CMT Awards Date; NSAI/CMT Song Contest Winners

The ninth annual CMT Music Awards are set for Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The show is open to the public and will air on CMT and CMT.com. The first round of nominations will be announced on Monday, April 5, with host and performance details to be revealed at a later date. […]

Luke Bryan, Gloriana, Joey + Rory Win ACM Awards, Move To Next Round

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced this morning (3/16) that Luke Bryan, Gloriana and Joey + Rory have been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo, respectively. The three winners will move on to compete for the Top New Artist award, which will […]

Photos: Underwood Starts Tour; Lambert Scores Gold Single

Carrie Underwood’s Play On Tour opened March 11 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. The Play On Tour, hydrated by vitaminwater® and sponsored by PEDIGREE® Brand, is currently slated to run through June 20 in Saskatoon, SK at the […]

Cauley Music Partners With Cool Vibe

Cauley Music Group, the company founded by Lane Caudell and Bob Crumley, has entered a joint publishing partnership with Cool Vibe Publishing. The deal covering current and future songwriters has Cauley purchasing a stake in Cool Vibe, and providing administrative services. As part of the agreement covering current and future songwriters, Cauley adds tunesmiths Vencent […]

John Rich At Marathon Post-Show; Local Cumulus Radiothon

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will celebrate its 11th annual running in Music City. John Rich will headline the post-race concert at the Bridgestone Arena that night at 7:00 p.m., joined by special guest Cowboy Troy, and opening acts Heidi Newfield and Jerrod Niemann. The concert is open to […]

Mayne Named Exec. Dir. of CRB

The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) Board of Directors has named Bill Mayne CRB Executive Director, effective April 1, 2010. Mayne, a radio veteran and owner of Nashville-based Mayne Street Consulting, had been serving as the organization’s interim director in recent months. Mayne says he is “honored by this opportunity…and the confidence shown in me by […]

Dierks To Debut Music On Tour

Dierks Bentley will debut music from his upcoming bluegrass/roots album at dates across the country this spring. His Up On The Ridge Tour opens in Portland, OR on April 21 and will make more than 24 stops before the end of May. He is set for a hometown show on May 22 at Nashville’s Ryman […]

“Scene” Digs Into McGraw Movie

Nashville Scene writer D. Patrick Rodgers on the local songwriters and musicians featured in the upcoming Gwyenth Paltrow, Tim McGraw flick, Love Don’t Let Me Down. A Hollywood feature employs locals to tell a Music City story the right way — for once It’s a Thursday night at Skyline recording studio, just off Eighth Avenue, […]

Strait Adds Nashville Date; Victoria Shaw And Friends At Limelight

On April 28 George Strait will bring his full tour to Nashville for the first time since 2004. With guests Reba and Lee Ann Womack, the Strait tour hits the newly renamed Bridgestone Arena, where he set an attendance record during his last visit. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale March 20 at […]

Gloriana’s Milk-Based Promotion

ACM’s Top New Vocal Group nominee and AMA Award winners Gloriana will be featured on over 50 million milk containers in schools across the U.S. as part of the Milk Rocks! campaign. The Gloriana Milk Rocks! campaign is going on now, and students can enter at www.milkrocks.com for a chance to win a $10,000 prize […]

Americana Artists Mix It Up

Levon Helm’s Ryman Ramble Returns Grammy winner Levon Helm will bring his heralded Ramble on the Road back to the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday April 21. Tickets are on sale now and available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Ryman box office. Helm’s first Ramble at the Ryman in July of 2007 was picked as […]

FCC Chairman Reveals Broadband Plan Elements To CMA

The FCC’s long-awaited National Broadband Plan is due to be revealed next Tuesday (3/16) then presented to Congress the following day. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, nominated by President Barack Obama and sworn into office on June 29, 2009, met with Country Music Association Board members in Washington DC at the Capitol Building 3/10. Genachowski has […]

Love and Theft Celebrate “Single Best Town”

Kraft Singles and Disney ABC have announced the top ten finalists in their search for America’s “Single Best Town” and invite America to vote for the winner. With more than 400 submissions coast to coast, the top ten towns boast one-of-a-kind features that make them special and uniquely American. Now through April 11, consumers can vote […]