Industry Ink Wednesday

Sea Gayle Records / Arista Nashville recording artist Brent Anderson visited MusicRow last week for an acoustic set. He is busy promoting debut single “Amy’s Song,” which includes snippets of the Pure Praire League classic "Amie." Former PPL members Vince Gill and Craig Fuller joined Anderson on the new track.

 

• A memorial service for songwriter Don Wayne will be held Fri., Nov. 11 at Nashville’s Texas Troubadour Theatre from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

• The Fall 2011 Curb Creative Leadership Lecture will feature Robert Levine, the former executive editor of Billboard, and contributor to Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. In his first book, Free Ride, Levine charts how companies like YouTube built businesses on copyrighted content, and how Apple and Amazon drove down the price of music and books. The event is free and open to the public. See him Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt’s First Amendment Center Lecture Hall. More at www.vanderbilt.edu/curbcenter.

• Racecar driver Dan Wheldon was laid to rest Saturday (10/29) in St. Petersburg, Fla. and a public memorial was held Sunday at Indianapolis’ Conesco Fieldhouse, in the city where Wheldon won the 2011 Indy 500 championship. Special guests included Garth Brooks who performed “The Dance,” Reba who performed “If I Had Only Known” and The Band Perry who delivered a medley of “Go Rest High On This Mountain/Amazing Grace.” Wheldon was sponsored by Big Machine Records and Curb Records.

Donna Botts

Lamon Records Nashville welcomes Donna Botts as Director of Media Relations and Promotions, and Josh Moody as Vice President of Creative Operations. Lamon Records Nashville will soon be celebrating 50 years in the music industry, and is home to Bobby Dean, Kathryn Scheldt, Kimberly Patrick, Courtney Stewart, George Hamilton IV, The Moody Brothers and more. www.lamonrecords.com

Celeste Kellogg, a 17-year-old actress and singer, will host a music video premiere party and perform an acoustic set on Thurs., Nov. 3, 5:00 pm at Nashville’s Gibson Guitar Showroom. Kellogg is a former member of teen pop groups RD7 and No Limit. Her solo debut, This is Where I Wanna Be, was produced by multi-platinum producer Andrew Lane (Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, High School Musical). The free event is open to the public.

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