Industry Ink (2-25-13)

napa1Top Napa Valley winemakers and Nashville songwriters will come together to pair music and wine with stories behind their creations. Napa in Nashville will be held March 7 at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will include wine tasting with the winemakers and performances from several top songwriters.

Currently confirmed songwriters include Pat Alger (“Unanswered Prayers,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “Small Town Saturday Night”), Tony Arata (“The Dance,” “I’m Holding My Own,” “Here I Am”) and Dave Berg (“If You’re Going Through Hell,” “These Are My People,” “Stupid Boy”), with additional performers to be announced.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Notes For Education, supporting arts education for today’s youth and the continued development of the artists of tomorrow.

 $60 includes wine tasting, food and live music. Visit for tickets and more info.

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tatemusiclogo1Tate Music Group has added Doug Briney to its roster.

 “We are happy to be partnering with the good people at Tate Music Group,” said Doug’s manager, Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. “Tate has worked with some of Doug’s biggest influences, including Lee Greenwood.  So, to have him on the same label is a real dream come true for him. We are looking forward to getting Doug in the studio to cut his Tate Music Group debut.”

Briney, known as the Alaskan Cowboy, is based in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a 2012 Independent Country Music Association award nominee. His debut CD, It’s All Country has received international airplay and chart success, placing in the Top 20 of the Roots Music Report charts for several months. His next release, his first for Tate, will be recorded in the coming weeks. He will be singing the national anthem for the beginning of the Iditarod Trail race in March.

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ticket-summit-logo1Ticket Summit®’s  Executive Director, Dr. Molly A. Mérez, was recently honored by both Collaborate Magazine and EXPO Magazine. Collaborate included Mérez in its ’40 Under 40′ list while EXPO recognized her on its Elite list for the second year in a row. More information about this announcement can be found in the attached press release.

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renegade radio1Renegade Radio Nashville has partnered with Curb Records for an informative music industry radio show, The Road To Music Row. Featuring Taylor Childress, VP of Curb and Sidewalk Records, as well as station co-owner and voice Captain Jack Aponte and radio personality and country recording artist Lindsay Lawler, the show airs every Wednesday night from 5-6 p.m. and provides listeners with an in-depth discussion about the inner workings of the music industry.

“We’re always trying to be innovative and take Internet radio to the next level,” said Aponte. “We’re excited to offer listeners a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes in the music industry with our new show. It’s especially exciting to have the label’s perspective that Taylor Childress offers.”

To learn more about The Road to Music Row, visit



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