Industry Pics (1/28/14)

Several Country artists joined together on Jan. 11 for ‘Concert for the Cause,’ a special show at the Ice House in Louisville, Ky., which raised over $200,000 for non-profit, Kids Cancer Alliance.

Hosted by “Listening Room” owner, Chris Blair, the lineup included headliner RCA Recording artist, Jake Owen, with special guests Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Paul Overstreet, Jason Sturgeon, Ilya Toshinsky, Scotty Emerick, Josh Osborne, Ben Bradford, and Olivia Lane. Artists performed in an intimate acoustic setting. A live and silent auction also took place, as well as an after party with Dee Jay Silver.

Pictured (Back Row, L-R): Dennis Kurtz, Paul Overstreet, Josh Osborne, Ilya Toshinsky. Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer, Scotty Emerick, Chris Blair and Jason Sturgeon. (Front Row, L-R): Ben Bradford, Olivia Lane and Jay Mackin.

Pictured (Back Row, L-R): Dennis Kurtz, Paul Overstreet, Josh Osborne, Ilya Toshinsky, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer, Scotty Emerick, Chris Blair and Jason Sturgeon. (Front Row, L-R): Ben Bradford, Olivia Lane and Jay Mackin.

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Warner Bros. Records guitarist-vocalist Frankie Ballard stopped by Nashville’s CMA Office on Jan. 21, to perform a few songs from his upcoming album Sunshine & Whiskey. His set included an acoustic version of his Top 15 hit, “Helluva Life” and “It Don’t Take Much.”

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Pictured (L-R): Chelsea Preisler, CMA intern; Carrie Tekautz, Membership and Balloting Assistant; Frankie Ballard; Brandi Simms, CMA Director of Membership and Balloting; and Brenden Oliver, Coordinator of Membership and Balloting. Photo by Kayla Schoen / CMA

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Kaitlyn Baker performed for music industry guests at S.I.R. Nashville on Thursday, Jan. 16. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Pound, Va., recently signed with Silvercreek Records and plans to release her first album on the label this summer. For more information, visit silvercreekrecords.com.
Pictured (L-R): Scott Arnold (manager/producer), Steve Pope (Silvercreek Records V.P.), Kaitlyn Baker, Stafond Seago (Silvercreek Records president) and Kaleb Payne (Silvercreek Records V.P.).

Pictured (L-R): Scott Arnold (manager/producer), Steve Pope (Silvercreek Records V.P.), Kaitlyn Baker, Stafond Seago (Silvercreek Records president) and Kaleb Payne (Silvercreek Records V.P.).

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