Females Up Front

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in September, alongside previous inductees including Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Hank Thompson, and The All American Rejects. She and the rest of the Class of 2009 are set to perform at the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame […]

St. Jude Street Party, Stars For Second Harvest, Blood Drive

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host a street party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the very successful Country Cares for 
St. Jude Kids fundraising program and thank the local music industry for its support through the years. The festivities on Thurs., Aug. 20 will include burgers, beverages, music, games and some special guests in the dunk tank. The […]

Pickler On Tour, Swift Twitters About Awards, More

Kellie Pickler’s recent show at the Freeborn County Fair drew the highest grossing box office receipts in the event’s 126-year history. She opened the show with her Top 10 and gold certified single, “Best Days Of Your Life.” 90 minutes later with rain falling, she closed the show with “Red High Heels” and invited every […]

Steel Magnolia Wins “Can You Duet,” Signs With Big Machine

Steel Magnolia are winners of the second season of the CMT music competition series Can You Duet. The on and off-stage couple, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, leave the show with a recording contract from Big Machine Records after being selected by judges Naomi Judd, Big Kenny, and Big Machine Records’ President Scott Borchetta. […]

“People Country Special” On Newsstands And TV

People Country magazine debuts on newsstands today (8/7), with an accompanying TV special set to premiere on CMT. Dedicated entirely to the Country music scene and lifestyle, this edition, the third of five special Country issues to be published by People in 2009, takes readers inside the homes of Country’s biggest stars. In the cover […]

Chris Young, Shawna Russell At CRB Meeting

RCA Nashville hitmaker Chris Young delivered a lunchtime performance for members of the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Board of Directors and CRS 41 Agenda Committee amid meetings recently in Nashville. Chris is currently all over the country airwaves with “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” from his upcoming sophomore album, The Man I Want to […]

Deana, Milsap, Swift, Seals, Daniels, and Towns

Deana Carter will headline the Franklin 4 The Cure concert, an all-day event with a 5K Run/Walk and a nighttime concert on Sat., Sept. 19, in the Westhaven development in Franklin. The concert will be at 7 PM. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125 per person. Proceeds will go to the […]

As Ubiquitous Availability Becomes Reality

A wave of change is approaching the terrestrial and satellite radio industry—like a tsunami headed for shore. Sirius XM is fighting to retain paying subscribers. Radio conglomerates face plunging revenues, rising costs and eroding listenership. But there are additional, perhaps insurmountable factors undermining radio’s future. The radio business is largely built upon two foundations. Scarcity—terrestrial […]

Ads In CDs, Twitter, Nashville Symphony

Advertisements are coming to liner notes near you. Mariah Carey’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, set for release on Sept. 15, contains a 34-page mini magazine as the CD booklet. It was co-produced with Elle magazine and will include the usual liner notes and lyrics, as well as ads from Elizabeth Arden, Angel Champagne, the […]

Appearances: Adkins, Worley & Bacon Brothers

Trace Adkins will appear on this week’s episode of A&E’s reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, set to air Aug. 9 at 8:30 CT. In the episode, titled “Rootin’ Tootin’ Gene,” Simmons travels to Nashville as a favor to KISS’ manager and takes a country band under his wing. Adkins stops by the studio to surprise his […]

Rascal Flatts Sell Out Second Stadium

Rascal Flatts will perform their second sold-out stadium show of the summer Sunday (8/9) at Columbus’ Crew Stadium. This weekend a total of 65,000 fans are expected at the Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour’s three stops, including Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Last weekend the band played a sold-out show last month in front of […]

Artist News: Luke Bryan, Due West, Kingbilly, More

Capitol Nashville recording artist Luke Bryan and zooppa.com have joined forces to host a fan generated online video contest for Bryan’s latest single “Do I,” launching on Aug. 17 and continuing through Oct. 11. Zoopa.com is a social network focused on user-generated advertising. Fans can win autographed copies of Bryan’s soon to be released album […]

Industry Items: Otto, Fletcher, More

James Otto’s Warner Bros. Records debut single, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” has achieved sales of 500,000 units and has been certified Digital Gold by the RIAA. ————————————- An interview with Universal Records South’s Fletcher Foster is posted at This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc. ————————————- The NashvillePost reports: Gospel legend BeBe […]