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McGraw Starring In Gillette Series

Tim McGraw is one of the superstar artists in Gillette’s new Uncut digital documentary series, premiering later this month. Shot by renowned music filmmaker/photographer Danny Clinch, the series shows McGraw, will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) and the All-American Rejects ft. Tyson Ritter backstage at their concerts getting ready for the show. This kind of […]

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ACM Plans Awards, Brooks And Dunn Tribute

Reba McEntire will return as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sun., April 18. The 45th annual event will be held at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena for the fifth year in a row and air live on CBS. The following day (4/19) the Academy will honor Brooks & Dunn […]

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Michael McDonald, Jewel, Lorrie Morgan With The Symphony

The Symphony has lined up some of Nashville’s, and the country’s, biggest stars for its upcoming season. Michael McDonald, Jewel, Peter Cetera, Lorrie Morgan and Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh are all set for the Bank of America Pops Series, headed up by Resident Conductor Albert-George Schram. McDonald, the distinctive voice behind some of pop music’s […]

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Industry Beat: Stroudavarious, Common Grounds

Bill Catino, President of Stroudavarious Records, announces the addition of Nathan Cruise as Director of Midwest Promotion. He will report to Bill Macky, and will be based in the Nashville offices. Cruise was most recently with Show Dog Records, and prior stints include Arista, Equity, and MCG/Curb Records. He can be contacted at [email protected] or […]

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Performance Royalty Debate Over Ringbacks

BMI has filed suit against T Mobile, claiming that the mobile phone company hasn’t secured proper licensing for selling ringback tones. According to Digital Music News, the suit filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles, says BMI has licensing agreements with other carriers. Since BMI and other performing […]

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Songwriter Dale Dodson Enjoys Roles At Carnival, Sony/ATV

Songwriter and country music historian Dale Dodson has a unique new arrangement that allows him to remain as a staff writer for longtime publisher Sony/ATV and also take on a creative services role at Carnival Music. Dodson is the writer or co-writer of songs including “Look Who’s Back In Town” by George Strait, “Good News, […]

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Lady A Headline The Ryman; Jimmy Wayne Webcast

Lady Antebellum will perform their first headlining concert at the Ryman Auditorium on Thurs., March 11. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT. “Playing the Ryman has been at the top of our list of goals since we first got together to write songs…and I mean, it’s a BIG one,” says […]

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Swift Is Top Digital Seller In History

Taylor Swift has amassed over 24.3 million digital track sales to date, making her the top-selling digital artist ever, according Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported by MusicRow, Swift’s Fearless was the best selling album of both 2008 and 2009. It is quintuple Platinum and had sales last year in excess of 3.2 million copies. Taylor […]

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Faith Hill Signs With Red Light

Faith Hill has joined Coran Capshaw’s Red Light Management roster, with the company’s New York office handling the superstar’s career. Red Light President Will Botwin will join Capshaw in managing Hill. Hill and longtime manager Gary Borman parted ways last year. Similarly, Hill’s superstar husband, Tim McGraw also inked with Red Light early in 2009 […]

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Wilson Set For Greatest Hits, Playoff Performance

Gretchen Wilson’s first Greatest Hits album will be out Jan. 19. It is being released by her former label Columbia Nashville and includes all her hits such as “Redneck Woman,” “Here For The Party” and “Homewrecker,” as well as the first commercial release of her live version of “Barracuda.” Wilson’s new music, including latest single, “Work […]

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Industry News: Nashville At Sundance, Gospel Honors

ASCAP is sending Nashville songwriters including LeAnn Rimes, Brendan Benson, Joey+Rory, k.s. Rhoads, and Sam & Ruby to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, going on Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Utah. Events include the  Sundance ASCAP Music Café and the annual, invitation-only ASCAP Filmmaker & Composer Breakfast. ————————— BMI will honor gospel greats Donnie McClurkin […]

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