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Keith On Cover Of New “People Country”

The new issue of People Country is on newsstands, with Toby Keith grinning on the cover. Inside the star gives a tour of his 160-acre Oklahoma ranch Dream Walkin’ Farms. He and wife of 27 years, Tricia, have spent 12 years creating their dream home which includes an 8,900-sq.-ft. main house, stocked pond, eight-car two-story […]

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Weekly Debuts Drive Houser’s “Cadillac”

Starting tomorrow (8/10) Randy Houser will share new music from his sophomore studio album They Call Me Cadillac on his website every week until its release on Sept. 21. One or more songs from the Show Dog-Universal Music project will be available for free listening at RandyHouser.com starting with “Lowdown And Lonesome,” “They Call Me […]

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Luke Bryan Brings Back “Farm Tour”

Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan will embark on his second Farm Tour this fall. The shows celebrating farmers and benefiting local charities will take place in his home state of Georgia in late September. The Farm Tour shows will be held in Valdosta (Sept. 28), Statesboro (Sept. 29), Carrollton (Sept. 30), and Macon (Oct. […]

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Zac Brown Band Teams Up For New Music

Collaboration is a key word for Zac Brown Band these days. ZBB recruited Alan Jackson for its new single, and the band is featured on the latest single from Joey + Rory. Both songs are the first new music from releases coming out next month. ZBB’s You Get What You Give will be available Sept. […]

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Overton Named Chairman of Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville Chief Executive Officer Gary Overton has been given the additional title of Chairman, officially becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville. Overton joined the company in May as CEO. The title of Chairman was previously held by longtime Sony Nashville leader Joe Galante. Based in Nashville, Overton reports directly to […]

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Chris Young Offers First Streaming Concert

Sony Music Nashville’s invitation-only performance by Chris Young will be streamed live tomorrow night (8/10) at 5:30 PM/CT here. The acoustic set in front of industry VIPs will be Young’s first-ever live streamed performance. Young recently debuted a new music video for his single “Voices.” The storyline centers around Young coming home for a special family gathering […]

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Jackson To Recieve ASCAP Founders Award

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor Alan Jackson with its prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The invitation-only gala will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. With album sales totaling more than 50 million, Jackson is a fitting recipient […]

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UMG Pulls Videos Off MTV Over Licensing Flap

Billboard.com is reporting today (8/6) that licensing talks have broken down between MTV and Universal Music Group (UMG), resulting in the removal of videos of “most” of UMG’s artists from MTV’s online outlets, including CMT.com. UMG had been licensing music directly to MTV for years, but is now directing all licensing negotiations to the Vevo […]

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Starstruck Adds McIntosh in Creative Media/Marketing Role

Starstruck has announced that Justin McIntosh has been hired to fill the newly created position of Creative Media & Marketing Director. McIntosh will develop new media and marketing opportunities for Starstruck clients such as Reba, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and the Reba collection of retail brands at Dillards. “I am thrilled to be joining a […]

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Ralph Emery Enters Nat’l Radio Hall of Fame

The National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) has announced the results of its national online balloting process for induction into America’s only National Radio Hall of Fame, and Nashville broadcasting legend Ralph Emery is on the  prestigious list. In inducting Emery the NRHOF had this to say: “A country music icon, Emery began his career […]

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Lee Ann Womack Hosting ACM Honors

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has announced that Lee Ann Womack will host the 4th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on Monday, September 20 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This […]

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