Mulraine To Lead MTSU Recording Industry Dept.

MTSU has named longtime professor Dr. Loren Mulraine chairman of its acclaimed Recording Industry department. He moves into the role following the retirement of Chris Haseleu. Mulraine is an entertainment law attorney who has taught at MTSU since 1998, including serving two stints as interim associate dean of the College of Mass Communication. As chairman […]

Lambert Headed Out On CMT Tour

Miranda Lambert will headline this year’s CMT on Tour outing, kicking off Sept. 29 in New York City, according to CMT.com. She will be joined by special guest Eric Church and rising artist Josh Kelley for the 28-city run. CMT on Tour: Miranda Lambert Revolution will be produced by AEG Live. Lambert has been on […]

Steel Magnolia Sets Debut Date

Big Machine Records has set a Sept. 21 release date for Steel Magnolia’s self-titled debut album. The duo, made up of Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, has already had a major hit with the first single “Keep On Lovin’ You,” and are following that with “Just By Being You (Halos and Wings).” Linsey and […]

Opry.com Challenges Fans To Donate

The Grand Ole Opry has started an online Country Music Video Challenge to benefit flood relief at oprychallenge.com. The game features video clips of country stars followed by quiz questions. Throughout the Challenge, the artists invite players to donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s flood relief efforts. “Friends from around the world have […]

Songwriters Set For Benefit, NY Series

This Saturday’s (7/17) Songwriters Sing For Nashville flood relief benefit at The Woods at Fontanel has added more performers to the line-up, including (in order of appearance) Lari White, Chuck Cannon, James House, Danny Flowers, Rafe Van Hoy, Billy Burnette, Marc Beeson, James Slater and Danny Myrick. The newly-added group will play on the Gibson […]

New ZBB Album Coming In Sept.

Zac Brown Band has set a Sept. 21 release date for its much anticipated new album, You Get What You Give. The group won the all-genre Grammy for Best New Artist this year and has moved over 2 million units of its debut, The Foundation. After 85 weeks on the SoundScan sales chart, that project […]

RIAA Criticized Over Executive Salaries

The RIAA is under fire for paying top boss Mitch Bainwol over $2 million in 2008. A report published yesterday (7/12) in Digital Music News broke the story, questioning whether such an extravagant salary was justifiable for someone leading the trade group of a suffering industry. Now the RIAA has responded, saying that it is […]

Paisley Headlines Aquapalooza 2010

Brad Paisley took a short vacation from his H20 World Tour to party with fans at The Reserve at Lake Travis near Austin, TX on July 12 for Aquapalooza 2010. Official reports claim crowds of 65,000-70,000 plus over 7,000 boats that all arrived for the concert. Last year’s event was at Lake Martin, Alabama. Paisley’s […]

Stroudavarious/Treehouse Form Partnership

Stroudavarious Records CEO James Stroud has partnered with Dale Morris of Morris Management to form a joint venture uniting Stroudavarious and DMP/Treehouse Records. Morris first established Treehouse in June 2009 with Blaine Larsen as its flagship artist. As part of the changes, the Treehouse promotion team will be exiting the company. This includes staffers Tony […]

ACM Makes Third Big Donation To Flood Relief

ACM Lifting Lives presented The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee with a $100,000 check during the Nashville Rising flood relief benefit concert spearheaded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on June 22. This marks the third significant flood-related donation made by ACM Lifting Lives. “Thanks to the big hearts of country music artists like Tim […]

Aldean Extends Successful Run

Jason Aldean will extend his Wide Open arena tour into the fall, with an additional 25 dates across the nation. After selling out 39 shows on the first leg, and breaking attendance records on both coasts, the tour will kick back off on Sept. 10 with special guest Luke Bryan joining a majority of the dates. […]

Photos: David Nail, Jaron, Dierks and Jason Sturgeon

David Nail makes baseball debut…Jaron joins Toby’s trek…Jason Sturgeon hooks up with Dierks Bentley for July 4th show.

New Singles, Albums, Artists

A new album from Reba is expected this fall. The first single from the Starstruck/Valory album, “Turn On Your Radio,” launched this week. The lead single from Kenny Chesney’s latest album debuts today. “Boys of Fall” is an ode to high school football written by Casey Beathard and Dave Tumbill. Chesney’s album Hemingway’s Whiskey will […]