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Aubrey Mayhew Memorial; Babies On Way For LBT and Luke Bryan

A memorial service for songwriter and producer Aubrey Mayhew will be held Sunday, March 14, 2 PM, at Montgomery Bell Academy’s Paschall Theater. Known as founder of Little Darlin’ records, Mayhew passed away March 21, 2009. He was 81. Over the course of his long and storied career Mayhew worked with a wide range of artists […]

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Video: Underwood On “How I Met Your Mother”

Carrie Underwood made a one-off guest star appearance on the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother last night (3/1). She played “Tiffany,” a charming pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Josh Radnor’s character “Ted.” Video below. It’s a busy time for Underwood, who is pictured on the new issue of People, and […]

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“Ramble At Ryman” Wins Emmy; Tues. Night Opry Returns

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman recently garnered two Mid South Emmy Awards. The program, produced by the Americana Music Association, Dirt Farmer Music and High Five Entertainment took home the Entertainment trophy and Nic Dugger took home the Technical Achievement award. See a video from PBS’s Ramble at the Ryman below. —————————— The Grand […]

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Gill Joins Clapton Onstage; Cash’s Birthday Celebrated in Black

Last week marked the release of Johnny Cash’s final album American VI: Ain’t No Grave, as well as what would have been his 78th birthday on Feb. 26. The Cash family, Rick Rubin/American Recordings and Lost Highway Records wanted to celebrate the Man in Black’s life by encouraging fans to wear black on that day. […]

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ACM Plans Vegas Events, Honors Montgomery Gentry

Columbia Nashville duo Montgomery Gentry will be the 2010 recipient of the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, to be presented during the 45th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas on Sun., April 18, 2010. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are strong supporters of the U.S. military and numerous charitable organizations including the […]

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ACM Noms: Industry, Musician, Radio

MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS (MBI awards are presented to honorees at “ACM Honors,” an annual event held in Nashville in the fall.) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Buddy Cannon Nathan Chapman Dann Huff Frank Liddell Frank Rogers AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Ben Fowler Steve Marcantonio Justin Niebank Ed Seay Clarke Schleicher TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE […]

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Lady A Leads ACM Noms

With seven nods, Lady Antebellum leads the Academy of Country Music Award nominations, announced this morning (3/2). The trio is up for Album of the Year, Top Vocal Group, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Need You Now.” They were also nominated as a producer for […]

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Blaine Larsen

“Chillin’” Treehouse Records While most know Blaine Larsen as a serious guy whose songs often dig a little deeper than most, it doesn’t mean the 20-something singer/songwriter/guitarist doesn’t know how to kick back and have a good time. As he likes to say, “I promise… I’m just like any other 24 year old guy who’s […]

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Gordie Sampson Inks With Bug Music

Bug Music Publishing has signed a new co-publishing deal with songwriter Gordie Sampson, the award winning co-writer of “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and other charttopping hits. Sampson has had cuts by Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, and Martina McBride. Among his numerous national and international awards are the 2007 Grammy for Best […]

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Industry Toasts White-Hot Hit From Lambert/Hemby

Miranda Lambert is no stranger to critical acclaim and her recent third album is boosting her appeal to the commercial masses. BMI saluted Lambert’s first No. 1 hit “White Liar,” co-written with Natalie Hemby, with a 1940s-themed gala on Friday, Feb. 26. The single is the first chart-topper for both songwriters who celebrated with friends […]

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Rowdy Times: Bryan Plans “Spring Break” EP; Hank Jr. Hits Nashville

Luke Bryan will release his second Spring Break EP, Spring Break 2…. Hangover Edition, exclusively on the iTunes Store tomorrow, March 2. The EP from the Capitol Nashville artist includes three never-before released, self-penned tracks “Wild Weekend,” “Cold Beer Drinker” and “I’m Hungover.” The album is currently being offered on iTunes for pre-order, $2.49. Bryan […]

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