Country music

  1. McCoury Settles With Copper Creek

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit he filed against independent label Copper Creek Records last year. NASHVILLE -- Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyrigh ...

  2. Nashville Firm Force Shuts Down

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Closing doors on May 27 after 10 years. Nashville-based management and public relations firm Force Inc. is closing its doors on Music Row May 27. Owner Nancy Russell opened the company in July 1995 and is shuttering her business to devote more tim ...

  3. 'Mafia' Targets Otto

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist signs with Raybaw. James Otto has exited the Mercury Records roster and signed with Raybaw Records, a Warner Bros. Nashville imprint. Raybaw is headed by Muzik Mafia members Big & Rich and Cory Gierman. Otto is a member of the M ...

  4. McCoury Settles With Copper Creek

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No money changed hands. Bluegrass superstar Del McCoury has agreed to a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit he filed against independent label Copper Creek Records last year. The Grammy Award-winning artist and his label, McCoury Music, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Poconos Venue Launches First Summer Season

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Boston Pops and Crosby, Stills & Nash scheduled. The Mountain Laurel Center in Bushkill, Pa., in the Poconos Mountains, will begin its first summer-long concert season on June 24 with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The venue will host 31 pe ...

  7. Urban, Wilson Top ACM Winners

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chesney named entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at tonight's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the femal ...

  8. Bluegrass Legend Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashvill ...

  9. Rimes Changes Management

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes has signed a new management deal with the Fitzgerald-Hartley Company, which has offices in Nashville and Los Angeles. LeAnn Rimes has signed a new management deal with the Fitzgerald-Hartley Company, which has offices in Nashville and ...

  10. Rimes Changes Management

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes has signed a new management deal with the Fitzgerald-Hartley Company, which has offices in Nashville and Los Angeles. LeAnn Rimes has signed a new management deal with the Fitzgerald-Hartley Company, which has offices in Nashville and ...

  11. Marty Stuart Launches Superlatone Imprint

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Marty Stuart has launched a new imprint, Superlatone Records, in conjunction with Universal South Records. The news was first reported exclusively in a February issue of Billboard. As expected, Marty Stuart has launched a new imprint, ...

  12. Stellar Lineup For ACM Anniversary Bash

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has announced the lineup of artists for its 40th Anniversary Celebration, set to tape May 18 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and air on CBS-TV in December. The Academy of Country Music has announced the ...

  13. With New Crop Of Hot Acts, Country Is Cool Again

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While no one was looking, country music snuck up and caught us by surprise. Sure, we all noticed the ratings and attention that CMT was receiving, and every once in a while we'd see that a country alb Jeff Pollack is chairman/CEO of Pollack M ...

  14. Erika Jo Named Third 'Nashville Star'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, was named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" last night (April 26) during a live broadcast from Nashville. Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Tritt Splits With Columbia

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Records. Tritt cites a difference of opinion for the split. Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Recor ...

  17. Tritt Splits With Columbia

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country singer with label for five years. Country artist Travis Tritt has split from his label home of the last five years, Columbia Records. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Album ...

  18. Dylan, Nelson Re-Visit Minor Leagues

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -date tour kicks off May 25. Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. The 27-date tour, which will also feature opening act the Greencards, kicks off May 25 at the Willia ...

  19. Gretchen Wilson Wins CMT Awards Double

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held April 11 in Nashville. Gretchen Wilson was among the winners last night (April 11) at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Wilson took home two of the evening's nine fan-voted awards: bre ...

  20. Cracker Barrel Nabs Exclusive Krauss Compilation

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Album available May 10. Alison Krauss + Union Station will have a new compilation CD available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the U.S. beginning May 10. Titled "Home on the Highways," the CD is a collect ...

  21. Cracker Barrel Nabs Exclusive Krauss Compilation

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Album available May 10. Alison Krauss + Union Station will have a new compilation CD available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the U.S. beginning May 10. Titled "Home on the Highways," the CD is a collect ...

  22. Craig Morgan Extends Curiosita Management Ties

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broken Bow artist drops NeoStar. Broken Bow Records artist Craig Morgan has signed an exclusive management agreement with Faith Quesenberry of Nashville-based Curiosita Entertainment. Morgan was previously managed jointly by Curiosita and Fort Lau ...

  23. Koch Nashville Buys Dream City, Parker Catalogs

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes Johnny Paycheck, Aubrey Mayhew material. Koch Records Nashville has acquired Dream City Music Publishing and Charlie Parker Music, as well as the catalog of Charlie Parker Records, from producer Aubrey Mayhew for an undisclosed price ...

  24. Nashville Scene

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Craig Morgan's single, "That's What I Love About Sunday," is the first independently distributed single to top the chart in five years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Craig Morgan's single, "That's What I Love ...

  25. Higher Ground

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Charlie Daniels serves up a new recipe for bluegrass and gospel on his latest CD. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. New ...

  26. Ex-Johnny Cash Manager Saul Israel Holiff Dies

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Also guided Tommy Hunter, Statler Bros. NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) -- Saul Israel Holiff, a former concert promoter and Johnny Cash's manager for 17 years, has died at the age of 80. Holiff, who also managed Tommy Hunter and the Statler B ...

  27. Nashville Scene

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music Awards. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees in the CMT 2005 Music A ...

  28. Compadre Launches Mgmt Arm

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Houston-based Compadre Records has launched a management arm and signed Warner Bros. Nashville recording artist Rick Trevino as a client. Houston-based Compadre Records has launched a management arm and signed Warner Bros. Nashville recording arti ...

  29. BMG Songs Ups Nashville Exec Stuve

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Longtime exec Karen Conrad exiting. BMG Songs has promoted Ron Stuve to VP of A&R/GM in the Nashville office. He replaces longtime senior VP Karen Conrad, who is exiting. BMG Songs is expected to announce details of an ongoing relationship wit ...

  30. Chesney, Keith Among Top CMT Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which will air live on the network April 11 from Nashville. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nomin ...

  31. CMT Honors Loretta Lynn

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country veteran receives Visionary Award. CMT has announced Loretta Lynn as this year's recipient of the cable network's Johnny Cash Visionary Award. Lynn will be presented with the honor on the live telecast of the CMT 2005 Music Awards ...

  32. Nashville Scene

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dolly Parton's own brutally honest take on radio's role in her career left the audience laughing at the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame dinner, held March 1 in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Dolly Parton's own brutally h ...

  33. Capitol Names Promotion VP

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harnen upped following Catino's departure. In the wake of Capitol Records Nashville executive VP Bill Catino's move to Universal Music Group Nashville, Jimmy Harnen has been elevated to VP of promotion at the label. He reports to Capitol ...

  34. Capitol's Catino Heads To Universal Nashville

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive VP of promotion Bill Catino to join Universal Music Group Nashville with the expected title of senior VP of promotion and artist development. He will repl Look for longtime Capitol Nashville executive ...

  35. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Noms

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country show set for May 17. Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. The nominees for the ACMs -- to be broadcast live on CBS May 17 f ...

  36. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to present a country music festival next spring. Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris will serve as honor ...

  37. Country Hall Of Fame Festival To Bow Next Spring

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John F. Kennedy Center is a partner. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to present a country music festival next spring. Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris will serve as honor ...

  38. Nashville Vet Killen, Di Napoli Launch KMG

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen has teamed up with artist manager/producer Christy Di Napoli to form KMG Entertainment in Nashville. Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen ha ...

  39. Nashville Vet Killen, Di Napoli Launch KMG

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen has teamed up with artist manager/producer Christy Di Napoli to form KMG Entertainment in Nashville. Veteran Nashville music publisher, producer and songwriter Buddy Killen ha ...

  40. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  41. New Pub Deals For Alger, Nicholson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth Brooks' "The T Pat Alger has signed with Nashv ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. News Willie Nelson , Billy Joel ...

  44. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Burgh, a record producer and musician who worked with Billy Joel, the Ramones, Phoebe Snow and others, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Kingston, N.Y., said his lawy ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. CMT Awards Set For April

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to host the 2005 CMT Music Awards, scheduled for April 11 in Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first announced pe Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to ...

  49. Uni South Launches Mgmt Division

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran Dottore to head operation. Nashville-based Universal South Entertainment, the parent company of Universal South Records, has formed the artist management division Universal South Artists (USA). Veteran manager Marc Dottore comes aboard to ...

  50. McEntire, Paisley To Hit Road

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clark, Nichols tagging along as special guests. Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley will team up as coheadliners, along with Terri Clark as a special guest, on the Two Hats and a Redhead tour. The tour begins April 15 in Virginia Beach, Va., at the Ver ...

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