Briefs: ZBB/Buffett “Crossroads”; Ride Records Hiring

Zac Brown Band

Known for his high-energy sold-out shows, beach inspired tropical tunes and devoted and enthusiastic fans, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett will share the stage with this year’s breakout artist known for its Southern Rock and dynamic stage show, the Zac Brown Band. They team up for the latest episode of the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series. The show will tape before an invitation only audience next month in Nashville. The episode will premiere in March 2010 on CMT.

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Mark Wescott

Mark Westcott

Ride Records, the independent label founded by artist Steve Azar, has added Mark Westcott as Midwest Regional. Westcott’s recent experience includes regional promotion duties for Curb and Epic. Prior to moving to country promotion in 1994, he served in various local and regional posts for Columbia Records and Motown Records. Based in Chicago, Westcott takes office at Ride on Tuesday, December 1. He can be reached at [email protected] or 847.397.6860.

The Ride promotion team also includes VP David Shaw and Harry Nelson. Azar’s new single “Sunshine” will be out in January 2010.

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