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“Country Weekly” Marks 15 Years

Country Weekly magazine is celebrating 15 years of publication with a special edition hitting newsstands Monday (12/21). The issue, dated Dec. 28, 2009 takes a look back at the magazine’s changes since its launch. It includes a timeline of major industry happenings over the past 15 years, plus photos, memorable covers and more. “It’s hard […]

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Photo Friday: Gretchen, CRB, Angela Kaset

Gretchen Wilson began her final weekend on the road for 2009 with a packed-house appearance at Knoxville’s massive Cotton Eyed Joe night club last night. The WIVK-sponsored event benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. ——————————- Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® hosted their annual Christmas party this past Wednesday night, Dec. 16.  In addition […]

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Show Dog-Universal Music Launches

Toby Keith‘s Show Dog Nashville is merging with Universal Records South to become Show Dog-Universal Music. Keith will serve as a Principle of the new label and previous Universal South Pres. Wright is on board as President of the newly combined entity. More announcements are expected in January. “Show Dog-Universal will still have the feeling […]

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Sound And Speed Gears Up With New Opry Show

Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust has partnered with the Grand Ole Opry for a special event to kick-off the weekend on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Ryman. Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Young will perform that night to open the annual NASCAR and country music-themed fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame® and […]

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Gibson Plans 1920s-Style Sweets Shop Downtown

From the Nashville Scene: Gibson Guitar Inc. has transported a 1926 candy store from Michigan to Nashville and will reopen it in January on Lower Broadway. Click to read more.

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Tin Pan South Kicks Off March 30

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has announced the dates for the 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, running March 30 – April 3, 2010 in Nashville. Highlighting songwriters of all genres, the popular event will feature two shows per night at numerous local venues. For the fourth continuous year, Regions Bank will be […]

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Swift Leads Sales With 3 Weeks Left in ’09

Taylor Swift could end 2009 as the top selling artist for all genres, for the second year in a row. Her album Fearless has sold more than 2.6 million units this year, and over 4.8 million since it came out in 2008. Her self-titled debut brought in over 600K units this year, plus she has […]

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Underwood Receives Symphony Harmony Award

Carrie Underwood received the 2009 Harmony Award at the Symphony Ball on Saturday night, December 12, at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  The fundraiser for the Nashville Symphony and its outreach programs is Music City’s premiere winter social event. This year’s white-tie, invitation-only evening marked the event’s 25th anniversary. Underwood performed and wore a gown by […]

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Swift Covers “People’s” Most Intriguing Issue

Taylor Swift graces the cover of People magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing of 2009” issue which hits newsstands Friday. Everyone knows it’s been a huge year for the star who turned 20 years old over the weekend. For the issue she talked candidly with magazine, explaining, “It feels like this ongoing dream. It blows my mind…You […]

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Wariner Receives Million Air Awards, Plays Benefit Tonight

BMI recently honored Steve Wariner at a luncheon (12/15) where he was presented with Million-Air Awards for writing and publishing four songs that have reached new million performance levels. The Million-Air Award recognizes songs that have earned more than one million performances on U.S. television and radio. To date 11 songs written by Wariner have […]

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Artists Send Christmas Music; Larry The Cable Guy Sends Video

Craig Morgan has recorded a holiday-themed version of his latest hit “Bonfire,” but he had to do it in a hotel bathroom. Morgan’s camp says co-producer Phil O’Donnell and engineer Mitch Malloy packed up their portable recording gear and headed to Kennesaw, GA to meet Morgan at the Holiday Inn Express before a gig. They […]

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