MusicRow is pleased to announce revered journalist Kay West as guest speaker at the Rising Women on the Row Breakfast.
As a longtime advocate for women’s rights, West recently explored the subject of female executives in the music business for an in-depth article in the Nashville Post.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, her work includes articles for People magazine, the Nashville Scene, and numerous other outlets. She entered the magazine industry as a receptionist at Penthouse in New York City—a job she scored just two days after moving from her hometown, Wilmington, Delaware. Eventually, West worked her way up to Associate Editor of the publication, and began freelancing for Soho Weekly News.
West moved to Nashville when former New York record label execs Joe Galante and Randy Goodman recruited her to serve as Director of Publicity for their new home at RCA Nashville. She settled in Music City, where she would go on to raise her children, Joy and Harry.
She has written five books: How To Raise a Gentleman, How To Raise a Lady and 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know, part of the Gentlemanners series for Thomas Nelson; Around The Opry Table: A Feast of Recipes and Stories from the Grand Ole Opry; and Dani’s Story: A Journey From Neglect to Love.
She has served on the board of Nashville CARES and The Nashville Farmer’s Market, volunteers regularly with Magdalene and Room in the Inn, and has chaired numerous fundraisers.
MusicRow founded Rising Women on the Row to encourage, support and motivate females in the Nashville music business. Honors will be presented to Mary Hilliard Harrington, Shannan Hatch, Heather McBee, Denise Stevens and Carla Wallace at a private sit-down breakfast and ceremony set for Friday, March 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Due to high demand, no additional tickets are available at this time. To be put on a waiting list, email [email protected].
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