MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson announced today (Sept. 30) that longtime industry journalist Craig Shelburne has joined MusicRow as General Manager. In this newly created position, Shelburne will manage the daily operations for the Nashville music industry trade publication, as well as contribute to editorial content and oversight.
“Adding a General Manager to our team enhances MusicRow and strategically positions our publication for continued success,” said Robertson. “With Craig’s extensive experience in media and excellent skills as a project manager, I am thrilled to bring such a qualified and respected member of our industry to MusicRow.”
Shelburne says, “MusicRow has an incredible reputation in town and I’m proud to be part of one of the city’s most established publications. I’m passionate about country music and the songwriting community, and I look forward to bringing my industry experience into this new role.”
In March, Shelburne concluded a 13-year run at CMT, where he served as Senior Editor of CMT.com, curator of CMT Edge and producer of Concrete Country. He recently completed a contract position with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational program, Words & Music. He has also served as a freelance contributor for the Nashville Scene, Nash Country Weekly, Rolling Stone Country, ACM Tempo, The Billboard Music Awards, Paste, and others. Most recently, he wrote the script for the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, taking place tomorrow (Oct. 1) in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Shelburne grew up in rural Nebraska and moved to Nashville in 1994 to attend Belmont University. He graduated with a journalism degree in 1997. Prior to CMT, he worked at New Country magazine and Citysearch.com.
He can be reached at [email protected].