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Jo Dee Messina – Me

Jo Dee Messina has recently made a huge career leap of faith. After close to two decades with Curb Records, she and the label parted ways recently. Going on her own from a label standpoint is a little bit scary of a proposition, but Messina has always rose to career challenges, and done so in style. Me is no different. Working with her fans through Kickstarter is also a career first for the bubbly performer, as she experienced…
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Failures’ Union Release “Tethering”

Buffalo, NY’s Failures’ Union have released their latest and third full-length titled, “Tethering” on Long Island based Dead Broke Rekerds. “Tethering” was recorded at Goo Goo Dolls’ GCR Studio and mastered by Alan Douches (O’Brother, Rogue Wave) at West West …
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Pigeon John Streams ‘Encino Man’ LP On PopMatters

Pigeon John talks like a guy freshly arrived on the scene instead of an artist with a five-album catalog, a string of hits and a passionate following that spans two continents. “I’m still trying to find my voice,” says the man …
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Air Supply Hits the #4 Breakout Position on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart with ‘Desert Sea Sky’

AIR SUPPLY has been a pop and Adult Contemporary chart phenomenon for decades, but their latest single “Desert Sea Sky” – which extends their Billboard chart success to an incredible five decades – is breaking ground in a fresh new …
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“Coldplay: Ghost Stories” To Air May 18 on NBC

Superstar band Coldplay will present songs from its upcoming sixth album, Ghost Stories, in an hourlong special Sunday, May 18 (7 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. Titled “Coldplay: Ghost Stories,” the special will focus on the multi-Grammy Award-winning band’s latest album, which …
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QVC Presents A Night In Nashville with Dolly Parton

In advance of the launch of her upcoming album Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton is scheduled to appear on QVC for a special performance live from Nashville Sunday, April 27 at 7 PM (ET).  During the “Dolly Parton Q Sessions Live …
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Untapped Blues Festival Presents PEACH & The Blues All-Stars

The 2014 Untapped Brews & Blues Festival presents PEACH & The Blues All-Stars, Saturday, May 10, 6:00-7:30 P.M. at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St., Kennewick. Tickets $25 in advance, $30. at the gate; V.I.P. tickets, $75. Info: …
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Nashville Symphony Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The Nashville Symphony today proudly announced that it has been awarded an Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. The orchestra is one of more than 800 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive funding for creative and outstanding …
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CMT Casting Team Coming To Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee

CMT Casting is coming to Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee this spring, seeking outgoing and entertaining characters for a variety of CMT shows. Those interested can stop by the casting events to meet with CMT representatives. Information for each casting call …
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Oak Ridge Boys’ Duane Allen Receives Memorial Bridge Honor

On Tues. Apr. 15, 2014, Oak Ridge Boys’ award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Duane Allen, paid a visit to his hometown in the Cunningham Community near Paris, TX, where a bridge and road have been dedicated in his name. The …
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Jonathan Wilburn and Daywind Records Present ‘The Best Of Jonathan Wilburn’

Jonathan Wilburn and Daywind Records are proud to announce the release of a Special new project by former Gold City lead singer Jonathan Wilburn. A portion of every CD sale through May 31st will be donated to the Do-Re-Me Gospel …
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Peer-to-Peer Price Discovery Marketplace Contender.Com Comes Out Swinging

Contender.com, the first peer-to-peer secondary ticketing website that’s free, fair and flexible has officially launched today. Founded by industry veterans Wes Brodsky and Ken Blaustein in 2012, Contender.com is an online marketplace where buyers and sellers safely negotiate using their …
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Craig Morgan Is Off To The Races For 2014 Fan Club Party

Craig Morgan is off to the races for his 2014 official fan club party! The “Wake Up Lovin’ You” singer will showcase his sporty side as he challenges fans to a go-kart race at Music City Indoor Karting & Entertainment …
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Royal Canoe Premieres “Button Fumbla” (Live Video) On PopMatters

Royal Canoe has premiered a brand new video for “Button Fumbla” on PopMatters. The video, directed by Mike Maryniuk, was shot live at Private Ear Recording Studios in Winnipeg. The Canadian six-piece are currently on the road for a Spring tour through US & …
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War Games Announce EP Release Date, New Video and Free Single

Progressive indie rockers, WAR GAMES have announced the release date of their second EP, The Acoustic Sessions, via digital retailers on July 2. In anticipation, they have released their second single “Mountains (Acoustic)” for FREE download exclusively on their Warped …
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Stellar Lineup Announced To Help East Nashville Radio “Keep the Music Playing”

East Nashville Radio will host their second Happy Hour Spectacular Benefit Tuesday, May 6, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at The 5 Spot . The event will feature David Olney, Tommy Womack, Chelle Rose, Wild Ponies and Mark Robinson. A $10 cover charge will …
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Ed Roman Launches New Website Design On Eve Of Radio Promotion Campaign

MTS Management Group and Ed Roman are happy to announce the launch of the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s new website design. The design was created by Collin Stover, formerly of PeachCrate Design, who also developed the MTS Management Group website.  The new Ed …
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Eyedress – Hearing Colours

Eyedress is a psychedelic electronic project straight outta Manila – the solo laptop project of 23 year old Filipino producer, Idris Vicuña. Thoroughly modern and contemporary, the artist tackles that indescribably frightening part of your acid trip about 3-5 hours in, where the walls are still moving, your lips still feel weird, and you’re not sure whether you’re coming back. The latest release from Eyedress is a collaborative mixtape, primarily with vocalist Skint Eastwood, who provides…
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10 Great Grunge Bands

Grunge bloomed from the mid-to-late ‘80s Seattle music scene with fuzzy, distorted electric guitars, angst-y vocals and a general rebellion against the establishment. After the mainstream breakthrough of Nirvana’s Nevermind album in 1991, the genre became the most popular style of rock music in the ‘90s. Grunge is still in the spotlight today, with many of those classic lineups touring and releasing new music. Songs such as “Black Hole Sun,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and…
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Big Al and the Heavyweights – Sunshine On Me

“We recognize and encourage music as a vital part of education in our schools. We pray for UNIVERSAL PEACE,” is the sliver of liner notes that caught my attention on “Sunshine On Me,” the latest CD by Big Al and The Heavyweights, released on the Blusiana Music label. And that’s not all that got me sitting up in my chair while listening to the longtime New Orleans-based blues band’s sixth album of original music. Recorded in Slidell, Louisiana and produced by Anders Osborne…
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