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Amy Grant Returns With New Release

Amy Grant released her first new album in six years last week (3/30). Somewhere Down the Road, out on EMI/Sparrow, reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel iTunes chart; SoundScan numbers will be out this week. Her first radio single since 2003, “Better Than A Hallelujah,” is already climbing the charts and being […]

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CMT Awards: Aldean, Lady A, Sugarland Lead First Round Noms

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland scored four first-round nominations each to lead the pack for the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Garnering three each were Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band. Beginning today, Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., ET, fans can vote on CMT.com for […]

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Sony/ATV Promotes Abbey Burkhalter

Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, has announced the promotion of Abbey Burkhalter to Creative Director. Formerly Creative Manager, Burkhalter joined Sony/ATV in February 2006. In the past four years, she has been responsible for a significant number of major recordings and singles, and has played an integral role as liaison between Sony/ATV’s Nashville roster and the publishing company’s Los Angeles and New […]

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BMI Expands Duties For Sr. Execs Esworthy, Conlon, O’Neill

BMI President & CEO Del Bryant today (4/5) announced a new alignment in the company’s senior management team, with elevated responsibilities for Nashville based Bruce Esworthy, and New York based Richard Conlon and Michael O’Neill. BMI Chief Financial Officer Esworthy adds new duties as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, overseeing Human Resources and Facilities […]

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Currington Gold, Lonestar Live and More

Currington’s Sophomore CD Goes Gold Billy Currington’s Little Bit Of Everything CD, produced by Currington and Carson Chamberlain, was awarded RIAA Gold Certification yesterday, marking sales exceeding 500k units. Amongst his peers gathered at ASCAP and BMI, Currington also received honors for single “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, which climbed to No. 1 earlier this […]

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Moontoast, Gill Auction for Veterans

Social commerce network Moontoast.com has announced the launch of an auction that will partner the website with Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill to benefit the charity Challenge America, a national initiative to provide support to our country’s returning wounded military. 

Moontoast, a site which connects Guides (“those who know”) and Explorers (“those […]

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Services Set for Pirates of the Mississippi Member

A memorial service will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 3, for Pirates of the Mississippi’s Dean Townson. Townson died at age 50 on March 25. Kenneth Dean Townson was the bass player and harmony singer for the Pirates from 1990 to 1995. He sang on all of the group’s hits, including 1991’s “Feed Jake.” He […]

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Will The iPad Be Idolized?

American Idol contestants aren’t the only ones to have their performance judged. New tech toys, like the iPad, must also endure a complex series of advance reviews aimed at determining their ability to “make it.”

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BamaJam Sets Battle of the Bands

Verizon Wireless BamaJam 2010 has announced the 2nd Annual Jim Beam Battle of the Bands, offering contestants a chance to win a single a produced by award-winning producer James Stroud of Stroudavarious Records. The Jim Beam BamaJam Battle of the Bands competition is open to all and will afford six finalists the opportunity to perform a […]

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Renee Leymon Leaves Lyric Street

Lyric Street Records’ VP, National Promotion Kevin Herring has announced that Sr. Director of Promotion Renee Leymon is exiting the label. A 12-year veteran of the label, Leymon is leaving to pursue her next opportunity. “Renee is not only an amazing promotion person, she is a 1st class human being, co-worker, and friend,” Herring says. […]

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BMI Fetes Dallas Davidson’s “Roll”

On Monday, March 29, BMI celebrated yet another No. 1 song co-penned by Dallas Davidson. Recorded and co-written by Billy Currington, “That’s How Country Boys Roll” is Davidson’s third chart-topper on the heels of Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl in It” and the Brad Paisley and Keith Urban collaboration “Start a Band.” His hot […]

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