Morgans Media Group has named songwriter and publishing veteran Roger Murrah to the post of Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, it was announced today by MMG President/CEO Geoff Owens. In this new role, Murrah’s responsibilities will include directing overall objectives of MMG, initially focusing on the development of the company’s national Honky Tonk TV | Your Country television program.
“We’re delighted to find someone with Roger’s experience and reputation to lead our Nashville operation,” said Owens.
“Roger has both the creative and business skill set that we feel will complement our company very well,” added Morgans’ Chief Operating Officer, Chris James. “Establishing our presence in Nashville has been important to us and with Roger’s help, we can keep moving forward with our plans to pursue some really creative opportunities.”
Most recently Sr. VP of Bug Music Nashville, Murrah is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a former chairman of its foundation. He has won Songwriter of the Year and Songwriter of the Decade honors from BMI. He also founded his own Murrah Music Corporation in 1990, which won Billboard’s Independent Publisher of the Year honor.
Murrah will represent MMG from the company’s new Nashville offices in MetroCenter. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Morgans Media’s innovative vision for promoting Country music in new and exciting ways and I look forward to working closely with Chris and the whole professional and creative team,” he said of his hiring. Congratulate him here.