Industry Ink (4-19-13)

Songwriter Kat Higgins stopped by BMI offices to play a few songs and officially become part of the BMI family. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Higgins has spent most of her life writing and performing music. Previously part of the Canadian trio, The Higgins, she moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a solo recording career. Higgins recently inked a publishing/artist development deal with Patrick Joseph Music / Songs Music Publishing.

Pictured (L-R): PJM's Pat Higdon, BMI's Jody Williams, Kat Higgins, PJM's Stevie Erickson, BMI's Penny Everhard - photo by Drew Maynard

Pictured (L-R): PJM’s Pat Higdon, BMI’s Jody Williams, Kat Higgins, PJM’s Stevie Erickson, BMI’s Penny Everhard. Photo: Drew Maynard

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ricky young1Red Light Management/Atlanta announces the signing of country rocker Ricky Young for management representation.

“After seeing Ricky perform, we knew that we wanted to build a partnership with him,” says Red Light Management’s Charlie Brusco. “We see big things in the future with the addition of his talent to the roster, and we are happy to welcome Ricky to the Red Light family.”

Young shares, “It’s humbling to join such a well-respected management team. I’m looking forward to having Charlie and Red Light’s guidance and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”Young joins a roster that includes Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Luke BryanStyxBlackhawk and others.

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thumbs up for what's wright111UMG Nashville’s David Nail, Kristen Kelly, Jonathan Singleton, Randy Montana and others will perform at Nashville’s Tin Roof (1516 Demonbreun) on Wednesday, May 15 as part of the Thumb’s Up For What’s Wright benefit concert. Shane Tallant will serve as emcee for the evening.

Admission is $25 and the doors will open at 5 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Payton Wright Foundation and the Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation. For more information visit

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MusiccityRootsMusic City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe will host its first-ever show devoted to Nashville’s jazz scene on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Performers include Jeff Coffin & The Mu’Tet, Rahsaan Barber & Everyday Magic, Annie & The Hot Club, Ryan Cavanaugh & Tyson Rogers, and David Jacobs-Strain. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 to the public.




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