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Platinum Party: Aldean Career Breaks Wide Open

Dressed to celebrate Jason Aldean’s third album, Wide Open going platinum, we walked up the sultry Gulch sidewalk toward Sambuca where a boisterous and cosmopolitan crowd streamed into the red and black glow. Inside, Aldean was humbly shaking hands and sharing his quiet smile as video and flash cameras kept him in the spotlight. Stilettos, […]

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Ty Williams’s “More” Offers Moving Message

The team at AristoWorks put together a slide show using images of the devastation in Haiti set to the song “More,” from Cherry Heart Records artist Ty Williams. The 24-year-old veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom wrote the song about the importance of giving to others. Williams recently visited the MusicRow offices to meet the staff […]

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On Tour: Jack Ingram; Hank Williams, Jr. and More

Hank Williams, Jr.’s Rowdy Friends Tour 2010 includes special guests Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, and The Grascals. The tour will kick off April 2 in Charleston, WV with shows each weekend throughout April. •••••• Jack Ingram is releasing his new single, “Free,” from Big Dreams & High Hopes, today (1/25). Ingram also plans to kick […]

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McGraw/Paltrow Movie Filming Free Concert

The public is being invited to a concert that is being filmed for the new country music movie Love Don’t Let Me Down, starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow. GAC’s Storme Warren will host the event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. Extras should plan to stay from 4-11 PM. McGraw […]

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Strait/Reba Tour Opens, Shows Selling Out

Opening weekend on the Strait/Reba run at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena. Pictured (l-r): WPOC/Baltimore APD/MD Justin Cole, Valory’s JoJamie Hahr, Valory’s Jon Loba, WGTY/York PD Scott Donato, WGTY/York on-air personality Dan Douglas, Reba, Valory’s John Zarling, Valory’s Scott Borchetta, Valory’s Andrew Kautz, WMZQ/Washington DC & WPOC/Baltimore PD Meg Stevens, WXCY/Wilmington PD Dave Hovel and Valory’s […]

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Ticketmaster/Live Nation Merger To Get US Approval

The US Department of Justice plans to approve the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Regulators are demanding that the companies make a few concessions to ensure fair competition, including licensing its Ticketmaster Host ticketing software to concert promoter and venue manager Anschutz Entertainment Group, and divesting its self-ticketing subsidiary Paciolan to promoter and manager […]

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Crook & Chase On WSIX; Paradiso Hires King

Nashville’s Big 98/WSIX-FM has added The Crook & Chase Countdown to the station’s lineup, starting yesterday (1/24). The Nashville-based program will air Sundays from 6 – 10 p.m. CT. Each week, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase count down the top 30 Country music songs and interview the genre’s superstars and rising artists. The show is nationally […]

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Chesney Sets Four Summer Shows In Vegas

Kenny Chesney keeps adding to his summer schedule but, as promised, isn’t mounting a full-scale tour. He has just announced four dates at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, on May 14 and 15, and July 2 and 3. The performer will take over the hotel’s venue called the Joint, and says audiences in the 4000-seat […]

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Release Dates: Valentine’s Day, Buxton, Shelton and Lonestar

Valentine’s Day will come a little before February 14 this year—February 9, to be precise. That’s when the soundtrack to the film, featuring new music from Taylor Swift and Jewel, will be released by Valory Music. The new Swift song, “Today Was A Fairytale,” jumped to No. 1 on iTunes, giving the singer her highest […]

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Lady A To Appear On Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel and More

To promote their sophomore album, Need You Now, set for release Jan. 26, Lady Antebellum will be making various media appearances. Their schedule is highlighted by a Jan. 27 performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a performance slot on both the MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young on Jan. 29 and CBS’s telecast of the GRAMMY […]

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Walmart’s SoundCheck to Feature Josh Turner

Walmart’s Soundcheck series is getting set to launch performance features in February and March on Josh Turner (2/15), Jessie James, Blake Shelton and Alan Jackson. The video programs can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. In addition to live performances the site also has video interviews and a custom soundcheck playlist feature. One way to stay connected […]

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