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CMA Sets Awards Presenters, Gets “GMA” Spot

The first group of presenters have been announced for The 43rd Annual CMA Awards, including NASCAR superstar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.; stars of ABC’s The Middle Neil Flynn and Patricia Heaton; Julianne Hough; nominee Randy Houser (for both New Artist and Music Video of the Year for “Boots On”); nominee Jake Owen (New Artist of […]

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Nichols Partners With TheHopeLine

Joe Nichols has partnered with TheHopeLine, to create a website to help people struggling with addictions. Nichols song “An Old Friend Of Mine,” from his just released CD Old Things New was the inspiration for the partnership and the site is www.anoldfriendofmine.com. “Partnering with Joe Nichols to help people struggling with addictions is very exciting,” […]

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Nashville Scene: Dolly Parton Box Set

A hefty new collection reflects the many facets of Dolly Parton’s talent.

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Signings And Musical Chairs

Golden Music Nashville has hired Lisa Strickland as Regional Director Northeast Promotion and Marketing, effective Mon., Nov. 2. She has spent the last two years at Citadel Media as Director of Affiliate Relations and Distribution Sales, working on American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. The move to Golden, whose roster includes Williams Riley and Benton […]

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Underwood; McBride; ABC Goes Country

To celebrate Carrie Underwood’s Nov. 3 release of Play On, Underwood will travel to New York City where she will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman (11/2), sing in Lincoln Center on Good Morning America (11/3) and appear on Live with Regis and Kelly (11/5). Underwood is also preparing for her performance and […]

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Jo Dee Messina Plans New Album, Single

Jo Dee Messina is planning her first new studio album in five years. Unmistakable is on track for a spring release and lead single “That’s God” will hit radio in January 2010. The Curb artist co-produced the album. Messina is busy on the “Music Room Series Tour” which wraps Nov. 29 with three nights in […]

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Industry Items: CMT Awards Date, CRS Panel

Save The Date: The 2010 CMT Music Awards will take place June 9, 2010 in Nashville. ——————- The popular consumer focus group panel will return to Country Radio Seminar® 41 when the event hits Nashville Feb. 24-26, 2010. This will be the first time a live focus group has been held at Country Radio Seminar […]

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McGraw’s Early Sales Numbers And 2010 Tour

Tim McGraw has more than 60 dates on the books for his Southern Voice Tour, opening Feb. 11, 2010 in Omaha. The album of the same name was released on Tuesday (10/20), so first week sales tallies aren’t in yet, but HitsDailyDouble’s building chart has it as the top selling Country title. It is McGraw’s […]

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Armiger Sets Chart Record

Katie Armiger’s single “Trail of Lies” recently landed at No. 19 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart, making her the highest charting independent female of 2009. The song is from her second album, Believe, on Cold River Records. Now she is working the charts with the follow-up single “Gone.” Armiger, who co-wrote “Trail of Lies” […]

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Paisley Run Ends; Swift and Evans Gear Up

Keith Urban made a grand exit at the end of his tour earlier this week. Now Brad Paisley’s American Saturday Night outing is winding down. Meanwhile, Sara Evans is planning a Christmas tour, and Taylor Swift is already selling out her 2010 outing. One of Paisley’s dreams came true this week when he played at […]

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CMA Songwriter Series Hits Nashville

The CMA Songwriter Series continues Tuesday Nov. 10 with a special Nashville performance at Limelight. Scheduled to appear are Bob DiPiero, Randy Houser, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and Victoria Shaw. Among the performers who have benefited by recording songs from this elite group of songwriters are artists such as George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Trace […]

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