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  1. Womack, Urban Win Big At CMAs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 15 in N.Y. Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the standout winners at the Country Music Assn. Awards, held Tuesday night (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "There& ...

  2. Paisley, Womack Top CMA Award Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each receive six nods. Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are the top nominees for the 39th annual Country Music Assn. Awards. At a press conference in New York this morning (Sept. 7), it was revealed that each received six nods. Toby Keith and Keith ...

  3. CMA Awards Head To ABC

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show spent 34 years at CBS. After a 34-year run on CBS, the Country Music Assn. Awards will move to the ABC Television Network in 2006. The new deal will keep the show on the alphabet network until 2012. The first show on ABC, set to air in Novemb ...

  4. Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 80 Years

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight months this year celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of events, including a performance at New York's Carnegie Hall on Nov. 14 -- the day before the Coun The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight month ...

  5. CMA Names Two VPs

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dudley, Murray are elevated. The Country Music Assn. in Nashville has promoted two veteran staffers to VPs. Bobette Dudley is elevated to VP of events and program development, and Rick Murray is named VP of strategic marketing. Dudley has been wit ...

  6. Country's Sammi Smith Dead At 61

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner hit No. 1 in 1970. Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith died Feb. 12 in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. She was 61. Smith took the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Help Me Make It Through The Night" to No. 1 on Billboar ...

  7. Country Legend Merle Kilgore Dies At 70

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, died last night (Feb. 6) from congestive heart failure onset from complications related to his ongoing treatment for cancer. Kilgore, 70, was in a M Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country m ...

  8. Magic Mustang Signs Kim Williams

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer has hits with Garth, Reba, Randy. Hit songwriter Kim Williams has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Nashville's Magic Mustang Music, which is run by VP Larry Shell. Magic Mustang is sister company to indie label Broken Bow Recor ...

  9. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  10. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  11. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  12. Lundvall To Receive Midem Award

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  13. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  14. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  15. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  16. Kenny Chesney Top Winner At CMA Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held tonight (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never previously won a CMA award, scored both the e Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Countr ...

  17. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  18. CMA Awards Bound For New York

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At dual press conferences today (Oct. 5) in New York and Nashville, the Country Music Assn. is expected to announce that it will move its CMA Awards to New York's Madison Square Garden for one year in At dual press conferences today (Oct. 5) ...

  19. Nashville Scene

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Among the nominees for this year's Country Music Assn. Awards, Alan Jackson leads with seven nominations. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Among the nominees for this year's Country Music Assn. Awards, Alan Jackson leads with seven nomi ...

  20. Australia Ups Support For Personal Copying

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their support for proposed changes to the copyright law that would introduce a levy on blank recording media. SYDNEY -- The Australian music industry and Parliament are increasing their s ...

  21. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  22. Ongoing 'Name' Battle Between CMA, CCMA Rages On

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Assn. and Christian Country Music Assn. continue to battle in U.S. District Court in Nashville over the Christian music organization's use of acronyms. NASHVILLE--The Country Music Assn. and Christian Country Music Assn. con ...

  23. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  24. CMA Music Fest Sets First Acts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Glen Campbell, Brooks &amp; Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for the CMA Music Festival, set for June 10-13 in downtown Nashville. Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for t ...

  25. Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67. Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' " ...

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