Photo Show: City National Salutes SOURCE, Creative Nation, WMBA

Creative Nation Showcase at The Basement
Monday night (6/25) Creative Nation songwriters Luke Laird and Barry Dean rounded up co-writers Rhett Akins, Brett Eldredge, Ashley Gorley, Natalie Hemby, Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Jonathan Singleton for a performance at The Basement. The group debuted 10 songs to an industry crowd during the event that marked Creative Nation’s first show since the company announced its grand opening last month.

Pictured (L-R): Beth Laird, Creative Nation Co-Owner and General Manager; Luke Laird, Creative Nation Co-Owner and Songwriter/Producer; Kacey Musgraves; Natalie Hemby; Shane McAnally; Brett Eldredge; and Barry Dean, Creative Nation Songwriter. Photo: Thomas Gentry


City National Salutes SOURCE Honorees
City National Bank celebrated this year’s SOURCE Award recipients with a fun Nash Trash tour of Music City followed by dinner at Virago. The awards, honoring pioneering females in the music business, will salute Shelia Shipley Biddy, Connie Bradley, Karen Conrad, Judy Harris, Pat Rolfe, Kay Smith and Judy Wray. All of this year’s honorees are founding members of the organization. The 10th annual SOURCE Awards will be held Aug. 23 at the new home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at Municipal Auditorium.

Pictured (L-R) Back Row: Sarah Brosmer, Bebe Evans, Debbie Linn, Betty Sanders, Lisa Palas, Linda Payne, Judi Turner, Martha Henderson, Susan Myers, Karen Morgan, Kay Clary, Sally Williams, Holly Bell, Lainie Allbee, Trina Smith, Sherri Lynn - Jugg Sister, Courtney Crist, Pamela Johnson, Erika Wollam Nichols, Diane Pearson; Front Row: Mary Unobsky, Lori Badgett, Jessica Rogers, Brenda Kay - Jugg Sister, Shelia Shipley Biddy, Karen Conrad, Judy Harris, Kay Smith, Judy Wray, Pat Rolfe, Laurie Hughes, Katie Plauche Morris and Mandy Gallagher.


WMBA Meeting Welcomes Cindy Heath
The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) welcomed Monarch Publicity’s Cindy Heath as the guest speaker for the organization’s monthly membership meeting at NSAI last week. Heath, who also serves on WMBA’s Board of Directors, shared her experience of navigating the music business and gave insight on being a female entrepreneur.

Pictured (L-R): Front Row: Amery Fridenstine, Trina Lloyd-Weidner, Becky McIntosh; Middle Row: Brandi Simms, Cindy Heath, Becky Lynn Street; and Back Row: Kama Upton, Leona Edwards


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