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  1. Toby Keith Merges Label With Universal, Signs Adkins

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith merged his Show Dog Nashville with Universal Records South and celebrated by signing a new artist to the label — Trace Adkins. Adkins made a surprise entrance at Wednesday's press conference to announce the Show Dog-Universal Music ...

  2. Levy Launches High Profile

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Susan Levy has launched High Profile, a Nashville-based personal management and media consulting firm. The company will focus on personal management services within the recording industry, as well as providing media consulti ...

  3. Moxley, Kennedy Join Show Dog Nashville

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith’s Show Dog Nashville has added two veteran executives to its staff. Rick Moxley, most recently at BNA Records, where he served as VP of promotion, and Bill Kennedy, who exited Capitol Nashville in June as VP of sales amid parent EMI’s c ...

  4. A&R Vet Jones Joins Big Machine, Valory

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Allison Jones, a veteran A&R presence on Music Row, has joined Big Machine Records and Valory Music as VP of A&R for both labels. She most recently served in a similar position with Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville. The move marks a re ...

  5. Benken Joins Robbins As VP

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter Tony Benken joins recently-formed Robbins Nashville as VP of promotion. He will start Oct. 23. Benken arrives from Nine North Records, where he was director of Southeast and Southwest promotion. He previously served as VP of natio ...

  6. Lynne First To Sign With Robbins Nashville

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rockie Lynne, who scored a top 30 airplay single with "Lipstick" in 2006 on Universal Records South, has signed with Robbins Nashville, a division of New York-based Robbins Entertainment. He's the first artist to sign with the newly ...

  7. A&R Vet Jones Jumps To Show Dog

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nashville A&R veteran Allison Jones joins Toby Keith's Show Dog Nashville label as VP of A&R. The move is a reunion of sorts since Jones worked at now defunct Dreamworks Nashville during Keith's successful run there. Jones, who s ...

  8. Vassar Heads South

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country star Phil Vassar has been released from his Arista Nashville contract and is signing with the newly reorganized Universal Records South. Vassar has scored six top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including two No. 1s, &q ...

  9. DuBois, Brown To Exit Uni South; Wright Steps In

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Departing execs to assist with transition period. Universal South Records co-founders Tim DuBois and Tony Brown will soon step down and be replaced by veteran producer, songwriter and label executive Mark Wright, who will hold the title of preside ...

  10. Show Dog's Morreale Adds National Duties

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duties include coordinating syndication, release scheduling. Tony Morreale has been promoted to national promotion director at Show Dog Nashville. He previously was Southeast regional promotion and marketing director at the Toby Keith-owned label. ...

  11. Show Dog And Big Machine Split

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Comes six months after launch as sister labels.. Six months after a splashy launch touting their synergy as sister labels, Big Machine Records and Show Dog Nashville have quietly split. Both labels remain fully functional but are no longer affilia ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Nashville Scene

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith is fond of using the expressions "big dog" and "double dog" in his speech and his songwriting. In the end, however, he chose Show Dog Records as the name of his new label. Read Phyllis Star Toby Keith is fond of usin ...

  14. Universal Shuts Down DreamWorks Nashville

    September 06, 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. NASHVILLE -- On the heels of losing its only superstar, DreamWorks Records Nashville is being shuttered by its ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Nashville Stars Ready To Hit The Road

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashville Star Tour which features the winner and top three finalists from the talent search series on USA Networks. The tour opens June 17 in Fargo, N.D., and More details have emerged about the 2005 Nashv ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Uni South Names Powers As Senior VP

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Powers has been named as senior VP of promotion at Universal South Records in Nashville. He replaces Bryan Switzer, who <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.j Michael Powers has been named as senio ...

  21. Universal South Signs Canyon

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First album due in the fall. Nashville-based Universal South Records has signed Canadian singer/songwriter George Canyon. Canyon -- who was the first runner up on the second season of the USA Networks series "Nashville Star" -- will rele ...

  22. Universal South Inks Parnell

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Glen Campbell has also inked a one-off album deal with the label. Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Parnell previously recorded five ch ...

  23. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks Records' Nashville operation has been merged into Universal Music Group Nashville. The move follows Universal Music Group's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_financ DreamWorks Records' Nas ...