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Songwriter Photos: Odie Blackmon, Rivers Rutherford

Inner city students in St. Louis got a lesson in songwriting last week from Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon. He spent three days working with students at Garfield Elementary School as part of the ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES. Blackmon has penned smash hits for George Strait (“She’ll Leave You With A Smile”), Lee Ann […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/17/10)

The trend of the day is career transition. A number of name-brand stars are reinventing themselves by recording in varying shades of bluegrass.

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CMHF Hosts Dallas Frazier, Bonnie Garner, Curly Seckler

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier will perform Dec. 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as part of its Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. The 1:30 p.m. program in the Museum’s Ford Theater is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will also be […]

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SiriusXM 20 Million Strong; Toyota Adds iheartradio

The competition keeps getting stiffer for traditional radio, with today’s news from Sirius XM and iheartradio. Sirius XM Radio has reached the 20 million subscriber mark. The satcaster is celebrating the milestone by hosting Paul McCartney‘s first concert at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater, as an exclusive event for Sirius XM listeners. The performance on […]

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Aldean Takes His Party On The Road

Following the release of his new album My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean has announced the 2011 My Kinda Party Tour. The 32 city trek gets underway January 21 in Little Rock, AR, and features special guests Eric Church and the JaneDear girls. “This is the tour I’ve dreamed about putting together my whole life. My […]

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Vince Hatfield

“The new Vince is great! Really like it as good as I did the original. Vince brings a new dimension to the song! Mickey Alexander, WQNZ/Natchez, MS “One of the best rock anthems in music history has been re-recorded. Who would have believed a country artist could take it 30 plus years later and make it […]

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Rodney Clawson Re-ups With Big Loud Shirt

Grammy nominated songwriter Rodney Clawson recently renewed his publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt. Clawson has penned the hits “I Saw God Today” (George Strait), “Amarillo Sky” (Jason Aldean), “Sunshine & Summertime” (Faith Hill), “Lost In This Moment” (Big & Rich), and current single “Old School” (Chuck Wicks). Clawson has had songs cut by Luke […]

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Beatles Debut on iTunes, and More News

The Beatles‘ music arrived in the Apple iTunes Store today (11/16/10). “It has been a long and winding road to get here,” Apple boss Steve Jobs said in a statement. The band’s 13 studio albums are available individually for $12.99 (and $19.99 for double albums), or in a $149 “box set.” More here. •••• Sugarland […]

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Tony Ramey Joins Davis Music-Publishing

Songwriter Tony Ramey has joined Davis Music Group as Creative Director/Songwriter for the company’s publishing division. He will report directly to GM Gator Michaels. Ramey has written songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Craig Morgan, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, John Michael Montgomery, Doug Stone, Kevin Denny, Clay Walker, George Strait, and many others. Davis Music Group […]

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Star Lineup For American Country Awards

Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner are set to perform at the first-ever American Country Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on FOX Dec. 6. The inaugural two-hour event will also feature appearances by country recording artists Laura Bell Bundy, Rodney Carrington, Jewel, Lady Antebellum […]

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Lifenotes: Evelyn Walker Brown, mother of Allen Brown

MusicRow extends condolences to Sony Music Nashville Vice President, Media & Corporate Communications, Allen Brown, on the passing of his mother Evelyn Walker Brown on November 12. She was 86 years old. Services will be held Thursday, November 18 with committal at the Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, ID at 2 pm. A memorial service will […]

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