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Int’l Songwriting Competition Announces Winners

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2008 winners. The grand prize goes to Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall of Brisbane, Australia for their song “Caught In The Crowd,” a pop song with a message about schoolyard bullying and peer pressure. The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 and over $20,000 in prizes – […]

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Ms. Wilson Goes to Washington

This Tuesday (5/5), Columbia Nashville artist Gretchen Wilson will travel to Capitol Hill to hand deliver nearly 10,000 letters from volunteers across the nation to both Tennessee congressmen and senators urging them to increase funding for adult education programs. For Wilson, the issue of adult education is very personal. Until last year, she was one […]

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On The Cover—Jake Owen

Label: RCA Nashville Current Album: Easy Does It Current Single & Video: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Current Producer: Jimmy Ritchey Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida Birthdate: August 28 Management: Morris Management Group Booking: Dale Morris & Associates Recent Hits: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” “Startin’ with Me,” “Something About a Woman,” “Yee Haw” […]

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Swift Goes Back To High School

Taylor Swift recently performed for the students at Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia outside of Washington, DC. The students won a contest sponsored by Swift tour sponsor Verizon Wireless, out-texting every other high school in the country to get the singer to perform at their school. Needless to say, the kids went berserk when […]

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DISClaimer (4/24/09)

The soul sisters rule in today’s Christian-music column. The presence of legends such as The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers, plus the ultra-popular Chris Tomlin, cannot dim the shining stars of Mary Mary and Music City’s own Mandisa. To the last-named we offer a Disc of the Day award. We hope your Gospel Music […]

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DISClaimer (4/22/09)

It’s Gospel Music Week. What better time to survey what’s newsy and happening in this Nashville-based genre? As you might expect, many of CCM’s hottest acts have current products in the marketplace. You can’t escape the sheer sonic charisma of the new album by Israel Houghton. It is easily the Disc of the Day. I […]

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BIGWish Gala to Feature Rascal Flatts

Superstar trio Rascal Flatts will perform a private concert at the BIGWish Silver Anniversary Gala celebration benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The May 9 event on the 50-yard line of the famed Ohio Stadium at The Ohio State University is expected to draw more than 800 guests from the tri-state […]

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Scott Siman Comments on McGraw Exit

“It’s been an amazing run with Tim and I wish him nothing but the best,” said RPM Management’s Scott Siman, commenting on the departure of Tim McGraw from his RPM Management roster. “While it is a disappointment that we weren’t able to re-sign Tim, we are excited about rebuilding the roster of clients and the […]

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Mac McAnally Donates Single Royaties

Show Dog artist and longtime member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, Mac McAnally has pledged to donate all his artist royalties from his debut single, “You First,” to the Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The commitment to helping wounded soldiers fits well with the song’s theme of […]

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“The Writer’s Share” Goes To Cancer Research

“The Writers Share,” a new quarterly songwriter/artist series being launched at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, will debut June 18 at 9:00 PM and will benefit cancer research. Hosted by singer/songwriter Jen Foster, the series will feature acclaimed songwriters and artists of all genres, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the T.J. Martell Foundation and their […]

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Country Star Vern Gosdin Dies at 74

Country singer Vern Gosdin, whose hit songs include classics like “Chiseled In Stone,” “Do You Believe Me Now” and “Set ’em Up Joe,” died last night (4/28) in a Nashville hospital. He was 74. He had recently suffered a stroke. Gosdin grew up in rural Woodland, Alabama, and, after a start in bluegrass on the […]

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