Industry Pics (2/26/14)

BMI, ASCAP, and Big Machine celebrated Tim McGraw’s No. 1 hit “Southern Girl” at BMLG’s CRS show last week. Co-written by Jaren Johnston, Lee Thomas Miller, and Rodney Clawson, “Southern Girl” is McGraw’s 35th trip to the top of the charts.

Pictured are (back row, L-R): ASCAP's Evyn Mustoe, Ryan Beuschel, and LeAnn Phelan, and BMI's Bradley Collins; (front row, L-R): Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta, co-writer Jaren Johnston, Tim McGraw, and co-writers Lee Thomas Miller and Rodney Clawson. Photo by Rick Diamond

Pictured (back row, L-R): ASCAP’s Evyn Mustoe, Ryan Beuschel, and LeAnn Phelan, and BMI’s Bradley Collins; (front row, L-R): Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta, co-writer Jaren Johnston, Tim McGraw, and co-writers Lee Thomas Miller and Rodney Clawson. Photo by Rick Diamond.

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Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) and the WMN team recently celebrated his first No. 1 for his debut single “Chillin’ It.”

Pictured (L-R): WMN’s Chad Schultz, Scott Hendricks, Lou Ramirez, Kevin Herring, Peter Strickland, John Esposito, Cole Swindell, Kristen Williams, Red Light Management’s Jacob Knott, Red Light Management’s Waylon Weatherholt, WMN’s Cris Lacy, Justin Luffman, and Tyler Wall

Pictured (L-R): WMN’s Chad Schultz, Scott Hendricks, Lou Ramirez, Kevin Herring, Peter Strickland, John Esposito, Cole Swindell, Kristen Williams, Red Light Management’s Jacob Knott, Red Light Management’s Waylon Weatherholt, WMN’s Cris Lacy, Justin Luffman, and Tyler Wall.

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The Ryman Auditorium was named Theatre of the Year during the twenty-fifth annual Pollstar Awards. The award was voted on by industry peers, and the win marks the fourth year in a row that Nashville’s iconic venue has been named Theatre of the Year by Pollstar Magazine. Since its 1994 renovation, the venue has won the award a total of six times. Ryman GM Sally Williams also was named Facility Executive of the Year during the ceremony.

Under Williams’ leadership, the Ryman has been awarded SRO Venue of the Year Presented by CMA in 2013 and 2012, Pollstar Magazine‘s 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Venue of the Year, the Academy of Country Music’s 2012, 2010 and 2008 Venue of the Year and the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s 2009 Venue of the Year.

Photo by Steve Lowry/Ryman Archives

Ryman Auditorium General Manager Sally Williams. Photo by Steve Lowry/
Ryman Archives

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