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People Releases Nov. Country Special

People’s Nov. Country Music Special reaches newsstands nationwide today (10/8) with a cover price of $3.99. Newlywed Carrie Underwood does the cover girl honors for this issue which contains an article about her new marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher, which the article calls, “a perfect fit.” Also highlighted in this sixth and final country […]

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ReTune Nashville Benefit Lineup

The first group of performers for the ReTune Nashville Benefit Concert and Art Auction Event have been announced. Warner Bros. Jeremy Lister, Anthony Smith, Eddy Raven and Kentucky Thunder, Jonell Mosser, Etta Britt, Sheila Lawrence and Vickie Carrico will perform at the Oct. 23 event at Nashville’s Soundcheck. The event will help raise money for Nashville’s uninsured musicians affected […]

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Wilson Partners With Dollar General

Gretchen Wilson has partnered with Dollar General for their “Country Million” sweepstakes, where more than 5,500 prizes will be awarded. The sweepstakes, which kicked off Oct. 3, will run through Dec. 15, 2010. The grand prize consists of a trip to Nashville  as well as $1 million in cash. Prizes such as Wilson’s CD and […]

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Jackson Plans Aussie Tour

Tickets for Alan Jackson’s first Australian tour sold out just hours after being posted online Friday morning, October 8. The tour originally spanned four dates—Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane (2)—but after an overwhelming show of support, a third Brisbane show has been scheduled for March 12th. Those tickets are set to go on sale October 14th. […]

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New Releases: Steve Wariner and Burns & Poe

Steve Wariner’s Guitar Christmas album will be released Oct. 12 on iTunes, Amazon.com and in stores. Originally released in 2003, the instrumental collection of Christmas standards arranged, recorded, and produced by Wariner was previously available only through his website. “I absolutely loved recording this album,” Wariner says. “The initial idea came about as I was […]

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Tech Bytes: Nashville Gets 4G; Apple Cloud Shopping?

Nashville is on the list of 38 metro areas that will be part of Verizon’s initial launch of its new 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. “The launch of our 4G LTE network in Nashville, TN is the start of a new era in wireless communications with faster connections and endless possibilities for both consumers […]

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Weekly Chart Report (10/08/10)

SPIN ZONE CountryBreakout Chart positions 1 through 3 are a repeat with Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” still at No. 1 for a third consecutive week. Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” is piling on the spins at No. 2 but short of overtaking Rucker. Taylor Swift’s “Mine” looks strong at No. 3. Big Machine Label Group […]

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Gloriana Joins sp[Oil]ed Campaign

Vocal quartet Gloriana has signed on to raise awareness and funds for oil spill relief efforts in Louisiana. The sp[OIL]ed campaign is a photographic movement created by New Orleans photographer, Matthew Arthur, to raise funds for www.protectourcoastline.org, a nonprofit organization founded to raise money to help the fishermen, shrimpers, and natural wildlife of the Louisiana […]

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Worley To Perform Free Concerts on Army Garrisons

Darryl Worley kicks off his 2010 God & Country Tour Oct. 15 as a tribute to military families on various Army garrisons located across the U.S. The seven tour dates are free and open to the general public. Worley will be on hand prior to the nightly concerts to sign autographs and visit with servicemen […]

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Toby Keith TV; Songwriters visit Martha’s Vineyard

Toby Keith headlines CMT’s Invitation Only Oct. 8. In this one-hour special, Keith performs songs from his new album which hit stores this past Tuesday, including the title track “Bullets In the Gun,” plus opens up during a question and answer session. The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival, hosted by BMI, was held Sept. […]

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New Revolution Adds Elliot

Radio promotion/artist development company New Revolution has added radio vet Andy Elliot to replace its Midwest rep Joe Schuld effective Oct. 11. An 18-year veteran of KHKI, Elliott will be responsible for securing radio airplay for NRE clients in the same territory as Schuld, who is leaving to concentrate on his responsibilities as co-manager of […]

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