Singer Hannah Blaylock is no longer with Edens Edge, and is now pursuing a solo career. According to a statement on Edens Edge’s website, the group “said farewell to a founding member of the group, who left upon her own accord and with much disappointment. They played their final show on February 22, 2013 at The Grand Ole Opry. Dean & Cherrill would like to personally thank Scott Borchetta for his belief and support in Edens Edge. They’re forever grateful for the time spent inside the Big Machine family.”
Dean Berner says, “We’re literally living on the ‘edge’ right now, as we regroup, write and the next chapter of our band is revealed. It’s a crazy but exciting time and we hope everyone will join us on the journey.” Band member Cherrill Green adds, “One of my favorite parts of the past few years, in addition to amazing tours and performing on the Opry stage, was getting to make and meet fans. Feeling supported and loved as you are following your dreams is one of the most amazing gifts. I can’t thank the fans enough, and we can’t wait to get back out there and see them all again.”
Blaylock said in a statement that she is “writing and building material for her new project.”
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Word Entertainment has appointed Dale Mathews as Sr. VP, Music Publishing and Church Resources. Mathews will report to Rod Riley, President and CEO, Word Entertainment, and will oversee Word’s newly combined Publishing and Print Music operations. Mathews was previously President of Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing.
“Dale’s track record speaks for itself,” said Riley. “His deep understanding of how to nurture songwriters, coupled with his tireless dedication to the church, makes him the perfect leader for this new role. Giving an executive of his caliber oversight of both our publishing and print music businesses will enable us to innovate and better serve our artists, songwriters and the church. I am thrilled to have Dale join our family and look forward to all of the future success he will bring to Word.”
“To join Word Entertainment, home to one of the most iconic music publishing houses in the history of Christian Music, is a huge honor for me,” said Mathews. “I have always admired this great company, from its amazing song catalog and church music legacy, to its reputation as being the industry leader in breaking new talent. I look forward to working with all of the songwriters, artists, and managers as we shape the future of Word Music’s publishing and print music businesses together.”
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McGhee Entertainment has added rock band A Thousand Horses to their growing Nashville Roster. President Scott McGhee will oversee their day-to-day schedules in-hand with CEO Doc McGhee. McGhee Entertainment’s roster also includes Clint Black, Joel Crouse, Mallary Hope, Darius Rucker, Chuck Wicks, The Willis Clan and more.
Below, Back Row: Jeff Krones, CAA; Jonathan Carman, Drums for A Thousand Horses; Michael Hobby, Vocals, Harmonica for A Thousand Horses; Graham Deloach, Bass for A Thousand Horses; Bill Satcher, Lead Guitar for A Thousand Horses, Brinson Strickland, McGhee Entertainment.
Below, Front Row: Steve Markland, VP of A&R Warner/Chappell Music; Scott McGhee, President McGhee Entertainment; Doc McGhee, CEO McGhee Entertainment; Frank Rand, McGhee Entertainment
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