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Country Acts Throwdown On Multi-Stage Tour

This summer the Country Throwdown Tour will make its way across the U.S. with a star line-up, festival atmosphere and affordable tickets. Kevin Lyman of 4Fini Inc. modeled the country outing after his successful Vans Warped Tour, which is the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world today. The Country Throwdown […]

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DVD Set Coming From ZBB And Friends

Zac Brown Band is prepping the May 4 release of a DVD/2-CD package called Pass the Jar. The concert DVD is from the band’s Oct. 30, 2009 superstar show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre which benefited the rebuilding of Athens, GA landmark, the Georgia Theatre. The Pass the Jar DVD will feature eighteen performances, with ZBB […]

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NSAI Ready For “Spring Training”

The Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) will present its largest and longest-running event, Spring Training, Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2. NSAI promises “a high-energy event that includes exclusive performances by the biggest names in the music industry, vital information on how to launch your career from the hitmakers and an opportunity to pitch […]

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Facebook For Musicians—Artist Primer

by Jon Walker Like it or not, the world wide web has become a cornerstone of ‘who you know’ in the 21st century. Facebook has become extremely popular over the past four years and a must-have in every marketing mix. It can connect a willing public with a brand, or a band or artist they love. Facebook […]

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Musicstartshere.org Starts Here


Musicstartshere.org, touted as “Nashville’s community, city and industry sponsored initiative designed to help artists, songwriters, musicians, technicians and industry professionals simplify and streamline the craft and business of making music,” celebrated its launch on Tuesday (3/2) at the Red Rooster near Music Row. Over 250 music industry folks gathered to celebrate the launch of the […]

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Who’s That Girl?

Country music fans checking out the cover of the latest issue of Elle will have no trouble recognizing country superstar/cover girl Taylor Swift. However, the artistically rendered photo shoot inside the magazine may leave those same fans scratching their heads. As famous and ubiquitous a face as she is these days, her newly straightened hair […]

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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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