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Warner Bros. Nashville Adds Sussman

Warner Music Nashville has announced the addition of Jensen Sussman to the company’s publicity team as Associate Director, effective April 16. A former Associate Director, Media for Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville, Sussman most recently headed her own publicity firm, Sweet Talk Publicity. At Sony, Sussman handled publicity for artists including Gretchen Wilson, Jessica Simpson, […]

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Tin Pan South Ready to Roll

The 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is just around the corner, and if you haven’t yet signed up, now is the time. NSAI has announced a limited-time special offer through its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NSAIofficial. The promotion is available for two days only (9 a.m. CT Friday, March 26, through 9 a.m. CT Sunday, […]

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Grant-Williams Bemoans Over-Singing Epidemic

American TV audiences can’t seem to get enough of the phenomenally successful show known as American Idol, but noted vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams could do with a little less of the show’s over-the-top vocal performances, which she describes as “painfully loud and meaningless over-singing.” Grant-Williams, one of the nation’s leading voice experts and coach to […]

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Dierks Bentley Sings For Clean Water

Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley is heading to Minneapolis to do his part for safe, clean drinking water. The singer will join forces with Live Earth and Life Time Fitness and take part in the Minneapolis leg of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, the largest global water initiative in history aimed at helping […]

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Mark Weiss Joins Ten Ten

Ten Ten Music Group has announced the appointment of Mark Weiss as the company’s Director of Business Affairs. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Weiss’ previous industry experience includes stints at 615 Music, Scarlet Moon Music, Harlan Howard Songs, and the RCA Label Group. “Mark’s wide range of experience in Nashville, International Publishing, and […]

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“Country Boys” Donate a Blessing

The Donate a Blessing Foundation and Florence, South Carolina’s Eagle 92.9 are joining forces to present The Country Boys Disaster Relief Benefit Concert Tour. Kicking off on April 2, 2010 at the Florence Civic Center, the concert commences an 18-month, 40-city concert tour. Proceeds from the concert benefit those who were devastated by the recent […]

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Reba Keeps On Going Gold

Reba’s debut release for Starstruck/Valory, Keep On Loving You, has been certified gold by the RIAA. With this certification, every Reba studio album since 1984’s My Kind of Country has been certified Gold or higher. With her long run of sales successes, Reba has earned more RIAA sales certifications than any female artist in country […]

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Gretchen Wilson Prominent on iTunes

Gretchen Wilson’s fourth studio album, I Got Your Country Right Here, is set to hit stores on Tuesday, March 30, but fans of the Redneck Woman can pre-order the 11-cut album from iTunes now (for a nice $10 price). i-Tunes is giving the album some premium billing, featuring it on its Music Main Page and […]

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Martina’s Fan Base Gets Involved

With social networking fostering a whole new level of listener involvement, multi-platinum artist Martina McBride is finding myriad ways to engage her sizable and dedicated fan base. While the singer is the first to admit that the life of a superstar isn’t always glamorous, that hasn’t stopped her from taking her fans “into the action,” […]

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The Book Wars—Chapter One Reading Between The Lines

Covered in shades of music industry deja vu, the book industry is about to plunge into the digital era. eBook hardware for the new format, most notably Amazon’s Kindle, has already begun to win over consumers and currently accounts for about 5% of sales in the U.S. book market.

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Fans To Decide Brooks & Dunn’s ACM Song

Brooks & Dunn, the best-selling duo in the history of country music, will perform one of their hit songs as voted on by their fans on the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 18. The duo is embarking on their final tour together this summer, and this will mark their final […]

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