Industry Pics: Jeff Bridges, Hannah Dasher, Brad Paisley

Jeff Bridges recently celebrated his debut performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Pictured (L-R): Ryman GM Sally Williams, NS2’s Brian Penix and Ryman Marketing Manager Brian Wagner. Photo: Steve Lowry/Ryman Archives

Pictured (L-R): Ryman GM Sally Williams, Jeff Bridges, NS2’s Brian Penix and Ryman Marketing Manager Brian Wagner. Photo: Steve Lowry/Ryman Archives

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ASCAP and BMG Chrysalis artist-songwriter Hannah Dasher was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award, which is awarded annually to aspiring lyricists who participate in an ASCAP or ASCAP Foundation worship in the musical theater, pop, and/or country genres. Dasher is a graduate of the ASCAP Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters (GPS) Project of 2012. She is working with producer Jeff Stevens (Luke Bryan) on material for her debut album and is shopping the project to labels.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP's Michael Martin, Dasher, BMG Chrysalis's Daniel Lee, and ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan. Photo by ASCAP's Anna White.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Michael Martin, Dasher, BMG Chrysalis’s Daniel Lee, and ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan. Photo: ASCAP’s Anna White.

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ASCAP has today’s Throwback Thursday, when Country superstar Brad Paisley was an ASCAP intern. In his 2011 autobiography Diary of a Player, Paisley discussed how his time at ASCAP led to some important working relationships. “Looking back now, I know for a fact that the path I wound up taking was due to ASCAP,” said Paisley. “They would eventually send me to meetings, which led to my first publishing deal at EMI. They allowed me to actually observe the way business was done, as opposed to merely fetch coffee and make copies. And they accidentally introduced me to the most talented song guy I would ever meet, —Chris DuBois.”

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