WMBA Tunes for Tots
The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) held its annual “Tunes for Tots” benefit Dec. 6 at the Listening Room Cafe. The benefit supporting the Toys for Tots Foundation, featured in-the-round performances by ’80s pop icon gone country Tiffany, R&J recording artist Margaret Durante and hit songwriter Bobby Pinson. The United States Marines collected loads of toys in addition to $254 in cash donations for the Toys for Tots Foundation on behalf of WMBA. (L-R): Betsy Walker, WMBA Membership Chair; Amery Fridenstine, WMBA Treasurer; Amanda Fletcher, WMBA Social Co-Chair; Durante; Holly Ashby, WMBA VP; Josee Deschenes, WMBA Social-Co-Chair; Tiffany; Pinson; Trina Lloyd-Weidner, WMBA Secretary; Brandi Simms, WMBA Pres.; and Kama Upton, WMBA President-elect.
Cory Wagar Visits MusicRow
Cory Wagar visited MusicRow’s headquarters on Dec. 7 and sang her song “Huricane” as well as her current single “I Hate My Boyfriend,” which is at No. 55 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart. (L-R): MR’s Christie King, Sarah Skates and Sherod Robertson; Wagar; and MR’s Jon Freeman and Eric Parker.
Lady A’s Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest
Lady Antebellum is urging fans to bring some tacky Christmas spirit to December Own The Night Tour dates, thanks to KKWF/Seattle morning host Fitz.
When Lady A appeared with Fitz’ show, the conversation quickly turned to Charles Kelley’s fondness for ugly Christmas sweaters. Fitz suggested Lady A do an ugly sweater contest at their concerts and now it’s actually happening.
Fans are encouraged to wear their tackiest holiday sweater to the show they will be attending and tweet @ladyantebellum photos of their outfits with the #OwnTheNightTour and #TackySweater hashtags, so they can be put on the concert screen and brought into the Inner Circle for the show, and receive a Twitter shout out from Lady A!
At the end of December all photos received will be posted to an album on Lady A’s Facebook page. One lucky winner will be chosen to be featured on Lady A’s 365 blog and receive a prize.
Upcoming Own The Night dates include Sioux City, IA (12/9); Springfield, MO (12/10); and Murray, KY (12/11).