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August 27 Music News Nashville ( (If the hyperlinks are not active for you, simply cut the link and paste it into your browser)
August 27, 2006
Volume 2, Issue 17

Greetings to all

Okay - we've done it. We changed over to a new mail service. Tough two weeks...working day and night to make sure everyone who wants to receive MNN is able to do so without interruption. We've also begun a new signup service for adding names to the e-mail list - if you have friends who would like to receive MNN, send them to this link to sign up: If you receive the TEXT-ONLY edition and want to get the graphics version, please visit the link above and click on the HTML button after adding in your information.
Want to check out a rising artist who just might be "the Next Big Thing" in Nashville? This Monday, August 28th, new artist Jesse Lee will be performing a showcase for Broken Bow Records at The Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. The showcase, open to the public, is FREE and starts at 6:00pm (arrive early).
We have a new weekly column on Music News Nashville, courtesy of Ronna Rubin and GAC-TV. It's called "GAC Music Beat With Ronna Rubin," and can be viewed at the link below (under the "Columns / Concert Reviews" section)
There are several new contests for artists and songwriters on the MNN website. We update these as they come in. The new contests include the International Songwriting Contest, the 2006 CMT/NSAI Songwriting contest, and many more. Visit to view the contests and places where you can submit materials for consideration.
We HIGHLY recommend you visit MNN every day to catch the LATEST NEWS. The industry news changes daily, including notices of events and more. Log on every day and visit the LATEST NEWS section where stories are updated from noon to 5:00pm EVERY DAY.
Here's what's new in MNN this week:
(To read the story, review or see the photos, simply click on the headline)

August Bluebird On The Mountain By Rebecca Hosking Holdout Bands Give In To iTunes AP Newwire Join The Club by Kim Copeland Judging A CD By Its Cover by Nancy Moran Kenny Rogers' Significant Success By Crystal Caviness New Artist Spotlight: Gary Bennett By Peter Cronin New Artist Spotlight: Rhonda Towns By Peter Cronin The Fearless Artistry Of Radney Foster By Bobby Reed Tickle My Monkey Nerve by Michael Anderson

CD Reviews:

Acappella - "Radiance" by Rebecca Hosking Amanda Wilson - "Small Town Girl" by Rebecca Hosking Apollo Up - "Chariots Of Fire" by Rebecca Hosking Brian McComas - "Back Up Again" by Rebecca Hosking Damian Follett - "The Reason" by Rebecca Hosking Larnelle - "I Want To Be A Star" by Rebecca Hosking Melody Guy - "Signs Of Trouble" by Rebecca Hosking Randy Thomas - "Self-Titled" by Rebecca Hosking


Jason Matthews: Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right by Lori Shropshire Phil Vassar Talks At ASCAP Edited by Dan Harr

(Most photos on the MNN website are available for purchase - please contact Dan)
Bluebird on the Mountain - August Buds & Suds Charity Event At Mercy Lounge Grascals CD Release Party At ASCAP IBMA Nominations at CMHOF Music City Hit Makers Songwriter Weekend

Upcoming Events:

- Bluebird On The Mountain: The summer concert series continues September 9 and runs through October, Dyer Observatory, Brentwood, TN
- ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Workshops - Signing up deadline is Aug. 31 - Celebrity Tablescapes For TJ Martell Foundation, September 15-25, 2006 - IBMA Week and Awards, Nashville Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2006
- NSAI #1 Party at NSAI/Nashville, Sept. 25th, 4:00pm
- Country Star University Oct. 9 & 10
- IEBA in Nashville, October 15-17
- Lion King at TPAC, 6 week run beginning October 26, 2006
- TN4Kids Live Auction, November 2nd, 2006
- BMI Country Music Awards, November 4th, Nashville
- ICMA Awards, Gibson Showcase/Nashville, 7:00pm

Columns / Concert Reviews:
- Bayou's Blue-s Blast - GAC Music Beat With Ronna Rubin - Miranda's Nashville Unplugged - Preshias Tome's Monthly Column

To access Music News Nashville, visit

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is accepting entries for 2006. Now In its fifth year, ISC is one of the largest and most respected songwriting competitions in the world. Prizes include over $150,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 cash Grand Prize. ISC Also has the most prestigious judges for any songwriting competition. Judges for 2006 include: Brian Wilson; Jerry Lee Lewis; Tom Waits; Rosanne Cash; Sean Paul; Frank Black (The Pixies); Robert Smith (The Cure); Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Tiesto (Producer/Remixer/DJ); MercyMe; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Peter Hook (New Order); Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records); Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Steve Lillywhite (Sr VP A&R/Producer, Columbia Records) and many more. 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