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Bundy to ACM’s, Jewel at the Bluebird and More

Laura Bell Bundy Will Perform on ACM’s Mercury Records artist Laura Bell Bundy is making plenty of noise with her rowdy debut single, “Giddy On Up,” and the folks at the Academy of Country Music have obviously caught the buzz. The Broadway veteran/country newcomer will perform the song on the upcoming ACM Awards, recreating the […]

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Jimmy Wayne Walks and Grills Out

When Valory Music Company artist Jimmy Wayne walks into Amarillo, TX this Saturday (4/3), he will reach the halfway point of his walk halfway across America after spending 93 days on the road and covering approximately 977 miles. He will end his walk in Phoenix, AZ, with a goal of raising  His goal is raising […]

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Gary Morris Joins New Frontier Touring

Award-winning artist Gary Morris has signed for booking with New Frontier Touring Agency. In making the announcement, New Frontier President Paul Lohr said, “Not only is Gary Morris one of the great voices of our time, he is a wonderful person that makes you happy to be in his presence! We are honored to be working with […]

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CMA Offers Fontanel Mansion Tour

The Country Music Association has announced that Fontanel Mansion, the 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, will open to the public on June 1. Fontanel Mansion has partnered with the CMA to offer CMA Music Festival Attendees an exclusive ticket and discount on admission to […]

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EMI/Universal Talks at an Impasse

Billboard.com is among the media outlets reporting that licensing talks between EMI and Universal Music Group have ended without an agreement. Negotiations ended on Wednesday morning with no commitment to a deal. EMI had been pursuing a last-minute attempt to sell temporary North American rights to its catalog to Universal. One source would not rule […]

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McClanahan Management Opens In Nashville

Veteran manager Trisha McClanahan has announced the opening of her own artist management firm, McClanahan Management. McClanahan Management’s initial roster of clients includes Capitol Records Nashville artist and star of Disney’s iCarly, Jennette McCurdy; pop artist Kennedy Noël; EMI Records Nashville artist Troy Olsen (in association with Rusty Gaston of This Music); and Los Angeles-based pop […]

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Tin Pan South 1st Day Wrapup

Big thanks to NSAI Communications Director Erin Burr for providing us with this wrapup of the first day of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. The 18th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank officially kicked off last night with some high-caliber talent sharing their tunes and eliciting a few surprise guests. […]

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Marty Stuart Signs With Sugar Hill

Country music renaissance man Marty Stuart has signed with Sugar Hill Records and is set to release a new studio album this summer. Stuart and the famed independent label have a history together that dates back 27 years, when his first solo album, Busy Bee Café, came out on the label in 1982. “Everyone here […]

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Billboard Announces Country Music Summit

Billboard has announced the launch of its first-ever Billboard Country Music Summit in association with the Country Music Association. The event, set to take place in Nashville on June 7-8 at the historic Hermitage Hotel, will gather today’s top country music executives and artists to network and discuss all aspects of the country music business. […]

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Gloriana Films Pre-ACM Web Series

Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. artists Gloriana will give fans an exclusive look at their life on the road leading up to the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with a weekly web series, beginning today (3/31). Gloriana is nominated for ACM’s fan-voted Top New Artist of the Year Award. Fan voting will take place […]

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Rick Murray Promoted at Premiere

Premiere Radio Networks has announced that  Rick Murray has been promoted to Vice President, Integrated Marketing and Promotions, from Director of Marketing and Brand Development for After MidNite with Blair Garner. In this newly created position, Murray will be responsible for the marketing, brand development, partnerships and promotions of Premiere’s nationally syndicated country programs – […]

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