Artist Action

SESAC’s Nashville headquarters hosted a recent gathering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of legendary bluegrass group the Lonesome River Band. Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, band member Brandon Rickman, SESAC’s Amy Beth Hale and band member Sammy Shelor. Photo: Peyton Hoge

Crystal Hoyt

• • • Former Trailer Choir singer Crystal Hoyt is hosting a weekly songwriters showcase called Renegade Junction starting tonight (8/16) at The Attic at Piranhas. Hoyt will premiere her new songs at the multi-genre showcase running for six weeks. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and live performances will go from 8:00 pm – 11:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Kellie Pickler

• • • Kellie Pickler will make her acting debut this fall on the upcoming season on 90210. Pickler will play the role of “Sally,” the country-singing cousin of local cowboy “Austin” (Justin Deeley). In addition to her acting debut, she will perform her new single “Tough,” the lead single from her next album. 90210 airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. eastern on The CW.

Jacob Lyda

• • • Davis Music Group’s Jacob Lyda debuted on The Grand Ole Opry recently, performing “I’m Doing Alright,” and his next radio single, “Born At A Truck Stop;” both co-penned by Lyda and found on his upcoming album, Another Song I had To Write. Lyda made his debut in the coveted circle with plenty of friends and family in the audience cheering him on—fans in his hometown of Stevenson, AL chartered a bus to go to the show.

• • • Country artist Lacy Green recently visited BMI’s Nashville offices during a break from her ongoing radio tour. Green, who is signed with BMI, was in town for a series of writing sessions with producer Ronnie Bowman. Since June, the 22-year-old North Carolina native has been out on the road visiting Country radio in support of her debut single, “For the Summertime.” Green also entered into a sponsorship agreement in July with NYC-based fine jewelry company, SLANE. Green continues to work on her debut album for SwanGate Records, due out later this year.

SwanGate Records artist Lacy Green (c) poses with BMI’s Leslie Roberts (l) and Bradley Collins. Photo: AristoMedia.


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