‘MusicRow’ Reveals 2014 Rising Women On The Row

RWOTR-390x260MusicRow is excited to reveal the honorees of the third annual Rising Women on the Row celebration. The premier event saluting women in the Nashville music industry will be held Fri., March 21, 8:30 a.m. at the Omni Nashville City National Bank is the presenting sponsor.

The Recording Academy’s Senior Vice President, Member Services, Nancy Shapiro will be the featured speaker for the sit-down breakfast and awards ceremony. For more information, click here.

2014 RISING WOMEN ON THE ROW

Julie Boos

Julie Boos

Julie Boos
Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy

Julie Boos is an owner of FBMM where her clients include Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Trace Adkins, Danielle Bradbery and Native Run. She directly supervises the relationship with many artists, some of whom are clients of FBMM because of Boos. She has worked in music industry business management since 1995. She began work at FBMM in an entry-level position and from the beginning demonstrated initiative on her clients’ behalf, attention to detail and the desire to assume more responsibility and authority. She steadily rose and became an owner of FBMM in 2011. Boos has an MBA from Belmont University and is active with the Nashville Film Festival (past President), Leadership Music (current Treasurer), as well as CMA, ACM, and The Recording Academy.

Caryl Healy

Caryl Healey

Caryl Healey
Sony Music Nashville

Caryl Healey, Vice President, Sales, oversees all aspects of sales for the Sony Music Nashville labels, working closely with Gary Overton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville, and Darren Stupak, Executive VP, Sales & Distribution, Sony Music Entertainment. Named to her current role in September 2011, Healey is an up-through-the-ranks achiever who first joined the sales department as Coordinator. Among the numerous successes in which Healey has shared during her tenure at Sony are the emergence of Country superstar Carrie Underwood and the explosive growth of Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, and Chris Young. Healey is a member of ACM, CMA and The Recording Academy.

Kelly Rich

Kelly Rich

Kelly Rich
Big Machine Label Group

Since joining the label in 2006, Kelly Rich has risen to SVP Sales, Marketing & Interactive where she is responsible for digital and physical sales, overseeing and implementing consumer marketing, and digital initiatives for the Big Machine Label Group (Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville). Her efforts have contributed to BMLG’s total of 39 million album sales and over 135 million digital track sales from artists including Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Tim McGraw, and Rascal Flatts. BMLG holds four of the Top 5 best selling Country digital tracks of all time. Rich supports various animal shelters, and participates in Outnumber Hunger, BMLG’s partnership with General Mills and Feeding America. Her previous work stops include UMG Nashville, DreamWorks and BMG/Arista.

Ebie McFarland

Ebie McFarland

Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media

In 2007, Ebie McFarland founded the independent publicity firm Essential Broadcast Media. Her client roster has expanded to include George Strait, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Brandy Clark, Randy Houser, Rodney Atkins, Jerrod Niemann, Ronnie Dunn, Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s exclusive music program, and more. McFarland previously worked in event PR with clients including Country Thunder USA Festivals. She serves on the advisory board for the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives, and supports Nashville State Community College and City of Hope. She serves on the boards of directors of the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association.

Alicia Pruitt

Alicia Pruitt

Alicia Pruitt
Warner/Chappell Music

During her eight-plus years with Warner/Chappell, Alicia Pruitt has secured countless hits and cuts. She placed George Strait’s 60th No. 1 single, “Give It All We Got,” and recently celebrated the Joe Nichols chart-topper “Sunny and 75.” As Sr. Director, A&R, Pruitt works in all creative aspects with the impressive writing staff at the major publisher. Songwriters such as Michael Dulaney, Sean McConnell, Chris Stapleton, Liz Rose, Derek George, Brantley Gilbert, Kacey Musgraves and more count on Pruitt to further their careers. She previously worked at Big Tractor Music, and is involved with CMA, ACM, Habitat for Humanity and KaBoom Playgrounds.

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