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Alan Jackson Offers 2-Disc Hits Package

Alan Jackson will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of his debut album with a career-spanning set coming this fall. The double-disc 34 Number Ones will hit shelves Nov. 23, in time for holiday shopping. With 37 songs in all, the Sony Nashville project will also include two rare tracks, and the new single, […]

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Lee Ann Womack Truck

Songwriter Chris Gantry has been on the loose lately. Some readers will recall that Gantry, who first hit Nashville in 1963, wrote “Dreams Of An Everyday Housewife” for Glen Campbell. Here, for your afternoon video break we invite you to see his latest production with his Gantry’s associates, Hank Vecheechio and The Original Not-So-Happy Campers. […]

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Jay Cruze Joins Average Joes Entertainment

Average Joes Entertainment, label home to Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Matt Stillwell, Josh Gracin and others, has hired seasoned radio pro, Jay Cruze to work radio promotion for the label. Cruze, who spent years with Clear Channel Communications in Augusta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Lexington, KY; Panama City Beach, FL; and most recently, Chattanooga, TN, is […]

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Matt Kennon

“You Can Still Wear White” BamaJam/Nine North “Matt Kennon’s ‘The Call’ was one of best indie singles of the past few months. He proves it was no fluke with this driving, propulsive, pounding, power-packed anthem. I still love his soulful, raspy delivery. Make this man a star.” —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow Matt Kennon’s latest release […]

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Dierks Bentley Sets Up NYC Residency

Dierks Bentley is planning a four-night run in New York City next month, bringing special guests with him to a different venue each night. Bentley will kick off his New York City residency on Oct. 18, with each show focusing on a different aspect of his career. The first evening Bentley will play all his […]

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Court Says iTunes Subject To Licensing, Not Sales Rates

Eminem‘s first producers FBT won a lawsuit against his current label Universal Music Group and others on Friday (9/3), which claimed that the rapper’s music on iTunes was being licensed, not sold, and therefore was subject to a higher royalty percentage rate. Eminem signed with FBT in 1995, and when he eventually moved to Universal, […]

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Currington Show Breaks 20-year Attendance Record

Billy Currington set an attendance record during his recent show at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. He drew 20,000 fans, breaking a 20-year-old Kentucky State Fair attendance record set by Charlie Daniels. Check out Currington’s acoustic version of his hit “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” recorded live in Kentucky. Currington is gearing up for the […]

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Apple’s Ping 1 Million Strong

Apple’s just-launched Ping social network on iTunes hit 1 million users within 48 hours of opening on Wednesday September 1, claims a report on the Apple website. The music-driven service is available to all with a download of iTunes 10, and allows users to follow their friends and favorite artists through a combination of features […]

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Urban’s We’re All For The Hall Returns With Star Guests

Keith Urban and his superstar friends will perform at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 5 in the second annual installment of his “We’re All for the Hall” benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. On the line-up for the evening are Urban, Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill, Dolly Parton […]

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Dan Keen Acquires Advantage Talent Development

Longtime music businessman Dan Keen and his wife, Kimberly, have acquired Nashville based modeling and talent training center, Advantage Talent Development. Advantage was founded in 1987 by former Miss Tennessee Nise’ Davies who will remain an integral part of the modeling and acting aspects of the operation. “The entertainment industry is no longer about specialization,” […]

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McCartney Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame has given an Honorary Induction to Sir Paul McCartney, noting his indelible influence on Music City’s creative community. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Roger Murrah and CMA board member/hit songwriter Bob DiPiero presented McCartney with a plaque prior to his performance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 26. […]

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