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Underwood Added To Grammys; Bradley, Lynn To Be Honored

With the Grammy Awards coming up on Sunday, Jan. 31, more performers are being revealed, and surrounding special events are being finalized. Carrie Underwood has been added to a Michael Jackson tribute along with Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, and Usher. The performance will feature the 3-D mini-movie for “Earth Song” that was created by […]

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New Albums: Jo Dee Messina, Easton Corbin

The first single from Jo Dee Messina’s forthcoming album, Unmistakable, is “That’s God,” which will be released on Jan. 25. In preparation for the April 13 release of Unmistakable, Messina will perform seven shows in New York City during a five night residency at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel March 16-20. Messina will also take […]

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Charlie Daniels Recovering From Mild Stroke

Charlie Daniels was vacationing in Colorado when he suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling on Friday, Jan. 15. He was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO then airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. Daniels was released from Swedish Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 17. He is recuperating at his home […]

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Swift, Urban On Superstar Concert For Haiti

Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the A-list celebs set to sing on the all-star television concert special Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. For the two-hour telethon this Friday, Jan. 22, at 8/7 CT, there will be performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and […]

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Middleworth Exits EMI; Sherrod Leaves Major Bob

After a twelve year tenure with Major Bob Music, Inc., Sr. Director, A&R Scot Sherrod is exiting the company to pursue new opportunities. Owner, Bob Doyle says, “Throughout his time at Major Bob Music, Scot has been an integral part in the growth of our company, its writers and its catalog. We are excited for […]

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Gretchen Wilson Sets Date For New Album

Gretchen Wilson will release her fourth studio album entitled I Got Your Country Right Here, on March 30. Produced by Wilson, John Rich and Blake Chancey, the 11-cut disc will be the first release on her recently launched Redneck Records. The first single from the album is “Work Hard, Play Harder.” “This is the album […]

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Book Review: “W.C. Handy” by David Robertson

W.C. Handy: The Life And Times Of The Man Who Made The Blues by David Robertson. Knopf, 2009. In Memphis there is a statue of W.C. Handy, “the Father of the Blues,” in Handy Park on Beale Street. Handy named his autobiography, The Father of the Blues but, according to author David Robertson in his […]

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Bill Mayne’s Company Running CRB In Interim

Bill Mayne’s Nashville-based firm, Mayne Street Consulting, will continue to oversee the general operations of Country Radio Broadcasters leading up and through CRS 2010, running Feb. 24-26, 2010. Mayne Street Consulting assists companies in the radio and music industries with strategic planning, marketing, management and artist development opportunities. “I have served on the Country Radio […]

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Macias Named Pres. of New Americana Board

As the Americana Music Association prepares for its Festival and Conference, coming Sept. 8-11, 2010 to Nashville, the organization has announced its new Executive Committee. Holding one-year terms for the 2010 calendar year will be Board President David Macias (Thirty Tigers); Vice Pres. Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management); Secretary Sylvia Giannitrapani (GO2 Management); and Treasurer […]

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Stars Offer New Web sites, Movies, More

Taylor Swift’s “Today Was A Fairytale” is out now at iTunes. The song is from the film and soundtrack Valentine’s Day, being released by her label Big Machine. She also appears in the new movie. Swift graces the cover of PEOPLE’s Star Style Special Issue, on stands now. She also has a totally revamped web […]

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Americana Showcase Submissions; Last Day For WMBA

Showcase submissions for the 11th annual Americana Music Festival are open and will be accepted through Monday, April 19, 2010. Materials can be submitted online via Sonicbids or directly to the Americana office via mail, click here for details. All applicants will be notified by Friday, July 9, 2010 as to whether or not they’ve […]

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