Music Rising Offers Musicians Flood Relief

Music Rising, the campaign launched in 2005 to aid the musicians of the Gulf Coast Region after the hurricane disasters of Katrina and Rita, has pledged support to the city of Nashville and its musicians affected by the recent floods. Co-founded by U2’s the Edge, legendary producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar CEO and Chairman Henry […]

CMT Awards Adds Performers, Offers Flood Relief

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band have been added to the performance line-up for the CMT Music Awards. The show is set for Wednesday, June 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with host Kid Rock, who has added performer to his list of duties. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith […]

Chesney Movie Out Via Kmart

Kenny Chesney has teamed with Kmart for exclusive nationwide distribution of his “Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D” movie. The 2-D version is available for preorder on DVD and Blu-ray at Kmart.com, and will out in Kmart stores on June 13. In more Chesney news, he opened a two weekend stand at the Las Vegas Hard […]

Randy Houser Sets Sophomore Release Date

Show Dog – Universal is planning the Sept. 14 release of Randy Houser’s sophomore album, They Call Me Cadillac. “I’m All About It,” the self-penned lead single, is already building steam at radio, while another new track, “Whistlin’ Dixie,” has generated over 100,000 in digital single sales. For the album produced by Cliff Audretch and […]

Artist Photo Spread

Wade Bowen’s charity event…Fast Ryde visits CMA…Gloriana on “Good Day New York”….Chuck Wicks stops by “CMT Top 20 Countdown.”

Unbundling’s Curse On Profitability

“Record labels have depended on album sales to boost profits. But in the digital music era, consumers prefer single songs over music ‘bundles.’ The result? It is time for the industry to rethink its products and prices.”

Benefit For Josh Ragsdale

Friends are rallying to support songwriter Joshua Ragsdale who is undergoing cancer treatment. A benefit is set for Tues., June 1 at the Mercy Lounge featuring Rivers Rutherford, Randy Montana, Leslie Satcher, Luke Laird, host Cledus T. Judd and many more. Ragsdale co-wrote Montana’s debut single “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You” with the artist. […]

Tube Time: Dolly Parton, Luke Bryan, More

Luke Bryan made his debut appearance on The Tonight Show last Tuesday, May 11, where he performed his new single, “Rain Is A Good Thing.” •••••••••••••• Dolly Parton rounded up her friends and fellow celebrities for a Hallmark Channel original special marking the 25th anniversary of her Dollywood theme park. Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of […]

BamaJam Draws Big Sponsors

Dodge Ram Trucks and Kraft foods are the latest big-name sponsors on board with the 2010 Verizon Wireless BamaJam Music & Arts Festival. The event, running June 3-5 in Enterprise, Alabama, has lined up performances by Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Zac Brown Band and tons more. As part of […]

Warner Re-works Promo Dept., Hires Chris Palmer

Radio promotion executive Chris Palmer is joining the team at Warner Music Nashville (WMN). Starting June 14 he will be on board as Vice President of Promotions. Palmer will oversee the newly-created promotion staff team known as Warner Bros., Atlantic & Reprise (WAR), which will complement Warner Music Nashville’s (WMN) current promotion staff headed by Bob […]

Brooks And Dunn Special To Air May 23

The all-star Brooks & Dunn ACM tribute will air Sunday, May 23, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS. ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn—The Last Rodeo was previously taped in Las Vegas with performances by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius […]

Country Hall Unveils Updates

Curators at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveiled additions to its permanent collection at a special reception Thursday night (5/13). The second-floor updates, which bring the story of country music forward in time from 1965 to present, showcase contemporary artists Jamey Johnson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, bluegrass […]

MusicRow Award Nominations Coming Wed.

Voters on your mark, get ready to choose the winners for the 22nd Annual MusicRow Awards. Final nominees for Producer of the Year, Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Songwriter will be announced Wed., May 19 in our @MusicRow morning report and your picks will decide the winners. Ballots, which contain safeguards to […]