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Dove nominations • Joe Galante new email • NaFF scores sponsorship • Production Music panel • ACM hiring • New Faces Show • Jay McCarthy joins Roxstarz

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Role Reversal For Radio Promoters Matthew Hargis, Bobby Young

Radio promotion executives Matthew Hargis and Bobby Young have essentially traded posts. Hargis has left his role handling southeast regional promotion for Capitol Records Nashville, and joined Republic Nashville as National Director of Promotion. In turn, Young has exited his post as Republic’s National Promotion Director to fill the vacancy left by Hargis at Capitol. […]

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Luke Bryan Plans New Spring Break EP

Luke Bryan will release his third Spring Break themed EP, Spring Break 3…It’s A Shore Thing, on March 1, 2011. His third annual spring break show is set for March 8 and 9 at Spinnaker’s Beach Club in Panama City, FL. The EP features four never-before-released songs co-written by Bryan, “If You Ain’t Here To […]

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Photos: Paisley, the JaneDear girls, Jacob Lyda

Paisley Joined By GB Packers QB Onstage • the JaneDear girls Go Shopping With A Fan • Newcomer Jacob Lyda Performs A Private Showcase Brad Paisley appropriately kicked off his H2O Frozen Over Tour in frozen Green Bay, WI last week (Jan. 21). The sold-out crowd was taken to another level of frenzy when Aaron […]

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Skyville Records Scores Sony Distribution

Skyville Records has entered an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Sony Music Nashville. The fall debut from Stealing Angels will be the first release via the new partnership. Under the agreement, Sony Music Nashville will offer manufacturing, sales, copyright administration and website development. Under the creative direction of producer Paul Worley, Skyville will find, develop […]

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A Message from Al & Dawn Bunetta

Dear Friends & Family, The past few weeks have been indescribable for our family. Losing our beloved son Juri Bunetta was a tragedy like no other. But through this event, we found out so much more about him, the rest of our family and even ourselves. We learned that true friendship has no limits or […]

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FBMM Promotes Julie Boos, Trey Dunaway

Nashville-based business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy (FBMM) has announced that Julie Boos, business manager, Nashville; and Trey Dunaway, chief compliance officer and vice president of tax and royalties; have become vice presidents and owner/shareholders of the firm. Dunaway and Boos join founding owners Chuck Flood, Frank Bumstead and Mary Ann McCready, as […]

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[update] Nick Hunter Memorial Celebration

[Updated] Organizers are offering a live Internet stream for Nickfest, a celebration of Nick Hunter’s life and legacy to be held January 25, 2011, at 6 p.m. at 2602 Soundstage (2602 Westwood Dr. Nashville, TN 37204). For those not able to make it to Nashville for Nickfest (or if you know friends of Nick that […]

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ACM Nominations Coming Next Week

On Tues., Feb. 1 Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn will announce the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards. Nominations for the 46th annual event will be revealed that morning at a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The ACM Awards, known as Country Music’s Party of […]

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“Memphis Mafia” Member Lamar Fike Passes

Lamar Fike, an enduring member of Elvis Presley’s so-called “Memphis Mafia,” as well as a Music Row businessman, has died in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Fike was 75 years old. Born in Cleveland, Mississippi on Nov. 11, 1935, he was briefly a radio disc jockey at KEBE in Jacksonville, FL. He joined Presley’s inner circle in […]

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CMA To Receive LM’s Dale Franklin Award

The Country Music Association will be the 2011 recipient of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, it was announced today (1/24). The organization will be bestowed with the honor Tuesday, May 17 at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. “Leadership Music is excited to recognize CMA as the 2011 recipient of the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award,” says […]

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