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  1. Country Radio Seminar: Lady Antebellum Plays Intimate Show for the Industry

    March 01, 2013 12:45 PM EST What better time to spotlight country music’s hottest acts than when you have more than 2,000 radio professionals in town? That was the case last night in Nashville, with a long line of options for those in town for the Country Radio Seminar. Some ...

  2. Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall opens doors to sponsors

    October 19, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, brought to you by Steve's Auto Shack? Such naming-rights deals, normally reserved for sports arenas, could soon be coming to some of the music industry's best-known institutions. Creative Artists Agency ...

  3. Exclusive: Rock Hall, Grand Ole Opry Seek Brand Partners In New CAA Pact

    October 19, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Below is an exclusive story from this week's BIllboard on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium reaching branding deals with Creative Artists Agency that could change the way these music institutions conduct busi ...

  4. Billboard Country Music Summit Round Table Gallery With Execs From Sony-ATV, CAA, TicketMob, Others

    June 05, 2012 2:45 PM EDT The Publishing Roundtable, with Troy Tomlinson, President & CEO Sony ATV Music -Nashville; Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager/Nashville, Billboard; Jim Beavers, Songwriter, Bob Dipiero, songwriter (Photo: Michael Seto) One of Billboard's a ...

  5. Corporate Brands Talk Musician Partnerships, Say 'Country Has Broadest Reach' at Billboard Country Summit

    June 05, 2012 12:09 PM EDT (L-R): Martha Ivester (Gaylord Entertainment), Chris Sinta (ConAgra) and Laura Hutfless (CAA) outside their panel at the Billboard Country Music Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) When it comes to corporate America and country music, panelists at Billb ...

  6. Backbeat: Vince Gill, Steve Winwood, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at Artist Growth Launch Party

    February 06, 2012 5:10 PM EST Nashville's music and entrepreneur worlds met under the vaulted ceilings of the Country Music Hall of Fame lobby on Jan. 17 to celebrate the launch of Artist Growth and be entertained by country legend Cowboy Jack Clement . Artist Growth has ...

  7. Grand Ole Opry Stage Was Under 2 Feet Of Water

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House stage, where country music stars have performed for decades, was under 2 feet of water after it was hit by flooding that tore through Tennessee. That's according to Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin ...

  8. Despite Floods, Grand Ole Opry Held Across Town

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The venue was different, the tickets were handwritten and the gear was cobbled together. But the floodwaters that deluged Nashville couldn't stop the Grand Ole Opry . Marty Stuart kicked off Tuesday night's (May 4) show, which was moved ...

  9. Williams To Manage Ryman

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music business veteran Sally Williams has been named GM of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She succeeds G. Scott Walden, who is leaving to pursue other ventures. Walden will stay on as consultant through the end of the year and William ...

  10. AEG's Moore Rises To CMA President

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Moore, senior VP of AEG Live, is the new president of the board of the Country Music Association (CMA). He will succeed Lyric Street and Carolwood Records president Randy Goodman, who will serve as chairman of the board of the CMA when the n ...

  11. Hank Williams, Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd To Hit The Road

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Williams, Jr., and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the Rowdy Frynds arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The initial run of shows includes 20 dates, beginning April 11 at the VBCC Arena in Huntsville, Ala. Other ...

  12. Piano Man Plays U.S. Dates Early 2007

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (Dec. 2) for a run of Southern U.S. dates in February and March. Joel will be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 4, and the tour Billy Joel tickets will go on sale Saturday (D ...

  13. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Nov. 6. Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville. In fact, the nomina ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. GAC, Opry Extend Deal

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-year agreement extends broadcast rights. Scripps Networks' Great American Country and the Grand Ole Opry, owned by Gaylord Entertainment, have signed a multi-year deal extending GAC's television broadcast rights to air "Grand ...

  16. Moore Joins AEG Live

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter shutters Moore Ent. Veteran Nashville-based promoter Steve Moore has quietly joined the Nahville office of AEG Live as a senior VP, Billboard.biz has learned. He has shuttered his company Moore Entertainment. Moore, whose history ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Gaylord Names Ass't GM

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greer replaces Wooley. Jim Greer has been named assistant GM of the 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Greer replaces Mike Wooley, who resigned from the Gaylord in December to head the new Nashville office of HOK Sport+Venue+Ev ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Keith, Nugent Team For Q1 Tour

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hard rock guitar slinger Ted Nugent will join country headliner Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quarter of 2005. Hard rock guitar slinger Ted Nugent will join country headliner Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quar ...

  23. 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) ...

  24. Chesney Tour Solidifies Top-Draw Status

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour wrapped Sept. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville as one of the most lucrative tours of 2004. Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour ...

  25. Gaylord Extends Reed's Contract

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the title of chairman in May 2005. Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the ti ...

  26. Gaylord Extends Reed's Contract

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the title of chairman in May 2005. Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the ti ...

  27. CMT In The Mood For 'Love Songs'

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joe Nichols and Sara Evans have been tapped to co-host the "CMT 100 Greatest Love Songs" concert, set to be taped June 9 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Joe Nichols and Sara Evans have been tapped to co-host the "C ...

  28. Keith, Chesney Deemed Flame Worthy

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each scored two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held last night (April 21) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney ea ...

  29. Chapman, Switchfoot Lead Dove Noms

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Third Day, Stacie Orrico and CeCe Winans lead the nominees for the Gospel Music Assn.'s 35th annual Dove Awards. Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Third Day, Stacie Orrico and CeCe Winans lead the nominees ...

  30. On The Road

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and previews the Allman Brothers Band's annual New York engagement. Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Na ...