On Monday, May 19, UMPG Nashville gathered their new songwriters and artists to celebrate their firsts in style at Arrington Vineyards. Since last fall, 13 UMPG writers garnered their first cut, single, film/television synch or record deal.
Reflecting upon their success, Kent Earls, UMPG Nashville EVP/GM, said, “Early success for songwriters is very difficult to achieve, for 13 of our new writers to land a major label cut is a testament to the caliber of talent that we have signed at UMPG. Furthermore, it shows the commitment and work ethic of the UMPG staff to foster, develop and market our writing staff. I’m excited to see what the future holds for each of these young writers and artists.”
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Jeffrey Steele and the Circus will perform Friday, June 6 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m.
Among his many accolades, Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (2013), awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year (2007 and 2003) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year (2006, 2005 and 2003). CMA has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three No. 1 songs in a year (2010 & 2007). For more information and tickets, visit 3rdandlindsley.com.
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Ashley Monroe performed Saturday, May 17 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s weekly Songwriter Session.
The program was presented in support of the new exhibit Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access which opened May 16.
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