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ICM Awards Mix Mainstream And Inspirational

The Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) will take place Thursday, Oct. 14, with mainstream and inspirational stars  performing and competing for top honors. On the line-up are Ricky Skaggs, Love And Theft, Joey + Rory, The Roys, Nathan Stanley, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Katrina Elam, Steve Richard, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling, Branded, […]

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Opry Celebrates 85 Years

Some of country music’s biggest stars and more than 8,800 fans packed the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday night (10/9) to celebrate the Opry’s 85th Birthday. Among the many artists marking the occasion were Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift. A giant cake was brought onstage for the event, which occurred days […]

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Music Community Lights The Night; Garth Brooks Helps Habitat

Members of Nashville’s music community stepped out in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night fundraiser last week. Walkers carried lighted balloons at the event which kicked off at LP Field, looped around the Cumberland River and ended with a firework celebration outside the stadium. UMPG Nashville walked in memory of songwriter […]

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Artist Shoots Cell Phone Video

Artists are always looking for ways to do more with less and often rely on technology to help accomplish that goal. However, when thinking Bee Productions was challenged by artist Lauren Rainey to shoot a video for her song “Crazy In Love,” using only an HTC 4G EVO cell and natural lighting, it seemed like […]

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People Releases Nov. Country Special

People’s Nov. Country Music Special reaches newsstands nationwide today (10/8) with a cover price of $3.99. Newlywed Carrie Underwood does the cover girl honors for this issue which contains an article about her new marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher, which the article calls, “a perfect fit.” Also highlighted in this sixth and final country […]

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ReTune Nashville Benefit Lineup

The first group of performers for the ReTune Nashville Benefit Concert and Art Auction Event have been announced. Warner Bros. Jeremy Lister, Anthony Smith, Eddy Raven and Kentucky Thunder, Jonell Mosser, Etta Britt, Sheila Lawrence and Vickie Carrico will perform at the Oct. 23 event at Nashville’s Soundcheck. The event will help raise money for Nashville’s uninsured musicians affected […]

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Wilson Partners With Dollar General

Gretchen Wilson has partnered with Dollar General for their “Country Million” sweepstakes, where more than 5,500 prizes will be awarded. The sweepstakes, which kicked off Oct. 3, will run through Dec. 15, 2010. The grand prize consists of a trip to Nashville  as well as $1 million in cash. Prizes such as Wilson’s CD and […]

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Jackson Plans Aussie Tour

Tickets for Alan Jackson’s first Australian tour sold out just hours after being posted online Friday morning, October 8. The tour originally spanned four dates—Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane (2)—but after an overwhelming show of support, a third Brisbane show has been scheduled for March 12th. Those tickets are set to go on sale October 14th. […]

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New Releases: Steve Wariner and Burns & Poe

Steve Wariner’s Guitar Christmas album will be released Oct. 12 on iTunes, Amazon.com and in stores. Originally released in 2003, the instrumental collection of Christmas standards arranged, recorded, and produced by Wariner was previously available only through his website. “I absolutely loved recording this album,” Wariner says. “The initial idea came about as I was […]

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Tech Bytes: Nashville Gets 4G; Apple Cloud Shopping?

Nashville is on the list of 38 metro areas that will be part of Verizon’s initial launch of its new 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. “The launch of our 4G LTE network in Nashville, TN is the start of a new era in wireless communications with faster connections and endless possibilities for both consumers […]

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Weekly Chart Report (10/08/10)

SPIN ZONE CountryBreakout Chart positions 1 through 3 are a repeat with Darius Rucker’s “Come Back Song” still at No. 1 for a third consecutive week. Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” is piling on the spins at No. 2 but short of overtaking Rucker. Taylor Swift’s “Mine” looks strong at No. 3. Big Machine Label Group […]

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