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John Rich, Rascal Flatts and Others Spread Christmas Cheer

Country stars are spreading holiday cheer by participating in special Christmas tree lighting events across the nation. Rascal Flatts are in Nashville today (12/10) to visit the kids at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by flipping the switch on the trees lining the hospital’s Main Street. The trio has raised over $3 […]

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Mac McAnally Co-Produced New Jimmy Buffett Album

As a member of the Coral Reefer Band, McAnally has long been a key Buffett collaborator. He has produced a number of Buffett’s studio albums, and has writing credit on three of the new collection’s 12 songs. McAnally is also a Show Dog Nashville recording artist, touring performer, musician and songwriter. He was most recently honored […]

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Jason Aldean Extends Tour With Luke Bryan

After selling out the entire fall run of his Wide Open arena tour, country rocker Jason Aldean has extended the tour into 2010. Rising star and fellow Georgia native Luke Bryan will join Aldean as a special guest on the nearly 30-city run, kicking off in Greenville, SC on Jan. 22 and including an already […]

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New Exhibit Puts Reba In The Spotlight

Reba McEntire is the subject of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest spotlight exhibit. Reba McEntire: Put On Your Red Dress, Baby offers the attention-grabbing red gown worn by the superstar on the 1993 Country Music Association Awards as the exhibit centerpiece. Designed by McEntire’s longtime stylist, Sandi Spika, the silk and jersey […]

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CMA Donates $1 Million Plus For Music Education

The CMA is donating $1,066,632 in proceeds from the 2009 CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools music education programs, as part of the “Keep the Music Playing” campaign. The announcement came during a special concert event last night (12/8) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to reveal the “Keep the Music Playing All-Stars,” representing the […]

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Benefit News: Hit Songwriters Help Good Causes

The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) presents its Annual Tunes for Tots Benefit at 12th & Porter on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6-8 PM. Performing will be Chris Wallin (“Don’t Blink”), Wynn Varble (“Waitin’ On a Woman”), Erin Enderlin (“Last Call”), artist Ty Herndon and more. Admission is free with an unwrapped new toy or monetary […]

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Underwood’s Ratings Fare Well

Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special scored 8.9 million viewers to lead the 8 PM/ET hour last night (12/7) among the major networks. Her FOX special slipped to second place with (8.2 million) during the 9 PM slot, getting bumped by CBS’s Two and a Half Men (15.2 million)/The Big Bang Theory (14.7 million). This […]

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Lady A Set For Sugar Bowl, Titans Performances

Lady Antebellum will perform the national anthem twice this month. They will open the Tennessee Titans home game vs. the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 13, at 3pm CST, and they will also ring in the New Year at the Allstate® Sugar Bowl matchup between the University of Cincinnati and the University of Florida in […]

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Industry News: UMGN’s Big CRS Show, WMEE Signing

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced a star-studded lineup for UMG’s luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium during CRS 2010, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010. UMG artists performing include: Gary Allan, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Vince Gill, Mallary Hope, Julianne Hough, Jamey Johnson, David Nail, Randy Rogers Band, Sugarland, Josh Turner and Lee Ann Womack. […]

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Seasonal Tunes Range From Classic To Kooky

It’s Christmastime and artists are vying for airplay with holiday singles. Some are taking the traditional route, like Darryl Worley with “Jingle Bells,” while others are branching out with fun, unique offerings. Phil Vassar is even giving his Christmas set away for free. Trailer Choir has a new “Holla’ Day” version of their hit, “Rockin’ […]

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Messina Benefit Raises $30,000

Jo Dee Messina performed two special shows this weekend with youth and children’s choirs at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Messina partnered with Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the effort, which helped raise over $30,000. Over 3,000 fans attended the performances, where Messina performed selections from her Christmas album A Joyful Noise. The evening […]

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