Industry Pics: Tomlin Celebrates RIAA Certs, Grand Ole Opry, T.J. Martell Foundation

CCM artist Chris Tomlin held a private performance at Nashville’s 12th and Porter last week to preview songs from his upcoming 10th studio album, Love Ran Red, which will release Oct. 27.

During the event, sixstepsrecords’ Chief Strategist Shelley Giglio and Capitol CMG President Peter York presented Tomlin with plaques to certify the RIAA Platinum certification of his songs “How Great Is Our God” and “Our God,” as well as the RIAA Gold Certification of “Indescribable,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “I Will Follow,” “I Will Rise,” and “Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies).”

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Pictured (L-R): Bill Hearn, Capitol Christian Music Group President & CEO; Chris Tomlin; Shelley Giglio, Chief Strategist, sixstepsrecords; Peter York, President, Capitol Christian Music Group

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During Friday evening’s (Sept. 12) Grand Ole Opry, Country legends Ray Stevens, Mel Tillis and Roy Clark reunited to share career memories and lots of laughs.

Pictured (L-R): Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens

Pictured (L-R): Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens

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Tommy Shaw, founder of STYX, recently presented Tinti Moffat (Director Strategic Development of the T.J. Martell Foundation) with a $50,000 check at the Let’s Talk Nashville fundraising event which took place Sept. 4 at the Nashville Country Club.

Guests included Brent Dougherty (Host of 3HL Sports Network), Joe Guercio (Musical Director/Composer for Elvis Presley), Pete Fisher (Vice President and General Manager, Grand Ol’ Opry), emcee John Dwyer (Former News Channel 2 Anchor) and many others.  Shaw presented the check on behalf of the Rock for a Cure Foundation which will be earmarked for future Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS research.

Pictured (L-R): Tinti Moffat, Tommy Shaw, Ben Jumper. Photo: Randi Radcliffe

Pictured (L-R): Tinti Moffat, Tommy Shaw, Ben Jumper. Photo: Randi Radcliffe

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