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by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, May 28, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Acclaimed Rounder Records duo Dailey & Vincent top the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Survey album chart in the June issue with their self-titled debut. The album first appeared on the chart in April at #4.

Dailey & Vincent are also featured on the cover of the Bluegrass Unlimited June issue, with a story written by Jon Weisberger. For more information, visit www.bluegrassmusic.com.

When it was released in January, Dailey & Vincent debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart. It has remained in the top 5 on that chart for 10 of the 15 weeks since its release. Dailey & Vincent also tops the XM Bluegrass Junction Top 40 Albums chart for the month of May, reflecting airplay during the month of April.

Several tracks from the album are also generating significant airplay. The very moving "More Than a Name on a Wall," written by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel, is at #3 this week on the Count Down Yonder Weekly Top 17 Songs of SIRIUS Bluegrass, based on listener requests. The song was a hit for the Statler Brothers in 1989 and is a fitting Memorial Day tribute.

"Sweet Carrie" moves from #9 to #4 on the Bluegrass Unlimited songs chart for June, while it rose from #10 to #6 on the XM Bluegrass Junction Top 30 Tracks for May.

"By the Mark" was a 4-week #1 on the SIRIUS Count Down Yonder earlier this year. This month it moves from #18 to #12 on the Bluegrass Unlimited songs chart.

Dailey & Vincent will perform at the Meramec Theatre in Steelville, Missouri, on May 24, followed by three days at the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City in Branson, May 26-28. For additional information and touring updates, please visit http://www.daileyvincent.com or www.myspace.com/thedaileyvincentband. The duo has also posted blogs for Bluegrass Month on cmt.com, available at http://blog.cmt.com/category/bluegrass

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, May 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


George Strait's line of footwear has helped the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) reach an impressive milestone, according to Country Hound. Justin Boots has now raised over 5.5 million dollars for professional rodeo athletes, and about 20 grand of that was from the George Strait Collection. Strait responds, "Rodeo cowboys are some of the best athletes in the world. I've spent a lot of years being a small part of the rodeo world and it's a privilege to be able to help raise money and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund."


by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, May 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

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Country fans will find artist memorabilia galore at the 2008 Music Row Yard Sale, being held during CMA Music Fest on Saturday, June 7 at the Sommet Center in downtown Music City. It has become a must-attend event for country music fans, and you never know what unique item you may find from your favorite country artist. Last year's goodies included autographed tail pipes from Alan Jackson's personal vehicle, Kenny Chesney's T-shirt worn in concert, lyrics for the song "Tim McGraw" signed by Taylor Swift, a George Strait life-sized autographed standup, and Martina McBride's first-set of speakers. The event opens at 8 AM, CT, and you'll want to get there early!

Stay tuned for upcoming exclusive YALLWIRE content from the CMA's!

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, May 21, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Shania Twain's husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange, has denied reports that he's been having an affair with Marie-Anne Thiebaud, a longtime secretary and manager at the couple's Swiss chateau. After news broke last week that Twain and Lange were splitting up, a source close to the couple told People magazine, "Mutt and Marie-Anne left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship." Replying to the allegations that this could be why he and Shania split, Lange said, "It's absolutely not the reason." He further denied being romantically involved with Thiebaud.