Country music

  1. Scene & Heard

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Siblings Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek lend their bluegrass talents to the upcoming Milan Records score to "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio." Read Margo Whitmire's column. Siblings Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek le ...

  2. Steele, Paisley Top NSAI Award Winners

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Songwriters Assn. International named Jeffrey Steele songwriter of the year at an awards dinner held last night (Oct. 16) at Nashville's Renaissance Hotel. Steele, who won NSAI's songwri The Nashville Songwriters Assn. Inte ...

  3. Universal South Artist Management Adds To Team

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scott Munn to be day-to-day manager for Marty Stuart. Scott Munn has joined Universal South Artist Management in Nashville, where he will serve as the day-to-day manager for Marty Stuart and work with Marc Dottore, who heads the management company ...

  4. Nashville Scene

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When longtime producer Dann Huff was unavailable, Lonestar turned to up-and-comer Justin Niebank. That change led the band's new sound in BNA release, "Coming Home." Read Phyllis Stark's column. When longtime producer Dann Huff ...

  5. Jansky, Fox Bros., Agajanian Lead ICMA Nods

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Nov. 10. Clifton Jansky, the Fox Brothers and Dennis Agajanian are the top nominees for the 11th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards (previously the Christian Country Music Awards) slated for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Au ...

  6. Nashville Scene

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Almost 15 years, four platinum albums and 20 top 10 singles into her career, Patty Loveless went from making really good albums to making extraordinary ones. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Almost 15 years, four platinum albums and 20 top 10 sin ...

  7. Global Pulse

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At 92, Australian country singer Smoky Dawson may be the oldest artist ever to release an album of new, original songs. Read Tom Ferguson's column. At 92, Australian country singer Smoky Dawson may be the oldest artist ever to release an albu ...

  8. Making The Brand

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Photogenic country artist Chris Cagle is gearing up for the Oct. 4 release of his third Capitol Nashville album, "Anywhere but Here." The street date coincides with the kickoff of a three-month Cagle- Photogenic country artist Chris Cagl ...

  9. Canyon Cleans Up At Canadian Country Awards

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Sept. 12 in Calgary. With four major wins, country singer George Canyon swept the 2005 Canadian Country Music Awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Last year's rising star winner Canyon, ...

  10. Canadian Country Veteran Grashey Dies At 79

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grashey discovered Loretta Lynn. Grashey discovered Loretta Lynn. News Loretta Lynn ...

  11. Canadian Country Veteran Grashey Dies At 79

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passed away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario yesterday (Sept. 12) at the age of 79. Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passed away at home in Thunder Bay ...

  12. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots-music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Assn.'s fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Veteran roots-music artists Buddy M ...

  13. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks scheduled to perform. News Garth Brooks , Alicia Keys ...

  14. Daniels Named BMI Icon

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville event set for Oct. 18. Grammy-winning artist Charlie Daniels will be honored as the recipient of a BMI Icon award at the performing rights organization's 53rd annual Country Awards, set for Oct. 18 in Nashville. Daniels is being sal ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Scene & Heard

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shania Twain heads an all-female lineup joining the vixens of Wisteria Lane. Her new song, "Shoes," is the debut single from a Sept. 20 Hollywood Records soundtrack featuring music inspired by the hit Shania Twain heads an all-female lin ...

  17. Dualtone Signs With Navarre

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label has released Bobby Bare, Chely Wright. Nashville-based roots label Dualtone has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Corp. Dualtone, which was previously handled by New York-based RED Distributio ...

  18. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent company, Universal Music Group. On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its parent compa ...

  19. Martin, Allen To Join Bluegrass Hall of Honor

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony to be held Oct. 27. Artists Benny Martin and Harley "Red" Allen will be posthumously inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Assn.'s Hall of Honor Oct. 27 in Nashville during the International Bluegrass Music Awards ...

  20. Krauss Leads Nominations For Bluegrass Awards

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Blue Highway and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver each accumulated multiple nominations for the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Aw Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rhonda ...

  21. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sep Using the slogan "The only thin ...

  22. Navarre To Distribute Fledgling 306

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label to issue four albums this fall. Navarre Canada will distribute the newly-formed country label 306 Records in Canada. The Saskatoon, Alberta-based label will issue four albums in the fall, including material from Canadian country music vetera ...

  23. 306 Records Gets Canadian Distribution

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country label signs on with Navarre. Navarre Canada has picked up Canadian distribution of the newly-formed Canadian country label 306 Records from Saskatoon, Alberta. The label will issue four albums in the fall, including album from Canadian cou ...

  24. Wal-Mart Inks Multi-Year Pact With Garth Brooks

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive pact with Wal-Mart making the retailer and its Sam's Clubs and walmart.com outlets the only places where his music will be commercially available. Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive ...

  25. Nashville Scene

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Collin Raye has signed with startup indie label Aspirion Records. His first album for the label is due Oct. 25. It will be preceded by the single "I Know That's Right" in September. Read Phyllis Stark Collin Raye has signed with sta ...

  26. Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fiddle virtuoso was 77. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died on August 16 at his daughter, Midge Cranor’s, home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 77. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis ...

  27. Krauss, Skaggs To Host IBMA's Awards Show

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show takes place October 27 in Nashville. The International Bluegrass Music Assn. (IBMA) has tapped Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs to host the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show October 27 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. T ...

  28. Country Artists To Wake Up Tampa

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cledus T. Judd and Chad Brock join WQYK-FM. Infinity Broadcasting's WQYK-FM Tampa, Fla., is set to become the first country station in the U.S. with a morning show made up of two recording artists. Comedian Cledus T. Judd and singer Chad Broc ...

  29. JOHNNY CASH

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two years after his death, Johnny Cash remains an imposing and fascinating figure. Covering Cash's career from 1955 through 2002, this four-CD, 107-track set includes most every significant Sun Nearly two years after his death, Johnny ...

  30. Clark, Stuart To Receive Lifetime AMAs

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Sept. 9. Guy Clark and Marty Stuart will receive lifetime achievement awards from the Americana Music Assn. during the trade group's fourth annual AMA Honors & Awards, set for Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Cla ...

  31. Dimensional Music Publishing Acquires Teracel

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Roster includes Rascal Flatts members. Dimensional Music Publishing has acquired Teracel Music in Nashville from Marty Williams and producer Mark Bright for an undisclosed price. Teracel’s writers, Brett James and Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, ...

  32. Aspirion Grabs Collin Raye

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Collin Raye has signed a recording deal with startup indie label Aspirion Records. His first album for the label is due Oct. 25, preceded by the single "I Know That's Right" in Septembe Country singer Collin Raye has ...

  33. Michelle Wright Signs With Icon

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Everything and More' to be released later this month. Nashville-based Canadian country singer Michelle Wright has signed with Edmonton's Icon Records DG, distributed in Canada by Universal Music Canada. Wright's first release ...

  34. Rockabilly Fest 2005 Kicks Off In Jackson, Tenn.

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event runs August 4-6. Charlie Rich, Jr., the Tennessee Three, Sonny Burgess, Doc Wooten, Ace Cannon, Carl Mann, the Jordanaires and Narvel Felts are among the artists slated to perform at “Rockabilly Fest 2005” in Jackson, Tenn. at the Carl Perki ...

  35. CCMA Fan Choice Nominees Unveiled

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Sept. 12. Paul Brandt, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Jason McCoy are the nominees in the Fans' Choice Award category of the Canadian Country Music Awards. The CCMA Awards will be held September 12 at t ...

  36. House Of Blues, Dolly Parton Team For 'Vintage'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly Parton: the Vintage Tour trek, which begins at the newly opened House of Blues Atlantic City on Aug.16. The Vintage Tour, which has dates on the books th House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly ...

  37. Country Hall Of Fame Archives To Be Released

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has partnered with two production companies, LSL Productions and Tremelo Productions, to make available for commercial release video and audio programming fro The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has ...

  38. 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. ...

  39. Nashville Scene

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A successful partnership with Alison Krauss + Union Station that resulted in the sale of more than 125,000 albums in just two months has executives at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store seeking other ar A successful partnership with Alison Krauss + ...

  40. CCMA Reveals Hall Of Fame Inductees

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony to take place Sept. 9. West coast singer/songwriter Gary Fjellgaard, veteran broadcaster Paul Kennedy and Royalty Records' founder R. Harlan Smith will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held by t ...

  41. Cracker Barrel Nabs Charlie Daniels

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A successful partnership with Alison Krauss + Union Station that resulted in the sale of more than 125,000 albums in just two months has executives at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store seeking out othe A successful partnership with Alison Krauss + ...

  42. Global Pulse

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and their combination of country, soul and West Coast harmony. Read Tom Ferguson's column. The figures are adding up for London-based pop quartet the Magic Numbers and t ...

  43. Curb Nabs Clay Walker

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Clay Walker has joined the Curb Records artist roster, where he has been assigned to the Curb/Asylum imprint. Walker spent most of his career on Giant Records, switching briefly to sist Country artist Clay Walker has joined the Curb ...

  44. Big Al Downing Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering African-American country artist was 65. Pioneering African-American country artist Big Al Downing died July 4 at a hospital near his home in Leicester, Mass. Downing, 65, was felled by complications from Leukemia, with which he had been ...

  45. Paul Brandt To Host Canadian Country Music Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show broadcast live September 12 in Canada. For the sixth time, Orange Record singer/songwriter Paul Brandt will host the Canadian Country Music Awards. The 2005 CCMA Awards will be held at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta September 12 ...

  46. Brooks & Dunn To Return As CMA Awards Hosts

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Awards, set to air live on CBS Television Network Nov. 15 from Madison Square Garden in New York. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Award ...

  47. Vector Grabs Hank Williams Jr.

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet moves on after death of longtime manager. Country artist Hank Williams Jr. has signed with Vector Management in Nashville. His longtime manager, Merle Kilgore, passed away Feb. 6 from congestive heart failure. Vector's other clien ...

  48. Vector Grabs Hank Williams Jr.

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet moves on after death of longtime manager. Country artist Hank Williams Jr. has signed with Vector Management in Nashville. His longtime manager, Merle Kilgore, passed away Feb. 6 from congestive heart failure. Vector's other clien ...

  49. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville ...

  50. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet with label since 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. Together the artist and label ...

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