[Updated]: Industry Ink (3/26/14)

trace adkins

Trace Adkins

[Updated, 5:17 p.m. CT]

Country artist Trace Adkins‘ wife Rhonda Adkins has filed for divorce in Williamson County, citing irreconcilable differences, according to ABC News. She is asking for primary custody of the couple’s three children, for Trace Adkins to pay child support, alimony and all her legal fees.

The couple has been married for 16 years, and both live in Brentwood, Tenn., just south of Nashville.

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soundexchange_logoSoundExchange has announced two key promotions within the company’s senior management team. Anjula Singh, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, is promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Colin Rushing, General Counsel, is promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately.

As Chief Financial Officer, Singh has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and audits. Singh began her career as an auditor at KPMG L.L.P., a global audit, advisory and tax services firm. Prior to SoundExchange, Singh served as Director of Corporate Accounting for The AES Corporation, a global Fortune 200 affordable energy company.

Formerly General Counsel for SoundExchange, Rushing helped expand the organization’s international presence and increase regulatory and advocacy initiatives on behalf of the creative community and more. Previously, he was an attorney at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where his focus was intellectual property and media law.

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Wide Open Music Group has brought Amanda Flynn into the fold as Creative Director. She will represent and manage the catalogs of Trent Tomlinson, Ash Bowers, Tim Owens, Steve Williams and her own material.

“Amanda was the breath of fresh air we were starving for. She not only knows and loves country music, she’s also very well respected and extremely professional for such a young lady and Lord knows that’s not easy to find,” Wide Open Founder and Owner Steve Williams said. “She’s so passionate and fiercely driven by great songs and we are so fired up to have her on board.”

Pictured (L-R): Steve Williams, Ash Bowers, Amanda , Trent Tomlinson, BMI's Perry Howard

Pictured (L-R): Steve Williams, Ash Bowers, Amanda Flynn, Trent Tomlinson, BMI’s Perry Howard.

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Josh Thompson recently visited Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, with producer/director Stokes Nielson and Butch Waugh (artist relations), where Thompson taped an episode of Country Now’s “Hear & Now: Live From Blackbird Studio.” Thompson performed three songs from his upcoming release Turn It Up, including the single “Cold Beer With Your Name On It.”

Pictured (L-R): Stokes Nielson, Josh Thompson and Butch Waugh.

Pictured (L-R): Stokes Nielson, Josh Thompson and Butch Waugh.


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