Industry Pics (12/19/2012)

Standing (l-r): Noah C. McPike, Esq. of Almon Law, PLLC; Walter Campbell, Walter Campbell Music Publishing; Kos Weaver, VP, Disney Music Publishing, Nashville. Seated: Casey Wood

Disney Music Publishing, Nashville has signed Casey Wood to its expanding creative writer roster. The deal is a partnership between Disney Music Publishing and Walter Campbell Music Publishing.

Disney Music Publishing VP Kos Weaver says, “The minute I heard ‘This Is My Blood,’ a song Casey wrote by himself that was recorded by The Dirt Drifters (Warner Bros.), I knew I wanted to work with Casey. It’s great to have a trusted colleague like Walter Campbell along for the ride!”

“I’m very excited for this wonderful opportunity and I’m looking forward to being a part of the success of Disney Music Publishing! My three-year-old thinks it’s pretty awesome too!” added Wood. He is a native of Dallas, West Virginia who left his home of coal mines, steel mills, and farmland after high school graduation to pursue his dream of becoming a household name singer/songwriter in Music City.

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Photo: Pat Christenson (President, Las Vegas Events) presents Chris Young with an NFR jacket before his performance on the Rodeo Live Stage at Cowboy Fanfest. Photo: Las Vegas News Bureau

For the seventh consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music hosted musical performances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), held in Las Vegas from Thursday (Dec. 6) through Saturday (Dec. 15). The ACM’s Rodeo Live Stage in the Las Vegas Convention Center featured Ryan BeaverBucky CovingtonSarah DarlingBrett EldredgeJack Ingram, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, David NailAaron Watson and Chris Young.

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Photo (L-R): CSOS Board Member Amy Cranford, Belmont University's Tish Stewart, Morgan Swank, Caleb Kelly, Cassandra Lavoro, and CSOS Chairman of the Board John Barker. Photo: Bob Mather.

The Copyright Society of the South awarded three college students with the Excellence Scholarship this fall. Representing Nashville’s Belmont University is Morgan Swank, while Caleb Kelly and Cassnadra Lovoro are from Middle Tennessee State University. Included in the monetary scholarship is a 1-year membership to the Copyright Society of the South.




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