Industry Pics: CMA Songwriters Series, BNA Records, ASCAP

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• November 13, 2014

The CMA Songwriters Series marked its 10th anniversary in 2014. The year saw the series travel from Sundance Film Festival to London, and make its national television debut thanks to a partnership between the CMA and public television’s program “Front and Center.”

Pictured (L-R): Dierks Bentley is joined by Jon Randall, Brett James, Jim Beavers, and Ross Copperman during a special taping of public television's "Front and Center" celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CMA Songwriters Series. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Pictured (L-R): Dierks Bentley is joined by Jon Randall, Brett James, Jim Beavers, and Ross Copperman during a special taping of public television’s “Front and Center” celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CMA Songwriters Series. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

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Former BNA promotion staff held a reunion luncheon yesterday (Nov. 12). The team promoted Kenny Chesney‘s radio singles in the late ’90s, and worked with Lonestar, as well as Mindy McCready‘s first No. 1 song and platinum album. They also promoted artists including The Warren Brothers, Jason Sellers, Kellie Coffey and others.

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Pictured: Tom Baldrica, Jean Williams, Rick Moxley, Buffy Cooper, Christian Svendsen, RG Jones, Tony Morreale, Britta Coleman, Scot Michaels. Among former BNA staffers unable to attend were Jimmy Rector, Dave Dame, Debbie Linn and Dan Anderson.

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ASCAP presented the November installment of its monthly in-the-round songwriters showcase at the Bluebird Cafe on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Songwriter Sarah Allison Turner, Combustion/Atlas Music writer Jameson Rodgers, Taperoom songwriter-artist Hunter Phelps, and Warner/Chappell songwriter-artist Brandon Lay were featured.

Pictured (L-R): ​Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rodgers, Sarah Allison Turner, Brandon Lay and ASCAP’s Robert Filhart

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