Photos: Belmont’s Michael Jackson Panel, Louvin Benefit, Radio Remotes

••Jett Williams and Blake Shelton were among the many artists participating in the Music Live! radio remote. Williams is making the media rounds for Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings….Plus! Shelton is promoting his latest Six-Pak for Reprise Records.

Blake Shelton and Jett Williams

••On Wed., Nov. 3 Belmont University, in partnership with BMI, hosted a special edition of The Insider’s View, an exclusive roundtable discussion exploring the solo career of Michael Jackson. Featured speakers Frank Dileo, Steve Popovich, Larry Stessel, and Dan Beck all served in strategic positions at Epic Records during Jackson’s unprecedented career from 1975 until his  death in 2009.

(L-R): Belmont’s Director of Development and Major Gifts Harry Chapman (host of the Insider’s View), Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher, Steve Popovich, Larry Stessel, Frank Dileo, Dan Beck and Belmont University’s Dean of the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Wes Bulla.

••A recent benefit concert for Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin raised over $20,000 to help fund his medical treatment for pancreatic cancer. Alison Krauss performed a set of Louvin Brothers classics, backed by Union Station members Ron Block and Jerry Douglas, as well as Viktor Krauss and Carmella Ramsey.

(L-R): Carmella Ramsey, Ron Block, Alison Krauss, Charlie Louvin, Jerry Douglas, and Viktor Krauss. Photo by: Dan Harr, Music News Nashville


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