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Gloriana Nominated for T-Mobile Country Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards

Jon Reep, season five winner of Last Comic Standing on NBC, releases his debut Warner Bros. Records/Degenerate Records CD/DVD, Metro Jethro, on Tuesday, October 20. A stand alone DVD will also be available for purchase. Metro Jethro’s CD is currently available on iTunes. Comedy Central will debut Reep’s special this Saturday, October 17 at 10 p.m. CST / 11p.m. EST

NASHVILLE – Warner Bros. Records artist and small town, skinny dippin’ sweetheart, Whitney Duncan, will grace the stage this Friday, Oct. 16 for her very first performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Duncan, originally from Scotts Hill, Tenn., joins Keith Anderson and Ricky Skaggs in the line-up for Friday’s show.

“It’s such an unbelievable honor to sing at the Opry,” said Duncan. “I’ve always dreamed of performing at the Grand Ole Opry and it’s just so surreal and exciting to get this opportunity.”

Gloriana To Open For Taylor Swift on The Second Leg of Her Fearless Tour Next Year

Nashville, TN – Warner Bros. Records Artist Blake Shelton teams up with his long-time friend Trace Adkins to show we all have a hillbilly side in us with his new single, “Hillbilly Bone.” On Monday, Oct. 12, Shelton’s fan club members will get a special treat when “Hillbilly Bone” will be available for them to preview for 24 hours via logging into their BSers Fan Club account. Also, starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, fans can stream the song exclusively for two weeks at www.blakeshelton.com.

Nashville, TN – Gloriana is about to wrap up their successful opening slot on Taylor Swift’s Fearless 2009 Tour October 11th in Minneapolis. The tour kicked off in April and had the band performing in 49 cities across the country. Now the four-some are releasing their much anticipated second single, “How Far Do You Wanna Go?” from their self-titled debut album to radio. The song showcases the band’s four-part harmonies, energy, and big sound that make the group so exciting on stage.

Multi-Platinum duo Big & Rich are set to release their first Greatest Hits CD and DVD, “Big & Rich: Greatest Hits” on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The CD will include 15 of their chart-topping hits and fan-favorite songs, including the previously unreleased, “The Man I Am Right Now.” The DVD will include the music videos for nine of the duo’s ground-breaking, sensational hits from their Warner Bros. Records albums.

"Ain't Gonna Stop" on the Road to Tampa Bay Campaign Announced

Nashville, TN – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that they will utilize the song "Ain't Gonna Stop" by Warner Bros. Recording Artist James Otto as the identifying sound of the 2009 ACC Football Season. In addition, the ACC and James Otto will work together to deliver a promotion entitled "Ain't Gonna Stop on the Road to Tampa Bay" that will run through November 22 and will offer many unique prizes and experiences focused around the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship in Tampa, Fla. on December 5, 2009.

Nashville, TN – Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records Comedian Larry The Cable Guy invites his fans to the ultimate party on Tuesday, Sept. 22 when he releases his new CD, Tailgate Party. Recorded before 50,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE during Independence Day weekend, the appearance – the first ever at Memorial Stadium by a comedian – was in conjunction with The City Of Lincoln’s 2-day event, “Uncle Sam Jam.”

Nashville, TN – Comedian Patton Oswalt’s weakness is definitely strong as the comedian scored a No. 1 album this week on the Current Comedy Soundscan Chart with his CD, My Weakness Is Strong. iTunes featured the exclusive digital release for one week before the actual physical CD/DVD release yesterday. The CD/DVD is now available at all digital and physical retailers following his Comedy Central special, “My Weakness Is Strong” this past Sunday.

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