Industry Ink (11/21/13)

Jonathan Jackson ASCAP

Pictured (L-R): Enation manager Billy Holland, ASCAP’s Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan, Jackson, ASCAP’s Alison Toczylowski and The Holland Group’s Jason MacDowall . Photo by ASCAP’s Anna White

Nashville star Jonathan Jackson, aka aspiring artist Avery Barkley, stopped by the ASCAP offices on Tuesday, Nov. 19th to meet the creative team and talk about acting and music. The Emmy-winning actor/musician has fronted his own rock band, Enation, for over a decade and been a member of ASCAP since 1996.

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SIRIUSSirius XM’s Joyce Rizer has joined the board of Heart of Worship Ministries, Inc. as Director of Development.  The volunteer organization serves the Christian based Heart of Worship school in Viard, Haiti.  In addition to overseeing fundraising for the school, Joyce will be traveling to Haiti in February and is seeking musical instruments including guitars, tambourines and harmonicas to provide to the children.

“Blame Facebook,” Joyce laughs.  “Those sweet children’s faces kept popping up in my news feed, and I had to help.  And the economics of it are crazy.  What we spend on a latte will feed a child for a month! I’m looking forward to sharing some Music City joy with the children in the mountains of Haiti.”

To donate instruments or provide other ways to help, contact [email protected]ministries.org. For more information visit http://heartofworship-ministries.org/ or search “Heart of Worship Ministries, Inc” on Facebook.

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Pictured, L-R: (back row) Dennis Cahill, Buck White, Del McCoury, Bruce Hornsby, Museum Director Kyle Young, Alison Krauss and Martin Hayes; (front row) Sharon White, Ricky Skaggs and Cheryl White

 Ricky Skaggs presented his second Artist-in-Residency show at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater, “Bluegrass Rules” earlier this week. Special guests Alison KraussBruce HornsbyMartin Hayes and Dennis Cahill,  Del McCoury and The Whites, joined Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, to illustrate the history of bluegrass from its Irish-influenced beginnings to its mainstream popularity.

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