Industry Ink Wednesday (7/28/11)

Special Writer Round Tomorrow
Tom Douglas, Gordon Kennedy, Christy McDonald and Andrew Charbonnet are set for a special benefit performance tomorrow night (7/28) at The Rutledge, kicking off at 8 p.m. McDonald will close the show with a full-band performance. Proceeds from “Change The World Songwriters Night” will benefit cancer research at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital.

Musical Chairs at Republic

(L-R): Megan Knutson and Kelsey Chandler

Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen has promoted Megan (Whalen) Knutson to Label Resource Manager and hired Kelsey Chandler as Executive Assistant. Chandler will fill Knuston’s previous position following her promotion. Most recently, she was a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Marketing at Auburn University. Both will report directly to Pres. Jimmy Harnen. Knutson can be reached at (615) 324-7901 or [email protected], and Chandler is available at (615) 324-7930 or [email protected], beginning Aug. 8.

Swift’s New York Hot Streak
Taylor Swift recently wrapped a run of four sold-out shows at Newark’s Prudential Center near New York City. She played to over 52,000 fans and earned rave reviews, impressing some of the nation’s toughest critics.

Chris Young on Kimmel
Chris Young is set for an appearance on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (7/27) where he will perform songs from the recently released NEON.

Josh Thompson on TV
Columbia Nashville’s Josh Thompson was on hand in Fayetteville, NC on Sunday, July 17 for a taping of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  Thompson performed a concert at Fayetteville Festival Park to help raise funds for a female homeless veterans shelter.

Josh Thompson on Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

BMI Buzz
BMI and local hotspot the Basement partnered to present acoustic sets from Joey Hyde, Morgan Myles and Deep River at the July 13 installment of BMI Buzz.

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Beth Laird; Joey Hyde; Deep River members Luke Brindley, Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley; BMI’s Jody Williams; Morgan Myles and BMI’s Mark Mason.

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