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Americana Music Assoc. Presents “Freedom Sings”

The Americana Music Association announced today (4/23) a special on-line Auction to promote its efforts, and those of the First Amendment Center, in support of Free Speech in Music. Some of the items featured in the auction included handwritten lyrics from Mary Chapin Carpenter and Charlie Daniels, autographed posters from Dwight Yoakam and Steely Dan; […]

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MusicArtists4U Offers “One-Stop” Music Experience

MusicArtists4U.com, billed as a “one-stop interactive experience featuring live and taped performances, music videos and the ability for the consumer to purchase music, videos and artist merchandise,” was launched April 19 by interactive music marketer Bruce Uher. The new online music venture will feature performances by emerging and established artists and singer/ songwriters from a […]

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Rascal Flatts To Open Kentucky Derby

Superstar trio Rascal Flatts will perform the national anthem at the 136th Kentucky Derby on May 1, and Capitol Records Nashville artists Little Big Town will serve as openers for the Derby’s sister race, Kentucky Oaks. Rascal Flatts’ performance will be broadcast by NBC Sports as part of the network’s live coverage of Kentucky Derby […]

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Artist News: Flatts to “Idol,” Worley To Iraq; Taylor To Comics

Rascal Flatts Heading to American Idol Rascal Flatts is getting ready to make its third appearance on American Idol. The multi-Platinum trio will appear on the show on Wednesday, April 28, performing their latest hit, “Unstoppable.” They will also join Idol guest Shakira on her song, “Gypsy.” Rascal Flatts previously performed on Idol in May […]

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Dale Bobo Tapped To Head Chrysalis Music’s Nashville Operation

Chrysalis Music Group has announced the appointment of Dale Bobo to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chrysalis Music Nashville. Bobo, a 27-year music-publishing veteran, was most recently Senior Vice President/General Manager of Warner/Chappell Nashville. He will report directly to Chrysalis Music Group President Kenny MacPherson. “Dale Bobo is uniquely qualified to run […]

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Manager Erv Woolsey Signs James Wesley

Erv Woolsey of The Erv Woolsey Company has announced the signing of Broken Bow Records artist James Wesley to a management deal. “James Wesley is the complete package for today’s country market, radio and fans,” says Woolsey. “With the combination of his extraordinary talent and a great record company behind him, we feel there is a […]

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Sony Names McCormick Director, A&R Administration

Alison Booth, Vice President, A&R Administration, for Sony Music Nashville has announced the promotion of Mindi McCormick to the position of Director, A&R Administration, for the label group. Previously Associate Director, A&R Administration, McCormick is based in Nashville and reports directly to Booth. “Mindi’s experience and continued dedication, together with her wonderful team spirit, have made […]

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Nashville Hosts 41st Annual Dove Awards

The 41st Annual Dove Awards were held in Nashville last night (4/21) and Christian pop group Casting Crowns took home the fan-voted Artist of the Year award for the first time. Also fan-voted was the New Artist of the Year category, and the award went to Sidewalk Prophets. Taking home the most Doves was producer […]

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Colt Ford Celebrates Album Release

As part of the month-long celebration of his sophomore release Chicken & Biscuits, Average Joes Entertainment artist Colt Ford held a star-studded bash last night (4/20) at Nashville’s 12th & Porter. Among those in attendance were Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (of Run-DMC), Ira Dean, and Josh Gracin—all featured vocalists that appear on the new album. Attendees […]

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McBride and Allen Dissolve Long Term Partnership

A spokesperson for Bruce Allen Talent has confirmed an amicable split with long-time client Martina McBride. Allen’s company also manages artists such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams and Anne Murray. Allen was honored with the Leonard T. Rambeau International Award by the Canadian Country Music Association in 2006. McBride’s current album Shine has been on […]

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Major Bob Re-Signs Shane Stevens

Major Bob Music, Inc. has announced the resigning of Shane Stevens to their writer roster. In addition to co-writing Lady Antebellum’s current multi-week No. 1  “American Honey,” Stevens is also a writer Kellie Pickler’s current hit, “Making Me Fall In Love Again.” Stevens has also had cuts with Jordin Sparks, Steel Magnolia, Jo Dee Messina, Gloriana, […]

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