Radio Promotions Veteran Chuck Thagard Passes

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Chuck Thagard

Veteran radio promoter Chuck Thagard died this morning (July 31) at his home near Atlanta after an extended battle with multiple illnesses. Most recently, Thagard worked in music promotion at Quarterback Records.

Thagard was a part of the startup of BNA Records in 1991, starting as the Northeast Regional. In 1993, he was promoted to VP of Promotion, where he helped launch the career of Kenny Chesney, and oversaw radio careers of artists including John Anderson, Lonestar and Lorrie Morgan.

In 1999, Thagard joined Warner Nashville as Northeast Regional, working with Faith Hill, Trick Pony, and Blake Shelton among others. He joined Quarterback Records in April 2004.

A family-only private service is being planned in remembrance of Thagard.


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