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Chart-toppers named as performers for New Faces of Country Music Show

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. announced recently the performers slated for the CRS 2010 New Faces of Country Music Show to be held Friday, February 26. Some popular and hit-making names top the list of performers this year, including Randy Houser (Universal South), Chris Young (RCA), Justin Moore (Valory Music Co), Love and Theft (Lyric Street) […]

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Coachella Lineup Open Thread

Look at this Coachella lineup. ^ The Avett Brothers. The Dead Weather. Les Claypool. Shooter Jennings. Them Crooked Vultures. Frightened Rabbit. She & Him. Freaking Pavement. Yeah, I think we can get behind this. Who are you excited for at this year’s Coachella Music And Arts Festival? Who would you like to see added to […]

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“Spectacle: Elvis Costello with …”

The Sundance Channel is well into the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…”. This week — Jan. 20, 10 p.m. EST — features the first of a two-part episode with guest Bruce Springsteen. In the series, executive produced by Sir Elton John, Costello interviews his musical guests and […]

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Blame it on the Mistletoe: A Very CMP Christmas

At Country Music Pride, we love the holidays. We love all holidays. Any excuse to be happy is a good one. And one of our big guilty pleasures (and I’m sure it’s yours, too) is seasonal Christmas music, so our gift to you this year is our holiday playlist. Taylor Swift – “Last Christmas” T-Swift […]

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The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

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Christmas in Canaan

Billy Ray Cyrus, of “Achy Breaky Heart” and Miley Cyrus fame, will star in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Christmas in Canaan,” debuting on Saturday, December 12, at 8 p.m. EST. He has written and will perform a new original song, “We’ll Get By Somehow (We Always Do)” for the movie. In honor of the […]

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Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

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52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List

The Academy has voted, the nominees are celebrating, and now the wait begins. A notable standout for Best Country Instrumental Performance is The Greencards, for “The Crystal Merchant” from Fascination, which we at CMP reviewed yesterday. Good luck to all the nominees! For a complete list of Country Music nominees, click here: The 52nd Annual […]

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