Country music

  1. Bogard Gets Famous

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer signed to global deal. Famous Music Nashville has signed hit country and pop songwriter and producer Steve Bogard to a long-term, global publishing deal. Bogard's hits include George Strait's "Carried Away" ...

  2. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  3. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  4. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins To Hit Road

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will tour together on their Turn It Up & Bring It On tour, with comedian Cledus T. Judd as the master of ceremonies for most dates. The tour begins Feb. 3 at the Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will to ...

  5. Clay Walker Splits From RCA

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST No current label plans for country singer. Clay Walker has parted ways with RCA Records after one album, 2003's "A Few Questions." Walker previously released seven albums on Giant Records, the first four of which went platinum. The ...

  6. On The Road

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss + Union Station and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will link the restaurant chain with the bluegrass star and company for all of 2005. Read Ray Waddell's col A sponsorship deal between Alison Krauss ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Kenny Chesney Sets '05 Dates

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney will begin the first leg of his 2005 Somewhere in the Sun tour March 9 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The 25-date outing will then head to secondary market arenas starting Ma Kenny Chesney will begin the first leg of ...

  9. Canadian Stars, Sting To Play Tsunami Benefits

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson, others planning projects. Willie Nelson, others planning projects. News Willie Nelson ...

  10. Rounder Grabs Doyle Lawson

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass group signed multi-album deal. Bluegrass group signed multi-album deal. News ...

  11. Rounder Grabs Doyle Lawson

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass superstars Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have signed a multi-album recording contract with Rounder Records. Bluegrass superstars Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have signed a multi-album recording contract with Rounder Records. The g ...

  12. UMG Nashville Promotes Two

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nas Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted J ...

  13. Applebee's To Serve Up Diffie

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latest campaign will feature "Pickup Man." Joe Diffie has signed a deal with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar to use his song, "Pickup Man," in the chain's Carside-To-Go-Campaign. A re-written version of the track w ...

  14. Legendary Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, has died at the age of 74. Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Ga ...

  15. Country Writer Mack Vickery Dies

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mack Vickery, who wrote hits for George Strait, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ricky Van Shelton, died Dec. 21 of an apparent heart attack, according to The Tennessean. He was 66. Mack Vickery, who wrote hits for George Strait, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ricky Van ...

  16. Nashville Scene

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Phyllis Stark's column. Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Ph ...

  17. CMT Show To Spotlight 'Muzik Mafia'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original ...

  18. Singer Jerry Scoggins Dead At 93

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country artist recorded "The Beverly Hillbillies" theme. Country and Western singer Jerry Scoggins, whose baritone rendition of the theme song of "The Beverly Hillbillies" became one of television's favorite tunes, has die ...

  19. Chely Wright Signs With Dualtone

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Self-released 'S.U.V.' on country chart. Chely Wright has signed with Dualtone Music Group, an artist-friendly independent label in Nashville. In partnership with Wright's own Painted Red Music Group, Dualtone will release her new a ...

  20. Alison Krauss & Union Station

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In her first studio date in three years, multi-Grammy Award honoree Alison Krauss stays true to her bluegrass roots. In her first studio date in three years, multi-Grammy Award honoree Alison Krauss stays true to her bluegrass roots. News Alison K ...

  21. Gary Harrison Gets Famous

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter signs global publishing deal. Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Gary Harrison has signed a long-term, global co-publishing agreement with Famous Music. Harrison is the author of several country hits including George Strait's " ...

  22. Strait Takes Bentley, Dotson On The Road

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country kingpin George Strait will kick off his 2005 tour Jan. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., with Dierks Bentley and Amber Dotson in tow. The 19-date run is set to close March 5 in Denver, with the first four Country kingpin George Strait will kick off hi ...

  23. Tritt Under New Management

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country star signs with Cooper. Country artist Travis Tritt is now being managed by Duke Cooper of the newly formed Quantum Management in Nashville. Tritt, who records for Columbia Records, amicably split with his manager of 12 years, Gary Falcon ...

  24. Nashville Scene

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Billy Joe Shaver became the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a Nov. 7 ceremony in Nashville. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Bil ...

  25. On The Road

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Scott Kernahan thinks his client, Dierks Bentley, may be the hardest-working man in country music as they will end up playing 206 shows in 2004. Read Ray Waddell's column. Scott Kernahan thinks his client, Dierks Bentley, may be the hardest-w ...

  26. New Manager For John Michael Montgomery

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST WB artist joins Woolsey. Warner Bros. Nashville artist John Michael Montgomery has signed with the Erv Woolsey Co. for management. He previously was managed by Mark Hybner Entertainment. Nashville-based Woolsey also represents country artists Geor ...

  27. CMA Names Kix Brooks As Chairman

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been elevated from president to chairman of the Country Music Assn. board of directors. He succeeds Charlie Anderson of Anderson Merchandisers, who reached the end Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been el ...

  28. SESAC Country Awards Honor 'Mayberry'

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rascal Flatts hit "Mayberry" was the big winner at SESAC's annual country awards, held last night (Nov. 10) at the performing rights organization's Nashville headquarters. The Rascal Flatts hit "Mayberry" was the ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Shania Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, Casey Beathard also honored. Toby Keith, Casey Beathard also honored. News Toby Keith , Casey Beathard ...

  31. Paisley, Harris, EMI Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opry Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher ...

  32. Shania Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith, Casey Beathard also honored. Shania Twain was a top winner at tonight's (Nov. 8) 52nd annual BMI Country Awards, held at the company's Music Row offices. Twain's crossover hit, "Forever and For Always," was nam ...

  33. Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Welcomes Four

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Billy Joe Shaver became the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony yesterday (Nov. 7) in Nashville. The event was hosted Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Bill ...

  34. Turner Tops Christian Country Awards

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Turner, who hosted the event with Lisa Ryan, won song and video of Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10t ...

  35. Darrell Scott Re-Ups With Famous

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter has hits with Dixie Chicks, Tritt, more. Songwriter has hits with Dixie Chicks, Tritt, more. News Dixie Chicks ...

  36. Darrell Scott Re-Ups With Famous

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter has hits with Dixie Chicks, Tritt, more. Famous Music has re-signed country songwriter Darrell Scott to an exclusive long-term global publishing deal. Scott, who has been with Famous since 1996 and was named ASCAP's country music s ...

  37. Nashville Scene

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash may never have starred on Broadway, but one of his No. 1 hit song, "Ring of Fire," is headed for the Great White Way. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Johnny Cash may never have starred on Broadway, but one of his No. 1 hit ...

  38. Lynn Sues To Reclaim Copyrights

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain copyrights to some of her biggest hits, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "You're Looking at Country," "Fist City" and her signature song, "Coal Miner's ...

  39. McCoury Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth honor for entertainer of the year at the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 7) at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. McCoury Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth hon ...

  40. Loretta Lynn Sues For Copyrights

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain copyrights to some of her biggest hits, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "You're Looking at Country," "Fist City" and her signature song, "Coal Miner's ...

  41. Bentley, Cross Canadian Ragweed Set Tour

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley and Cross Canadian Ragweed will begin the 24-date High Times & Hangovers tour Oct. 27 at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Dierks Bentley and Cross Canadian Ragweed will begin the 24-date High Times & Hangovers t ...

  42. Reba Dresses Up Dillards

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Star to launch clothing line. Reba McEntire has partnered with Little Rock, Ark.-based department-store chain Dillards to launch a line of women's clothing. The "Reba" line will debut next March in the 147 Dillards stores and on the ...

  43. Bluegrass

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a time when much of the mainstream music business is desperately trying to connect with consumers and sell albums, the bluegrass music community has seen its fortunes rise. At a time when much of the mainstream music business is desperately try ...

  44. John Corbett Signs With Broken Bow

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star to debut next spring. Actor John Corbett has signed a recording contract with Nashville-based Broken Bow Records. Corbett is known for starring in the film, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," as well as ...

  45. Musical To Celebrate Johnny Cash

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash in 1963, "Ring of Fire" is taking on new life as a stage musical celebrating Cash's life and music. The show is in development for a U.S. national tour to get under way nex A No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash in ...

  46. Canadian Country Group Names Prez

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadian Country Music Awards. Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadi ...

  47. Canadian Country Group Names Prez

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadian Country Music Awards. Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadi ...

  48. Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the10th annual Christian Country Music Assn. Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at Nashville's Ryma ...

  49. Loretta Lynn Tops AMA Honors

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn picked up two major honors at the Americana Honors & Awards, presented last night (Sept. 24) in Nashville. Lynn was named artist of the year, and her "Van Lear Rose" (Interscope) won Loretta Lynn picked up two major ...

  50. Jeremy Tepper To Manage Sirius Channel

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry vet joins Outlaw Country. Jeremy Tepper, founder of the independent country label Diesel Only Records, has been named format manager for Sirius Satellite Radio's Outlaw Country channel. He previously held A&R and marketing positi ...

Pages