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Jake Owen Hosts on ABC.com

Jake Owen returns this year to ABC.com to host a series of five-minute daily updates prior to the CMA Awards. Beginning Nov. 4, The Countdown to Country Music’s Biggest Night will offer daily specials leading up to the 43rd CMA Awards which airs Nov. 11 on ABC. Owen is set to escort fans backstage and […]

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Blue Steel Signs Burns And Poe

Local indie label Blue Steel Records has added Burns & Poe to its roster. The duo made up of Michelle Poe and former Trick Pony member Keith Burns is prepping its next single, “Don’t Get No Better Than That,” to be released to radio Nov. 9 via CDX. Burns wrote the song with Mark Oliverius, […]

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Twitter Usage Hits 19%

PewResearch has released new findings pertaining to Twitter usage. According to the research, 19% of Internet users are using Twitter or another similar service to “share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others.” Previous April 2009 surveys showed only 11%. The growth was fueled mostly by three distinct groups—social network website users, those […]

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BNA Signs Chris Janson

Chris Janson is celebrating his newly inked record deal with Sony Music Nashville’s BNA Records. The 23-year-old Missouri native moved to Nashville at age 19 and landed a gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, performing four shows a day, seven days a week for a year. Now the singer-songwriter plays monthly at Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s […]

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Alan Jackson Collection Coming To Cracker Barrel

Alan Jackson is debuting a merchandise line exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on Nov. 2. The 40+ items in The Alan Jackson Collection include clothing, food, collectibles, his Signature Rocker, and a CD—Songs Of Love And Heartache, with hits and two previously unreleased songs. The popular restaurant and retail concept has been growing […]

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Magnolia, Mullins, Messina, And More

————————— Megan Mullins has been playing with pop star Shakira lately, adding keyboard, fiddle and background vocals. As part of the gig, Mullins has appeared on Dancing With The Stars, America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Live, and will tour Europe and Latin America. In the meantime, her label Stoney Creek is readying […]

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We’re All For The Hall Nets $500,000 And Counting

9 star acts. 14,000 screaming fans. $500,000 raised and counting. By all accounts Keith Urban’s first We’re All For The Hall concert was a dazzling success. The event benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was held last week (10/13) at the Sommet Center, and featured Urban, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, […]

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Urban Taxi; Terri Clark Tour; Free Bucky

Keith Urban (see video above) ended his tour’s North American dates in a taxi. While playing the final bars of “Better Life,” the Aussie guitar hero left the stage at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena, walked through the hallways and into the street where he hopped a cab. The sold out crowd, watching the exit on the […]

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Mission Management Gets Gokey

Danny Gokey, who placed third on last season’s American Idol, has signed with Nashville-based RLM/Mission Management. “As a huge fan of American Idol, I couldn’t be more excited,” remarked RLM/Mission Management’s Tracy McGlocklin. “Danny has an amazing gift and Rendy and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to help guide his career.” “This […]

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Buchanan Named CMA Board President

Grand Ole Opry Group President Steve Buchanan has been named the new Country Music Association Board of Directors President. The election meeting was held earlier this week, but the new Board year will not go into effect until January 1, 2010. At that time, current President AEG Sr. VP Steve Moore will transition to the […]

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Ty Williams

“Barn On The Rooftop” Cherry Heart Ty Williams is releasing his single “Barn On the Rooftop” to country radio and the video, shot by Chad Denning, is currently gaining momentum at video outlets and dance clubs around the country. The song is a perfect introduction to the world of Ty Williams. It’s rowdy, loud and […]

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