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  • Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

    Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

    For a while, UCN has been focusing on more than just country music. The name kept leading to some confusion so it has become time to leave it behind. From today, UCN writers will welcome you on the new website – Little Rebellion Music We want to thank everyone who […]

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    New Music: Alan Jackson Releases ‘The Bluegrass Album’

    Alan Jackson has released his long-anticipated new project, The Bluegrass Album. He previously flirted with the genre on his 2006 album, Like Red on a Rose, produced by Alison Krauss, but this marks his first full-scale bluegrass record. Jackson solo-penned eight songs for the album, which also includes outside cuts […]

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    Save the Date: 2014 Key West Songwriters Festival to Take Place May 7-11

    Get your flip-flops ready! Next year’s Key West Songwriters Festival will take place May 7 – 11, 2014. The BMI-sponsored festival is a highlight in the songwriters calendar with hundreds of free performances spread over the island’s bars, cafés, theaters, and beaches. For more information on tickets and to be […]

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    Dean Dillon to Be Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI Country Awards

    Dean Dillon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 2013 BMI Country Awards. The award is reserved for that distinguished group of songwriters “who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Dillon will join other songwriting greats such as Tom T. Hall, Kris […]

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    Carrie Underwood Honors The Beatles with Performance of ‘Yesterday’ at Emmy Awards

    At last night’s Emmy Awards a segment celebrated the 50 years since The Beatles were first introduced to American television audiences. Part of the tribute was this performance by Carrie Underwood of classic hit ‘Yesterday.’ She delivered it with no frills in a beautifully understated rendition. Check out the video […]

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  • Photo: Front Row Native Run (Bryan Dawley and Rachel Beauregard)

Back Row: Show Dog – Universal Music President Mark Wright, Producer Luke Laird, Show Dog – Universal Music GM George Nunes, Show Dog -Universal Music Senior Director A&R Cliff Audretch, III

    Duo Native Run Inks New Deal with Show Dog – Universal Music

    It really is turning into the year of the duo here in Nashville! The latest signing to Show Dog – Universal is Native Run. The duo’s Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley impressed songwriter and producer Luke Laird, who is currently working with them on their debut album. Read more in […]

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  • Capitol Nashville

    Single Review: ‘Sober’ – Little Big Town

    Songwriters: Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna Little Big Town is finishing out the successful Tornado album era with the midtempo ‘Sober.’ The song draws the oft-used comparison of love as intoxication, but befitting the songwriting talent of Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, and Lori McKenna, manages to say it in […]

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  • Sony

    Single Review: ‘Days of Gold’ – Jake Owen

    Songwriters: Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason Jake Owen is kicking off a new era with ‘Days of Gold,’ the title track of his upcoming album, due out December 3. And oh my, does it bode well for this new project! Owen found the song on the 2012 debut album of Nashville […]

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  • Capitol

    Negative Comments Aside, Luke Bryan Single Still Number One

    Comments made this week have done nothing to diminish the popularity of Luke Bryan’s current single. He holds that top spot, yet again on this week’s Top Country Singles Chart according to Billboard. Justin Moore enters into the top ten, to land at number ten with his latest, ‘Point At […]

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  • Hit Red/Capitol Nashville

    Keith Urban Debuts Fuse at Number One

    New albums on this week’s Top Country Albums Chart according to Billboard. Keith Urban’s highly anticipated new album debuted at number one on the charts, while Cheryl Crow hit the charts with her album Feels Like Home at number three.   Billboard Country Albums Chart: September 19, 2013 1. Fuse […]

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