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Gretchen Wilson Sets Date For New Album

Gretchen Wilson will release her fourth studio album entitled I Got Your Country Right Here, on March 30. Produced by Wilson, John Rich and Blake Chancey, the 11-cut disc will be the first release on her recently launched Redneck Records. The first single from the album is “Work Hard, Play Harder.” “This is the album […]

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Book Review: “W.C. Handy” by David Robertson

W.C. Handy: The Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The Blues by David Robertson. Knopf, 2009. In Memphis there is a statue of W.C. Handy, “the Father of the Blues,” in Handy Park on Beale Street. Handy named his autobiography, The Father of the Blues but, according to author David Robertson in his […]

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Bill Mayne’s Company Running CRB In Interim

Bill Mayne’s Nashville-based firm, Mayne Street Consulting, will continue to oversee the general operations of Country Radio Broadcasters leading up and through CRS 2010, running Feb. 24-26, 2010. Mayne Street Consulting assists companies in the radio and music industries with strategic planning, marketing, management and artist development opportunities. “I have served on the Country Radio […]

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Macias Named Pres. of New Americana Board

As the Americana Music Association prepares for its Festival and Conference, coming Sept. 8-11, 2010 to Nashville, the organization has announced its new Executive Committee. Holding one-year terms for the 2010 calendar year will be Board President David Macias (Thirty Tigers); Vice Pres. Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management); Secretary Sylvia Giannitrapani (GO2 Management); and Treasurer […]

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Stars Offer New Web sites, Movies, More

Taylor Swift’s “Today Was A Fairytale” is out now at iTunes. The song is from the film and soundtrack Valentine’s Day, being released by her label Big Machine. She also appears in the new movie. Swift graces the cover of PEOPLE’s Star Style Special Issue, on stands now. She also has a totally revamped web […]

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Americana Showcase Submissions; Last Day For WMBA

Showcase submissions for the 11th annual Americana Music Festival are open and will be accepted through Monday, April 19, 2010. Materials can be submitted online via Sonicbids or directly to the Americana office via mail, click here for details. All applicants will be notified by Friday, July 9, 2010 as to whether or not they’ve […]

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Hall, Varble, and Corbin Chosen For WCRS Live Showcase

The popular WCRS Live! acoustic songwriter series, sponsored by BMI and Country Aircheck, has been scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 4:10-5:30 pm at the Nashville Convention Center. Performers include legendary artist/songwriter Tom T. Hall (“Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”), songwriter Wynn Varble (“Waitin’ On A Woman”) and Mercury artist Easton Corbin (“A Little More […]

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Colgate Country Showdown Winner Announced

Karla Davis, representing radio station WRHI Rock Hill in South Carolina, was named “Best New Act in Country Music” at the 28th Annual Colgate Country Showdown on January 14. Davis won the Grand Prize check of $100,000. The North Carolina native recently moved to Nashville and is sponsored by Takamine Guitars. LeAnn Rimes hosted and […]

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Signings: Max Barnes; Lorrie Morgan; 615 Music

Max T. Barnes has signed a publishing deal with Ray Stevens Music. The chart topping songwriter has an impressive list of hits, including six No. 1 singles, nine Top 10’s and a Song of the Year Nomination for the career launching hit “Love Me” by Colin Raye. Barnes recently penned the current Ray Stevens single, […]

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Photos From Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

The 21st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® seminar was held over the weekend (1/15-16) in Memphis. Artists and radio representatives from around the country gathered to continue building on the successful radio fundraising program that has made more than $365 million to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures and saving lives. There […]

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Community: Haiti Benefit, Trey Bruce, Dan Harr, Josh Ragsdale

Pam Tillis The Nashville Area Red Cross and the Music City Community Chorus are presenting a benefit concert tomorrow night, Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Limelight. Pam Tillis, Buddy Jewell, John Cowan, Troy Johnson and others will perform Handel’s Messiah along with a chorus and an orchestra made up of members of the Nashville Symphony. The […]

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