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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 8th ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS SHOW

SHOW SLATED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT LEGENDARY RYMAN AUDITORIUM The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for the trade organization’s 2009 Honors and Awards ceremony today at its annual celebration at BMI Nashville. The show, in its eighth year, will be held Thursday, September 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Legendary Mandolin […]

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Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin, To Appear on “Legends & Lyrics” Show July 4

New Weekly Series Features Performances and Interviews with Hit Songwriters, Legendary Artists An all star cast of Country superstars will be appearing on a new singer-songwriter series called “Legends & Lyrics,” airing Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. on local Nashville public television channel WNPT. The program, which debuted on May 9, pairs legendary songwriters […]

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Dolly Parton Goes Platinum in the U.K.

As DOLLY PARTON readies her DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON CD/DVD for an anticipated early November release worldwide on Dolly Records, the iconic superstar’s overseas success is re-underlined as The Very Best of Dolly Parton has been certified platinum in the U.K., with sales of over 300,000 copies. DOLLY LIVE IN LONDON also features the singer, […]

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Hank Williams, Jr., Taylor Swift & More Honored at 56th Annual BMI Country Awards

from BMI The 56th Annual BMI Country Awards celebrated the genre’s elite tonight at the performing right organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville Jody Williams, the black-tie ceremony toasted the writers and publishers of the past year’s 50 most-performed country […]

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McGraw To Host SNL

Tim McGraw hopes to show his comedic side during his first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 22. “I’m not exactly known for my comedy,” McGraw said, “but then again if you’ve been to one of my shows you might feel differently. McGraw becomes one of the few country artists to ever host the […]

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McBride in Harmony With Symphony Ball

Martina McBride will take home the prestigious 2008 Harmony Award at the Symphony Ball at Nashville’s Schemerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, Dec. 13. The honor is given to recipients who exemplify the unique harmony between the worlds of music in the Country Music Capital and have contributed to the development and appreciation of Nashville’s music […]

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Grand Ole Opry – Kerry Collins Presents Jimmy Dickens autographed football in recognition of 60th anniversary as Opry member

On the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday night, Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins presented Little Jimmy Dickens with a football autographed by the team in recognition of Dickens’ 60th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Collins’ Opry visit was a good luck charm for the Titans, as after the team’s […]

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Hit Man Takes Aim on Shelton

Blake Shelton is one of the stand-out performances on “Hit Man: David Foster and Friends.” The 15-time Grammy winner brought together Shelton and artists from other genres for the DVD/CD that will be available Nov. 11. Foster has worked with a prestigious list of artists including Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael […]

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Elect Brad Paisley

Fans will get a chance to cast their vote for Brad Paisley’s new album, “Play,” that rolls out to stores on Election Day, Nov. 4. The mostly instrumental album has 16 tracks and features several musical running mates including B.B. King, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Buck Owens and Andy Griffith. Paisley and Urban duet on […]

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