From: Dan Harr [dan_at_musicnewsnashville_dot_com]
Sent: 17 June 2006 01:27
Subject: Music News Nashville June 18

June 18 Music News Nashville (
June 18, 2006
Volume 2, Issue 12

Greetings to all

First off - everyone this week gets a TEXT-ONLY version of the newsletter. Unfortunately, when we were updating some lists this week, the HTML list was erased. So... if you want the GRAPHICS version of the newsletter, please e-mail Dan at mailto:dan_at_musicnewsnashville_dot_com and include HTML VERSION in the subject line. *** If you do not e-mail and ask for the HTML version, you will remain on the TEXT-ONLY list. Sorry 'bout any inconvenience this causes you. That said...
CMA Music Festival Week is done. They came, they say, they conquored and they went home. We're talking about the 141,000+ fans that hit town for what used to be called "Fan Fair." (Does anybody know the real story of why it's no longer called Fan Fair?) Music News Nashville covered many of the events and over 780 pictures have already been posted. Check them out at: We will continue posting more as they are available, as well as articles and interviews. This issue of MNN is a PHOTO issue. The other things will be up later this next week.
Check out MNN to enter contests to win Brad Paisley stuff. Songwriters, check out the Competitions and Submissions page for contests you can enter. Want to know what's happening with your favorite artist? Check out the LATEST NEWS page every day. When it happens, MNN reports it. Do you like Broadway plays? If so, you'll want to make sure to get tickets for Lion King coming to TPAC this coming October for 6 weeks. Tickets go on sale June 10 and are expected to sell out quickly.
Make sure to check out the SHOWCASES AND EVENTS page on MNN for the latest info on showcases and other things happening around Nashville. Also, TODAY'S EVENTS lists all the clubs in town where you can go to hear live music.
Music News Nashville now has some merchandise. Yes, that's right... we're selling hats and t-shirts, with more to come. Get a hat and t-shirt today and show your support of Music News Nashville. Visit to view the merchandise page.
Here's what's new in MNN this weeK;


Bluebird On The Mountain June 10 by Lori Shropshire Chely Wright's Reading, Writing and Rhythm Benefit by Lori Shropshire Progress In small Steps by Susan Tucker Recording Is A Craft, Too! by Fett Weird Al Yankovich Says Digital Is A Raw Deal For Some Artists by Grant Robertson


New Artist Spotlight: Nick Kingswell by Kim Lai

CD Reviews:
*** No new ones this issue- new ones will be up by Wednesday - CMA week slowed us down a little...

(Most photos on the MNN website are available for purchase - please contact Dan)
Chely Wright's Reading, Writing and Rhythm Benefit Cops Vs. Jocks Celebrity Softball Game and MADD benefit DukeFest 2006 At The Music City Motor Speedway International Fan Club Org. (IFCO) Show At The Ryman Jason Aldean's Fan Club And "Why" #1 Parties At Mystik XM Satellite Radio Taping Of "Heroes Behind The Hits"

Upcoming Events:

- Bluebird On The Mountain: The summer concert series continues July 8 and runs through October - TPAC's 2006/2007 Season Announced
- Lion King at TPAC, 6 week run beginning October 26, 2006

Columns / Concert Reviews:
- Bayou's Blue-s Blast - Miranda's Nashville Unplugged - Preshias Tome's Monthly Column
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TICKETS FOR SALE: Two (2) tickets for sale to Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, June 21st through June 25th. Jam packed with all kinds of country acts. Price: $380 for both, includes campsite and 4-day passes for entire event. If interested, please e-mail mailto:brad_at_clearwater_dot_edu as soon as possible.
JOB OPENING WITH ARISTOMEDIA: Starter position available immediately at AristoMedia as a Promotion Assistant in the Christian/Crossover format. AristoMedia has specialized in Music Video Promotion/Marketing, Publicity, Radio Promotion, Special Events Coordination and Public Relations for over 26 years. Good communication, organizational, writing and computer skills needed for this position. E-mail resumes to AristoMedia at mailto:info_at_aristomedia_dot_com_dot_

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