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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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Big Kenny To Speak at “TEDxNashville”

Big Kenny, half of country duo Big and Rich, has been added to the list of speakers for the inaugural TEDxNashville event to be held Sunday, March 21 at Montgomery Bell Academy from 1 p.m-6 p.m. Big Kenny, who is seeding various humanitarian efforts in stricken areas like the Darfur region of Sudan and Haiti, […]

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Chesney and Miller Rock Tootsie’s

Country superstar Kenny Chesney and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium last night (3/2) for a filming of the CMT series Crossroads. After treating the SRO Ryman crowd to almost two hours of music, the pair cut across the alley and ducked into Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, […]

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High A&R Bar Key To AI Success

American Idol, the highly rated star-maker machine that annually spins straw into gold…(and platinum), is all about comings and goings. But this year it’s not just the latest crop of hopeful contestants angling to capture the spotlight. Changes among the judges are threatening to obfuscate the music competition. Ellen DeGeneres joins the bench this season, […]

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John Lennon Biopic to Kick Off Film Fest

Nowhere Boy, a biopic exploring the childhood of a creative, spirited and curious John Lennon growing up in post-war Liverpool, will officially kick off the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) when it takes place April 15-22, 2010 at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood in her feature-film debut, the film stars the Oscar-nominated Kristin […]

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Jim Halsey Releases “Starmaker”

After building powerhouse country music booking agency The Jim Halsey Company and selling it to the William Morris Agency, Jim Halsey founded the Jim Halsey Institute, which focuses on helping others pursue their dreams in the music industry. This month, the veteran booking agent will release Starmaker, a book that shares the secrets he learned […]

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Shaw and Friends Benefit Abintra

Hit songwriter/producer/performer Victoria Shaw will appear with a cast of acclaimed musician friends in a concert to benefit the arts program at Nashville’s Abintra Montessori School. Headliners will include Shaw, along with country artists Bryan White, and Ty Herndon. Also joining Shaw at the benefit, scheduled for Saturday March 27 at 7 p.m. at Limelight, will […]

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People.com Hosts Exclusive Preview of Bucky’s New Single

Lyric Street recording artist Bucky Covington has released his newest single, “A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How),” and fans can hear it only on People.com. Written by Liz Hengber, Thom Shepherd and Steve Williams, “A Father’s Love” tells the story of a father who shows his children how much he loves them […]

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Bentley, Tillis and Lauderdale Host WSM Radio Shows

Iconic radio station 650 AM WSM is gearing up to kick off a new series of midday shows hosted by award-winning artists on March 15. The three weekly one-hour shows hosted by Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis and Jim Lauderdale will air Monday through Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT. The shows can also be heard online […]

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Shelton Starts Release Day With ACM Nomination

Blake Shelton started his release day this morning (3/2) by joining Reba McEntire to announce the ACM nominations live on CBS’s The Early Show. He scored a nod in the Vocal Event Of The Year category for “Hillbilly Bone” ft. Trace Adkins. The song is the fastest rising single of his career and the title […]

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