Friday Snapshots

• • • The 4th Annual Country Music is Love concert benefiting City of Hope was held Monday, Feb. 25 at 12th and Porter. The sold-out show featured acoustic performances by Greg Bates, Joel Crouse, Rose Falcon, The Henningsens, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose and Charlie Worsham. A songwriters round included Corey Crowder, Jillian Jacqueline, Carley Pearce and surprise guest Wade Bowen. Hosted by Miss Tennessee USA 2013 Brenna Mader, the event raised $3,200 for the fight against cancer and other life threatening diseases. Country Music Is Love is now hosting an eBay auction featuring items autographed by the artists. All proceeds will be donated to City of Hope.

Charlie Worsham performs at the Country Music Is Love Concert. Photo Credit: Claudia Kay Photos

Charlie Worsham performs at the Country Music Is Love Concert. Photo Credit: Claudia Kay Photos

• • • SOLID held its first (after)workshop of 2013 Tuesday night (March 5) at CMA. The radio promotion panel featured Wade Jessen, John Zarling, Jordan Petit, Neda Tobin and Anthony Allen.  

Pictured (L-R): Sarah McGrady, SOLID President, Angela Lampton, Sunfire Entertainment, Moderator of the evening, John Zarling, Big Machine Label Group, Kent Wolfenbarger, SOLID Education Chair, Jordan Pettit, Warner Music Nashville, Neda Tobin, Southern Ground, Anthony Allen, WSIX, Wade Jessen, Billboard, Brittany Adkins Schaffer, SOLID Education Co-chair

Pictured (L-R): Sarah McGrady, SOLID President; Angela Lampton, Sunfire Entertainment, Moderator of the evening; John Zarling, Big Machine Label Group; Kent Wolfenbarger, SOLID Education Chair; Jordan Pettit, Warner Music Nashville; Neda Tobin, Southern Ground; Anthony Allen, WSIX; Wade Jessen, Billboard; and Brittany Adkins Schaffer, SOLID Education Co-chair

• • • CMA staffers surprised NHK World Country Programs producer and personality Takehisa Matsuda with the CMA International Country Broadcaster Award during a visit to the CMA offices on Tuesday, March 5. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by radio broadcasters outside the United States who have made important contributions for the development of Country Music in their country.

>l-r) CMA Board President-Elect Frank Bumstead, CMA Membership Committee Chairman Jeff Walker, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting Brandi Simms, Matsuda, CMA Board President Ed Hardy, and CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications Sheri Warnke. Photo Credit: Christian Bottorff / CMA

(L-R): CMA Board President-Elect Frank Bumstead, CMA Membership Committee Chairman Jeff Walker, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting Brandi Simms, Matsuda, CMA Board President Ed Hardy, and CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications Sheri Warnke. Photo Credit: Christian Bottorff / CMA

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