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Shriver, Nadler Named Presidents of Country Crossing Records

Country Crossing Records will be headed by co-Presidents Evelyn Shriver and Susan Nadler, the longtime music business partners which previously ran George Jones’ Bandit Records. Country Crossing is part of Ronnie Gilley Entertainment, which also includes James Stroud’s Stroudavarious Records and BamaJam Records. The label is home to John Anderson and Lorrie Morgan, who has […]

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Conway To Depart Buddy Lee Attractions

Nashville, TN [Press] – Tony Conway, CEO and co-owner of Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., is departing the talent agency after thirty-three years. “It has been an extraordinary experience, and I have worked with the most amazing group of artists and staff for over three decades,” says Conway. “I want to thank the late Buddy Lee […]

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Hall of Fame Debuts New Web Site

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched a new Web site today at www.countrymusichalloffame.org. The redesigned site features tons more video, particularly of the Museum’s special programming such as the Poets & Prophets series, Nashville Cats, and events tied to the Williams Family exhibition. There are also more photos, facts, and information. Tina […]

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Photos From The Road: Aldean, Bryan, Newfield

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Faith Hill Hosts CBS Holiday Special

Faith Hill has recruited Carrie Underwood, Reba and numerous other stars from music and film for her 11th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Faith Hill special. Hill was adopted and uses the show to raise awareness about foster care and adoption. It will be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the […]

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CMA Honors Media Achievements

The Country Music Association celebrated members of the national and international media this week while they were in town for the CMA Awards. Receiving trophies were PEOPLE’s Cynthia Sanz and BBC Radio 2’s Al Booth. Veteran print journalist Cynthia Sanz, Assistant Managing Editor for PEOPLE, received the 2009 CMA Media Achievement Award during the CMA […]

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MR Web Traffic Through The Roof

MusicRow.com set new web traffic records yesterday (11/12), pushed by loads of CMA Awards coverage including winners, after-party photos and the always popular Bobby Karl Works The Room column. Page views on the site totaled almost 9,000, marking the busiest day in its history. This is a significant 37 percent increase over the all-time high […]

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“People Country” Issue Out Tomorrow

The new issue of PEOPLE Country comes out tomorrow (11/13), with Alan and Denise Jackson on the cover. Available only on newsstands it is the last of five special Country issues to be published by PEOPLE this year. In the magazine, the Jacksons talk about the things that bring them joy, such as their 30-year […]

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Digital Tracks And Albums Set New Highs

According to Nielsen SoundScan, four artists have broken the digital track sales record set last year (2008) by Rihanna who sold 9.9 million tracks. Of course, the year is far from over, with respect to sales. Year-to-date, Michael Jackson leads track sales for 2009 having sold 11.3 million. Lady Gaga fans have purchased 11.1 million […]

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Rounder Anniversary Show Heads For TV

October marked a milestone for indie label, Rounder Records. The record company celebrated 40 years in the music industry with an anniversary concert on October 12 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, filmed for a PBS television special that will begin airing on the network in March 2010. Grammy® winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & […]

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CMA Delivers Most Watched Show Since 2005

[Updated 4:22 pm] The 43rd Annual CMA Awards delivered ABC a robust 5.2/14 ratings/share for adults 18-49 and logged 16.85 million viewers. In addition to being the most watched CMA Awards show since 2005, it also blew the doors off the evening, giving ABC its largest Wednesday night audience (excluding sports) since 9/21/05 according to […]

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