Industry Ink: ACM, Country Music Hall of Fame, Hill Entertainment Group

ACM Adds Sponsored Events to ACM Party for a Cause

ACM Party For A CauseThe Academy of Country Music has added an array of sponsored events to its ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival to be held April 17 and April 18 at Arlington, Texas’ Globe Life Park.

Among the events scheduled are the 3rd Annual Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge™, Mary Kay’s Pink Carpet, MillerCoors Beer Garden, Ram Trucks Country Music Experience and more.

Companies taking part in the ACM festivities this year include: American Airlines, Cabela’s, Cracker Barrel, Firestone, Kendra Scott, Mary Kay, Ram, Segs4vets, Save The Children, Women’s Rogaine, Bicardi, Big Green Egg, MillerCoors Beer Garden, Sue Bee Honey, and Wendy’s.

The festival will begin at noon each day on the North Lawn, where more than 25 country artists will perform on the Party Stage and Ram Lone Star Stage. Evening performances will be headlined at the Main Stage, and taped for a two-hour special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, which will air May 15 on CBS.

 

Hill Entertainment Group Expands Staff

Carie Long

Carie Long

Greg Hill, owner of Hill Entertainment Group, has added Carie Long as office manager. She will oversee the day-to-day operation and flow of the growing entertainment company. Hill Entertainment Group is a Nashville-based entertainment, management, and solutions company that focuses on brand management, consultation, and development.

“I’m excited to have Carie join the growing Hill Entertainment team,” remarks Hill. “I have known her professionally for many years and have been impressed with her integrity and knowledge of the music business.”

Long previously served as Senior Director A&R at Show Dog Universal Music and also held stints at Universal South, Sony, and MCA. She can be reached at [email protected].

 

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes Charlie Daniels, Sylvie Simmons For Panel Discussion 

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently presented a panel discussion entitled, “Songs From a Room: The Nashville Works of Dylan and Cohen,” as part of its ongoing programming in support of its most recent exhibition: Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City Presented by Citi. Led by museum curator Michael Gray, the panel’s all-star lineup included musicians Charlie Daniels and Ron Cornelius, pianist Bob Wilson, and award-winning author and music journalist Sylvie Simmons.

(Pictured, L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia, Charlie Daniels, Bob Wilson, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Michael Gray, music journalist Sylvie Simmons, and Ron Cornelius. Photo: Rick Diamond

(Pictured, L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia, Charlie Daniels, Bob Wilson, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Michael Gray, music journalist Sylvie Simmons, and Ron Cornelius. Photo: Rick Diamond

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