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ACM Taking Noms For Radio Awards

Submissions opened today (11/2) for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards radio categories. The nominations will end at 12 noon PT on Fri., Dec. 11, 2009. The eligibility period runs Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 11, 2009. Nominees for the radio awards listed  below, will be announced in the spring of 2010. •   […]

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DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Names Inductees

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced that Bill Bailey, Laurie DeYoung and Rudy Fernandez will be honored as the 2010 Country Music DJ inductees, while Cy Blumenthal, Dan Halyburton and Michael Hammond will be inducted into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame. The class of 2010 will be officially instated at a dinner ceremony on […]

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Book Review: Appetite For Self-Destruction

Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper (The Free Press, 2009) Ever wonder how the music industry REALLY got into such a problem with the Internet, illegal downloads and all that? Well, this is the book for you. Steve Knopper takes the reader on the […]

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CMA Research: Country Fans And The Economy

Country consumers are feeling the effects of the economic downturn and have reduced spending in the last year, according to a new survey commissioned by the Country Music Association, called the CMA Prime Prospect Study. Data indicates that the most devoted fans, called CountryPhiles and MusicPhiles, are less likely to monetize their support for the […]

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Cumulus Radiothon; Josh Ragsdale Reminder

Cumulus Broadcasting in Nashville is hosting an all-day radiothon tomorrow (11/3) to benefit Feed The Children, which helps hungry families in Middle Tennessee. Stations in the local cluster (92Q WQQK, i106 WNFN, 97.1 WRQQ, 95.5 WSM, 99.7 WWTN) will go commercial-free from 6 AM-7 PM and ask for donations via toll-free call 888-582-4453 (888-58-CHILD) or […]

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Industry News: APA Inks Tritt, Bass Berry Moves, Etc.

The digital music delivery platform AirPlay Direct held a Summit / Think Tank in Nashville last week led by CEO Robert Weingartz. Board Members, investors, and advisers met to exchange ideas and discuss company growth.

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Testing Google Music Search

Google’s new music search plan makes finding and listening to music a breeze. To test the new system that is a partnership with MySpace and Lala for streaming, plus includes links to services such as Rhapsody, Pandora and imeem, I searched for “Need You Now,” a current hit from Lady Antebellum, and Billy Currington’s “People […]

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Sony Wins Melrose Meat and Greet

Ryan Beuschel, Joe Fisher, Van Haze, Brian Wright, Juli Newton Griffith, Joe Putman, and Damon Moberly. Photo: Shannan Neese The 2nd Annual Melrose “Meat” & Greet was held this week. Sony Music won first place in the grilling competition, followed closely by Universal Music in second place, and Curb Records in third. The event also […]

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Shelton/Adkins Video Premieres on Yahoo

The video for “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton’s new single featuring Trace Adkins, premieres exclusively on Yahoo! Music today (10/30). Both artists star in the video and it will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning Nov. 3. “Hillbilly Bone,” written by Luke Laird and Craig Wiseman, is the first single from Shelton’s forthcoming CD release—the follow […]

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Pickler On TV, JMC Plays Nashville

Kellie Pickler will guest on today’s (10/30) Halloween episode of Ellen. Fans can also tune in to see her lend a hand to build a new home for the Terpenning family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, airing Nov. 8 on ABC. As the celebrity volunteer, Pickler swaps her stilettos for a hard hat and hammer, […]

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Alan Jackson Debuts Collection At Cracker Barrel

Alan Jackson is headed for a home cooked breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Mt. Juliet on Mon., Nov. 2 to celebrate the release of his new line of merchandise at the store. He will be there greeting fans and autographing items. Included in the Alan Jackson Collection are more than 40 products ranging from a […]

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