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Currington’s “Beer” is a Digital Hit

Mercury Nashville artist Billy Currington’s latest single, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” written by Troy Jones and produced by Carson Chamberlain and Currington, is the fastest-rising and biggest-selling, first week digital single of his career, tallying over 21k track sales – a 42% increase from his previous best with “Don’t.” “Beer” is the debut single […]

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Judds Announce “Last Encore” Tour

This morning (6/10) country music duo The Judds delivered a riveting performance for over 10,000 fans in downtown Nashville as they launched this year’s 2010 CMA Music Festival. Wynonna and Naomi Judd helped kick off what USA Today calls “the crown jewel Country Music festivals,” setting the stage for their highly anticipated final tour, The Judds: The […]

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Aristo’s Global Showcase Kicks Off CMA Fest

The AristoMedia Global Showcase on Tuesday, June 8, was the second of two international country music events held in downtown Nashville to help kick off CMA Music Festival week. Eight international acts participated in the global showcase, which was held at the Second Fiddle on Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 PM–7:00 PM. Artists performing included Travis […]

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CMT Awards—Inspired or Flawed Judgement?

(Complete list of winners here.) (Photos: IzzyNashville.com) The ninth annual CMT Music Awards seemed to be more about the party than the music. The two and a half hour show did however offer viewers a few outstanding musical moments. Zac Brown Band did a heartfelt rendition of “Free” that reinforced the band’s artistic orientation. LeAnn […]

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Rucker And Friends Play For St. Judes

Darius Rucker unofficially kicked-off the 2010 CMA Music Festival on Monday (6/7) with his inaugural Darius and Friends St. Jude benefit concert. The event, which featured performances by Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, and Jake Owen, successfully sold-out the Wildhorse Saloon, raising $48,720 for St. Jude cancer research. Upon hearing the news, Rucker raved, […]

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CMT Winners [final]

The CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tonight (6/9). Winners are noted below in BOLD Blue. Read about the show’s big moments on our Twitter feed. All photos from IzzyNashville.com [Read a show review HERE] VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Final Nominees] Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, […]

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Tracy Nelson’s Home Destroyed By Fire 

Acclaimed Nashville vocal stylist Tracy Nelson lost her house and most of her belongings in a fire last Saturday (6/5). According to friend JoAnne Gardner, Nelson’s home studio was destroyed. It was where she was recording an upcoming CD titled Victim of the Blues. Nelson, her boyfriend/engineer Mike Dysinger and most of their pets are […]

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SOURCE Luncheon Fetes Honorees

The SOURCE Awards Committee hosted a luncheon at The Palm Restaurant in downtown Nashville on Friday, May 28 in honor of the six women who will be receiving their awards at this year’s 2010 Annual SOURCE Awards, taking place Thursday, August 26th at Nashville’s Noah Liff Opera Center. Frances W. Preston will receive the esteemed […]

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Metro Music Teachers “Drive” CMA Fest

Beginning Thursday (6/10), more than 700 journalists in town to cover the 2010 CMA Music Festival will hear first-hand about how CMA’s “Keep the Music Playing” donations benefit the music programs in Metro Nashville Public Schools. More than 50 volunteers – the majority of them music teachers – will be driving five official “Press Express” […]

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Bobby Karl Works CMA Music Fest

Chapter 338 The first celebrity I saw at the CMA Music Festival wasn’t a country star. It was my favorite Tennessee Titan, Cortland Finnegan, playing for the Opry team at the 20th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on Monday evening at Greer Stadium (6/7). He was kidding around with Luke Bryan, who was […]

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Jack White & Conan O’Brien at Third Man

Something is afoot over at Nashville’s Third Man Records. Label owner and White Stripes/Raconteurs/the Dead Weather member Jack White has posted a cryptic YouTube video announcing an appearance featuring talk show refugee Conan O’Brien at the label’s offices tomorrow (6/10). This afternoon O’Brien tweeted: “Jack White & I are doing something cool tomorrow. Hint: it […]

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