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by Unknown // Wednesday, December 23, 2009 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments


Country Aircheck recently released their 2009 Airplay Stats list and Randy Houser ranked No. 1 in the New Artist category.  Houser also had two songs in the Top 100 of 2009 – “Boots On” ranked No. 17, while “Anything Goes” ranked No. 75.  Also of note, “Boots On” reached Top 2 on Billboard and Mediabase charts and spent two weeks at No. 1 on Music Row charts.

Earning New Artist and Video of the Year nominations for the 43rd Annual CMA Awards, Houser, along with Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts, presented the Album of the Year award to Taylor Swift.

In fall of 2009, Houser co-headlind CMT on Tour 09: Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser, making stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Kansas City, and St. Louis, among 26 other markets.  Tourmate Jamey Johnson is quoted as exclaiming: "I watched a blind man jump to his feet and drop his crutches the first time he heard Randy Houser sing."   Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis also noted Houser as one of 2009’s “notable breakthroughs” in country music while CMT dubbed 2009 “ a whirlwind year” for the bright new country star.  

 Houser’s current single, “Whistlin’ Dixie,” debuted with 36 first-week stations on board and is No. 35 on Billboard/BDS and quickly ascending on the charts.  The recording will appear on Houser’s sophomore album scheduled for release this spring.  Most recently, CMT.com named him one of 2009’s Top 10 New Artists.


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by Unknown // Wednesday, December 16, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Garth Brooks


Prior to his first show in his Las Vegas series at Wynn's Encore Theater on Friday, Garth Brooks shared with the Las Vegas Sun that he wasn't nervous until they asked him. He said, "Everybody has been telling me good luck, you know, and this and that, but I haven't been feeling it in my stomach, and I was worried. I thought, 'Am I cold or am I dead? What's up?'" Garth continued, "And when you said that, I don't know, something went right in here and out here and said, 'Oh, my God, I am here, and it's going to start.' Now, there is that feeling that you want, that you have to get over." Some performers are superstitions prior to starting a show, and Brooks shared that he was. He revealed, "There are little things. Some fans gave me some buckeyes that I have had forever. The next night after they gave me them, we were lucky enough to win a lot of American Music Awards."

Garth is done with shows until January 1 when he resumes his weekend duties. As for his weekends off, Brooks likes the schedule. He explained, "I can be in my underwear, eating chips and watching football."



by Unknown // Wednesday, December 16, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 Toby Keith, Will Smith, Wyclef Jean rapping at the Nobel Peace Prize Afterparty!!


by Unknown // Monday, December 14, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Toby Keith

Toby Keith talked to media at a press conference in Oslo, Norway last week before performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Keith told the press that he wouldn't apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts. Toby stated that he supports American troops who "fight evil" and that he stands by President Barack Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. President Obama is this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner.