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Republic Nashville loses Bartholomew • Voorhis opens bookkeeping firm • CMHoF hosts Norro Wilson and free admission • MCTI Songwriter Show

Chip Voorhis

>>Chip Voorhis has opened Voorhis Consulting, a bookkeeping firm specializing in financial services for music publishers, songwriters, engineers and studios. “As a publisher myself, I was aware of the need on Music Row for a cost effective option for daily financial operations,” says Voorhis. “We take care of all those things that keep creative people from being creative.” Services include accounts payable and receivable, demo and master session bookkeeping, payroll and payroll returns, quarterly returns etc. Voorhis may be reached at 615-977-4727, or

>>Republic Nashville Southwest Regional Promotion representative Weslea Bartholomew will be leaving her position on Feb. 22nd. Republic Nashville is now accepting applications to fill that position. Email resumes to

Norro Wilson. Photo: CMHOF

>>Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, and acclaimed producer Norro Wilson will appear at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 5, as the latest subject of the quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 p.m. in-depth interview and performance, held in the Museum’s Ford Theater and hosted by Museum Editor Michael Gray, is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will be streamed live at Wilson has written hits, such as “The Most Beautiful Girl,” “A Picture of Me (Without You),” “The Grand Tour” and “Soul Song.” He’s also produced records for John Anderson, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, George Jones, Sammy Kershaw, Reba McEntire, Steve Wariner, Tammy Wynette and more… Also at the Musuem, admission is free this Saturday (2/5). Special programs that day will include a Songwriter Session with Kent Blazy and Cory Batten; a Musical Petting Zoo for kids; and a performance by Street Corner Symphony.

>>The 38th annual Music City Tennis Invitational (MCTI) will begin the year’s activities with a songwriter showcase at the Bluebird Cafe on Feb. 10. Featured, award-winning songwriters include Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, Jim Photoglo and Bob DiPiero. (for reservations call 615-383-1461). The two-day tennis tournament will take place on April 30 and May 1 at Vanderbilt University, where tennis players will compete with recording artists, celebrities, and other music industry insiders. MCTI is the only fundraising event that directly benefits the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The Center helps with a wide variety of developmental concerns, including developmental delay, cognitive impairment and intellectual disabilities (mental retardation), autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD and other behavior problems. For more info visit


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