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  1. Jerrod Niemann is 'Shinin'' bright

    October 08, 2012 5:59 AM EDT Niemann's new single rises as his sophomore set arrives. Jerrod Niemann's "Shinin' on Me" rises 18-17 on Billboard's Top Country Songs chart as sophomore set "Free the Music" arrives on Sea Gayle Records/A ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Gary Overton

    January 26, 2012 11:33 PM EST No. 98 Gary Overton Chairman/CEO Sony Music Nashville Twitter: @SonyNashville Small Town, Big Business... Following the dynamic Joe Galante as chairman/CEO at Sony Music Nashville was no small task for Gary Overton, who arrived at the company afte ...

  3. Alan Jackson Signs With Capitol/EMI Nashville Records

    March 23, 2011 2:17 PM EDT Country music star Alan Jackson has signed with Capitol Records/EMI Nashville, the label announced today. Jackson's new music will be released as a joint venture between Capitol/EMI Records Nashville and Alan's Country Records, which Jac ...

  4. BACKBEAT: Adam Brand Plays At Denim and Diamonds For KBEQ Event

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville recording artist Adam Brand played at Denim & Diamonds in Kansas City, MO on September 29 for a show sponsored by KBEQ, whose taste makers were on hand to enjoy the festivities. Brand is on the radio now with his U.S. debut si ...

  5. BACKBEAT: Carrie Underwood plays the Minnesota State Fair

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood played the Minnesota State Fair on August 31, where she caught up with KEEY (K102)/Minneapolis PD Gregg Swedberg and Swedberg and APD/MD afternoon man JD Greene. Underwood is currently promoting “Mama’s Song,” the latest single fr ...

  6. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to ...

  7. Five Exit Sony Nashville

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST While there's no official word from the label group, Billboard.biz has learned that five employees of Sony Nashville have been laid off. Those affected include RCA Nashville director of media Lori Genes; Columbia Nashville associate director ...

  8. Booth Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Nashville senior director of A&R administration Alison Booth rises to the newly created position of VP for the department. She reports to Kathy Woods, senior VP of legal and business affairs for Sony BMG Nashville. Her responsibilitie ...

  9. 'Idol' Finalist Cook Signs With Arista Nashville

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson ...

  10. Frasher Segues To BNA As VP

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville director of national promotion Bryan Frasher segues to Sony BMG Nashville sister label BNA Records as VP of promotion. He replaces Rick Moxley, who exited the label on April 16. Frasher, who has been with Arista since 2004 and dir ...

  11. Music Row Veterans Launch Management Co.

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music Row veterans Tim DuBois and Marc Dottore have formed Dottore-DuBois Artist Management. Dottore's current clients Shooter Jennings, Kathy Mattea and Marty Stuart will be joined by newcomer Matt Jenkins, Texas artist Roger Creager and Atl ...

  12. Music Vet DuBois Takes On Teaching

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Tim DuBois, former senior partner at Universal Records South and president of Arista Nashville, is headed to Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, where he will serve as clinical professor of manag ...

  13. Urban, Underwood Make Formidable Touring Team

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two of country's biggest stars are joining forces for a U.S. tour early next year. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will hit the road together beginning Jan. 31 in a city to be announced. The outing will play 24 dates to be announced; tickets ...

  14. Elliot To Handle Arista Nashville Roster

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marketing veteran Jon Elliot will assume full responsibility for Arista Nashville's artist roster in his redefined role as VP of marketing and artist development for the label. His previous title, VP of marketing and artist development at RCA ...

  15. Vassar Heads South

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country star Phil Vassar has been released from his Arista Nashville contract and is signing with the newly reorganized Universal Records South. Vassar has scored six top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including two No. 1s, &q ...

  16. Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson To Hit The Road

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country superstars Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson are teaming for a 30 date co-headlining tour that will run from May through October. The trek kicks off in Virginia Beach, Va., on May 10. Arista Nashville labelmates Jackson, who came on the c ...

  17. A&R Vet Bell Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec handled Chesney, Evans, McBride. Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of A&R Renee Bell rises to the position of executive VP for the company. As part of the promotion, Bell adds A&R oversight for Columbia Nashville, which had previously been ...

  18. Baldrica On The Move At Sony BMG Nashville

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently BNA Records VP of national promotion. Longtime BNA Records VP of national promotion Tom Baldrica has been named to the newly created post of VP of marketing for Sony BMG Nashville. Baldrica, who will report to executive VP Butch Waug ...

  19. Diamond Rio Splits From Arista

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After 15 years on Arista Nashville, Diamond Rio has exited the label in a split that is being described as amicable. The group released nine albums on Arista, including two greatest hits packages. After 15 years on Arista Nashville, Diamond Rio ha ...

  20. Equity Signs Singer/Songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. Canadian singer/songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson has signed with Nashville indie label Equity Music Group. She previously recorded two albums for Arista Nashville. The first, 2001's "Ro ...

  21. 'Idol' Finalist Signs Deal With Sony BMG Imprint

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol" finalist, has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Nashville-based BNA Records, an imprint of Sony BMG Nashville. Kellie Pickler, the folksy, season five "American Idol& ...

  22. Butler Tapped To Head Startup Montage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Sony Music Nashville president and CEO Allen Butler has been tapped to head new record label Montage Music Nashville and oversee its launch. Former Sony Music Nashville president and CEO Allen Butler has been tapped to head new record label ...

  23. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be a triumphant night for the newly merged Nashville division of Sony BMG, and a particularly noteworthy evening for the company's Arista Nashville imprint. Sony BMG ...

  24. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  25. Nashville Shocker: Sony, RLG To Merge

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony president Grady will exit by April 21. Sony BMG employees received a memo today from chief executive Rolf Schmidt-Holtz revealing plans to combine the company's two Nashville operations. Those operations, RCA Label Group (RLG) and Sony M ...

  26. 'Nashville Star' Gets New Recording Partner

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA to release fourth season winner. USA Network's televised country talent search "Nashville Star" has signed with RCA Label Group to release an album on the winner of the show's fourth season. The eventual champ will record f ...

  27. Arista Names New Promo VP

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Skip Bishop replaces Bobby Kraig. Veteran pop promotion man Skip Bishop has been named VP of national promotion at Arista Nashville. Bishop recently moved to Tennessee and started a new job in mid-August as VP of mainstream promotion and marketing ...

  28. Universal Promotes Rich To Sales VP

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Completing a two-part plan to expand its entertainment sector, She was national director of sales. Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Kelly Rich to VP of sales for its Mercury, MCA Nashville, Lost Highway and DreamWorks Nashville labels. ...

  29. Mark Jones Launches Mgmt Co

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST SheDaisy, Aaron Lines join roster. Mark Jones, formerly a manager with TBA Entertainment, has opened Mark Jones Management LLC in Nashville. Lyric Street Records trio SheDaisy has signed on as client and the company will co-manage BNA Records arti ...

  30. Uni South Signs On For 'Nashville Star'

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal South Records has signed on as the partner for the third season of USA Networks' country music reality series "Nashville Star." The label will provide a recording contract to the winner. Universal South Records has signed ...

  31. RCA Label Group Cuts Off Indie Promoters

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST In yet another blow for the independent promotion business, Nashville-based RCA Label Group has severed its ties with indies. RLG comprises the RCA, BNA and Arista Nashville labels. Its roster include In yet another blow for the independent promot ...

  32. Carolyn Dawn Johnson Leads CCMA Awards

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson was the top winner at tonight's (Sept. 13) Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The artist took home four awards, includ For the fourth year in a row, Arista Nash ...

  33. Universal South Inks Parnell

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Glen Campbell has also inked a one-off album deal with the label. Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Parnell previously recorded five ch ...

  34. Vanguard Signs Carter

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Self-produced album due early next year. Vanguard Records has signed Deana Carter to its artist roster. Her self-produced debut for the label is due early next year. Carter's 1995 multiplatinum debut album for Capitol Records Nashville, " ...

  35. Alan Jackson Collects Eight ACM Nods

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight nominations today (March 10) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who recei ...

  36. New Management For Paisley, Shedaisy

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. News Brad Paisley , Arista Nashville ...

  37. New Management For Paisley, Shedaisy

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal management. He was repped by Jimmy Gilmer of JAG Management in Nashville. Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley has signed with Fitzgerald-Hartley for personal man ...