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“Banker to the Stars” Dies


Clarence Reynolds Jr., known as “the banker to the stars,” died Tuesday, September 7, at age 82. Reynolds was a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South, where he was class president. Reynolds began working at Commerce Union Bank in 1946 and remained there for the next 41 years. 

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ASCAP Offers Pop Songwriters Workshop

The ASCAP Foundation is seeking submissions for its 2010 Nashville Pop Songwriters Workshop, which is part of an ongoing series of workshops designed to focus on the development and education of promising new pop songwriters. Writers interested in applying for participation in the ASCAP Foundation Nashville Pop Songwriters Workshop should submit the following: • A […]

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Vanderbilt Hosts Entertainment Law Symposium

Leadership Music has partnered with the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (JETL) to offer a symposium: “The Evolution of Entertainment Law and Industry in the New World: Where Do We Go From Here?” The day-long event will be held Tuesday, September 28 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM in Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. The […]

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Bo Bice Hands On at MDA Telethon

Saguaro Road Records artist and American Idol alum, Bo Bice was on hand during Nashville’s MDA Telethon Monday to help Kevin Frye present a check to Jerry’s Kids in the amount of $10,000. Proceeds were raised during the recent Music By The Lake MDA Day concert event held in Winchester, TN (8/21) where Bice headlined. Assisting them with the check presentation were Franklin County Kiwanis Club Members Brenda Long […]

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NPR To Broadcast AMA Award Show

Can’t be in Nashville for the Americana Music Association’s 2010 Honors & Award Show tonight (9/9)? Well, fear not. NPR Radio and partner station Folk Alley will be webcasting the entire affair from the Ryman Auditorium starting at 6:30pm ct, joining the BBC, Voice of America Radio, Sirius XM, and WSM AM as the show’s […]

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Buddy Lee Attractions Adds Scott Studdard

Buddy Lee Attractions has announced the addition of Scott Stuttard to handle sponsorship acquisition on behalf of the agency. Stuttard, a 15-year veteran of the sponsorship marketing industry, most recently served as president and CEO of in2it Marketing, and has subsequently been named Executive Sponsorship Director for Buddy Lee Attractions. “We are very excited about […]

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Rascal Flatts Steps Up For Suicide Prevention

As ambassadors for The Jason Foundation (JFI), superstar country quartet Rascal Flatts have recorded a special public service announcement regarding World Suicide Prevention Day. Slated to take place on September 10, the event is a worldwide day of commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide daily. For every person […]

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Artists On The Road and at Radio

Stealing Angels In San Jose Skyville Records/Nine North artists Stealing Angels were in San Jose visiting with  KRTY. The trio was asked to sign a jar of cherries and proved equal to the challenge. • • • Amber Hayes Visits AM WSM FUNL Music recording artist Amber Hayes celebrated the Aug. 31 release of her […]

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The Judds Kick Off Oprah’s Farewell Season

After more than 4,400 episodes and 28,000 guests, The Oprah Winfrey Show is getting ready to launch its farewell season, and country super-duo The Judds are set to appear as special guests on Tuesday, September 14. The Grammy Award-winning mother/daughter team will discuss plans for their upcoming farewell tour, The Last Encore, give a private […]

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Sales Depts; Start Your Engines

Are you tired of watching country sales totals dripple and drip like a leaky faucet? This week for the first time this year, they have finally fallen further into the red zone than the overall industry. In fact, according to Nielsen SoundScan for the week ending 9-5-2010, overall album sales are down -12.5% YTD while […]

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Country Label Mates Tie The Knot

Trailer Choir’s Mark Fortney, better known as “Butter,” and Carter’s Chord’s Emily Robertson turned a birthday party into a wedding Monday night (9/6)), while surprised family and friends cheered them on. (Photo: www.rqfoto.com) The couple, who are both Show Dog-Universal artists and who have been dating for almost two years, gathered everyone together at Nashville’s […]

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