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Industry Gains Leiper’s Fork Venue

Southall Eden located in the artsy Leiper’s Fork community about 30 minutes from Music Row will soon have a new venue for music industry events. “Everyone knows and loves Puckett’s and Green’s Grocery,” says owner Shannon O’Kelley. “But there is a demand for a venue with a larger capacity. Having five acres and several structures […]

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Lady A Ties For Lead In American Music Awards Nominations

Lady Antebellum scored five nominations for the American Music Awards when they were revealed this morning (10/12). The group shares the most nominations with Eminem going into the Nov. 21 show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Showing the true cross-genre diversity of the Capitol Nashville trio, Lady Antebellum is up for Favorite Band, Duo […]

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Loretta Lynn Saluted

The 50th anniversary of Loretta Lynn’s musical career continues this evening with an all-star concert at the Ryman Auditorium. Billed as a “Grammy Salute to Country Music Honoring Loretta Lynn,” the gala is being staged by The Recording Academy. The organization will present her with its President’s Merit Award during the event. Scheduled to appear […]

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Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins Plan Nashville Fundraisers

The talent keeps piling up for Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert, taking place Sunday, Oct. 17 in Nashville. Joining already announced Miranda Lambert and Jerrod Niemann, are Luke Bryan, Heidi Newfield, Del McCoury and Laura Bell Bundy. The hour-long motorcycle ride will kick off at the Harley-Davidson of […]

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Industry Items: Signing, Hiring, Lifenotes

Emerging group Due West has signed with Catapult Management, in a co-venture with GrassRoots Promotion, for artist management. The Black River Music Group band is currently working its debut single for the label, “The Bible and the Belt.” Also at Black River, Emily Hungate has joined the team in the newly created position of Director […]

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Paisley To Offer “Hits Alive”

Brad Paisley is busy selling out shows on his H2O World Tour, and soon fans will be able to take home a piece of the action. Paisley is the latest artist planning a fourth quarter release of a greatest hits packages, which will include tracks from the studio, as well as live songs from his […]

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Gator Michaels Named GM For Davis Music Group

Longtime label executive Gator Michaels is setting up shop as General Manager of the newly established Davis Music Group. Started by Texas based entrepreneur Jim L. Davis, the company will offer artist development, management, publishing and production services. The first artists signed to Davis Music Group are singer-songwriter Jacob Lyda and Texas artist Kelly Kenning. […]

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Lee Brice Single Goes Gold

Curb Records artist Lee Brice has scored his first gold single with the certification of “Love Like Crazy,” which has sold in excess of 500,000 digital downloads. The announcement comes on the heels of another milestone for the song, which recently spent a record-setting 55 weeks on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The previous record […]

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Incredible Machine To Start Up Oct. 19

Sugarland’s upcoming album, The Incredible Machine is set for release on Oct. 19. Also being released on the same day will be a Deluxe Edition which, in addition to the project’s 11 songs, includes Blood Love Hope Lust and Steam, a “making of”  album documentary. Also inside will be the music video for “Stuck Like […]

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NASH2O Launch Party Tomorrow

Dozens of instruments belonging to Peter Frampton, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and other stars are headed for the online auction block through nonprofit organization NASH2O (nash-2-oh), starting tomorrow (10/12) to support local flood relief. NASH2O’s official launch kicks-off tomorrow (10/12) at 4 PM with a VIP reception and press conference at […]

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Conway Signs Matt Gary; TCN Adds Jones

17 Music Entertainment’s Matt Gary continues building his team and has signed with veteran agent Tony Conway’s Conway Entertainment Group for exclusive touring representation. Under the Conway Entertainment Group umbrella (which encompasses management, a full-service talent agency, touring and live event production company), Gary joins Lorrie Morgan, LoCash Cowboys, Flynnville Train, Mandy Barnett, The Cleverlys, […]

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