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CMA Names Warnke VP Strategic Partnerships

The Country Music Association announced today (4/8) that industry veteran Sheri Warnke would be joining the professional staff of CMA as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, effective immediately. “Sheri has already done an outstanding job of building marketing relationships for the industry and corporate brand partners for CMA’s core events, CMA Music Festival and the […]

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Jewel Sets Nationwide Tour

Valory Music Co. artist Jewel will embark on a cross-country tour this summer, presented by Country Financial. The Star Light Café Tour will find the three-time Grammy nominee performing acoustically in support of her sophomore country album, set to hit retailers June 8. “I am so excited to hit the road as part of the Country […]

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Strickland Exits Golden Music

Brinson Strickland, President and CEO of Golden Music Nashville, has exited the label. No other staff changes have been made. 

Strickland released this statement: “I’m proud of the amazing team we put together to promote both Williams Riley and Benton Blount, however I felt it was the right time for me to transition into another opportunity.” […]

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Sparkart Spotlights Darius Rucker

Sparkart Group, Inc., an Oakland-based, full-service independent digital agency, is on board to develop, design, and manage the official website of Capitol Records Nashville artist, Darius Rucker. The new site is now live at www.dariusrucker.com. Rucker joins Sparkart’s roster of notable music clients including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Janet Jackson, The Killers, and Carrie Underwood, […]

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Judds Invite Fans to “Name That Tour”

In preparation for their highly anticipated 2010 final tour, superstar duo The Judds are inviting fans to become part of Judds “herstory” by naming their upcoming tour with The Judds Name That Tour Contest. “We have shared so many memorable moments with our fans over the last 26 years and we know that we would […]

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Shania Twain Heads To TV


People magazine reports that country superstar Shania Twain is getting ready to star in her own television show. Why Not? With Shania Twain, an hour-long series, will premiere on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. “The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations […]

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ACM Awards Adds Performers, Presenters

The Academy of Country Music has announced that Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, John Fogerty, Jack Ingram featuring Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith with Dave Koz, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker are scheduled to perform as part of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire. In addition, Kristen Bell, […]

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Trace Adkins Comics? There’s an App For That

Show Dog-Universal Artist Trace Adkins recently became a comic book action hero with the release of Luke McBain, an original, four-issue comic book mini-series, inspired by Adkins’ persona and Southern roots. Previously available only at comic book stores across North America, Luke McBain comics are now being offered as their own app through the ComicStore digital […]

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Leadership Music Names Oertley Chief Staff Executive

The Board of Directors of Leadership Music has named music industry veteran Karen Oertley to the position of Chief Staff Executive for the educational, non-profit organization, effective April 26. In her new role as Executive Director, Oertley will assume responsibility for directing the planning of the yearly class program, and fundraising, event committee supervision, community […]

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Artist News: Jamie Tate, Steel Magnolia, Laura Bell Bundy, Mark Wayne Glasmire and More

Jamie Tate Records With 82nd Airborne Chorus Bodell Records artist Jamie Tate was in Nashville last Wednesday (3/31) to record a song, “I’ll Give My All,” with the world-renowned 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus. The session took place at Black River Music Group’s recording studio, where the 82nd Airborne Chorus contributed back-up vocals to Tate’s patriotic anthem. The […]

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Sirius/XM Unveils All-Alan Jackson Radio

SIRIUS XM Radio announced today (4/7) that it will launch Alan Jackson’s Freight Train Radio, a seven-day long, commercial-free music channel celebrating the music and career of the country music superstar. The channel will launch on Friday, April 9 at 11:00 pm CT and will run until Thursday, April 15 at 10:59 pm CT on […]

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