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Jim Rooney To Receive Lifetime Achievement For Producer/Engineer

8TH ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NASHVILLE, AUG. 6, 2009 — The Americana Music Association proudly announces that Jim Rooney will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Producer/Engineer award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In a career spanning more than 50 years, […]

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Bellamy Brothers Release Career Retrospective, The Anthology, Volume 1

Digital Release Now Available, CD In Stores Sept. 29 (Nashville, TN – Aug 6, 2009) Legendary Country duo, The Bellamy Brothers, have released a career-spanning collection titled The Anthology, Volume 1, at iTunes and through their website at www.BellamyBrothers.com. The single-disc set, produced by brothers Howard and David and released on Bellamy Brothers Records, is […]

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Say It Ain’t So, Guys.

It’s so. Country legends Brooks & Dunn, of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and “Only in America” fame, announced today they are riding off into the sunset. The farewell message to fans, taken from the band’s website: “To Our Fans: After 20 years of making music and riding this trail together, we have agreed as a duo […]

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Johnny Cooper ‘Follow’ New Album Out August 11 On Tenacity Records

Signings And Free Performances Scheduled At Hastings Stores Throughout Texas And Oklahoma Singer/songwriter/guitarist JOHNNY COOPER will celebrate the August 11 release of his third album FOLLOW (Tenacity Records)–an evocative blend of soul, blues, rock and pop that’s exemplified by the first single “Bring Me Down”–by spending time with the fans who have supported his ascent […]

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I Love This Bar: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville — Las Vegas, NV

This is the first in a recurring series where, as the spirit moves us, we review bars and restaurants owned, endorsed, trademarked or frequented by the artists we cover. This week, Lindsay Eanet discusses marketing genius/pirate/calypso-country megastar Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar/restaurant chain. With the exception of KISS, no artist has been able to turn their […]

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We Like Free Things: Luke Bryan’s Video Contest

Here’s what we know about Luke Bryan. He’s a ruggedly handsome singer-songwriter with a new album, Doin’ My Thing, coming out soon. And he’s offering you money. Sort of. Zooppa, a user-generated advertising site, is hosting a video contest for fans to create an original video for his first single, “I Do.” In addition to […]

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Can Anyone Please Tell Us Where The Dixie Chicks Are?

Unlike most of Middle America, we here at Country Music Pride refuse to give up on The Dixie Chicks, even though we haven’t heard from the girls since 2007, when their last album, Taking the Long Way, scored a couple of big Grammy Awards, including an unexpected Album of the Year. But they’re not touring […]

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“LIVE ON THE INSIDE” Showing in 35 Theaters across the country

Multi-platinum superstars Sugarland will be debuting the upcoming DVD from their CD/DVD release “Live On The Inside” in 35 theatres across the country on Thursday, August 6th. This is a cinematic treat for all music lovers and will feature the powerhouse duo in high definition digital cinema performing 16 songs from their nationwide tour. The […]

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