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EMI Nashville Builds Promotion Staff

Senior Vice President Promotion Steve Hodges announces three new EMI Records Nashville staffers today: Chuck Swaney (Director of Promotion, Mid/Southwest), Trudie Daniell (Director of Promotion, Southeast) and Ron Bradley (Director of Promotion, West Coast). Beginning Monday, April 5 all three will work as a liaison between the label and country radio stations across the U.S. […]

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Treehouse Hires Nate Ritches; Compass Adds Emilee Warner

Compass Records Group has tapped Emilee Warner as Director of Publicity and Promotions. She started the role earlier this month and can be reached at emilee@compassrecords.com, W: 615-320-7672, or M: 615-418-4846. Compass Records has also signed Richard Julian and will release his album Girls Need Attention May 4. The project was recorded at Norah Jones’s […]

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Jason Sturgeon

“Simple Life” Toolpusher/Spinville/Nine North When Jason Sturgeon sings his debut single “Simple Life,” he’s not just painting a picture of small town America. He’s describing who he is. Born and raised in Petersburg, IN, (pop. 3500) Sturgeon grew up in a family of coal miners, oilmen and farmers who literally made their living off the […]

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Gwen Sebastian

“V.I.P. (Barefoot Girl)” Open Road Records/Lofton Creek Gwen Sebastian describes her sound as “contemporary country music with spunk,” best evidenced by her latest single, “V.I.P. (Barefoot Girl).” Co-written by Sebastian with Brian Eckert and Dean Miller, the song’s lyrics paint a picture of her country roots. A North Dakota native who grew up in a […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Tin Pan Kick-Off Party

Until a couple of years ago, Tin Pan South celebrated its successes with post-event bashes. Now it has a kick-off party that catches people while they’re still fresh for the fray. What’s more, it is a top-notch bash.

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MP3 Players Plug In To More Cars

Listening to an iPod or other MP3 player via connection to a car stereo is growing in popularity. Just released information from an Arbitron/Edison Infinite Dial national survey shows that 24 percent of persons over age 12 have ever listened to an iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player while connected to a car stereo. The […]

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Gretchen Wilson Release Via Redneck Records

Gretchen Wilson’s first album for her recently launched Redneck Records, I Got Your Country Right Here, hits stores today (3/30). Among the promotional stops is a performance of her hit single “Work Hard, Play Harder” tomorrow on the CBS Early Show. Wilson produced the album with Blake Chancey and John Rich. She co-wrote two songs […]

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ACM, Muzak To Host Music Camps

ACM Lifting Lives™ and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities today announced plans for the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp. The Camp will have a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities, and providing music enrichment through performance and education. The camp will be located in Nashville, and will […]

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Josh Turner And Team Toast No. 1

BMI and ASCAP co-hosted a spirited celebration at Cabana on Tuesday, March 23 to honor the four-week #1 smash “Why Don’t We Just Dance.” Recorded by Josh Turner and co-written by Jim Beavers, Darrell Brown, and Jonathan Singleton, the song marks Turner’s third chart-topper and is the debut single off his February 2010 release, Haywire. […]

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Jackson’s “Freight Train” Runs Today

The latest album from superstar Alan Jackson comes out today (3/30) and he’s marking the release with street-date performances on NBC’s Today show and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. Freight Train has already produced the hit single “It’s Just That Way,” currently No. 15 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout Chart. During his time in New […]

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Lambert, Shelton Benefit Raises $70,000

For the second year in a row, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performed at a benefit concert in Tishomingo, OK to help local charities. Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation hosted the event which raised nearly $70,000. There were acoustic performances from Lambert, Shelton and Shelton’s cousin Clancy Davis, as well as a cocktail party, dinner and live and silent […]

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