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Shane Wyatt

“She Could Do Better” Sandyland Music “She Could Do Better” is the latest single by singer/songwriter Shane Wyatt, from his debut album The Last Cowboy. “We have been performing ‘She Could Do Better’ live for a couple of years now, and the response has been amazing,” says Wyatt. “It seems like everyone knows someone who […]

Fairway Fun—Ladies Golf Tournament

1st Place Team: “Miss Trumped” (L-R) Nicole Pope Gaia, Renee White, Scott Siman, Carrie Simons, Teresa Siman. Photo: Kevin Lamb • • • The 22nd Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament roared down the fairways Monday, July 27 at Old Natchez Country Club (1323 Sneed Road) driving and putting to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of […]

McDaniel Benefit Aug. 13

The country music community is coming together to raise funds for Grand Ole Opry star Mel McDaniel.  The 66 year-old is slowly recovering from a June 16 heart attack.  Family, friends and fans are gathering Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Palace to pay tribute and raise money for this cherished member […]

Buxton, Pinson & Belmont Visits London

Sarah Buxton hangs with the KNIX Phoenix crew on Sat. July 25 when she opened for Keith Urban. (L-R) Kris Lamb (Lyric Street), Ben Campbell (KNIX Morning Show co-host), Sarah Buxton, Mark Medina (PD/KNIX), Matt McAllister (KNIX Morning Show co-host) Bobby Pinson friends and family celebrated the success of his latest chart triumphs, “Already Gone,” […]

DISClaimer 7/31/09

They didn’t win any of the big prizes, but two of our mid-level acts have some of the tastiest tunes this week. Give an ear to the hilarious lyrics in Heartland’s “Mustache.” This thing is so wonderfully different that it could really perk up a radio station’s playlist. Also a writer’s delight is “Gypsy Boots,” […]

NSAI Song Contest Returns With Jewel Mentoring Session

The 10th annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT, will kick off August 1 and run through October 31, with this year’s Grand Prize winner receiving a mentoring session with Jewel. The nationwide competition will result in one Grand Prize Winner and one CMT Listeners’ Choice Winner. Professional songwriters, publishers and others from the industry […]

SOURCE Awards Tonight

SOURCE, a leading organization of women in the music business, will hold its annual Awards dinner tonight at the Musician’s Hall of Fame and Museum. The SOURCE Foundation Awards, which honors the pioneering women who helped establish the foundation of the music industry, will celebrate 2009 honorees Joyce Jackson, Peggy Lamb, Pat McCoy, Sandy Neese, […]

Blake Shelton—Twitter’s Humorous Hunk

It had to happen sooner or later. The emergence of an outspoken, no-holds-barred, 140 character dialog from a country music artist—Tweets unleashed. That is exactly what seems to be happening over at @Blakeshelton, a verified account. In fact, Shelton’s feed is turning into an amusing and unique entertainment channel that might appropriately be rated NSFW […]

Americana Festival Announces Showcase Artists

The Americana Music Association has confirmed a diverse line-up of artists to perform at the upcoming 2009 Americana Music Festival, such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Will Hoge, J.D. Souther, Marty Stuart, Those Darlins and W.P.A. Showcases will be held Sept. 16-19 at five downtown Nashville venues including: The Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom, 3rd & […]

Artist News: Due West, Lady A, Jake Owen, More

Matt Lopez of Due West was presented a Gold Record by Lady Antebellum. Matt Lopez of the new country trio Due West was recently presented with a Gold record by Lady Antebellum while on tour. Due West opened for Lady Antebellum in St. George, Utah and Lopez got a change to perform the song he […]

“Billboard Country Update” Returns

What starts with three, drops to two after one disappears and then returns to three on August 10? Answer: Country Music’s weekly pdf chart digests from MusicRow, Aircheck and the about-to-arrive Billboard Country Update. Industry observers were saddened and perhaps shocked when R&R’s HotFax shuttered its doors a few months ago. Unlike MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart, […]

Misc: Bob Willis Lifenotes, Propeller Goes Green, Beer At The Ballet

Lifenotes: Songwriter Bob Willis, best known for penning the ’70s hit “Guilty Of Love (In The First Degree),” passed away July 10, 2009 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was 75 years old. Willis recorded 15 albums throughout his career, and wrote over 1000 Country-Gospel songs, 15 of which were cut by […]

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