Industry Ink: Warner Hosts ‘For The Linds’ Event

Back row L to R: John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Damien Horne, George Walleman, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Jordan Pettit (National Director, W.A.R Promotion), Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (Sr. VP, WMN Promotion), Chad Shultz (National Director, WMN Promotion)Front row L to R: Abby Law (NE/MW Regional, W.A.R Promotion), Raffaella Braun (West Coast Regional, W.A.R Promotion), Annette Walleman, Chris Palmer (VP, W.A.R Promotion), Charlie Worsham, Rachel Reinert, Jessica Rouse (Coordinator, W.A.R Promotion)

(L-R): Back row: John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Damien Horne, George Walleman, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Jordan Pettit (National Director, W.A.R Promotion), Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (Sr. VP, WMN Promotion), Chad Shultz (National Director, WMN Promotion); Front row: Abby Law (NE/MW Regional, W.A.R Promotion), Raffaella Braun (West Coast Regional, W.A.R Promotion), Annette Walleman, Chris Palmer (VP, W.A.R Promotion), Charlie Worsham, Rachel Reinert, Jessica Rouse (Coord., W.A.R Promotion)

Warner Music Nashville celebrated the life of Lindsay Walleman June 4 on the WMN Patio in Nashville. Approximately 200 friends and family came together to show support and remember their friend who passed away earlier this year from cancer. Some shared stories and memories of Lindsay and the event included a picture slideshow. The FTL (For The Linds) Sarcoma Fund, in affiliation with the T.J. Martell Foundation, has been created in Lindsay’s memory and has already raised over $10,000. Those wishing to make a donation can visit https://tjmartell.myetap.org/fundraiser/ftl/.

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Pictured (l-r): ASCAP's Mike Sistad, Striking Matches' Justin Davis & Sarah Zimmermann, Alyssa Bonagura and Eric Paslay. Photo by ASCAP's Alison Toczylowski.Nashville, Tenn., June 6, 2013: ASCAP celebrated the legendary Bluebird Cafe's 31st birthday and kicked off the 2013 CMA Music Festival with an exclusive showcase featuring Eric Paslay, Striking Matches (Justin Davis & Sarah Zimmermann) and Alyssa Bonagura on Wednesday, June 5th. The June edition of the popular monthly songwriters round leads ASCAP's CMA Music Festival events, which continue with two full days of performances on The Buckle Stage in downtown Nashville on Thursday, June 6th and Sunday, June 9th from 11:00 AM until 4:30 PM.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Striking Matches’ Justin Davis & Sarah Zimmermann, Alyssa Bonagura and Eric Paslay. Photo by ASCAP’s Alison Toczylowski

ASCAP celebrated the legendary Bluebird Cafe’s 31st birthday and kicked off the 2013 CMA Music Festival with an exclusive showcase featuring Eric Paslay, Striking Matches and Alyssa Bonagura Wednesday night (June 5). The June edition of the popular monthly songwriters round leads ASCAP’s CMA Music Festival events, which continue with two full days of performances on The Buckle Stage in downtown Nashville on Thursday, June 6 and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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Pictured, from left to right, are Museum Director Kyle Young, Underwood and Chairman/CEO of Sony Music Nashville Gary Overton. Photo by Donn Jones

Pictured (L-R): Museum Director Kyle Young, Underwood and Chairman/CEO of Sony Music Nashville Gary Overton. Photo by Donn Jones

Carrie Underwood celebrated the opening of her Blown Away Tour exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at a special June 4 reception. The exhibit, which explores Underwood’s critically acclaimed world tour, features original costumes, custom accessories, set pieces, a tribute to Carrie’s fans and much more. The Blown Away Tour exhibition is open through Nov. 10, 2013. MusicRow subscriber members can read Bobby Karl’s exclusive coverage of the grand opening here.

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Row Notes:

• A new restaurant, The Row Kitchen & Pub, will celebrate its grand opening June 6 – 9. The former Longhorn Steakhouse building has been revived by singer-songwriter Kelly Black and pays tribute to the history of Music Row.

• Nashville-based developer Stonehenge DCM sold its Note 16 apartment building on 16th Ave. for $15.6 million. The buyer is California based LLU Tennessee Multifamily Properties LLC. The Nashville Post has the story.

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