Snapshots (8/22/12)

Legendary producer, songwriter, guitarist, and studio owner Chips Moman took part in a special interview recently (8/18) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Moman, who helped establish Memphis’ Stax Records and later opened the city’s American Sound Studio, played a pivotal role in creating a great number of pop, soul, and country classics. Moman produced Elvis Presley’s 1969 comeback album From Elvis in Memphis as well as sessions for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, the Highwaymen and others. He also co-wrote “Dark End of the Street,” “Do Right Woman,” “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” and other hit songs.

(L-R): (back row) Museum Editor Michael Gray, Gene Chrisman, Bobby Emmons and Weldon Myrick; (front row) Bobby Wood, Chips Moman and Reggie Young Photo by Donn Jones

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Rachele Lynae recently visited the Academy of Country Music’s office in Los Angeles to perform “Party ‘Til The Cows Come Home” and sign up for professional ACM membership. Lynae is the flagship artist on Jamie O’Neal’snewly launched label, Momentum Label Group and is currently working on her debut album to be released October 23.

(L-R): Rachele Lynae; Michelle Goble, ACM Senior Vice President, Membership & Industry Relations Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

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Songwriter Bobby Hamrick stopped by the ASCAP offices recently (8/15) join as a writer and publisher member, before he headed over to The Basement to participate in ASCAP’s We Create Music series showcase. Hamrick is signed to EMI/OWM Music/Chuckbod Music where he works closely with Ben Strain, Chris Oglesby and Steve McEwan. Hamrick co-wrote Sarah Darling’s single, “Home To Me,” which was released August 21.

(L-R): ASCAP's Ryan Beuschel, Bobby Hamrick and ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan

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