Industry Pics: Home Free, Hunter Hayes, WMBA

Columbia Records’ Home Free Makes Opry Debut

Columbia Records’ Home Free made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night (July 17) and were warmly welcomed with a standing ovation. The Season 4 winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off performed their unique spins on Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is A Highway” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” Immediately following their set, Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher invited them back for another performance.

“We were overwhelmed by the crowd’s response during our debut at the Grand Ole Opry. We were just honored to be among country royalty in Vince and Larry on Friday,” said Home Free’s Tim Foust. “We never imagined we would receive multiple standing ovations and get invited back on the spot!”

Pictured (L to R): Pete Fisher, Vice President and General Manager, Grand Ole Opry; Home Free's Tim Foust, Adam Rupp, Chris Rupp, Rob Lundquist and Austin Brown; Opry member Vince Gill. Photo:  Chris Hollo

Pictured (L-R): Pete Fisher, Vice President and General Manager, Grand Ole Opry; Home Free’s Tim Foust, Adam Rupp, Chris Rupp, Rob Lundquist and Austin Brown; Opry member Vince Gill. Photo: Chris Hollo

Hunter Hayes Opens The Notes For Notes Studio

CMA Award winner Hunter Hayes was on hand Saturday (July 18) on behalf of the CMA Foundation to open the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta. The multi-instrumentalist met and toured the recording space with Notes for Notes youth and performed his new single “21” as the ceremonial first song to christen the studio.

Pictured (L-R): CEO/Founder Philip Gilley, Hunter Hayes, and CMA Community Outreach Manager Tiffany Kerns at the opening of the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta Saturday, July 18.

Pictured (L-R): CEO/Founder Philip Gilley, Hunter Hayes, and CMA Community Outreach Manager Tiffany Kerns at the opening of the Notes for Notes studio in Atlanta.

WMBA Hosts Film/TV And Sync Licensing Panel At ASCAP

The Nashville Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) hosted its July membership meeting on Tuesday, July 21 at ASCAP’s Music Row offices. The panel which focused on the ins and outs of licensing for film, television and advertising, featured Nashville licensing experts Heather Cook, Creative Manager, Advertising Markets at peermusic; Gary Earl, Producer, multi-instrumentalist, mixer and writer at Gary Earl Productions; Paul Logan, Music Supervisor & Creative Music Integration at CMT; and Jennifer Wolczyk, Music Licensing & Artist Management at Whizbang, Inc.

​Pictured (L-R): WMBA Events & Education Co-Chair/Compass Records Group's Stacy Scism, Earl, Cook, Wolczyk, Logan and WMBA President/ASCAP's Alison Toczylowski.​

​Pictured (L-R): WMBA Events & Education Co-Chair/Compass Records Group’s Stacy Scism, Earl, Cook, Wolczyk, Logan and WMBA President/ASCAP’s Alison Toczylowski.​

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