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PRESS RELEASE          Local Bands to Play for Massive Moving Crowd for 2011 Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon ·         Band lineup announced for 12 th  annual race ·         More than 30,000 expected for miles and miles of music ·         Registration still available online at Nashville, TN – (March 31, 2011) – When it comes to music, Nashville dreams tend to run big.  For more than 40 local bands, Saturday, April 30 th  will be the ultimate gig at one of the city’s premier events. The Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan returns for a 12 th  year, welcoming more than 30,000 participants to a running tour of Music City. The bands chosen will play on 28 stages along the half and full marathon courses, entertaining and motivating runners as they push through the miles. The block party atmosphere has become a familiar Nashville sight, with runners often dressed in costume, cheerleaders, and thousands of spectators lining the streets. “It’s a
TIN PAN SOUTH BEGINS WITH A BANG! (Nashville, Tennessee...) A little rain and late winter temps couldn't dampen the spirits of the thousands of concert-goers in town for the  19 th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank.  Over 120 songwriters took to the stage at nine of Nashville's finest venues over the first two nights, and laughter, tears and surprises abounded. Steve Wariner welcomed Rick Carnes and Bobby Tomberlin to the late show at The Rutledge on Tuesday night, and he delighted the packed house when he introduced a surprise special guest. The multi-platinum, multi-award winning singer/songwriter Clint Black took the stage for two songs, and his incredible talent reminded the crowd why he continues to be a formidable force in country music. At the Douglas Corner CafĂ©, the "Renegades Rebels & Rogaine" show highlighted the songs of Tracy Lawrence, Philip Douglas, Bernie Nelson, Anthony L. Smith and special guest Rick Huckab
SETTLEMENT REACHED BY SARA EVAN'S EX-HUSBAND CRAIG SCHELSKE SLANDER LAWSUIT Nashville, Tennessee (MMD Newswire) March 31, 2011 -- Oregon Politician and ex-husband of Country singer, Sara Evans, Craig Schelske announced his acceptance of a settlement offer with prominent Nashville, Tennessee divorce attorney, John Hollins, Sr. and Hollins, Wagster, Yarbrough, Weatherly & Raybin, P.C., regarding the slander lawsuit, Schelske vs. Hollins. Hollins conceded to Schelske late afternoon on Thursday March 24, with an undisclosed settlement. Hollins succumbed to the pressure imposed by Schelske in light of the impending truth regarding the falsity of Hollins' statement made to People Magazine where Hollins claimed that he had photos depicting Schelske in sexual situations. "... Let me tell you what, everything we allege, we've got photographs to back up the allegations of the complaint," Hollins told People magazine during the divorce proceedings. The two week t

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Folded tower in Largo...county SO backup radio

Reveling New Book April 5th from Ashely Judd

Taylor Swift at London's 02 Arena... March 30,2011

TAYLOR SWIFT TOPS 20 MILLION IN RECORD SALES TAYLOR WRAPS OVERSEAS LEG OF SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 WITH SOLD-OUT SHOW AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA London, UK / Nashville, TN – March 31, 2011 – Taylor Swift   has surpassed the 20 MILLION milestone for album sales,   it was announced last night just prior to her wrapping the overseas portion of her SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 with a   sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena .   Taylor has sold 10 million albums in the last 18 months – she reached the 10 Million albums sold mark in September of 2009.   Big Machine Records and Universal Music International executives presented Taylor with a plaque commemorating the achievement at a special backstage event at the O2. The 20   M illion number represents actual full albums sold – in addition, Taylor has sold over 33 million paid song downloads, making her the top-selling digital artist in music history. 20 Million + is the worldwide combined sales total for her three Big Machine Records studio albums:   T
Broken Bow Records and Sister Label, Stoney Creek Records, Hold the No. 1 and No. 2 Spots on the Country Radio Charts, Country RingScan and CMT Top 20 Countdown Nashville, TN  (March 30, 2011)-- Broken Bow Records  and sister imprint, S toney Creek Records , currently hold the  No.1  and  No. 2  spot the  Billboard  and  MediaBase  charts for  Jason Aldean's  "Don't You Wanna Stay," and  Thompson Square's  "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”  Both songs have been the top-selling country ringtones on  RingScan  for the past  nine weeks .  The accompanying music videos also hold the  No.1  and  No.2  positions on  CMT Top 20 Countdown .                      Thompson Square                 Jason   Aldean     “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”     “Don’t You Wanna Stay” Billboard                      1                                                                 2            Mediabase                    1                                                        
  JASON ALDEAN CHOOSES FAN-FAVORITE TRACK “DIRT ROAD ANTHEM” AS THIRD SINGLE OFF   MY KINDA PARTY Aldean to Debut “Dirt Road Anthem” on 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards   Nashville, TN – March 30, 2011 –  ACM Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Jason Aldean will release “Dirt Road Anthem” as the third single off his PLATINUM selling album MY KINDA PARTY.  The fan-favorite track that suggests Aldean’s influences range from Snoop Dogg to Charlie Daniels will make its network television debut when he performs live Sun., April 3 on the  46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards  on CBS.  The song will be on country radio’s desk and available via PLAY MPE on April 4. “I always get excited to test new songs out on the road,” said Aldean. “This one is a little different because it kicks off with the chorus, so everyone starts sorta grooving along with it...and then we hit that first verse with the rapid fire lyrics, and the fans go nuts.  I know
CMA TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL VOLUNTEER FAIR FOR CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL THURSDAY, APRIL 7 AND SATURDAY, APRIL 9 NASHVILLE - CMA is once again looking for top-notch volunteers to help during 2011 CMA Music Festival which will be held  Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12 , in Downtown Nashville. This marks the second year the trade association has asked the citizens of Middle Tennessee and beyond to help the Nashville community by serving as ambassadors during the event. Half of the net proceeds from 2011 CMA Music Festival will be donated to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through CMA's Keep the Music Playing program. "Through the generous help of last year's nearly 300 volunteers, we were able to give $2.9 million back to the community by supporting music education and flood relief," said CMA Chief Executive Officer  Steve Moore . "Our volunteers stepped up as ambassadors for Nashville, and we look forward to once again turning their benevolent
CHARLEY PRIDE 'MAKES HIS MARK' ON MISSISSIPPI Pride Gets Very Own Mississippi Highway Road Marker     Nashville, Tenn (March 30 , 2011) -   Country music legend  Charley Pride  has been honored with his very own road marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail . The ceremony was held Tuesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. on Highway 3 in Pride's hometown of Sledge, MS.  A portion of the highway has also been renamed " Charley Pride Highway ." ( Photo credit:  Jeff Holder; L to R: MS Senator Robert Jackson, Charley Pride, MS Country Music Trail's Alex Thomas  ) "I'm honored and humbled at the same time.  It was wonderful!" gushes Pride.  "Who'd have thought that a kid who walked four miles to school and four miles home every day would ever get such a tribute?" Charley Frank Pride first garnered notice as a singer when music was just a sideline to his early baseball career. Taking a shot at what seemed an unlikely music career in Nashvil