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Boot Founder Gets CMA Media Award

The CMA has announced that its 2010 Media Achievement Award will go to Beville Darden, co-founder and editor of the Country Music news Website, TheBoot.com, which is distributed via AOL Music. Darden has also served as a music writer/reporter for both AOL.com and Spinner.com. After graduating from Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Ala., she […]

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Steel Magnolia Added To New Faces Show

Big Machine recording act Steel Magnolia has been added to the CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced today (1/7). They join previously announced performers The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville). The addition was made to […]

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One Million Carrie Underwood Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Carrie Underwood’s popular headlining Play On Tour recently wrapped in Connecticut after playing 108 shows in the US and Canada with one million fans total in attendance. The tour was presented by AEG Live, with sponsorship by Olay and hydration by vitamin water. Underwood finished 2010 as the top-ranked female touring country artist. Special guests […]

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FCC Chairman Keynotes At CES

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman will deliver the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, (1/7/11) starting at 1:30 PT. in Las Vegas. The Chairman has been a proponent of net neutrality and actively working toward a more efficient use of radio wave spectrum. His remarks were released in advance. TV and terrestrial radio, which currently […]

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peer Acquires Foster Catalogs

peermusic has announced it will acquire over 500 songs, the majority of songwriter/producer David Foster’s works. The acquisition encompasses all of Foster’s songs in Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Three Music. peermusic has been administering most of Foster’s publishing for more than fifteen years. The new agreement also includes exclusive publishing […]

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Weekly Chart Report (1/07/11)

In the first CountryBreakout Chart of 2011, Keith Urban stays in control of the No. 1 position with “Put You In A Song” and Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” and Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” unseated at spots 2 and 3. Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” is the big mover in […]

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Grammy Nominee CD, AES Golf Tourney and New Mallory Video

19-Song Grammy Nominee CD • Yallwire releases Daisy Mallory video • Nashville’s AES Announces Audio Masters Golf Tourney >>The Recording Academy and Jive Records have pacted to release a 19-song collection to spotlight the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees. The album will be released Jan. 25. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of […]

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2010 Sales Wrap; Top Albums, Artists and Songs

In the year’s top selling digital song, “California Gurls” Snoop Dog says, “Katy I’m all up on ya, cause you’re representing California.” This writer says to Taylor, Lady A, Ke$ha and ZBB, “To brag I’m not bashful, cause you’re cranking it loud for Nashville.”

OK, with lines like that, perhaps this writer’s rap career will remain a well kept secret. But Nielsen SoundScan’s Year-End U.S. shows that Nashville music did not play second fiddle in 2010.

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2010 Sales Wrap: Country Slide Continues

Today is an especially robust data day for Nielsen SoundScan watchers since the week ending 1/2/2011 closes the door on 2010…but simply stated the industry overall continued its decline,

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Brad Howell Joins Show Dog-Universal

Show Dog-Universal Music has added Brad Howell as VP of National Field Promotion. His extensive experience ranges from radio programming, to promo exec positions at Warner Bros. and Equity, as well as GM of Broken Bow Records. Howell will report to Show Dog-Universal VP of Promotion Rick Moxley. “Brad has been both an innovative promoter […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/5/11)

Happy New Year. What a great way to start 2011: There’s not a stinker in this stack of platters.

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