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  1. How Blake Shelton Navigates The Terrain Between The CMAs and 'The Voice'

    September 17, 2013 12:28 PM EDT It’s no secret that country artists campaign during awards season. Or that the biggest cluster of potential Country Music Assn. votes reside in Nashville, the business center for the genre. Still, Blake Shelton certainly didn’t orchestrate all o ...

  2. John Bromell, Former Warner Chappell Australia Head, Dies at 71

    September 01, 2013 9:59 PM EDT John Bromell, the award-winning Australian music executive who led Warner Chappell’s local affiliate for more than a decade, has died in a car accident. He was 71. Bromell crashed his car Saturday (Aug. 31) near his home at Coffs Harbour, New So ...

  3. Chart Moves: Songs by Cassadee Pope, Amanda Brown on 'The Voice' Heard Loud And Clear On Hot 100

    December 03, 2012 5:30 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Diamonds." As she debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Unapologetic," she's the first artist to lead both tallies simultaneou ...

  4. Chart Moves: Hunter Hayes Is A 'Wanted' Man On Hot 100

    November 08, 2012 11:42 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a seventh frame. With those two spots locked u ...

  5. Is the Rock-and-Pop-ification of Country Good or Bad? Mike Dungan, Radio Execs Weigh In

    October 23, 2012 2:38 PM EDT When the Country Music Assn. unveiled the finalists for its 46th annual awards, the list was met with numerous frowns. It had plenty of room for boundary-challenging acts, but not much space for tradition. Eric Church's "Springsteen,&quo ...

  6. John McBride, Clarence Spalding, Ryman And Paradigm Execs, More Honored At IEBA/CMA Touring Awards

    October 10, 2012 12:14 PM EDT Martina McBride accepted the CMA's SRO Award for Front of House Engineer for her husband, John McBride, who was in the studio and unable to attend the awards. At left are awards presenters Kix Brooks, left, and CMA CEO Steve Moore. (Photo: Ri ...

  7. Songwriter to Songwriter: Jamey Johnson to Hank Cochran

    October 08, 2012 2:14 PM EDT Jamey Johnson fetes country legend on new tribute album. At the very end of the spare, evocative "That's Why I Write Songs," the last track on Jamey Johnson's 2010 double-album "The Guitar Song", Johnson offers, bar ...

  8. Jason Aldean Soars With Successful New Single

    July 26, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Jason Aldean's new Broken Bow Records single, "Take a Little Ride," bows at No. 19 on the Hot Country Songs list, marking his highest debut on the chart and achieving the best-selling first week for a single by a male country solo a ...

  9. Nashville Knowledge: Billboard Country Music Summit To Examine Genre's Wild Success

    May 29, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Willie Nelson will do a live Q&A at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: David McClister) Nashville may be known as Music City, but it's also "music business city," and that is singularly true for the country genre. Sophi ...

  10. Dwight Yoakam Announced For Billboard Country Music Summit

    May 22, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Grammy-winning country star Dwight Yoakam, an artist who has transcended the country music genre to become a multi-slash innovator, entrepreneur, will be the Superstar Keynote Q&A at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Summit, set for June 4-5 at ...

  11. Shooter Jennings, AEG and Paradigm Execs to Talk Touring at Billboard Country Music Summit Panels

    May 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT A pair of sessions will examine the role of touring in the country music business at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, June 4-5 at the newly-renovated Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. The Summit is presented in association with the Coun ...

  12. Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan Join Billboard Country Summit

    April 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, one of the most importantand influential figures in the history of country music, will participate in a rare Q&A on June 5 at the Billboard Country Summit, produced in association with the Country Music Assn. Nelson will be inte ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Steve Moore

    January 26, 2012 10:06 PM EST No. 61 Steve Moore CEO Country Music Assn. Twitter: @CountryMusic Music City's Main Man... A longtime fixture on Nashville's live music scene, Steve Moore was appointed CEO of the Country Music Assn. in August 2010. No other style-focuse ...

  15. The Year In Country: Country Fans Log On

    December 08, 2011 8:50 AM EST Observers and advertisers have generally viewed country consumers as behind the curve in their consumption of digital media. But after a landmark 2011, it may be time to retire that perception. As of early November, sales of digital country albums ...

  16. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  17. Taylor Swift Joins Exclusive Club in Billboard Hot 100 History

    November 19, 2011 5:30 PM EST Winning the Country Music Assn.'s coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Hot Country Songs for a fifth time , with "Sparks Fly"? Check. Preparing to accept the 2011 Woman of the Year award at Billboard's ...

  18. SESAC Awards Honor Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott as Songwriter of the Year

    November 08, 2011 10:52 AM EST Left to right: SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink; Jim Lauderdale & SESAC's Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Amy Beth Hale. SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Tim Fink with Eden' ...

  19. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip, Allen Shamblin Win Big at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 07, 2011 8:46 AM EST Brad Paisley's hit "Anything Like Me" was written to celebrate a son whose arrival led a man to contemplate the progression of his life. Paisley saw his own life's progression on display again Nov. 6 when he walked off with two ...

  20. Ricky Skaggs Wins Big at 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards

    October 31, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Enter ...

  21. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  22. How Did Eric Church Get a No. 1 Album Without Any Hit Singles? Experts Weigh In

    August 04, 2011 5:55 PM EDT It's fair to say that Eric Church's debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Chief" this week was a little surprising, based on his good-but-not great chart history. The self-defined "bad boy" earned his first ...

  23. Branding Panel at Billboard Country Music Summit Emphasizes Authenticity

    June 06, 2011 5:54 PM EDT Branded: Drew McGowan, Director of Sponsorships, The Clorox Company; Sheri Warnke, VP of Corporate Partnerships; Tom Gossin, Artist, Gloriana; CMA; Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents; Laura Hu ...

  24. Country Fans Are Wealthier And More Technologically Savvy Than Expected, Survey Says

    March 04, 2011 11:09 AM EST The music industry and America's mainstream media have long underestimated the country music fan. Apparently, Nashville and country radio programmers do, too. A dual survey of core country consumers' habits and the country industry' ...

  25. Retail Briefs: NARM, Heavy Rotation Records, Alliance Entertainment

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers and the Country Music Assn. will produce an Entertainment Law Conference in Nashville on Nov. 9. The keynote will be an interview with U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters , who will discuss ...

  26. Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival ...

  27. Gary Allan Joins Billboard Summit

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan has signed on as a panelist at the inaugural Billboard Country Summit June 7-8 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Allan joins a group of live-talent executives for “Country Road,” sponsored by Bridgestone Arena and moderated by Billbo ...

  28. New Country Video Channel Counts Down To Launch

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Country Network, a new country music station that hired former Country Music Assn. chief Tammy Genovese as its president, is counting on a wider playlist than its competitors, video-intensive programming and technological innovations to make i ...

  29. Big Kenny Joins Billboard Summit Panel

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Big Kenny, who earned national prominence in the groundbreaking duo Big & Rich, will take part in the panel "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" at the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit June 7-8 at Nashville& ...

  30. Billboard Country Summit Publishing Panel Set

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Last week's flood in downtown Nashville will not deter the Billboard Country Music Summit. A half-dozen elite members of Tennessee's music publishing community - including ASCAP VP/managing executive Tim DuBois and songwriter Brett James ...

  31. Billboard Country Summit To Address Radio Challenges

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Six participants, including CBS country programming VP Jeff Garrison and KUPL Portland, Ore., PD Scott Mahalick, will address “The Changing Face of Country Radio: 2010 and Beyond” during the inaugural Billboard Country Music Summit June 7-8 at Nas ...

  32. ACM Awards Show Eyeing A Move To Texas

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music is eyeing the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for its 2012 awards show, which would make it the first trophy ceremony presented in a venue of that magnitude. The stadium, which is able to accommodate as many a ...

  33. Music Wholesaling Pioneer Hutch Carlock Dies At 86

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music wholesaling pioneer Hutch Carlock died Tuesday (April 20) from heart failure in Nashville, Tenn. He was 86. Carlock, who founded Music City Record Distributors in 1953, was an independent distributor during the formative years of the record ...

  34. ACMs Too Interactive?

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The April 19 Academy of Country Music Awards will go down in history books as the year that (a) Carrie Underwood became the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice, (b) Lady Antebellum ended Rascal Flatts' seven-year run as top vocal ...

  35. Troy Cassar-Daley Hits Six At Oz Country Awards

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian singer/songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley was the big winner at the 38th CMAA Country Music Awards, collecting no fewer than six trophies. Organized by the Country Music Assn. of Australia (CMAA), the annual "Golden Guitar" awards g ...

  36. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  37. Taylor Swift Boosts Ratings For CMA Awards

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's clean sweep of the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards helped the broadcast reach its biggest audience in four years, according to preliminary figures. The three-hour show averaged 16.8 million viewers for ABC on Wednesday, up fro ...

  38. NARM Chairman, Target Buyer Peterson To Retire

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sue Peterson, the head of the music buying team at Target and the chairman of the board at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, is retiring at the end of December. Peterson, who was ranked No. 6 in the Billboard "Women in Music, Pow ...

  39. John Williamson Up For Six Golden Guitars

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran John Williamson and the ARIA-winning husband and wife team Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson are among the best-placed nominees leading in to the 37th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, details for which were revealed today (Nov. 12) ...

  40. Billboard Honors 'Women In Music'

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard honored 20 female executives and three artists at the third annual "Women in Music" breakfast, held this morning (Oct. 24) at the Hotel St. Regis in New York. Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry was presented with the Icon award, r ...

  41. Year-End Wrap: Underwood Leads 'Idol' Alums On Country Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The last two years have provided a quick ride to the top for 2005 "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood. And if there were any doubts about how the winner of America's most famous music reality show would fare in the country world, ...

  42. Kernaghan, Cole Shine At Oz Country Awards

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST ABC Music/Warner signings Lee Kernaghan and Beccy Cole were the big winners at the 35th Country Music Awards in Australia's "country capital" of Tamworth, in New South Wales. Organized by the Country Music Assn. of Australia (CMAA), ...

  43. Brooks & Dunn, Underwood Honored At ICM Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. In addition to winning big at the Country Music Assn. Awards, Brooks & Dunn and Carrie Underwood were also among the winners at the 12th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, held Nov. 9 at the Acuff Theatre in Nashvill ...

  44. 'Hell' Song Dominates SESAC Country Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala held Nov. 5. 'Tis the season for performing rights organizations to honor their own and SESAC did just that at a ceremony held at its Music Row headquarters on Nov. 5, the night before this year's Country Music Assn. Awards. This ye ...

  45. OFF THE ROAD AGAIN

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST When the Country Music Assn. took its annual awards show to New York in 2005, it hoped the move would bring wider exposure for country music and its artists. But it brought an unexpected bonus—a new When the Country Music Assn. took its annual awa ...

  46. BMI's Baird Dies

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT She was 59. Patricia Baird, BMI assistant VP, corporate relations, died yesterday (Aug. 21) in New York after a long fight with cancer. She was 59. During a career that spanned more than 35 years, Baird had become a well-known and respected journa ...

  47. BMI To Honor Haggard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored with BMI's prestigious Icon award during the performing rights organization's 54th annual country awards, set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored ...

  48. CMA Promotes Three Communications Staffers

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl promoted to VP. Wendy Pearl has been promoted to VP of communications at the Country Music Assn. in Nashville. She previously was senior director of the department. After stints in publicity and artist development at Sony Music. Asylum Recor ...

  49. BMI Senior Exec To Exit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Corbin unexpectedly announced resignation. BMI VP of writer relations Paul Corbin has unexpectedly announced his resignation from the company, effective April 28. Corbin, who is based in Nashville, joined BMI in his current role in 2000. Prior to ...

  50. Aus Country Awards Strike TV Deal

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entered into a deal with the free-to-air Southern Cross Ten Television Network to broadcast its CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia until 2009. The move to The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entere ...

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