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  • CMT Artists of the Year Honorees Revealed

    All Country News
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT Artists of the Year special.
  • Ronnie Fauss Ditches His “Old Life” for a New Son

    cmtedge.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The old saying goes that songwriters should write what they know. But when Ronnie Fauss found out he and his wife were having a baby, everything he knew pretty much went out the window. In “Old Life,” a punchy roots-rocker full of descriptive grit, the Texas native captures a vow to start over brand new. “This song does reflect the idea of understanding new things due to parenthood or at least having new hopes,” Fauss tells CMT Edge via email. “That may resonate with me a little extra because I lost my father early in life, which loomed pretty heavily over the whole idea of having a…
  • Deal Saves Historic Nashville Studio

    NYT > Country Music
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The 49-year-old RCA Studio A, which has hosted the likes of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and B. B. King, had been scheduled for demolition to make way for condominiums until a preservationist named Aubrey Preston stepped in.
  • Florida Georgia Line on Why They Gave Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down”

    GAC News & Notes
    Sarah Wyland
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Photo courtesy of twitter.com/FLAGALine. Jason Aldean recently reached No. 1 for the 12th time with “Burnin’ It Down.” The song, featured on his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, was cowritten by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson. The song was supposed to be a hit for the duo, but the pair knew they would not be able to release it for at least another year. “The timing was tough on it,” Tyler Hubbard told ABC News Radio. “We were listening to it one day, and I think it was B.K. that said, ‘Hey dude, I think Jason…
  • Lots of special guests visit KC for World Series

    Country Music News
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    … World Series. Country music singer Trisha Yearwood, wife of country music legend Garth Brooks …
 
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  • Ronnie Fauss Ditches His “Old Life” for a New Son

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The old saying goes that songwriters should write what they know. But when Ronnie Fauss found out he and his wife were having a baby, everything he knew pretty much went out the window. In “Old Life,” a punchy roots-rocker full of descriptive grit, the Texas native captures a vow to start over brand new. “This song does reflect the idea of understanding new things due to parenthood or at least having new hopes,” Fauss tells CMT Edge via email. “That may resonate with me a little extra because I lost my father early in life, which loomed pretty heavily over the whole idea of having a…
  • Christian Lopez Seeks Adventure in “Will I See You Again”

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Christian Lopez knows exactly how it feels to be a young man looking for adventure. The 19-year-old West Virginia native is the self-starter type who was touring and recording before he could even drive. So when he sings “My heart told me to leave today” to a perfectly good girlfriend in his first single, “Will I See You Again,” his excitement and uncertainty rings true. Beginning with a fluttering guitar melody before transitioning into a fully loaded roots-pop stomp, “Will I See You Again” mixes the old tenants of Appalachian songwriting with some mainstream sensibility.
  • The Dirty Beggars Come Back to the Nashville Streets

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A few years ago, an MTV executive with Irish roots came to Nashville on a business trip and stumbled upon the Dirty Beggars, a jovial Scottish band busking downtown. Later that night, he chatted them up in a honky-tonk bar, jotted down their contact information and encouraged them to give us a heads-up the next time they were in the area. Indeed, they did. This summer, the Dirty Beggars played Floyd Fest in Floyd, Virginia, landed a last-minute gig in New York City and even secured a spot at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, among many other highlights. With strong roots in bluegrass and…
  • Joe Purdy Lets the Songs Fall Out on Eagle Rock Fire

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Joe Purdy‘s Eagle Rock Fire equally matches wisdom (the title track) and wit (“L.A. Livin’”) with an everyman’s elegance. CMT Edge spoke with the Southern California resident about his songwriting process, the Los Angeles music community and his excellent new country-folk collection. “I wrote the title track, and the rest fell in quickly after that,” Purdy says. “There are maybe two songs that were written prior to this record cycle, so the songs on this reflect that there’s a little before and after. I wrote a few, maybe three, when we were in there…
  • Johnny Cash Goes to Jail for “A Boy Named Sue”

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “My name is Sue! How do you do? Now you’re gonna die!” The men at California’s San Quentin State Prison sure got a kick out of that line from Johnny Cash’s iconic “A Boy Named Sue” recorded during a concert there on Feb. 24, 1969. One of Cash’s biggest hits (it spent three weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart), “A Boy Named Sue” appeared on Cash’s At San Quentin live album. But luckily for us, the show was also filmed for a British television documentary. Interestingly, it seems like Cash and his band are still on the fence about the Shel Silverstein song.
 
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    GAC News & Notes

  • Florida Georgia Line on Why They Gave Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down”

    Sarah Wyland
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Photo courtesy of twitter.com/FLAGALine. Jason Aldean recently reached No. 1 for the 12th time with “Burnin’ It Down.” The song, featured on his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, was cowritten by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, along with Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson. The song was supposed to be a hit for the duo, but the pair knew they would not be able to release it for at least another year. “The timing was tough on it,” Tyler Hubbard told ABC News Radio. “We were listening to it one day, and I think it was B.K. that said, ‘Hey dude, I think Jason…
  • Miranda Lambert to Participate in Great American Dog-a-Thon

    Sarah Wyland
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Photo courtesy of MirandaLambert.com. It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert’s loves animals, particularly dogs. This Thanksgiving, she will join a number of celebrities as part of the Great American Dog-a-Thon on FOX to promote dog adoption. Hosted and executive produced by actress Hilary Swank, the two-hour show will feature dogs looking for their forever homes. Country Stars and Their Pets Photo Gallery » “I have long been an advocate for animal adoption and know first-hand the immense joy a shelter animal brings to our lives,” Swank said. “Yet every year, more than…
  • Little Big Town Prepares to Release Pain Killer

    Sarah Wyland
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Photo courtesy of UMG Nashville. Little Big Town will release their highly anticipated new album, Pain Killer, on October 21. The band is proud of the project and hopes fans will love their new music as much as they do. “I love this record so much,” Karen Fairchild said. “It is more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed. When we started, it was a painful process this time. I don’t know why…. it was a good process. It just wasn’t as easy as the other one.” “We had to work on it,” Jimi Westbrook added. “Put in the time and the work and the effort. It’s always good, and…
  • The Best Pumpkin Desserts for Fall

    Molly Spining
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are tons of pumpkin dessert recipes out there. We understand it can be hard to narrow down a few (or even just one) to try. So, we’ve done the hard part for you — choosing. Below, we’ve rounded up our five favorite pumpkin treats that put us in the holiday state of mind. Is it too early for that? (Answer: Never.) Pumpkin Cookies with Mulled Cider Cream Cheese Frosting Photo courtesy of Made+Remade, Ellen Foord. There is just no way these cookies are bad. Creamy icing + pumpkin + cider = fall. This is fall in a cookie right here, people. Don’t let the season pass you…
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Remain at No. 1 on Top 20

    Sarah Wyland
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood remain at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdownagain this week with “Somethin’ Bad,” edging out “Neon Light” from Blake Shelton, which moved up to No.2. New videos from Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Eldredge make their countdown debuts this week, plus Dustin Lynch fills in as this week’s host! Top 20 Photo Gallery » Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincludingvideos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos…
 
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  • Gay marriage spreads in 'red' states

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    It's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, as more "red" states begin performing them, and activists launch a new push in the Deep South.
  • What Pistorius faces in prison

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    A double amputee, he needs prosthetic limbs to get around and activists warn South African prisons are tough for even the fittest inmates.
  • Jeffrey Fowle is on his way home, official tells CNN

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Jeffrey Fowle was arrested earlier this year for leaving a Bible at his hotel. A U.S. government plane picked him up today before flying to Guam, the official said.
  • Indiana killings may go back decades

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.
  • Transplant a cure for paralysis?

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    A man paralyzed after his spinal cord was severed is walking again after a transplant using cells from his nasal cavity.
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    Engine 145

  • Alan Jackson Announces Tour; Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town to Sing at World Series; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Reba has become the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine and Cumulus. She’s currently working on a new album with Tony Brown and James Stroud. Alan Jackson announced the Keepin’ it Country Tour, which will kick off in Fort Myers, Florida on January 8. Brandy Clark and Jon Pardi are the opening acts. (via press release) St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ winter tour begins today in Boston and will wrap up in London next March. RecordStoreDay.com posted a list of this year’s Black Friday releases. They include a Waylon Jennings 7”…
  • Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently shared the passing of Jimmy Sizemore on his Facebook page: “I just found out that Jimmy Sizemore passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 87. Along with his father Asher, Little Jimmy (as he was known), first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry on September 24, 1932. They remained a part of the Opry until leaving in 1942. According to Opry founder George D.
  • Roots Watch: Indestructible Lee, Monumental Lee, Jerry Lee

    Barry Mazor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I don’t want no headstone on my grave,” Jerry Lee Lewis informed us from his undisturbed piano bench on stage at the Ryman, October 4th.  “I deserve a monument!” He was still toying with the keys, and had just finished wailing the bluesy Charlie Rich song “Don’t Put No Headstone on My Grave,” as he’s been doing regularly since he first recorded it for his “London Sessions” record of 1973. He’d been enjoying, just then, a remarkable half-decade comeback as a mainstream country star, then returned to rock with the likes of his hit version of “Chantilly Lace.” As…
  • CMHOF to Open Tanya Tucker Exhibit; Lester Flatt Honored with Historical Marker; Reba to Headline “Dawn Sears and Friends” Benefit Show

    Juli Thanki
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit, Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend, on November 14. It’ll run through May 2015. David Cantwell’s No Depression piece on Lee Ann Womack is lengthy, but well worth your time. For one of his remaining Tennessean columns, Peter Cooper wrote about Scott B. Bomar, author of Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock. Get your first look at Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils; the new brew made its debut Wednesday in San Antonio. Tony Joe White joined The Foo Fighters to play “Polk Salad Annie” on Letterman the other…
  • Friday Five: Earl Thomas Conley

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Earl Thomas Conley turns 73 today. The birthday boy has been getting some recent mentions in the media following Blake Shelton’s namedropping the ‘80s superstar in his new “Good Country Song” and describing Somewhere Between Right and Wrong as his favorite album of all time. Conley released 10 studio albums and charted 18 Number One singles over the course of the 1980s. Is that enough to earn an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame? Here are five of my favorite ETC tracks; what are yours? 5. “Once in a Blue Moon” This song was on his first Greatest Hits album,…
 
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  • Country Haiku #520

    Country Haiku
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    I’ll be your payback! Unless you prefer a guy Less old and skeezy (h/t Farce the Music)
  • Quotable Country – 10/19/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. We’re songwriters at heart, first and foremost. ● — Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned. ● — Brian Kelley statement that prompted Florida Georgia Line’s “Sun Daze.” I just wanted to go kind of retro. It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle. ● — Toby Keith on new single “Drunk Americans.” There’s a huge throwback revival going on.
  • Quotable Country – 10/12/14 Edition

    C.M. Wilcox
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Click the bullet after each quote to visit the source. The first time we ever wrote together, we were finishing each other’s sentences. No record label, no one other than the man upstairs, can put something like that together. ● — Tyler Hubbard says Florida Georgia Line is God’s gift to humankind. ‘Dirt’ is our favorite song we’ve ever heard, or one of them. Even if you’re not a songwriter, everyone wished they wrote it. We got to the end of that hook, and it was chill-bump city is what we call it. We’ll talk about that forever. That song is a…
  • Country Haiku #519

    Country Haiku
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Says Grand Ole Opry: Why haven’t I heard from you, Reba McEntire? (Inspired by this and this and this.)
  • Tom Douglas’ Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Speech

    C.M. Wilcox
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    According to virtually everyone in attendance, “Little Rock” and “House That Built Me” songwriter Tom Douglas outdid himself with his Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction speech last night. Here’s but a small sampling of the rave reviews: So cool to see Tom Douglas trending on Twitter! That was the acceptance speech of a lifetime. #holywow — Gretchen Peters (@gretchenpeters) October 6, 2014 Tom Douglas layed it down last night. Such an incredible speech by a one of the greatest songwriters of all time. #truth #halloffame — Luke Laird…
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  • Song Premiere: Wade Bowen – “Sweet Leona”

    Sharla McIver
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    A few weeks ago, we shared with you the exclusive world premiere of Wade Bowen’s video for “When I Woke Up Today” from his new self-titled album set to release this coming Monday, October 27. Everyone loved “When I Woke Up Today!”. And now we bring you the exclusive world premiere of another song from his album, along with the story about the writing of the song, from Wade himself! Whether “When I Woke Up Today” was what hooked you on Wade Bowen’s music, or you climbed aboard for “Songs About Trucks”….or whether you have been following him and showing up for his…
  • Story Behind The Doobie Brothers “Long Train Runnin’” With Toby Keith

    Matt Bjorke
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a band which has inspired many of Country music’s top stars, it only seems natural that The Doobie Brothers newest musical project would be a collaborative effort with the top stars of the genre. From Toby Keith and Zac Brown Band to Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, the top country stars are present for the new project. Now they’ve partnered with Sony Nashville for Southbound, their upcoming collection of songs recorded with those stars. Above you’ll see a video where the members of The Doobie Brothers discuss their thoughts on Toby Keith’s contribution to the…
  • Broken Bow Music Group Signs Jordan Rager

    Matt Bjorke
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    For the second time in a week, Broken Bow Music Group has announced the signing of a new artist. This time they’ve found Jordan Rager, another Georgia-based artist looking to make a mark. Discovered by co-manager Barry Williams at the age of 15 while performing at a Susan G. Komen event, Rager has an impressive resume for such a young artist. The singer’s next resume builder? Joining Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path tour. The 20 year old from Loganville, GA has previously opened for Love and Theft, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Craig Campbell, Rodney Atkins, and Gretchen Wilson, among…
  • Justin Moore Continues Headlining Tour

    Matt Bjorke
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Justin Moore is hitting the road. He is set to start off this upcoming weekend on his Off The Beaten Path Tour. The ACM winner for New Artist of the Year will begin his 11 city track on Thursday in Columbia, MO at the Mizzou Arena. The tour will continue throughout November. His friends and fellow stars Thomas Rhett and Colt Ford will join Justin while newcomer Jordan Rager (who just signed to Broken Bow Music Group) will join for select dates. The initial run of Justin’s first-ever headline tour wrapped with sold out shows across the country including Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota and West…
  • Trace Adkins Continues Holiday Tradition

    Alanna Conaway
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    TraceAdkins will once again hit the road on November 14 for The Christmas Show 2014 Tour, continuing the holiday tradition he started last year with this reverent theatrical and musical production for the whole family. Fans can also bring The Christmas Show home with the “The Christmas Show” DVD available today. A full list of tour dates are below and tickets can be purchased through http://www.TraceAdkins.com“The holidays are my favorite time of year and I’m excited to bring this show back on the road,” says Adkins. “These shows aren’t just a straight up concert,…
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  • CMT announces their Artists of the Year

    Shannon
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00...
  • Jason Aldean ready to Burn It Down into 2015

    Shannon
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Looks like Jason Aldean's going to be burnin' for a little while longer. Yesterday, the singer announced 23 new dates on his Burn It Down Tour for 2015. He'll launch the new leg of his tour in Greenville, South Carolina on February 12th. "The tour is doing well, so you...
  • Surprise! Brantley Gilbert is engaged

    Shannon
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    This morning, a story I wrote back in May about Brantley Gilbert possibly having a new girlfriend has been going crazy. I wasn't quite sure why until I just read that the singer is now engaged. Well that explains that. Brantley told DJ Bobby Bones in an interview this morning...
  • Check out the Zac Brown Band's new video for Free featuring a few of their famous friends

    Shannon
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Ever since Zac Brown lost a bunch of weight and started wearing fancier hats, I've started thinking of all Zac Brown Band news as either beanie era or post-beanie era. The band's new video for Free is part of the beanie era and features a few familiar faces including Kid...
  • Little Big Town and Trisha Yearwood to perform at this week's World Series

    Shannon
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Well it's not the Super Bowl, but Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town will be playing a HUGE sporting event soon - the World Series. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Trisha along with Little Big Town, American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, and Carlos Santana will all step...
 
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  • Celebrate 75 Years of 'The Grapes of Wrath'

    Mike Lee
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Musician Rob Halverson has long been a fan of John Steinbeck's classic 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath. So when it occurred to him last year that the book's 75th anniversary was quickly approaching, he decided to commemorate the occasion with a little help from Austin's artistic community.Halverson's Grapes of Wrath 75 Project is a far-reaching and ongoing endeavor. It includes a cd and dvd of performance pieces and interviews about and inspired by the novel, as well as a journey undertaken by Halverson (in partnership with the National Steinbeck Center) in which he…
  • Voters Cast Ballots in First Ever Push to Ban Fracking in Texas

    Mose Buchele
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    From StateImpact Texas:In the lead-up to election day, both sides have rallied their troops over a proposal to ban fracking in the town of Denton, Texas. Money has poured in from the oil and gas industry to defeat the proposal. Environmental groups have come to support it. People here seem certain that the way the vote goes down in this North Texas community could have consequences for the entire state of Texas.Denton has found itself at the center of a nationwide debate over the safety of fracking, the money it brings, and the role cities play in regulating it. Depending on how…
  • What's Next in the Search for Austin ISD's New Superintendent?

    Kate McGee
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    The Austin Independent School District is taking steps to pick its next superintendent. Interim Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz took over the job in April, when former Superintendent Meria Carstarphen left to lead the district in Atlanta.The deadline for candidates to apply was yesterday, and the district looks to begin a vetting process that will culminate in a confirmation of the next superintendent before the legislature meets in January.
  • Today is the First Day of KUT's Membership Drive

    Holly Gaete
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Twice a year, KUT comes to listeners to ask for contributions to support the station. KUT is different than other radio stations because we rely on the community to support our operations. Individuals and community partners provide 84 percent of our operating budget.We are asking for 2,000 new members during this Membership Drive. Just fill out this simple online form to make your first-ever pledge.
  • How Novelist Louisa Hall Got From the Squash Court to 'The Carriage House'

    Rebecca McInroy
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This month’s guest on "The Write Up" is novelist and poet Louisa Hall.Louisa Hall’s life reads like a novel all its own – after graduating Harvard, she became a professional squash player, ranked second overall in the US. But near the height of her career, Hall abandoned the sport and headed to Texas to study literature at the University of Texas, write poetry, and begin working on her first novel.
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  • Thank You, Supreme Court

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    There are two kinds of consulting clients and A&O&B has our share of both, thankfully.1.  Those who are aggressive and always want to know the latest tactics and strategies that will help them gain an "unfair/stealth" advantage over their competition.2.  Management who does a great job selling marketing to others but believes radio is a terrific marketing medium which doesn't require any money be spent on external marketing beyond the "free" word of mouth that can be created by great over-the-air content and social media.We love them both and have hundreds of case studies…
  • This Changes Everything (Again For Yet Another Year)

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Just as Canada celebrates Thanksgiving before it comes to the U.S., Numeris and Stats Can bring something to Canadian broadcasters before Nielsen and the Census Bureau do to American media.On September 9th, A&O&B Canadian clients were reminded: The demographic questions in the PPM questionnaire are designed to be comparable to Statistics Canada data where appropriate. The demographics relating to industry, occupation, first language learned and home language will be updated to reflect the 2011 census, data from which was made available in 2013. The revised panel member questionnaires…
  • I Completely Fell Apart

    6 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Another true-life lesson, shared in hopes it teaches you something that you don't need to learn the hard way, like I did.I played trombone in my high school band and orchestra.It never felt like I was all that talented as a musician, but since I moved up to first chair and eventually my band director encouraged me to enter a regional solo competition, I suppose I was good enough.However, that Saturday morning in Canton, Ohio, in a school room when my piano accompanist got to the place where I was to come in, I cracked.Suddenly, my memory was gone.  I had practiced.  I had…
  • No Words

    4 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Sadness."Our plan may not have been the most elegantly or artfully executed of all possible plans, but we actually understand what it is we think we are trying to do and why we think we're trying to do it," Mr. Metheny told the Tribune in 2010.A Toast: May we all be able to say as much when our time comes!---------------------------------------------- Website: http://www.albrightandomalley.com
  • The Biggest PD Mistakes

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Forgets that the most important part of the job is to protect the station's license.Still thinks that it's a sales versus programming world and as long as (s)he gets ratings (s)he has done the job.Doesn't worry about heavy radio-users or passionate fans of the kind of music the station plays.  Targeting takes care of itself.Does whatever it takes to win.  Ethics and fair treatment of his/her employer and coworkers do not matter as long as the station is winning and profitable.Has a 'not invented here' attitude about new ideas and approaches.  Doesn't bother to network or seek…
 
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  • KENNY CHESNEY DROPS “TIL IT’S GONE”

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hits Billboard’s Top 40 Two Weeks Before Add Date as The Big Revival Picks Up Good Reviews and Strong Sales Nashville, TENN. (September 29, 2014) – Kenny Chesney heard “Til It’s Gone” and he knew he had the distillation of everything The Big Revival was destined to represent. Not about how far or how much, the surging midtempo David Lee Murphy/Rodney Clawson/Jimmy Yeary song was an invitation to not just being in the moment, but hanging onto the one or ones you love for all its worth. “Obviously, it’s a song for a guy and girl and that moment in a…
  • The Cains Trio To Release Debut Album, Stay On Board

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Album Available on iTunes, Amazon and Other Major Digital Retailers on Oct. 28 (Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 7, 2014) – Up-and-coming sibling group, The Cains Trio, will release their debut album, Stay On Board, on Oct. 28, with an iTunes pre-sale beginning on Oct. 10. Stay On Board will be released through DayStreet Records/GMV Nashville. The album follows the group’s release of their current single, “Be Yourself With Me,” to Country radio, which recently garnered the group MusicRow Magazine’s…
  • 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…
  • JERROD NIEMANN DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BUZZ BACK GIRL” ON CMT

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 10, 2014) — Arista Nashville/Sea Gayle recording artist Jerrod Niemann is currently grooving the radio airwaves with his new single, “Buzz Back Girl,” and the song’s music video has made its premiere on CMT, as well as CMT Pure, CMT.com and the CMT Artists app. Produced by Ben Stansbury and directed by Eric Welch for Broken Poet Productions, the video can be viewed online HERE. The single was the inspiration for Niemann’s Get Your Buzz Back Tour, set to commence this fall. Penned by Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs and Phillip Lammonds,…
  • KENNY CHESNEY DROPS INTIMATE “TIL IT’S GONE” CLIP

    Country Music News
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Rolling Stone Has Exclusive Debut 10/13 @ 8:00 AM ET With 94 Stations BEFORE Add Week, This Is One for the No Shoes Nation New York/Nashville/Athens, GA: Kenny Chesney took the stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theater to share a surprise night of music – classics, covers and new songs – with the No Shoes Nation. With less than 1,000 people on hand for the surprise show filmed for CMT Instant Jam, the energy, the heat and the love was palpable, especially after the high impact performer had taken the year off to concentrate on making The Big Revival. “In…
 
 
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