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Country Celebrates Veterans Day

“Chevy Salutes America’s Heroes” contest winner Master Sgt. Bubba Beason of the U.S. Air Force was awarded a 2010 Chevy Equinox yesterday (11/10) during ABC’s Good Morning America broadcast from the Sommet Center. Country artist Rodney Atkins presented Beason and his family with the car. Beason’s son, Christopher, entered his father in the contest and […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Room: BMI Awards

Chapter 327 More Stars Than There Are in the Heavens. That was the saying about the MGM lot during Hollywood’s golden age in the ‘30s and ‘40s. If there’s an organization in country music that can say the same in this golden age of country music, it is surely BMI. The performance rights organization’s 57th […]

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Siman Blasts Channel 5 Scalping Expose

Editorial: Scott Siman, President RPM Management “Kudos to Channel 5 for investigating and getting it all wrong. Please, Bob Lefsetz? He couldn’t find Nashville with Mapquest. He is a true idiot. Are there issues? Yes. Does he understand them? No. Actually, for many acts, tickets are under priced. Market value, American spirit of economy should […]

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Big Winners At BMI—Pinson, Swift, Sony/ATV

It was an evening to celebrate songs and songwriters at BMI’s Country Awards, held last night (11/10) at the organization’s Music Row offices. Bobby Pinson was named Songwriter of the Year, Taylor Swift’s smash “Love Story” received Song of the Year honors, and its publisher Sony/ATV Music was awarded Publisher of the Year. The 57th […]

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Song Camps Encourage Collaboration

Song Camps are growing in popularity as a way to introduce writers and pen songs for specific artists or sync placements. ASCAP will be hosting its third Song Camp in Nashville November 16, 17 and 18. This event will bring together 15 hit songwriters from the Latin, Urban, Pop and Country genres. Scheduled to participate […]

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Aimee Mayo Celebrates Million-Air Hits

Aimee Mayo recently celebrated several Million-Air Awards at Brown’s Diner, a Nashville eatery where she worked before making it big as a songwriter. The 2002 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, Mayo received Million-Air awards for her impressive string of hits including Lonestar’s “Amazed,” which has generated more than 6 million performances; Martina McBride’s “This […]

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CMT Features Sugarland Concert Special

Sugarland: Live On The Inside, the one-hour network television special featuring Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush’s Love On The Inside Tour will re-air exclusively on CMT beginning Friday, November 13 at 9 PM/CT and repeat numerous times throughout the month. The video was directed by Shaun Silva and filmed at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. […]

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Consumers Spending Less This Holiday

Thirty percent of consumers say they will spend less money during the upcoming holiday shopping season than in years past, according to leading market research company The NPD Group, Inc. This is a slight increase from last year’s poll of consumers asking the same question. The National Retail Federation is projecting holiday retail industry sales […]

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Opry Show To Stream On MySpace

The Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running radio show, and MySpace are uniting to live stream an Opry performance with video for the first time. On Nov. 14, 9 – 10 p.m. ET fans can view the live show featuring Opry member and country superstar Carrie Underwood, CMA new artist nominee Jake Owen, and more. […]

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Bobby Karl Works the SESAC Awards

Chapter 326 We Are Family. That concept was repeatedly invoked at Monday night’s SESAC banquet on Music Row (11/9). And, my, how the “family” has grown: The event is now double in size what it was just a few short years ago. “I’m proud to be a member of the SESAC family,” said Songwriter of […]

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Swift Set To Open CMA Awards

It was announced today (11/8) that four-time nominee Taylor Swift will deliver the opening performance at Wednesday night’s (11/11) CMA Awards. The 43rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by fellow nominees Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on ABC. Swift, who won the Horizon Award in 2007, received […]

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