Nashville Notes

Jim Prater’s Excelsior Music Group in Nashville has merged with Earl Richards’ Code Blue Music Management. The company has offices in Dallas and Nashville, and has a New York branch in the works. Richards will remain at the helm in Nashville as exec v.p. of EMG.

Songwriter Alan Jackson earned two song of the year mentions to lead nominations for the Music City News Country Songwriters Awards. Awards ceremony will be televised by the Nashville Network live from the Grand Ole Opry House April 29.

The Country Music Assn. has moved to new headquarters at 1 Music Circle S. in Nashville.

The Statler Bros. will star in their own weekly variety series on the Nashville Network. Produced by Jim Owens and Associates and Statler-Grant Prods., it will be TNN’s first original variety series. Taping will begin March 18.

Polygram Nashville has named Bobby Young v.p. of national country promotion. Bruce Shindler, formerly of RCA Nashville, succeeds Young as director of national country promotion.

Dolly Parton is renovating the old Joe Taylor Artist building to house her new company, In Cahoots. The company will be her liaison office in Nashville, coordinating Parton’s Tennessee activities. Mark Kiracafe will run the firm; Linda Lyons and sister Stella Parton also will be involved.

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