LOS ANGELES (AP) — SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue.
Since its launch in 2007, the Berlin-based online music service has allowed pretty much any audio to be uploaded to its cloud — from Kanye West outtakes to teenagers singing over canned music. It has slowly introduced tools to earn revenue, introducing paid services for artists in 2008 and ad revenue sharing for invited musicians in 2014.
3. Sony buys Michael Jackson's stake in music catalog for $750M - Friday, March 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate has agreed to sell its remaining stake in a lucrative music catalog to Sony Corp. for $750 million, the entities announced Monday.4. Mac Wiseman: Last of the original CMA board - Friday, October 30, 2015
“Charley Pride was sitting right there in that same chair as you. We sang ‘Footprints in the Snow,’’’ says Mac Wiseman, the last surviving member of the original CMA board of directors, nodding to where I sit.5. Want Taylor Swift to perform at your party? It'll cost you $1M - Friday, August 07, 2015
Pam Tillis has one of the greatest voices in country music, and if you’ve got $20,000 in your entertainment budget, you might be able to hire her for your private party.
That’s a mere song compared to some of the other greats, whose private appearance fees can range as high as $1 million or more.6. Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains - Friday, June 19, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.
Hours after the pop superstar criticized the giant tech company in an open letter posted online, Apple announced Sunday that it will pay royalties to artists and record labels for music played during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.7. Big band, big stadium, big deal - Friday, June 12, 2015
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.
We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.8. Downtown business owners love CMA Fest - Friday, June 05, 2015
It’s the business she’s chosen, and being a multi-bar owner gives Brenda Sanderson a unique perspective on what used to be called Fan Fair, a blue-collar celebration that has gradually been transformed into Nashville’s main culture festival and all-inclusive calling card.9. CMA Fest a blast for artists, merchants - Friday, June 05, 2015
The Glimmer Twins wannabe in the white cowboy hat and the 21-year-old blonde who has worked her tail off to climb from the audience to one of the main stages at CMA Music Festival display different but genuine levels of excitement about Music City’s biggest week.10. Country awards help CBS dominate ratings - Friday, April 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings.11. Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations - Friday, January 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting her against top-billing male stars Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.12. Borchetta to receive Music Business Association honor - Friday, January 16, 2015
Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14.13. INSBANK’s Gupton returns as senior VP, COO - Friday, December 19, 2014
Green Hills-based INSBANK has named Scott Gupton as its senior vice president and chief operating officer. Gupton, who has nearly two decades of banking experience, will oversee INSBANK’s operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and corporate and regulatory reporting.14. Ernest Tubb Record Shop: Where the stars really shop on Lower Broadway - Friday, December 12, 2014
When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.15. Nominees in top categories for the Grammy Awards - Friday, December 05, 2014
Nominees announced Friday in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the year: "Fancy," Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; "Chandelier," Sia; "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)," Sam Smith; "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift; "All About That Bass," Meghan Trainor.16. Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor grab Grammys nominations - Friday, December 05, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — British newcomer Sam Smith and Beyonce — the most nominated female in Grammy history — are the current leaders at the Grammy Awards with five each.
Smith and Beyonce will likely earn nominations for album of the year, the top award, when The Recording Academy announces the nominees Friday night on "A Very GRAMMY Christmas" (9 p.m., CBS).17. Spotify CEO bemoans Swift exiting the service - Friday, November 07, 2014
HELSINKI (AP) — Spotify's Swedish CEO voiced disappointment Tuesday that Taylor Swift pulled her music off the popular music streaming service, denying claims it's making money "on the backs of artists."18. Miranda Lambert makes history at 2014 CMAs - Friday, October 31, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert has reached new heights as a female country performer: The fiery singer is the most decorated female artist in the history of the Country Music Association Awards.
Lambert's four wins Wednesday night give the 30-year-old a total of 11 CMA trophies throughout her career, putting her ahead of any other female act. Lambert's fifth consecutive win for female vocalist of the year Wednesday beat a record set by herself, Reba McEntire and Martina McBride.19. Miranda Lambert vs. the men at 2014 CMAs - Friday, October 31, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - In one corner you've got the starring members of the country boys' club: The veteran George Strait; the Australian guitar player who rocks the shaggy bangs, Keith Urban; the best-selling party boy Luke Bryan; and the funny, tall guy, Blake Shelton.20. Singing Mechanic’s life much like the songs he sings - Friday, September 19, 2014
The Singing Mechanic – “I’ve got that name. Nobody else can use it,” says Billy Devereaux – sits by his worn, 1,200-square-foot, two-room cottage and looks down at Boots, his Dutch Shepherd.21. Miranda Lambert earns record-tying 9 CMA noms - Friday, August 29, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations.
Lambert has nine nominations for the 48th annual CMA Awards, tying her own mark for the most nods to a female nominee, and nearly doubling her nearest competitor when the list was announced Wednesday in New York. Dierks Bentley is next with five nominations and Eric Church and Keith Urban have four apiece.22. Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds - Friday, August 15, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A summer swoon for the stock market appears to be over for now.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed within six points of its all-time high Tuesday, less than two weeks after slumping on concerns about rising tensions in Iraq and Ukraine.
23. Taylor Swift to perform on MTV Video Music Awards - Friday, August 15, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift made the announcement Wednesday night on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon." It will be the pop star's fourth time performing on the show.24. The Civil Wars music duo announce formal breakup - Friday, August 01, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They're breaking up.
Joy Williams and John Paul White issued a statement on their website Tuesday morning announcing the decision, which comes nearly two years after the duo pulled out of a world tour over irreconcilable differences.25. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for June 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Top June 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.26. Demand, talent draw TV, film industry to Middle Tennessee - Friday, June 20, 2014
Lately, most conversations regarding film and television production in Middle Tennessee have focused on the TV show “Nashville” and the efforts to keep it filming here.
But the area has long been home to a thriving creative production and post-production scene – and is getting even hotter.27. Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members - Friday, June 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings —including grocery delivery and streaming TV.28. Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members - Friday, June 06, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popular free-shipping plan ahead of the expected unveiling of its first smartphone next week.29. Miranda Lambert leads CMT nominations - Friday, May 02, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Thanks to her friends in country music, Miranda Lambert leads the Country Music Television nominations by pairing with her husband Blake Shelton, her girl group Pistol Annies and good friend Keith Urban.30. Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards - Friday, April 04, 2014
George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.31. Prism of modern country on display at ACM Awards - Friday, April 04, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - The new artist of the year category at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards is a primer in Modern Country 101 with three nominees who perfectly capture the genre's 21st century sound.32. Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations with 7 each - Friday, January 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert and McGraw are up for seven awards apiece at the April 6 awards show. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning in a series of videos via social media.33. Google's top searches peer into society's mindset - Friday, December 13, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.
Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.34. CMA Awards, fellow stars salute George Strait - Friday, November 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The entertainer of the year trophy at the Country Music Association Awards is one of the most coveted honors in the genre, but sometimes it's OK to lose — like, say, when George Strait is a nominee.35. Taylor Swift to receive CMA's Pinnacle Award - Friday, November 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Country Music Association Awards aren't until Wednesday, but Taylor Swift's already a winner.36. Taylor Swift puts together all-star band for CMA Awards - Friday, October 18, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards — and she's bit alone.
Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red."37. Strait, Jackson to salute Jones on CMA Awards - Friday, October 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - George Strait and Alan Jackson will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month's Country Music Association Awards.38. Taylor Swift talks next album, CMAs and Ed Sheeran - Friday, October 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Songwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift.
The 23-year-old pop star was honored for a record sixth time as songwriter-artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International, surpassing guys like Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. She earned the award with 14 hits in the top 30 over the last year, a tribute to the popularity of her multiplatinum fourth album, "Red."39. Swift, Aldean among CMA Awards performers - Friday, October 04, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month.40. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves lead CMA nominees - Friday, September 06, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kacey Musgraves knew the Country Music Association Awards nominations were Tuesday morning, but as a newcomer saw no reason to set her alarm and get up. Then her roommate started shouting.41. Luke Bryan releases album amid high expectations - Friday, August 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Luke Bryan has taken an unusual approach to the business side of his career since winning the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year in April: He's turning down almost everything.42. Country Hall of Famer 'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies - Friday, August 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — "Cowboy" Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who helped birth rock 'n' roll and push country music into modern times, died Thursday at his home. He was 82.43. John Prine finds a fan at the snooker table - Friday, August 02, 2013
Trombone player and singer Adam Jones never really appreciated John Prine until he watched him knock the cherries down on the 12-foot snooker table 16 steps below Eighth Avenue.
“I don’t know why, but I’m a musician and a songwriter and I never really was into Prine until after I watched him play,” says Jones, 37, who plays for rock outfit The Levees as well as for Equinox Jazz Orchestra. He also repairs musical instruments to earn his keep.44. A showcase for rural America - Friday, July 05, 2013
RFD-TV bills itself as “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” and there was a time when provincial Music City would have been its core audience.
Today, Nashville has an urbane, glitzy, polished image. It’s the city of pop-country divas Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, the home of business headquarters with global reputations, and sprawling, non-stop construction featuring a new, state-of-the-art convention center downtown.45. Expect the unexpected at CMT Music Awards - Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country music has been good to the rapper Nelly, and he's back in Music City because of it.
Nelly will perform the crossover hit "Cruise" with country duo Florida Georgia Line during the CMT Music Awards. The imaginary, but once impenetrable, lines between American music genres are blurring more each day, and Nelly's happy to serve as an eraser.46. Urban announces new album as he waits on 'Idol' - Friday, May 24, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Keith Urban is no different than the rest of us: He has no idea what's going on with "American Idol."
"I have no official information of anything," the 45-year-old country singer-guitarist said. "I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don't know anything more about what's happening next season. It was like this before I signed on ... so it's not unusual for the 'Idol' folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together."47. Tim McGraw recasts ACM's TV special, airing Sunday - Friday, May 17, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — When the producers of the Academy of Country Music's annual television special approached Tim McGraw about the 2013 edition, the country music star immediately flashed on the program's format.48. Swift, Bryan, Hayes to perform at CMT Music Awards - Friday, May 10, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Taylor Swift leads a list of country's hottest stars set to perform at the CMT Music Awards next month.49. Country music on air in New York City after 17-year absence - Friday, May 10, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though a cowboy hat sighting on Fifth Avenue is still pretty rare, country music has made an important move into New York City.
Country has its own radio station in the nation's largest market for the first time in 17 years. WNSH-FM, which calls itself "NASH 94.7," began broadcasting in January and its operators say it has established itself more quickly than expected during its first few months on the air.50. Country music on air in New York City after 17-year absence - Friday, May 03, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though a cowboy hat sighting on Fifth Avenue is still pretty rare, country music has made an important move into New York City.
Country has its own radio station in the nation's largest market for the first time in 17 years. WNSH-FM, which calls itself "NASH 94.7," began broadcasting in January and its operators say it has established itself more quickly than expected during its first few months on the air.51. Church, Bryan, Lambert lead CMT Awards nominations - Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert are the lead nominees for this year's CMT Music Awards.52. Desperately seeking techies - Friday, March 22, 2013
Nashville has struggled for years to recruit and retain technology talent, partly because Tennessee doesn’t grow much of its own.
The problem is so prevalent that the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce recently launched a campaign to attract technology talent to Middle Tennessee.53. Eric Church leads ACM Awards nominations with 7 - Friday, February 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - They don't call him Chief for nothing: Eric Church is the top nominee at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The rising country music star has seven nominations for the April 7 awards show in Las Vegas. Hunter Hayes is next with six, followed by Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert at five apiece.54. Bare finds right label for dream folk album - Friday, February 08, 2013
Bobby Bare has a simple explanation for why it took him 25 years to put out his dream album of folk songs.
“There’s no demand for an old fart doing an album,” the affable 77-year-old shrugs.55. 'Voice' winner Cassadee Pope signs record deal - Friday, January 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - "The Voice" winner Cassadee Pope has a new record deal.
The 23-year-old Season 3 winner signed this week with Republic Nashville, joining the label's roster of young country stars that includes Taylor Swift and The Band Perry.56. Australia calls, Music City Roots hits the road - Friday, January 11, 2013
Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe embarks on a music and marketing mission in late January, when the broadcast moves for a week from the Pasquo Community, in the shadow of the Natchez Trace, to Tamworth, Australia.57. Charge won't be pursued against Swift trespasser - Friday, December 28, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday declined to pursue a criminal trespassing charge against a Wisconsin man arrested earlier this month for climbing a fence at a Nashville home linked to country star Taylor Swift.58. Charge won't be pursued against Swift trespasser - Friday, December 21, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Prosecutors declined to pursue a criminal trespassing charge against a Wisconsin man arrested after climbing a fence at a Nashville home linked to country star Taylor Swift.59. Groove me, baby - Friday, December 21, 2012
Bob Dylan is getting his label baked in the same building where some of his cronies launched the 20th Century’s most noble musical conquest: The British Invasion.
Yeah, yeah, yeah … Beatlemania’s American chapter began 50 years ago behind the art-deco façade of United Record Pressing, a low-slung plant on Nashville’s Chestnut Street.60. Man arrested at Tennessee home tied to Taylor Swift - Friday, December 14, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man jailed on a trespassing charge took a bus from Wisconsin to Nashville, climbed a fence at a home linked to singer Taylor Swift and told police he was there to surprise a woman on her birthday.61. Nominees in top categories for the Grammy Awards - Friday, November 30, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Nominees announced Wednesday in top categories for the 55th annual Grammy Awards:
Record of the Year: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys; "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson; "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monae; "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye Featuring Kimbra; "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean; "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift.62. Grammys spread the love with 6 top nominees - Friday, November 30, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee - Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.63. Let the debate end: Grammy noms anybody's guess - Friday, November 30, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - It's a brutal year to be in the Grammy nominations handicapping game.
Sure, there are a few safe bets. Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean are expected to take a share of nominations when they're announced Wednesday night on national television during "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" in Nashville.64. Blake Shelton pulls off surprise win at CMAs - Friday, November 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Winning the Country Music Association Awards' entertainer of the year is a top honor and always counted as a career high point. But for Blake Shelton it wasn't even the most memorable moment of an amazing Thursday night.65. New faces at CMAs mark change in country music - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — There's a sea change going on in Music City and the Country Music Association Awards are right in the middle of it.
When country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night, you'll see many of your favorites from the last 10 years. But increasingly, new faces are dominating the genre as country's fan base shifts to a younger-skewing audience.66. Taylor Swift to co-host Grammy nominations TV show - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations television special.
Grammy officials say the pop star will join LL Cool J as hosts of the Dec. 5 special, airing live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. This is the first year the nominations special has been broadcast from Music City.67. Swift glady bears tabloid glare for success - Friday, October 19, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - On Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," there's a song where the 22-year-old superstar sings about a fictional one: a famous singer who spends years under the glare of the spotlight, then ditches her uncomfortable fame for a life of solitude.68. Top residential real estate transactions for September 2012 - Friday, October 19, 2012
September 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
69. Luke Bryan leads American Country Awards nominees - Friday, October 05, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Luke Bryan just keeps getting hotter.
The rising country music star is the lead nominee for this year's American Country Awards with seven. He beat out established stars like Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum in a field announced early Wednesday.70. Brooks, Yearwood hail Songwriters Hall inductees - Friday, October 05, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kim Williams hesitated only slightly when asked who he thinks has been the best interpreter of his songs before the start of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.71. Where are you now? - Friday, October 05, 2012
After scoring a degree in biology in the mid ‘80s, Jimmy Harnen, to the delight of his parents, was heading to dental or medical school.
But first, Harnen decided to throw a Hail Mary pass.72. Grammy noms concert special coming to Nashville - Friday, August 17, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent.
The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Music City. The show will air Dec. 5 live on CBS from Bridgestone Arena. This is the fifth time The Recording Academy has held "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live," but the first outside Los Angeles.73. Taylor Swift releasing new album 'Red' on Oct. 22 - Friday, August 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Multi-platinum superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album called "Red" on Oct. 22.74. Taylor connects with fans on YouTube - Friday, August 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star Taylor Swift will be talking to her fans around the world live during an online webcast on YouTube.75. Exhibit about Swift's world tour now on display - Friday, June 15, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - An exhibit about Taylor Swift's 2011-12 world tour is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.76. Top residential sales for May 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012
Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.77. Nashville airport promotes city's music scene - Friday, June 08, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - As the Nashville International Airport celebrates its 75th birthday, it's also celebrating the city's best known product: music.
While McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has its slot machines, Nashville International salutes guitars, honky-tonks and singers.78. Underwood takes her 3rd video of year win at CMTs - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is turning into quite a memorable place for Carrie Underwood and her hunky husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.79. Obama, Romney to go country at CMT Awards - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Presidential elections are usually serious business, but President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney are taking a little time for laughs during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday.80. Tim McGraw looks to rev up career with Big Machine - Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend.
The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous label, Curb Records.81. Swift gives $4M to Country Hall of Fame expansion - Friday, May 11, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she's donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.82. Underwood, Miranda Lambert lead CMT nominations - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde.83. Swift caps 24 hours to remember with win at ACMs - Friday, March 30, 2012
There was little surprise when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at The Academy of Country Awards on Sunday night — except maybe in how little surprise the 22-year-old sensation showed when her name was called.84. First lady to salute Swift at Kids' Choice Awards - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids' Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work.85. Civil Wars postpone European shows due to illness - Friday, March 16, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars will postpone a piece of its European tour.
A news release Friday morning says the delay in shows from March 26 through April 4 is due to a serious illness in the band's immediate family, but doesn't give further details.86. Country music disappears from Grammy spotlight - Friday, February 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Lady Antebellum landed an unexpected knockout of Eminem and took the night with five Grammys last year, including record and song of the year for "Need You Now." Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band broke through in the general categories the year before.87. Country or folk? The Civil Wars blur Grammy lines - Friday, February 03, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Even Grammy voters don't know what to do with The Civil Wars.
The duo has been nominated for best folk album and best country duo/group performance, two categories that bear little resemblance to each other. Fellow nominees run the spectrum from Kenny Chesney to Eddie Vedder to Gillian Welch and Fleet Foxes.88. Lambchop's Wagner: There's 'a country fetish going on there' - Friday, February 03, 2012
Lambchop, an eclectic Nashville-based group with its roots in what now would be called Americana, has found continued success for more than 20 years in Europe, according to front man/band mainstay Kurt Wagner.89. Ryman Auditorium getting new stage after 61 years - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's time for a new stage at Ryman Auditorium, a significant moment in the history of a building known for its significant moments.
Scuffed by the heels of "The King," ''The Queen of Soul" and thousands of singers in cowboy boots, scarred by an uncountable stream of road cases and worn by six decades of music history, the Ryman's oak floorboards have reached the end of a very long, very successful run.90. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.91. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.
The song helped Chesney to nine Academy of Country Music Awards nominations Thursday morning, including the top honor of entertainer of the year.92. Turning tweets into gold - Friday, December 30, 2011
Blake Shelton says he is so drunk. How drunk is he?
“I’m so drunk right now I just walked into Denny’s and shouted ‘Make me some pot brownies and I won’t bitch about the non-smoking area!!’” he posted recently on his Twitter feed.93. The song's the thing for Swift, Perry at CMAs - Friday, November 04, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Though still largely the domain of men, triumphs by Taylor Swift and The Band Perry at the Country Music Association Awards show that the young women of country music are finding their voices and shoving the boys out of the way.94. Musicians not as easy to play as they once were - Friday, September 23, 2011
“Have you seen my listing on Inconvenient Street?” the listing agent asks.
When the music biz agent responds she has not, the listing agent explains it would be absolutely perfect for someone in the music industry, “You know, the creative type, someone with some imagination.”95. Taylor Swift and 4 boys up for top CMA Award - Friday, September 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will be battling the boys at the 2011 Country Music Association Awards.
The country starlet is up for entertainer of the year, where she'll compete with Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and last year's winner, Brad Paisley.96. 60,000-80,000 expected for National Folk Festival - Friday, August 05, 2011
Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos. But it has music. Lots of it.
The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate Nashville’s self-proclaimed moniker “Music City USA.”97. 60,000-80,000 expected for folk festival - Friday, July 29, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has no theme park, no beach and no casinos.
But it has music. Lots of it.
The National Folk Festival, which is coming to Nashville Labor Day weekend, caps off several months of major events held here that validate Nashville's self-proclaimed moniker "Music City USA."98. Nashville, Memphis arenas among tops for concerts - Friday, July 15, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Bridgestone Arena in Nashville ranks ninth in the United States and 23rd in the world for concert ticket sales at mid-year.
The arena said in a news release Monday that the Pollstar concert business publication reported 189,077 ticket sales for the period.99. Music City’s roots - Friday, June 03, 2011
While some national writers have dubbed Nashville “the Silicon Valley of Music,” it’s not.
It’s Music City, a brand worn proudly, with a rich heritage to back it up, unlike that San Francisco Bay boomtown populated by start-ups, coders, guys with pocket-protectors and unshaven techno-visionaries.