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Gretchen Wilson Launches Redneck Records

Gretchen Wilson has announced her own Redneck Records, with distribution, staff and other team members already in place. A new single is coming next week and will be followed by an album early next year. Operating from Studio 27 in Lebanon, Tenn. Wilson will act as President, overseeing label operations with the support of her […]

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Nashville Rose Garden In Full Bloom

The Nashville Music Garden took root in the Hall of Fame Park, located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun (across from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum), yesterday with the help of celebrity hosts Barbara Mandrell and Lynn Anderson as well as emcee Ralph Emery in an all-star ceremony befitting a […]

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NOW That’s What I Call A Country Christmas!

Now That’s What I Call A Country Christmas is set for an Oct. 6th release. The double disc offering builds on the success of NOW That’s What I Call Country Volumes 1 and 2. It includes 29 of the most beloved holiday favorites from idols like Elvis and Johnny Cash, alongside current country stars Kenny […]

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IEBA Plans Conference, Awards

The International Entertainment Buyers Association’s annual conference is set for Oct. 11-13 in Nashville, offering a variety of panels to discuss current issues facing live entertainment. Actor Luke Perry will host the IEBA Honors, Oct. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium. Industry pioneer Joan Saltel will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the winners […]

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Jason Crabb

“Somebody Like Me” Spring Hill/Nine North Spend half your life doing any one thing, and at some point, you’re bound to question whether or not that one thing was the right thing. For Jason Crabb, longtime powerhouse lead vocalist for The Crabb Family, that has never been a question. With a soulful voice like his, […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Room: IBMA Awards

Chapter 321 This year’s IBMA awards belonged to Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, who picked up five trophies, but last year’s champs Dailey & Vincent snagged the biggest prizes of all. Cleveland and company won the Instrumental Group, Instrumental Performance and the Fiddler, Bass Player and Mandolin Player of the Year awards. Dailey & Vincent triumphed […]

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Bluegrass DISClaimer (10/2/09)

The best part of the bluegrass-music week starts today. Up until now it has been mostly panel discussions, showcases, a trade show and last night’s awards gala. Today begins the Bluegrass Fan Fest part of the IBMA’s convention. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you get nothing but music, music, music on the lower level of […]

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Gloriana

“How Far Do You Wanna Go?” Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. By any measure, Gloriana has become one of country music’s hottest young acts. Taylor Swift called on the four-member group to open her Fearless 2009 tour, and Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes have also chosen them for opening slots. They have appeared on Good […]

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Opry Plans Annual Birthday Bash

Some of country music’s favorite artists will be part of the excitement as the Grand Ole Opry® celebrates its 84th birthday with birthday shows and special events Oct. 9 and 10. The weekend will include three Opry shows, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers in concert, backstage tours, and an Opry Plaza Birthday Party presented […]

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Taylor Swift Stars In Band Hero Video Game

Players will soon be able to perform as video game character Taylor Swift in Activision’s new Band Hero game. Available Nov. 3, just in time for holiday shopping, the game allows fans to act as Swift’s playable character and perform her hits “You Belong With Me,” “Picture To Burn” and “Love Story.” Other new characters […]

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Artist News From David Nail and Gloriana

The Chicago White Sox and WUSN celebrated “Country Music Night” on Sept. 22 and featured MCA Nashville artist David Nail performing the national anthem and a four-song acoustic set on the field. He is also acting as MLB.com’s first ever celebrity blogger and will post weekly updates through the World Series. Nail will return to […]

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