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Award Shows Focus On Fans

The rise of digital technology and social media has brought about changes in the ways artists reach out to fans, and affected the industry in a multitude of ways. The latest effect: shifts in awards shows.

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Jordyn Shellhart On iTunes; Luke Bryan On AOL Sessions

Sony Music Nashville’s Jordyn Shellhart released her debut album, In A Room, to iTunes this week. The album was first available at Best Buy through the store’s “@15” initiative. It features fifteen tracks written or co-written by the Franklin teenager who will mark her 16th birthday with her Grand Ole Opry debut on March 27. […]

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Kix, Gretchen At Lipscomb; Bluebird Hosts Tour Preview

Kix Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, Gretchen Wilson and emcee Larry Gatlin will perform tonight (3/23) at 7 PM at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena to raise awareness and funds for the college’s Yellow Ribbon Program which offers military veterans and their family members free or reduced tuition rates. David Corlew is acting as the show’s […]

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Indie Success Story Colt Ford Plans New Album

Colt Ford, the self-made artist with a flair for mixing hip-hop with honky tonk, is planning his sophomore release on Average Joes Entertainment. Chicken And Biscuits will be available Tuesday, April 20 and features guests Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Josh Gracin, Darryl Worley, Ty Stone, James Otto, DMC, and Kevin Fowler. The album, produced by […]

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ACM Lines Up Awards Performers

The Academy of Country Music announced today (3/23) that Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins, and Carrie Underwood, are scheduled to perform as part of its 45th annual Awards show on Sun., April 18. Reba McEntire will host the show at the MGM […]

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SOURCE Names 2010 Honorees

The 2010 SOURCE Awards will honor veteran music businesswomen Celia Froehlig, Carol Phillips, Sherytha Scaife, Liz Thiels and Ruth White for their contributions to the industry. Also that evening, former BMI President and CEO Frances W. Preston will receive the esteemed “Jo Walker Meador Lifetime Achievement Award.” The 2010 Source Awards will be held on […]

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Urban Adds Summer Dates

Keith Urban has announced a slew of summer tour dates. The run includes numerous music festivals, arenas, and stadiums, as well as a few previously announced shows alongside The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks. The outing opens April 16 at the Country Thunder festival in Florence, Arizona. Dates are scheduled through Sept. 4 in Essex Junction, […]

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Hall of Fame Names Pamela Johnson VP

Leading cultural arts specialist Pamela Johnson has been named vice president of development at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Director Kyle Young announced today (3/22). Johnson brings 37 years of executive experience when she begins the new position on Mon., April 5. Reporting directly to Young, Johnson will oversee the Museum’s membership […]

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Marczewski Joins Nine North; EMI Looks At Leasing Back Catalogue

Larry Pareigis, President/Nine North Records, has hired Stan Marczewski as Director Of Promotion, NE/MW, effective Monday, March 29. Most recently, Marczewski worked for Sony Music Nashville as Manager, Strategic Marketing where he created opportunities for artists such as Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, and Brad Paisley. He was also involved […]

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Stars Go Blue, Springtime Stroll Concerts This Week

Rodney Crowell and Gretchen Peters are among the hit songwriters/artists set to perform at tomorrow night’s (3/23) 2nd annual The Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer benefit. Joining them on the 7 PM line-up at the Loveless Barn are fellow tunesmiths Mike Reid, Barry Walsh and Peter Cooper, along with special guests Mike Snider, Wade […]

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Highs And Lows From The Road: Underwood; Eli Young Band

While one rising band experienced a touring pinnacle over the weekend, a superstar’s tour is grieving an unexpected loss. Republic Nashville / Universal Republic’s Eli Young Band made its headlining debut at the Houston Rodeo on Friday night (3/19) in front of 57,208 fans, one of the highest attendance counts so far this year. It […]

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