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  1. Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83

    June 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT (Photo: Richard Patire) Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in Nashville from congestive heart failure, according t ...

  2. Backbeat: WSM-AM Co-Sponsors Durango Stage With Gene Watson, Billy Dean at CMA Fest

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Gene Watson performs at the WSM-sponsored Durango Acoustic Corner at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. (Photo: Robin Roberts Ladisa) Many radio stations were in Music City over the past few days doing live radio broadcasts from the CMA Music Fe ...

  3. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seminal ‘50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith, 82, died Saturday, January 16 at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of ...

  4. Nashville's WSM To Debut 'Live From The Loveless'

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Country music station WSM 650-AM is bringing "Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Café" to the airwaves. The weekly show will highlight Nashville's rich musical history and harken back to WSM's live music programming heyda ...

  5. Veteran Broadcaster Irving Waugh Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran broadcaster and television pioneer Irving Cambridge Waugh, Jr., died April 27 following an extended illness. He was 94. Long associated with WSM radio in Nashville, Waugh joined the staff as a newsman and announcer in the 1940s, later join ...

  6. WSM Names Business VP

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bickerton joins from BMG. Warner Strategic Marketing has appointed Rachael Bickerton VP of business affairs. She was senior director of BMG Strategic Marketing Group. In her new position, Bickerton will negotiate artist and production deals, catal ...

  7. Cracker Barrel Rolls Into Grand Ole Opry

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chain nabs naming rights, more. The Grand Ole Opry has signed the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant chain as the first presenting sponsor in the Nashville show's 79-year history. Cracker Barrel has been a show sponsor for nearly 30 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Warner Unit Acquires Del-Fi Catalog

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Founded by producer Bob Keane, De ...