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Randy Houser Visits ACM Offices

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Show Dog-Universal Music Recording Artist and ACM Professional Member Randy Houser to the office for a visit when he was in Los Angeles this week. Houser’s new album, They Call Me Cadillac, releases on September 21 and will feature forthcoming single, “A Man Like Me.” Houser appeared on the […]

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CMT To Showcase “Artists of the Year”

Country music’s top artists and celebrities from all facets of entertainment will gather for an evening of star-studded performances, tributes and camaraderie in celebration of the first ever, CMT Artists of the Year, a 90-minute special premiering Friday, December 3 on CMT. Performers and host to be announced. CMT Artists of the Year will recognize […]

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Trace Adkins Leaps To No. 1

With Neilsen-Soundscan reporting first-week sales of close to 50,000 copies, Show Dog-Universal artist Trace Adkins is back to dominating the music charts as his new album, Cowboy’s Back In Town, enters the Billboard Country Album Chart this week at No. 1. The album landed at No. 5 on the Top 200. While Cowboy’s Back In […]

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Marty Stuart’s “Ghost Train” Comes To Town

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives celebrated the release of their new album, Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions, with an SRO performance at Nashville’s Belcourt Theater last night (8/25). The perfectly paced show featured plenty of virtuosic mandolin and guitar picking from traditionalist Stuart and showcased his Superlatives – guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry […]

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Lady A Lands Three in the Top 10

Capitol Nashville’s superstar trio Lady Antebellum scored three spots in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week as their two studio albums, Need You Now and Lady Antebellum, were joined by the group’s newly released iTunes Session at the top. With Neilsen SoundScan reporting sales approaching 18,000, Lady A’s iTunes […]

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Circle Unbroken: Opry Returns Home

Grand Ole Opry officials today announced that the show, displaced from its permanent home due to May’s historic Nashville flood, will return to the Grand Ole Opry House with a star-packed show Tues., Sept. 28. Among the artists scheduled for the show are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Diamond Rio, Jimmy […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/25/10)

The stars are blindingly bright this week. Here for your listening enjoyment are top-tier new sounds from Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Jamey Johnson. That’s what I call an embarrassment of riches. Up-and-comers like Jaron & The Long Road to Love and Crossin’ Dixon have fresh offerings, too.

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Secretary Of Commerce To Address Music Piracy

United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will visit Nashville next week to hear from the music industry about the impact of rampant music piracy. Locke will conduct a Discussion Forum on Monday, Aug. 30, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at a location near Music Row. The location will be announced later this week. “With an estimated […]

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Vince Gill To Headline Gulf Coast Benefit

Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will headline a free outdoor Back to the Beach concert Saturday, Sept. 25, from the Beaches of South Walton along Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast. Fans are invited to enjoy this casual, 90-minute concert amidst the relaxed and scenic setting at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “We’re showing […]

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CCD App To Track Recording Metadata

A three-way partnership between The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, BMS/Chase and the Library of Congress has yielded a standardized approach and software model for gathering and managing metadata for recorded music. Computers love metadata, information about files, embedded in those files. In this case it’s the information about tracks, musicians, song titles, producer, […]

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BMI Appeals DMX Rate-Court Decision

BMI has filed an appeal of the DMX decision issued by Judge Louis Stanton, BMI’s rate-court judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the company announced today. BMI’s appeal on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers will seek reversal of a court decision that, according to DMX’s outside […]

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