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Amazon Launches MP3 Gifting

Before now, giving the gift of digital music would have meant fighting crowds at Best Buy and Target for iTunes gift cards. But with the arrival of Amazon’s MP3 Gifting service, it can be done without ever leaving home. Launched shortly after the company’s new Kindle Book Gifting service, Amazon’s MP3 gifting allows consumers to […]

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American Country Awards To Salute Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson will be honored with the Greatest Hits Award at the American Country Awards on Dec. 6. He will also perform during the show, airing live on FOX from Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. Jackson has sold more than 50 million albums during his 20-year career, making him a fitting recipient for the […]

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Barry Tashian Headed For Boston Hall of Fame

Nashville singer, songwriter and musician Barry Tashian is to be inducted into the Boston Music Awards Hall of Fame on December 5 because of his 1960s career in the rock band The Remains. As Boston college students, The Remains were signed to Epic Records in New York, but came to Nashville in 1965 and 1966 […]

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Swift Announces World Tour

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is going international following the announcement of her Speak Now World Tour 2011, which gets underway February 9 in Singapore. The global trek currently has 87 shows scheduled, spanning 19 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Tour dates for New Zealand and Australia are planned for later in the year. […]

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Signings: New Frontier and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Mark Hybner and Thom Shepherd

New Frontier Touring has signed Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for exclusive worldwide representation. The multiple Grammy and CMA award-winning band is known for its Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, and classic hits such as “Mr. Bojangles” and “Fishin’ In the Dark.” For booking contact: New Frontier Touring Paul Lohr [email protected] 615-321-6152 ••••• Mark Hybner […]

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Canadian Tunesmiths Honored At SOCAN Awards

Songs performed by George Canyon, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid and The Road Hammers were among the songs honored at the annual SOCAN Awards last night (11/22) in Toronto, ON. Sarah McLachlan was a standout winner, earning nine SOCAN Classic Awards for songs that reached at least 100,000 radio plays. Composer Galt McDermot (Hair) was named […]

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Chesney Stadium Sell-out; Currington W/ Babyface; Atkins Brings Country To Jersey

Kenny Chesney sold out Boston’s Gillette Stadium on Saturday morning (11/20) in just 8 minutes. The August 27, 2011 stop on his Corona Extra sponsored Goin’ Costal Tour is the first official sell-out of his 2011 concert season. This marks Chesney’s sixth sell-out at the venue, each time totaling almost 60,000 tickets. Chesney is fresh […]

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Average Joes Inks Corey Smith

Average Joes Entertainment has signed Corey Smith through a partnership with UNDERtone Records. Smith’s debut for the label headed by CEO Shannon Houchins is expected early next year. Smith has been steadily releasing albums since 2002 on UNDERtone Records. His five projects to date have collectively sold over 200,000 albums and over 760,000 digital singles […]

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BMI Celebrates David Lee and East Side Sounds

David Lee Rolls to the Top with Easton Corbin Songwriter David Lee earned his third career No. 1 as “Roll with It” recently topped the charts. On Nov. 19, BMI hosted a celebration to toast the success of the song which was co-written with Tony Lane and Johnny Park and recorded by Easton Corbin. (L-R): […]

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CMA Announces New Board

The Country Music Association held the annual Board of Directors election meeting in Nashville this week. The new Board year does not begin until Jan. 1, 2011. Steve Moore stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Board in August when he assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Association. At that […]

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Marty Stuart To Receive Symphony Harmony Award

Marty Stuart will receive the prestigious Harmony Award at the 2010 Symphony Ball on Saturday, December 11 at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Also at event, Mayor Karl Dean will be presented with the Gold Baton Award. The Harmony Award is presented annually to individuals who have supported and helped develop Nashville’s musical culture, and shown […]

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