Industry Ink: Stanley Generation Records Opens

Laura Dodd

Performer and producer Nathan Stanley, grandson of Ralph Stanley, is launching his own Stanley Generation Records with the signing of flagship artist Laura Dodd. Sony/RED is expected to handle distribution and Larry Pareigis of Nine North Records has been tapped to oversee radio promotion. Dodd’s first single will arrive at radio in June.

Nathan Stanley grew up performing with his grandfather’s Clinch Mountain Boys. Last year at age 18, he released his fourth album, My Kind Of Country, which he co-produced with guests appearances by Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless and more. Now he is producing a tribute album to his grandfather which will be released on Stanley Generation.

Laura Dodd was named New Artist of the Year at the 2010 Inspirational Country Music Awards. The Alabama native has opened for George Jones, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, and also performed at the White House.

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Thinking Bee Productions, a Nashville company which produces unscripted series, music videos, documentaries and web content for social marketing, has announced three hirings. Joining the team are Production Manager Sara Foster, and Editors Stephen Shiveley and Joey Von Haeger. They are working under President Bill Filipiak and EVP Jo Hunt.

Pictured (L-R): Joey Von Haeger, Sara Foster and Stephen Shivley

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Janie Fricke

Third Coast Talent has signed Janie Fricke for exclusive booking representation. The singer charted numerous hits during the late seventies and into the eighties, including several No. 1s. Carrie Moore-Reed will be the responsible agent. She can be reached at 615-685-3331 and [email protected].

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MusicRow’s thoughts are with Keith Burns (Burns & Poe) and his family as daughter Savannah Leigh undergoes cancer treatment. The 18-year-old college student was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month. She had been in the ICU in Atlanta but her condition was recently upgraded. More here.

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Alyssa Drew Taylor

Congratulations to Warner Music Nashville’s Sr. Coordinator of Brand Management Danielle Taylor and husband Shane on the birth of their daughter. They welcomed Alyssa Drew Taylor on Monday, April 11, weighing 8 lbs and measuring 20 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great.

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Congrats to industry vet Allen Butler who scored his first hole-in-one on the golf course recently. He was on the No. 6 hole at Old Natchez Country Club in Franklin.


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