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Oscar Noms; Grammy Ratings Spur Digital Sales; CMT Special

Academy Award nominations were revealed this morning (2/2), with country music movie Crazy Heart getting a few nods. Nominated for Best Music (Original Song) is “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart),” by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. The film’s star Jeff Bridges secured a nod for Actor in a Leading Role, and Maggie […]

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Sanford And Nichols At Sound Kitchen; Celeb Softball

Chas Sandford, Tim Nichols and friends will perform at Strings and Stories: A Night of Songwriter’s Tales on Feb. 20 at the Sound Kitchen in Franklin. The event will benefit the children of High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic, and in addition to the performances, will include a “Meet the Artist” session with […]

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Underwood Video Debut; No Shoes Radio Live From Miami

Carrie Underwood just took home her fifth Grammy award for Best Country Collaboration (“I Told You So,” with Randy Travis), and her current single “Temporary Home,” the second from Play On, is already a certifiable hit. Today (2/2) the song’s video is available for purchase and download exclusively on iTunes, an offer that will run […]

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Former Echo Execs Launch Sponsorship Agency

Former echo/Ticketmaster executives Tawn Albright, Kevin Brown and Joe Kustelski have formed sponsorship agency Rockhouse Partners, which officially launches today (2/2) with a full slate of clients. The Nashville based company will focus on connecting sponsor brands to consumers in the music and sports industries through digital marketing strategy, online/offline activation programs, and new digital […]

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Editorial: Nashville Connects Grammy Dots

Taylor Swift, Zac Brown, Kings of Leon…. The biggest and brightest Grammys all have a thread that at least a few thousand of us should be smiling about this morning. NASHVILLE! Now we all knew Ms. Swift was going to need a valet to help her get all of hers to the limo. She is […]

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Nine North Staff Additions

Nine North Records has announced the hire of Stephanie Keshe and Dave Collins to the posts of Regional Director in the NE/MW and WC/SW respectively. Both are officially on the job as of today (2/1/10), and both were previously regional promotion reps with Carolwood/Lyric Street Records. “Both Stephanie & Dave were part of an excellent […]

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Lifenotes: Tom Howard

Local musician Thomas L. Howard passed away suddenly on January 29, 2010. He was 59 years old. Howard was an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger, and producer, mainly on the Christian circuit. He also recorded under the name Dorian. Howard is survived by his wife, Dori; children, Katie and Joseph; and sister, Susann (John) Anderson. A […]

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Zac Brown Band Tours, Sells Cookbooks

Best New Artist Grammy winners Zac Brown Band have announced a 15-date West Coast portion of their Breaking Southern Ground tour, to begin March 2. Later in July, ZBB will join the Dave Matthews Band for select shows, including Citi Field in New York City. Concertgoers will get the full ZBB experience: eat-and-greets for a […]

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ACM Noms. Coming Soon; AMA Sets SXSW Show

Nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced sometime during the week of February 22. Nashville will also be buzzing that week with the annual Country Radio Seminar. ACM reps say the nominations will be revealed during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in […]

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Brenda Lee, Marty Stuart, Tanya Tucker To Discuss Child Stardom

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special panel discussion on Feb. 20 with Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee, Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker to discuss the highs and lows of early fame and success. The Kid’s Got Talent: Child Stardom in the Music Business will begin at 1:30 […]

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Industry Helps Children’s Hospital With Concert, Tennis Tourney

Members of the music industry are working together to raise much-needed funds for the Center for Child Development at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. They are organizing the 37th annual Music City Tennis Invitational, scheduled for on April 24-25 at Vanderbilt University, and a special pre-tournament concert taking place this Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Bluebird Cafe. […]

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