The inaugural Crested Butte Songwriters Festival took place January 13-15. Presented by BMI, Texas Roadhouse, Coors, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the fest revolved around days full of skiing and nights full of music, delivered by singer/songwriters like Robert Earl Keen, Dean Dillon, Mac Davis, Marti Frederiksen, Jake Owen, Kristen Kelly, Nicolle Galyon, Emily Shackelton, Kristy Lee Cook, Rodney Clawson and Crested Butte local favorites Tyler Hansen, Steve Snyder and David Paulik. Proceeds benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and Tough Enough to Wear Pink.
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The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) welcomed creative director, wardrobe stylist and entrepreneur Kyah Hillis to the organization’s first monthly membership meeting of the year recently at NSAI‘s headquarters. Hillis spoke to WMBA members about working with clients to build a brand around an image. She shared industry secrets and current trends, and demonstrated hands-on tips that work for both artists and everyday professionals. Following the meeting, Hillis treated the members to an exclusive tour of her new mobile boutique, The Trunk. For more information on the WMBA, visit wmbanashville.org.
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Lee Brice recently performed “A Woman Like You” for Ram’s “Country Covers” Session taping at Yahoo! Studios in Los Angeles. The single is currently No. 20 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart.