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Brice and Niemann Co-Headline Tour

Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann are teaming up to co-headline The Higher Education Tour. Kicking off March 10, the tour will run through college markets around the country, with additional dates to be announced. Brice will also appear on the nationally syndicated morning show, The Daily Buzz on January 17 to promote the tour and […]

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Yes Marks The Spotify

The New York Post is reporting that European music provider Spotify is “days away from signing a deal with Sony Music,” and has gained support from another major U.S. music company as well making a 2010 launch imminent. Spotify offers users a free account with advertising to listen to unlimited music or a $10/month option […]

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Shania To Join Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Shania Twain will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year. As part of the festivities she will be honored with a special musical tribute at the March 27 Juno Awards. The superstar from north of the border has earned 12 Junos during her career, and has album sales totaling more than […]

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BMI Toasts “Come Back Song” Team

BMI toasted the team behind Darius Rucker’s latest chart-topper, “Come Back Song,” at an intimate dinner on Tuesday, January 11. Written by Casey Beathard, Chris Stapleton and Rucker, the song is the lead single from Rucker’s second country album Charleston, SC 1966.

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ASCAP Presents BMG at the Bluebird

As part of its popular monthly songwriter showcase at the Bluebird Cafe, ASCAP Nashville presented BMG songwriters Brett James, Neil Thrasher, busbee and other guests at a sold-out show on January 11. James was ASCAP’s 2010 Country Songwriter of the Year (he also won this award in 2006, along with the Song of the Year […]

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Tracks Push Country Album Sales Positive

This year is the first time we have a complete 12-month country digital track sales report from Nielsen SoundScan, and we are excited!
The 2010 Top 200 country tracks shows a total of 57.68 million purchased. For added track perspective, we divide the total Top 200 sales by 10 to get a metric called “track equivalent album” or TEA.

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Reba, Blake To Co-Host ACM Awards

Blake Shelton will join Reba as co-host of the ACM Awards on Sun., April 3. The superstar redhead has hosted the country awards show for over a decade. Producers and show organizers say they got the idea to add Shelton to the mix when the pair appeared together on the CBS Early show. “Last year […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/12/11)

I am loving this format today. I love its diversity. I love the quality of its song craftsmanship. I love its mix of youth and maturity. Country music rules. In celebration, I am crowning three Disc of the Day winners. The Group prize goes to Rascal Flatts for its chesty vow of steadfastness. The Male winner is Randy Montana, who has a sonic masterpiece to offer. The Female prize, and the surprise of the day, is Ashton Shepherd.

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Who Wins the 2010 Current Country Album Sales Sweepstakes?

Swift or Lady A? Capitol Nashville or Big Machine?

There are so many ways to dissect the year’s sales events. But one important measurement of popularity is tied to current album sales.

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Verizon To Sell Apple’s iPhone

iPhone lovers, rejoice. After what seems like years of speculation, the beloved Apple Inc. smartphone will finally be unshackled from the oppressive tyranny of AT&T and available for use through the Verizon Wireless network. Viva la revolucion! Verizon’s version of the iPhone 4 will be available for purchase Feb. 10, with the 16 GB version […]

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McGraw Tour Presale; Hill’s Floral Collection

Presale tickets for select dates of Tim McGraw’s recently announced Emotional Traffic Tour will be available today (1/11) for those registered at mcgrawfan.com. The trek gets underway in spring with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry. Shows available for presale include Corpus Christi, TX (4/8); Bossier City, LA  (4/10); Savannah, GA (4/17); and […]

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