Although the ABC drama Nashville has been picked up for a second season, the second season will be filmed without producer Loucas George. The producer made the announcement via Twitter today, saying, “Just heard heard, [sic] my contract is not being picked up! Moving On. By [sic] Nashville.”
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PLA Media has added Brendan McCarthy as International New Media Coordinator. McCarthy previously worked at international music events in Ireland and the UK as Zone Manager and Hospitality coordinator. He earned a Masters in Business Management and a Bachelors in Multimedia before moving to Nashville. He can be reached at [email protected].
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Nashville-based publicity agency MapleStar Music & Media, LLC, has opened a Canadian office of the agency, and appointed Lori Thompson to lead the office as Associate/Account Manager. The Canadian office will be based in Kitchener, Ontario. MapleStar’s roster includes Nashville-based performers Nick Canger, Charlotte Medley, and television personality Sheyla Paz Hicks, as well as singer-songwriter Lesley Curtis and Canadian country performer Gord Bamford.
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The Grand Ole Opry will salute military heroes with a red carpet arrival parade and a special Opry performance on Tuesday (May 21). Vietnam veteran members of the Tennessee State Council for Vietnam Veterans of America, along with Tennessee National Guard Soldiers, will enter the Opry House via a red carpet arrival.
The arrival and celebration outside the Opry House will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The Opry performance will begin at 7 p.m. and will include performances by Diamond Rio, Craig Morgan, Easton Corbin, Lee Greenwood, Maggie Rose and U.S. veteran and Sony recording artist Angie Johnson.
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Singles Only and Fifth Third Bank recently hosted SOjourn, a private event for Music Row’s top A&R and producers. Held at M Street, the night showcased new material from Trent Willmon, Clint Daniels, Jeff Middleton, Ben Daniel, Caitlyn Smith and Gordie Sampson.
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