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Halfway To Hazard

“I Know Where Heaven Is” Stylesonic/Picnic Hill/Bigger Picture “I Know Where Heaven Is” is the new single for Kentucky-raised duo Halfway To Hazard (Chad Warrix and David Tolliver), and was penned by top-shelf Nashville writers Dave Berg and Sam and Annie Tate. The duo’s distinctive name refers to Hazard, the county seat of Perry Co., […]

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The Farm Aid Concert Location Mystery

Organizers of Willie Nelson‘s annual Farm Aid concert are keeping fans guessing about where the 2009 Farm Aid event will take place by giving one hint per day for seven days.  The organizers started posting hints for fans yesterday (7/9) on Twitter and followed with a second hint today (7/10). Concert hint #1: Your state […]

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Artists On TV

The 80th Major League baseball game will be held at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Tues. July 14. Sara Evans has been invited to perform “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch of this year’s diamond shaped contest. Evans plans to make the event a family outing. “I’m a huge baseball fan, as are […]

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Your Social Network Tells About You

Your favorite social network may tell a lot about you. For example, Twitterers are more interested in sex than users on other social sites. LinkedIn users are more likely to watch soap operas and MySpacers are generally not into exercise. According to an Anderson Analytics study, a user’s social network preference can identify “likely interests, buying habits, […]

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Luminaries Set For Leadership Music Awards

Leadership Music will present the organization’s prestigious Dale Franklin Awards to legendary label executive Jim Foglesong, superstar artist Garth Brooks, and Brooks’ longtime producer Allen Reynolds during a gala fundraising dinner on Sunday, August 23 at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. Roy Clark, Cowboy Jack Clement, Crystal Gayle, Bruce Lundvall, Steve Wariner and Trisha Yearwood are Honorary […]

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Twitter Bridges Fan/Artist Connection

Twitter is becoming an increasingly common way for artists to communicate with fans. Stoney Creek Records’ Megan Mullins has been using it and other popular social networking sites for her “Total Request Video” extravaganza. Keeping within the weekly theme (ex. classic country), fans log onto Mullins’ Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account and request a song. Each week, […]

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Nashville Music Awards Noms End 7/15

Next Big Nashville and Leadership Music are working together to revive the Nashville Music Awards (NMA), which were originally produced by Leadership Music from 1995-2000. The NMAs recognize all genres of music, and celebrate the diversity and quality of artists and music professionals who call Nashville home. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced […]

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Media Moguls At “Summer Camp”

Allen & Co., a New York-based investment bank, is hosting its annual conference of the top national entertainment and technology leaders in Sun Valley, Idaho this week. The brainstorming and socializing event, often described as “summer camp” for the media world, is closed to the press though some are attending as guests and others remain […]

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MJ Memorial, MCN Fan Club Concerts, Much More

Almost 31 Million viewers tuned into Michael Jackson’s memorial service on Tuesday (7/7). It aired on 19 networks from approximately 1-4 p.m. By comparison, the most recent season finale of American Idol drew just under 29 million pairs of eyes. ————— Copyright Office fees for various services concerning the registration of claims are increasing starting […]

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Cyrus, Swift Score Spots on Forbes’ Under 30 List

Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus ranked among Forbes’ new list of the top 12 highest-earning celebrities under 30. The powerful group, with an average age of 23, collectively pulled in $410 million between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009. Cyrus, 16, banked $25 million to tie for No. 7 along with the Jonas Brothers, […]

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Country Stars Align For Ft. Campbell Troops

Carrie Underwood, John Rich, Rodney Atkins and Jake Owen will perform Aug. 14-15 as part of nearby Ft. Campbell’s Week of the Eagles to welcome home troops from overseas deployment. The free event, celebrating the homecoming of the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles,” is open to the public. Week of the Eagles is held every […]

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