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Cowboy Jack’s Digital Milestone

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member “Cowboy” Jack Clement celebrated yet another milestone on February 26 when Apple’s iTunes store announced their 10 billionth download: “Guess Things Happen That Way,” a song penned by Clement and sung by Johnny Cash. When Cash’s hit was released in 1957, Clement was working at Sun Records, launching a […]

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Juno Noms Spotlight Country

Country music made a proud showing yesterday (5/4) as the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the nominees for the 2010 Juno Awards. Among the nominees were soul/country crooner Johnny Reid (Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year for Dance With Me); Taylor Swift (International Album […]

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Penuell To PD at WSM-FM

Cumulus Nashville has announced the promotion of Russell Penuell (Russell P.) to Program Director of WSM-FM, effective immediately. Penuell replaces Charley Connolly, who departs the company to pursue other opportunities. 

Penuell began his career in radio at the age of 13 and by the age of 21, became one of the youngest Program Directors in the […]

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CMA Board Brings Country Music History to Washington

The Library of Congress and the Country Music Association (CMA) today announced Story Tellers and Story Keepers: Creating and Preserving Country Music, a day-long program for the CMA Board of Directors at the nation’s library, including a comprehensive tour of the historic Jefferson Building, an extensive orientation to the Library’s music, sound recording, and folk […]

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Hall of Fame Offers “Sunday In the Country”

The Country Music Hall of Fame is partnering with New Haven Records to release Sunday in the Country: 12 Inspiring Hits From Today’s Top Country Artists. Set for a March launch at Christian retail through Provident-Integrity Distribution, the CD will be released to mainstream outlets through Sony Distribution. Artists featured on the project include Trace Adkins, Alabama, Diamond Rio, […]

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Shiny Globe shows New Imprint Imminent

MusicRow’s notorious crystal ball is showing that a major Nashville label is planning to create a second imprint, and may announce the new venture as early as next week. Over recent years we have seen second imprints arrive and depart. In fact, companies such as Sony Music Nashville, UMGN, WMG, Big Machine and Broken Bow […]

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Gokey Returns to “Idol” Tonight

With his debut album, My Best Days, released yesterday (4/3), 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville artist Danny Gokey will return to the  American Idol stage tonight (3/4) for a performance of his debut single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” Yesterday, Gokey celebrated his album release in and around Atlanta, GA, with a day of TV […]

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CMA Fest Adds Performers

The Country Music Association has announced the latest additions to the artist lineup for the upcoming 2010 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13 in Nashville. Newly added artists include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler and superstar Tim McGraw, who will make his first appearance at the Festival since […]

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Flatts Cameos, Faith Rocks and Martin Tours

Tonight’s the night. ACM Vocal Group of the Year nominees Rascal Flatts will make their guest cameo appearance on the CBS television drama, CSI: Crime Scene. The show airs tonight (3/4) at 8:00 p.m. CT on CBS. In other small screen news, Faith Hill will show off her rock vocal chops with a performance at […]

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Jessica Harp Shifts Career Gears

CMT.com reports that Jessica Harp, formerly of hit country duo the Wreckers, will abandon her fledgling solo career to concentrate on songwriting. The information was gleaned from a letter the singer/songwriter posted on her website. Her debut album will, however, be released digitally on March 16. Harp had released two solo singles, “A Woman Needs” […]

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Thompson and Buxton Debuts Deliver

Way Out Here, the debut album from Columbia Nashville newcomer Josh Thompson, entered the country album sales chart this week with sales in excess of 15,000 units. The album hit the No. 9 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and rose to No. 28 on the Top 200 chart. Way Out Here is the […]

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