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The Grascals Raise Awareness For Childhood Cancer

Nashville’s music community is gathering in support of “I Am Strong,” a song raising awareness about childhood cancer. The song was written by The Grascals band member Jamie Johnson and his wife Susanne Mumpower-Johnson along with Jenee Fleenor after the group visited the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. One version of the song […]

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Top Country Tours of 2010

The biggest grossing tours in 2010 belonged to George Strait/Reba/Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. The Strait tour was the highest grossing North American country tour in 2010, according to Pollstar’s year-end chart. Grossing $41.6 million in box office receipts, the outing placed 14th on the all-genre Top 50 […]

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Recording Academy To Honor T Bone Burnett

Producer T Bone Burnett will receive a salute from the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy during Grammy Week. Titled “Shaken Rattled & Rolled,” the special event is part of the 10th Anniversary celebration of the P&E Wing. Grammy winners Elton John and Leon Russell (whose duet album The Union was produced by […]

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Toyota Adds Pandora

The Pandora “pandemic” may soon be rolling into a car near you! Ford previously announced it would offer Pandora in connection with its SYNC platform. Today, at CES in Las Vegas, Toyota revealed it will also roll with Pandora using its Entune multimedia system. The Toyota system will also reportedly engage users with other apps […]

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Cameron Strang Named CEO Warner/Chappell

Warner Music Group Corp. announced today the appointment of veteran music industry entrepreneur, Cameron Strang, as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music. The appointment was announced jointly by Warner Music Group’s Chairman & CEO, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., and Warner/Chappell’s Chairman & CEO, David H. Johnson. Strang, the founder of New West Records and Southside Independent Music Publishing, […]

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Solid Reviews For “Country Strong”

Solid reviews are coming in for Country Strong, which is already showing at the Carmike 20 in Franklin, Tenn. and is slated for a wide release on Friday, Jan. 7. Many critics are saying the movie is carried by strong performances by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. The LA Times finds “down-home comfort” in the […]

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Smartphones Becoming Dominant

According to market research company Nielsen (1/3/11), the Apple iPhone operating system remains the top mobile OS in the US enjoying a 28.6% market share. Closely following the Cupertino giant is Google’s Android system with 25.8%. Blackberry, once the top dog in the mobile platform race, slides from 33% in June 2010 to 26.1% in […]

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Little Jimmy Celebrates 90

On December 18, the Grand Ole Opry celebrated the 90th birthday of Little Jimmy Dickens, a 62-year Opry veteran.  Opry member and Dickens’ good friend Brad Paisley led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” as Opry members Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson and Jim Ed Brown rolled out his birthday cake. Earlier in the evening, Paisley […]

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Toby Keith New Year’s Eve; Bobby Bare at Fontanel

Toby Keith made a surprise visit to his I Love This Bar & Grill at Mesa Riverview in Arizona for New Years Eve where he performed a handful of songs to ring in the New Year including “Whiskey Girl,”  “I Love This Bar,” “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)” as well […]

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Facebook Worth $50 Billion

Facebook has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies in a deal which values the social networking company at $50 billion. According to this latest figure, Facebook is worth more than eBay, Yahoo and Time Warner. With rumors circulating about a 2012 public offering for Facebook, Goldman Sachs is expected […]

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Garth Brooks, ZBB Help Set Arena Attendance Record

Attendance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena hit an all-time high in December. Twenty-two separate events, including nine sold-out Garth Brooks shows, drew 334,917 guests to the venue, making December the most attended month since the venue opened in 1996. In addition to Brooks’ shows, which were record setting in themselves, the venue hosted seven Nashville Predators […]

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