video features soldiers […]

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YouTube Music, Aristo Int’l Report, And Unpaid Royalties

YouTubers in the U.S. watched more than 10 billion videos during the month of August, many of which were music videos, reports the latest data from comScore. Worldwide, the site hit an all time high of 25 billion videos watched by 161 million pairs of eyes. The popularity of music related content on YouTube is clear […]

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All For The Hall In LA Tomorrow

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall Los Angeles benefit takes place tomorrow (10/1) night at Club Nokia with a fantastic line-up set to perform. Multi-talented writer and artist Chris Isaak has been confirmed to host the one-of-a-kind musical evening, the centerpiece of which will be a guitar pull featuring […]

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All Star Concert Hopes To Save The GMA

Christian and Gospel music’s premier artists will gather in Nashville on Monday night, Oct. 12, for the Save The GMA concert at the Loveless Cafe Barn. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Kirk Franklin, Point of Grace, Fisk Jubilee Singers and The Booth Brothers are all on board for the show […]

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GAC Nights Radio Show Shuts Down

The syndicated radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville is coming to an end tomorrow (9/30). It was on-air almost two years but couldn’t find another home when its contract with Citadel radio ran out. Exiting are Executive Producer Donna Hughes, co-host Buzz Brainard, and Associate Producer Renee McNeill. Hughes, with 21 years of experience in […]

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