MusicRow Promotes Jon Freeman

MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson is proud to announce the promotion of Jon Freeman to Managing Editor.

In his new role, Freeman will be responsible for assigning and editing web-based news content as well as contributing news and feature posts for He will continue to oversee the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart and related matters as Chart Director. Additionally, he will partner with Sr. News Editor Sarah Skates in assigning, writing, and editing content for MusicRow’s print editions.

“I knew immediately after meeting Jon Freeman that his enthusiasm and authentic desire to fly high above the status quo was an excellent match to my own philosophy,” explains Robertson. “I am very excited to have him at MusicRow in this expanded capacity. His contributions to MusicRow’s comprehensive and unparalleled editorial content, the hit-predicting CountryBreakout Chart, and managing daily operations are highly valued.”

Freeman joined MusicRow in January 2005 as Chart Manager, and has since been a regular contributor in print and online. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Management Information Systems, and later studied Music Business at Belmont University. Prior to joining MusicRow, he interned with the Americana Music Association and ASCAP Nashville while working at The Great Escape’s former Broadway location.

Jon continues to be available at


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Eric T. Parker oversees operations and contributes editorial for MusicRow's print magazine,, the RowFax tip sheet and the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart. He also facilitates annual events for the enterprise, including MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and the Rising Women on the Row. | @EricTParker

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