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ACM Honors Pay Tribute To Industry Greats

“It’s a lump in the throat to be here this evening, thanks,” said Poet’s Award recipient Merle Haggard, neatly summing up the evening. The 2nd Annual ACM Honors event, hosted by Lee Ann Womack, was held 9/22 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center in order to recognize winners from the 44th Annual ACM Awards. A large […]

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Artist Confidential on SIRIUS XM

SIRIUS XM has announced the 2009 fall season for its popular Artist Confidential series, which will kick off next Monday, September 28 and feature some of music’s biggest names giving candid interviews and live performances. The first presentation on 9/28 will feature Reba McEntire, whose segment will air on SIRIUS 61 and XM 17, as […]

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Chesney Curbs Tour

First hand reports indicate that Kenny Chesney’s final show from his Sun City Carnival tour was an emotional moment for the Luttrell, TN troubadour. Guests who took part in front of 45,000 screaming Indianapolis fans included Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and others. “It’s hard to believe we’re putting this thing up on blocks,” […]

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Big and Rich Greatest Hits Includes DTC Piece

Big & Rich will release the duo’s first greatest hits collection on Sept. 29. The DVD/CD combo Big & Rich: Greatest Hits, will include 15 hits plus the unreleased track, “The Man I Am Right Now.” The DVD includes nine music videos. A specially created direct-to-consumer piece will also be available only from the band’s […]

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Worley’s River Run Raises $175k

Darryl Worley’s 8th Annual Tennessee River Run, which took place Sept. 10-13 near Savannah, Tennessee, raised $175,000 for the Darryl Worley Foundation. The benefit included numerous events spread over four days, and benefited the building of a cancer treatment center at the Hardin County (Tennessee) Medical Center. Tennessee River Run 2009 kicked off with an […]

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Tech Update: Ringtones and Spotify

According to an article on digitalmusicnews.com, researcher IBISWorld says that ringtone revenues in the United States are at $750 million, down from the 2007 peak of $880 million. The shift can possibly be attributed to a mobile consumer base that prefers full-track downloads as substitutes, as well as the uploading of unpaid full-length tracks that […]

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Hall of Fame to Expand?

The Tennessean reports that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum would like to double its size. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean reported the Hall’s ambitions yesterday (9/21) during a speech to the Rotary Club of Nashville. Museum Dir. Kyle Young acknowledged in an interview after the event that expanding the museum’s size is a […]

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ACM Lifting Lives Raises $750k

The Academy of Country Music has announced a $750,000 endowment to its philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives, thanks to ticket sales from the “George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert.” The gift is the second disbursement of a three-year funding commitment and fundraising campaign begun by the ACM last fall. ACM Lifting […]

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Clary Promoted at BMI

BMI has announced the promotion of Kay Clary to Senior Director, Media Relations. Clary will continue to be based in Nashville, but will report directly to BMI Assistant VP, Corporate & Media Relations Hanna Pantle, who is based in Los Angeles. “Since joining BMI, Kay has brought her own style and verve to the task […]

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Love and Theft Joins Aldean’s Tour

Carolwood Records trio Love and Theft willl join Jason Aldean’s Wide Open tour this fall, to support the trio’s recently released album World Wide Open. They will play a total of fourteen shows on the tour, beginning in Lexington, KY Sept. 25 and ending Nov. 14 in Southhaven, MS. Love And Theft recently performed its […]

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Root 49 Records Launches With Bridgette Tatum

The close ties between NASCAR and Music Row insiders get a little closer with the formation of MPR Entertainment Group, a collaboration between NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie with Nashville publisher Carolyn Miller. As a part of the arrangement the company will launch a record label division, Root 49 Records, which plans […]

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