Belmont’s “Best,” Tate’s USO Mission and a CDX Milestone

Belmont Salutes Gill With “Best of the Best”
Tomorrow night (4/24) at 7:00 PM, Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present its annual “Best of the Best” showcase. The event will honor Vince Gill, 2010 recipient of the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual who has achieved a level of excellence in the music business and entertainment industries with notable service to Belmont University and the Nashville community.

Co-hosted by TV personality Harry Chapman and Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart, the show will salute Gill with a tribute performance from acclaimed singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. Also featured will be student performances from Miss B (Urban/Pop), Joshua Eric Wright (Christian), Cheryl LuQuire (Country), Delta Saints (Rock) and from ASCAP Writers’ Night series winners Clare Dunn, Hailey Faith, Hailey Steele, Josh Johnson, Greg Bates and Jordan Kyle Reynolds.

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Jamie Tate

Jamie Tate Becomes USO Ambassador
Bodell Records artist Jamie Tate has been named an honorary ambassador by the USO of North Carolina for her ongoing support and contributions to the United Service Organizations, Inc.

The USO designated Tate as an ambassador in response to the North Carolina native’s upcoming “I’ll Give My All” initiative. In March, Tate recorded “I’ll Give My All” with the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus in Nashville. The track is part of an online campaign that aims to deliver the song via digital download to more than one million military servicemen and women around the world. As part of her ambassadorship, Tate will appear and perform at USO of NC events and other military activities throughout North Carolina and other parts of the country.

“I am incredibly honored that the USO of North Carolina has made me an honorary ambassador,” says Tate. “The USO does so much for our military, and I’m proud to say that I’m associated with such an esteemed organization.”

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CDX Loses Motley, Marks Milestone
On April 29, CDX, the longstanding physical delivery system for new singles to secondary stations, will release Volume 500, a definite milestone in the company’s 20-year history.

The date will also mark the retirement of Peggy Motley, who came to CDX in 1994 from WSM and Gaylord after having completed a career in the radio industry.

“Not only did Peggy bring professionalism and dedication to her job, for these past 16 years she has brought us joy, laughter and a spirit that makes everyone feel good,” said CDX Co-Owner Paul Lovelace. “She will be missed very, very much.”

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