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  • Party Down South Sneak Peek: Christmas Hangover

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    Sarah Essary
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s a Christmas miracle! The Party Down South family is back for their Christmas Hangover special airing Thursday (Dec. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And trust me, they are getting real country for Christmas with skeet shooting, Daddy funneling family dinner, Murray spiking the eggnog and much more. You’ll even meet their families and a... Read more »
  • Brandi Carlile Blends Three Voices in “The Eye”

    cmtedge.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Anybody who’s seen a Brandi Carlile show knows that undeniable chemistry when she sings with the Twins, a.k.a. band members Tim and Phil Hanseroth. That exceptional vocal blend is on full display in “The Eye,” the first release from her upcoming album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, due March 3. Carlile tells NPR the band didn’t bother with recording demos for the new album, her first on independent ATO Records. That immediacy may be partly responsible for the rock ‘n’ roll influence across the rest of the record. And with new marriages and babies spread across the ensemble,…
  • Neil Reshen, 75, Dies; Manager Won ‘Outlaw’ Singers’ Freedom

    NYT > Country Music
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Reshen, who started out doing music executives’ taxes, made deals for Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and others.
  • Miranda Lambert Releases “Little Red Wagon”

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    Sarah Wyland
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo courtesy of facebook.com/mirandalambert Miranda Lambert is following up her hit song “Somethin’ Bad,” which featured Carrie Underwood, with “Little Red Wagon.” The song was co-written by Joe Ginsberg and Audra Mae, the niece of Judy Garland. Mae originally included the song on her 2012 album, Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound. Lambert may have never heard the tune if not for one of her musician friends. “John Eddie is an artist who has come out on the road with us before and opened a few times,” Lambert told NewsOK.com. “He called my tour manager three or four years…
  • The Hunter's year of rock

    Country Music News
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:32 am
    … confirmed her status as a country music immortal with this show, supported …
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  • Party Down South Sneak Peek: Christmas Hangover

    Sarah Essary
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s a Christmas miracle! The Party Down South family is back for their Christmas Hangover special airing Thursday (Dec. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And trust me, they are getting real country for Christmas with skeet shooting, Daddy funneling family dinner, Murray spiking the eggnog and much more. You’ll even meet their families and a... Read more »
  • Music From Redneck Island: Season 4, Episode 3

    Sarah Essary
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Redneck Island Good Man Down, “Welcome To The Party” Watch Redneck Island on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT – part of Thirsty Thursday. And follow along for exclusive news and video, photo galleries and more on CMT.com, the CMT App, the official Redneck Island Facebook page and on Twitter using #RedneckIsland.
  • Luke Bryan’s #TBT Advice From Blake Shelton

    Alison Bonaguro
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    You have to go back six years to find it. But once you do, you will praise the Internet, video cameras and the entire concept of Throwback Thursday. This is Luke Bryan’s very first LBTV episode. It takes place at a Wisconsin fair in the summer of 2008. There are bumpers cars and fishing games.... Read more »
  • Funniest Country Music Moments on The Colbert Report

    Chris Parton
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Stephen Colbert can make fun of just about anything without coming across as mean. Sadly, his Comedy Central show The Colbert Report comes to an end Thursday (Dec. 18) as he gets ready to take over for David Letterman on The Late Show. Mostly, The Colbert Report was a satire show taking on the 24-hour... Read more »
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” Songwriter Larry Henley Dies

    Edward Morris
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Larry Henley, co-writer of the international Grammy-winning hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” died Thursday morning (Dec. 18) in Nashville at the age of 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Now a standard at weddings, funerals, piano bars and half-time ceremonies, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which Henley co-wrote with Jeff Silbar, has... Read more »
 
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  • Brandi Carlile Blends Three Voices in “The Eye”

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Anybody who’s seen a Brandi Carlile show knows that undeniable chemistry when she sings with the Twins, a.k.a. band members Tim and Phil Hanseroth. That exceptional vocal blend is on full display in “The Eye,” the first release from her upcoming album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, due March 3. Carlile tells NPR the band didn’t bother with recording demos for the new album, her first on independent ATO Records. That immediacy may be partly responsible for the rock ‘n’ roll influence across the rest of the record. And with new marriages and babies spread across the ensemble,…
  • Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin May Get the Grammy Blues

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin‘s Common Ground celebrates legendary early bluesman Big Bill Broonzy with classic after classic (“I Feel So Good,” “How Do You Want It Done?”). The excellent collection recently earned the reunited duo a Grammy nomination for best blues album. “The title is just a play on the ‘battlin’ Alvin brothers’ mythology,” Dave Alvin explains. “If you can’t agree on things, what can you agree on? Well, we never disagree on certain heroes of ours. We never argue over Big Bill Broonzy and what he means to us.” Common Ground marks the…
  • The Bros. Landreth Get Swindled in “I Am the Fool”

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Even though they’re from Winnipeg, Canada, the Bros. Landreth have the sound of the American South coursing through their speaker wires. “I Am the Fool,” a standout from their upcoming debut album Let It Lie, is a snake-bitten electric blues full of dirty, swampy attitude. A new video for the track (originally written by Wally Landreth, father to two of the Bros.) brings the story of lust-despite-better-judgment to life. When a regular Joe sees a dangerously good-looking brunette in the middle of nowhere, he can’t help but pull over. But when she jumps in without a second thought, it…
  • Del Barber Looks for a Lost Brother in “Big Smoke”

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the albums that grabbed me in 2014 is Del Barber’s Prairieography. Although he was inspired creatively by the open spaces of his native Canada, Barber still writes in a universal way. His own bad luck seems to be a ripe topic for his lyrics, but in “Big Smoke,” he turns his attention to a brother who’s moved to Toronto to get away from everything, including his family. “‘Big Smoke’ is a song based on the story of the Prodigal Son,” Barber says. “When I was a kid, I had this major crush on a very, extremely religious Christian girl — very hell-bent on keeping…
  • Shakey Graves Gets in the Spirit for “Dearly Departed”

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shakey Graves gives a haunting performance in “Dearly Departed,” one of the funniest music videos we’ve seen in a while. What would you expect from a song written on Halloween? Alejandro Rose-Garcia — the Austin musician behind the moniker — portrays the Ghost of Relationships Past, who’s invisible to everybody except his brokenhearted buddy. The enticing Esme Patterson, who wrote and recorded the tune with Rose-Garcia, tags along for a hard-drinking night with that friend’s ex-girlfriend. You might say it’s a ghoul’s night out. The (cemetery) plot is easy to follow,…
 
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    GAC News & Notes

  • Miranda Lambert Releases “Little Red Wagon”

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo courtesy of facebook.com/mirandalambert Miranda Lambert is following up her hit song “Somethin’ Bad,” which featured Carrie Underwood, with “Little Red Wagon.” The song was co-written by Joe Ginsberg and Audra Mae, the niece of Judy Garland. Mae originally included the song on her 2012 album, Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound. Lambert may have never heard the tune if not for one of her musician friends. “John Eddie is an artist who has come out on the road with us before and opened a few times,” Lambert told NewsOK.com. “He called my tour manager three or four years…
  • Christmas Is All About Family for Justin Moore, RaeLynn

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo courtesy of justinmooremusic.com. Christmas is a time for family, and that sentiment holds true for Justin Moore and RaeLynn. Having three little girls at home makes the day extra special for Moore and his wife, Kate. Christmas is all about their daughters, and their oldest, Ella, provided the couple with one of their favorite memories on her first Christmas. “She actually got her first tooth on Christmas morning,” he said. “That was pretty neat to see and something we’ll always remember.” Justin’s middle daughter, Kennedy, just turned three in November, and Rebecca, is…
  • Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves Extend Tours Into 2015

    Sarah Wyland
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Photo courtesy of facebook.com/kaceymusgravesofficial Fans of Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves are in for a pleasant surprise. Both acts announced they will extend their headlining tours into 2015. They also plan to release new music. The spring leg of Little Big Town’s Pain Killer tour will kick off on March 5, 2015 in Savannah, Ga. The new leg will feature Chris Stapleton as a special guest and stops in 12 more cities. The band will also continue to offer a unique VIP experience for fans, allowing them to choose from two limited packages. After celebrating their latest single, “Day…
  • Kip Moore Talks Christmas Traditions, Future Family

    Sarah Wyland
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo courtesy of KipMoore.net. Kip Moore is enjoying some downtime after finalizing his 2015 tour dates last week. He plans to do some surfing, taking a break from the waves only to celebrate Christmas. One of Moore’s favorite traditions was going fishing with his brothers and their father, until his father passed away a couple of years ago. Another favorite ritual was watching Christmas movies as a family. Top 10 Country Christmas Songs » “The night before Christmas.” Moore said, “my dad would take us to the store, the video store, and we would rent a bunch of movies, and…
  • 7 Easy, DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

    Molly Spining
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If the holidays crept up on you this year, don’t worry. We found seven easy, DIY holiday decorating ideas for last-minute decorators. These festive handmade trimmings don’t require much effort or many materials. In fact, you can make most of them with items you already have at home! Keep reading for inspiration. 1. Create a festive banner with sparkly gold letters, a strip of burlap webbing and fresh greenery, berries and pine cones. Top it off with an oversized bow. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com 2. Use reclaimed wood, paint (white, gold or silver) and a stencil to make this rustic…
 
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  • ‘Til We Meet Again: Part 2

    Juli Thanki
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    E145’s closed up shop, but our writers are still out there. Here’s where you can find ‘em: David Cantwell will be writing regularly about books, reissues, and more for No Depression. Henry Carrigan’s all over the place: you’ll be able to find him at No Depression, Country Standard Time, The Bluegrass Situation, My Kind of Country, MusicTomes, and BookPage. Sam Gazdziak will be doing reviews and features for Country Universe and Country Standard Time. Barry Mazor’s a busy guy, having just published Ralph Peer and the Making of American Roots Music. You can read all about what…
  • Bob Montgomery Passes Away; (Some) Grammy Nominees Announced; Kellie Pickler Covers Kitty Wells

    Juli Thanki
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Bob Montgomery passed away at the age of 77. From Robert K. Oermann’s MusicRow.com obituary: During his six-decade career, [Montgomery] made major contributions as a songwriter, record producer, music publisher and label executive. Bob Montgomery’s song catalog includes such standards as “Misty Blue” and “Love’s Made a Fool of You.” He produced records that boosted the careers of Vern Gosdin, Janie Fricke, Bobby Goldsboro and Joe Diffie. He published such iconic songs as “Behind Closed Doors” and “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” He created hit-making rosters for the record…
  • Reba, Brooks & Dunn Announce Vegas Residency; Ian McLagan Passes Away; Punch Brothers Release New Song

    Juli Thanki
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Ian McLagan passed away yesterday in his adopted hometown of Austin. He was 69 years old. The New York Times’ obit focuses on Small Faces and his work with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and Bruce Springsteen, but he also played keys on numerous country and roots records: in the last couple years, he appeared on recordings made by Lucinda Williams, Jennifer Nettles, Robyn Ludwick, and Chelle Rose, to name just a few. Check out the impressive discography posted on his website. Reba and Brooks & Dunn announced a residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas…
  • Bobby Keys Passes Away; New Photos of Johnny Cash at San Quentin Unveiled; The Ark Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Juli Thanki
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    Bobby Keys passed away yesterday. The 70-year-old saxophone player was best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, but he also toured with Buddy Holly and played with folks like Chuck Berry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Ely, Dr. John, and many, many more. Craig Shelburne of CMT Edge interviewed filmmaker Joe Saunders, co-producer of the documentary Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound. Folk/rootsy venue The Ark in Ann Arbor is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year with concert and film series, workshops, and more. Jason Isbell and Amos Lee are among the headliners for the 2015 Ann Arbor Folk…
  • Roots Watch: Strapped to a Tree With Roots, Going Somewhere

    Barry Mazor
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    So here we are at the last “Roots Watch,” folks, in, I’d say, the best of circumstances. I jumped at the chance to be one of the veterans of The 9513.com who joined Juli Thanki here at Engine 145 because I was certain she’d be introducing a quality, significant online publication in this space, and maintaining that quality and significance.  I think it’s safe to say, going on three years later, she’s long since proved that that was a good call. Others have noticed it, too, and the quality of her own writing (and work ethic) in particular, so we’re about to have the…
 
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  • Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson on Letterman

    C.M. Wilcox
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Last night, Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson sang “Hard to Be an Outlaw” on The Late Show with David Letterman. The song is from their albums Long in the Tooth and Band of Brothers… though if you’re looking to get just this duet, it appears your cheapest option is the digital single.
  • Quotable Country – 12/14/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Early on, an artist told me, ‘Don’t be yourself. Perform and be someone else.’ And I thought, ‘That seems like exactly the opposite of what I should be doing.’ Then I had people wanting me to adjust my lyrics to be more appealing to the masses or whatever. I said, ‘No, that’s bullshit.’ I’d rather sell four copies of something that’s real than 4 million copies of something that’s fake. ● — Miranda Lambert to Marie Claire. You cannot expose music the same way you did…
  • Country Haiku #525

    Country Haiku
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    My teen memories Are like NASCAR, which you love! Praise demographics
  • Quotable Country – 12/07/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. Shortly after the midterm elections, Willie Nelson confessed with characteristic humor that he was disappointed by the results. “I’ve got a new song called ‘Y’all Got the Ball,’ ” he said, referring to the Republican takeover of the United States Senate. ● — From a New York Times feature on the friendship between Willie Nelson and Dan Rather. I’ve been listening to Sirius a lot. I’m into Willie’s Roadhouse—it’s the best station on Sirius XM. I purchased a truck this year, and I only listen to…
  • Country California’s Holiday Gift Guide

    C.M. Wilcox
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Ho Ho… Hold it for just a second there. Giving a Spotify gift card this Christmas? You might as well give a note that says “I know you like music, but don’t know enough about it or about you to come up with a more specific idea.” Here are our picks for the season’s smartest, savviest gifts for the country music faithful in your life. Gifts that show some real thought and initiative. Stuff with some personality. Items they might not even know about or realize they’ll love until they see them. Stuff to leave people thinking “I didn’t even know…
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  • Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Continue Road Warrior Ways

    Alanna Conaway
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are one of few artists in music that continuously hits the road, bringing their music to their fans night after night. “There’s nothing like the excitement of playing live, but it’s really special when we get to play so many shows for causes that mean a lot to us,” says Lukas Nelson as he and Promise of the New head into their final handful of dates for 2014. Some of those causes include performing at the Farm Aid 2014 concert in North Carolina, Harvest the Hope: A Concert to Protect the Heartland in Nebraska in September, and The…
  • David Nail Lands on “Best Of 2014″ List With “I’m A Fire” Album

    Alanna Conaway
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    David Nail is ending the year on a very high note as his latest album, I’m A Fire, has landed on a few “Best of 2014” lists. Billboard named I’m A Fire one of the top five Best Country Albums of 2014 (landing at No. 4), while Rolling Stone Country and iTunes named I’m A Fire one of the Best Country Albums of 2014. Nail’s No. 1 platinum-selling hit “Whatever She’s Got” was named one of the Top 3 Country Songs of 2014 by Billboard saying “Nail’s vocal chops are flawless” and calling him “one of the best pure male vocalists in Nashville.” Nail, considered one of…
  • Trace Adkins to Release Live DVD on January 13, 2015

    Alanna Conaway
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    Trace Adkins fans are already looking forward to the new year to begin. Why? To get their hands on his new Live Country! DVD, set for release on January 13, 2015. Fans can get a jump start on ordering the DVD when pre-sales begin this Friday, December 19. The 116-minute concert DVD was shot at The Paramount in Huntington, NY in August 2014. The 20-song set includes Adkins’ high-octane hits, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” and “Chrome,” as well as moving ballads like “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Every Light In The House.”…
  • The Mandrell Sisters to Reunite On Stage For “Unleashed” Fundraising Event

    Alanna Conaway
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    The 5th annual Unleashed, Dinner with your Dog benefiting the Nashville Humane Association (NHA) will be held January 31, 2015 at the Hutton Hotel. Hosted by the Mandrell Sisters, the Unleashed event will feature a full course dinner, dessert and cocktails, along with the signature couture-inspired dog walk down the catwalk. The Unleashed pet fashion show features lovable dogs of all shapes and sizes currently available for adoption from NHA guided by Nashville celebrities and friends. In addition to the dinner and dog walk, Unleashed will feature a silent and live auction including some of…
  • Little Big Town Announces Spring Leg of “The Pain Killer Tour”

    Alanna Conaway
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Little Big Town has added a spring leg of The Pain Killer Tour that will kick off on March 5, 2015 in Savannah, GA.  To help fans get fired up for the new dates, the foursome — consisting of Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman — has also released their highly anticipated new single, “Girl Crush,” to country radio this week. The next run of The Pain Killer Tour, produced by AEG LIVE/The Messina Group, will feature special guest Chris Stapleton and hit over 12 cities nationwide (list of dates below). The band will again offer a unique VIP…
 
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  • City Hopes for a Smooth Rollout Ahead of Brazos Street Conversion

    Filipa Rodrigues
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Austin's downtown traffic flow will change starting next month. The City of Austin is converting Brazos Street from one way to a two way street between East Cesar Chavez and East Sixth streets. Austin Transportation Department Director Rob Spillar says a number of cities have gone through this process to slow traffic.
  • UT Forms Committee to Investigate Missing Brains

    Trey Shaar
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The University of Texas at Austin made international news in recent weeks over confusion about what happened to hundreds of donated human brains. Now the university is forming a special three-member committee to look into the case.Last month, a KUT story highlighted the mystery of 100 missing brain specimens that had been donated from the Austin State Hospital, what they used to call the Texas State Lunatic Asylum.
  • Sexist Comment by Austin Police Officer: Isolated Incident or Part of Broader Culture?

    Joy Diaz
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Update (2:19 p.m.): Officer Andrew Pietrowski officially retired from the Austin Police Department on Friday, Dec. 12 after learning KUT would air his comments this week.Original Story (9:07 a.m.): Police Chief Art Acevedo suspended two officers in November for making jokes about rape victims. The Austin Police Association said at the time that the respective three-day and five-day suspensions were "fair and appropriate." The incident took place after a local attorney had released a video in which the two Austin police officers are laughing and one of the officers comments: "Go ahead and call…
  • How Denmark and Texas Became Wind Energy Kings

    Terrence Henry
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    From StateImpact Texas:Standing on the shore of the Baltic sea a few miles outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, the view’s about what you’d expect. Rocky shore, grey horizon, a boat here or there. But this shore is special. Look up, and you’ll see — and hear — three giant offshore wind turbines cutting through the air. Each stands 500 feet tall, with three blades (each close to 200 feet long), spinning non-stop.“The blades look quite thin, but don’t be cheated,” says Rune Birk Nielsen, with DONG Energy, which runs the turbines. “They each weigh about twenty tons. They are…
  • Volunteers Caring for Texas Children Need Financial Support, Report Suggests

    Veronica Zaragovia
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    In Texas, more than 250,000 children are living with grandparents or other volunteer caregivers, but a new report from the Center for Public Policy Priorities suggests that many of them are not up to the task financially and could use more support and guidance.
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  • “Woof, Woof, Woof. Bow, Wow, Wow. Arf, Bark, Arf, Bark, Woof!”

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Ever since dogs started barking “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” Christmas music has given country (and rock) format programmers and personalities a big headache.   Thanks to PPM panel measurement which can follow the same group of people’s radio usage for many months and years, we now know some things about what drives the country format’s annual fall swoon at the expense of Adult Contemporary and Christian stations going “all Christmas music.”1.  As Mike O’Malley told Inside Radio last week, studies of country listeners going back more…
  • May Your Stuffing Be Tasty...

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    May your turkey plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave nary a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs!-- Grandpa Jones---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • Time For Programmers To Learn A New Language

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    This development is not at all surprising.As usual, they want us to cut our inventories while refusing to pay anything more when we do it, in spite of considerable data proving radio's impact.If the only way they will pay more is when "cost per point" hits media buyer wishes and dreams, it's crucial that the people creating content fully understand which quarter hours and programming tactics have the highest potential to get target GRPs, ultimately ARPs, as high as possible.Let's stop worrying about 6+ average quarter hour shares, replacing those with the highest payoff target points.That's…
  • It's That Wonderful (?) Time Of The Year

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    If you're a small indie label or a new, emerging artist, you're coming upon potentially the best time of the year at radio for your needs.If you're a music director, it's the annual time of year to watch your mailbox for unknown names and labels you never heard of before.Why?As Billboard's Country Monday Update noted in listing the adds for the next few weeks it's just three weeks from the time when the vacuum of major label and star artist releases begins.Country Aircheck made note of the same phenomenon in its pages this week as well.Most weeks music directors find a lot more piled up in…
  • A Sense Of History

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    As we all get ready the 39th annual Twin Cities radio meeting, I am reminded of an anonymous response back in 1996 to a "RadioIQ" (our client e-zene) report of CBS Radio President Dan Mason’s talk at the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave which continues to echo all these years later.   “Jobs on the programming side of radio will continue to be eliminated,” Mason correctly predicted back then. “For every position eliminated in programming this year, there will be three added in sales.”Now that programmatic buying and selling is emerging, eliminating reps while making media…
 
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  • Top Ten Country Christmas Songs

    Shauna Castorena
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    As the holidays roll around we all break into our CD collection and blow the dust off our favorite holiday albums. We’ve gotten together with the staff here at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com to create a list of our favorite country Christmas songs (in no particular order)! We’ve mixed a little of the Holy Spirit, with a lot of the holiday fun. Please feel free to add your favorites in the comments below! O Holy Night – Martina McBride Let It Be Christmas – Alan Jackson Angels Among Us – Alabama Hard Candy Christmas – Dolly Parton Mary Did You Know – Wynonna…
  • THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR AND THE BURN IT DOWN TOUR COME TOGETHER

    Country Music News
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean join their two hot tours together for a special ten night stadium run! The forecast for summer 2015 just got a little bit hotter as we find out heavy headliners Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are teaming up for TEN stadium shows together! The Burn It Down Tour and The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light, will meet up for 10 stadium shows next summer. The first shows to go on sale for the unprecedented pairing are New England’s Gillette Stadium on Aug. 28, 2015 and San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium on May 2, 2015. More on-sale information and…
  • 25 YEARS OF HITS, 25 YEARS OF LIVE SHOWS, 25 YEARS OF ALAN JACKSON

    Country Music News
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Alan Jackson Launches 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR Tour Kicks Off In Fort Myers, FL On January 8 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2014) Country superstar Alan Jackson rings in 2015 with the continuation of the multi-faceted 25th anniversary celebration and the launch of his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR. Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour kicks off in Fort Myers (Estero), FL on January 8 and will culminate at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO on May 17, 2015. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be Capitol Records…
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TAKES ANYTHING GOES WORLDWIDE WITH 2015 MAJOR HEADLINE TOUR; Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Revealed Tour Details & Madison Square Garden Date on TODAY; Top 5-and-climbing hit “Dirt” Certified Platinum

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    NASHVILLE, TN – (October 8, 2014) – Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line made a surprise appearance on NBC’s TODAY this morning, joining Al Roker for the weather and forecasting their forthcoming headline dates – ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015. The superstar duo will bring their seize-the-day attitude and raucous party anthems to arenas worldwide, including a stop at the fabled Madison Square Garden on February 25 in New York City. Kicking off on January 15 in Toledo, OH, the first leg of the ANYTHING GOES TOUR will cover 24-plus cities exclusively promoted…
  • GEORGE STRAIT RELEASES THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY: LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM DELUXE EDITION NOVEMBER 10 EXCLUSIVELY WITH WALMART

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Deluxe Package Includes 28 Live Tracks on Two CDs, a Full Concert DVD and Exclusive Interviews with the King of Country Music NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Thursday, October 9, 2014) – Iconic singer/songwriter and reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait will release THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY: LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM Deluxe Edition exclusively with Walmart on Nov. 10. The deluxe package includes 28 live tracks on two CDs and a DVD of the 40-song show from the June 7, 2014 record-breaking The Cowboy Rides Away Tour final show at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas complete with…
 
 
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