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Sam Hunt Goes Number One

Pictured (l-r): Three Mules Music’s Chris Hunter; Country Aircheck’s Chuck Aly; Universal Music Group’s Mike Dungan; producer Zach Crowell; co-writers Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt and Josh Osborne; ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan; Black River Publishing’s Celia Froehlig; and Universal Music Publishing’s Kent Earls. Photo by Alan Poizner.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated Read more…

Carrie Underwood To Premiere “Little Toy Guns” On Facebook
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Following the seven-week #1 success of Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” atop Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart, the anticipation is already building for “Little Toy Guns,” the second single from her 25-song Greatest Hits: Decade #1.
Penned by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Hillary Lindsey, “Little Toy Guns” will be delivered to country radio digitally Read more…

Dierks Bentley To Perform On NBC's Pre-Superbowl show.
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Dierks Bentley returns to his hometown this week for a string of high-profile events leading up to football’s biggest night. He is kicking off the week on the golf course participating in the prestigious Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am today. He’ll next host a star-studded Pre Super Bowl bash at his bar “Whiskey Row” Read more…

REVIEW -- Craig Market and Thomm Jutz: Nowhere to Hide
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“Nowhere to Hide” is the upcoming release (January 29th) from Craig Market and Thomm Jutz. It is reminiscent of the classic 1987 Rounder recording of Blake and Rice in that it covers some familiar ground in acoustic music with its share of train and road songs and its instrumentation. It is also, in many ways, Read more…

Talladega Races To The Top For Eric Church
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Eric Church is riding high on the country charts with his latest single, “Talladega.” The song, which uses NASCAR references, isn’t about racing, but about taking you back to a specific period of time that was more carefree.

“I think that’s the most interesting thing about the song is it’s about life, and it’s about freezing Read more…

Scotty McCreery And Gary Allan Make A Wish Come True
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Scotty McCreery and Gary Allan appeared on Saturday night at the Stars For Wishes fundraiser for the Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish. Hosted by Melissa Rycroft, the touching event took place at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The evening included heartwarming stories of amazing wishes being granted in the local community, a silent auction, as well as Read more…

How Zac Brown Does It
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Zac Brown Band just released their brand new single, “Homegrown,” which will be on their forthcoming album due later this year. Besides making music, Zac has his hands in so many different projects and aspects of his career, including a recording studio in Nashville, Camp Southern Ground for children of all abilities, a line of Read more…

Keith Urban And Eric Church Team Up
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Keith Urban’s new single is “Raise ‘Em Up,” featuring his pal Eric Church. The song, the latest release from Fuse, was sent to Keith with the headline – “Song of the Year.” While that could be construed as a bit overly confident, it also could be the truth seeing the tune’s writers are Jeffrey Steele Read more…

Nancy Jones Announces Opening Of The George Jones Museum
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The voice of George Jones continues to reign as one of Country Music’s most hallowed instruments. Beginning this spring, fans will have a chance to get a never-before-seen look into the life and career of the musical icon with the opening of the George Jones Museum in Nashville.

Jones’ wife Nancy has announced the museum will Read more…

Scott Borchetta To Receive Presidential Award For Outstanding Executive Achievement
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Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville.

Borchetta will join the ranks of past honorees who have been recognized for their Read more…