Mary Hilliard Harrington, a three-time CMA Publicist of the Year and founder/owner of entertainment PR firm The GreenRoom, has sold a majority stake in the company to longtime employees Tyne Parrish and Kristie Sloan. Harrington founded the company in 2006, and was named as one of MusicRow‘s Rising Women on the Row in 2012.
Sloan and Parrish will oversee The GreenRoom’s roster of music clients, which includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Kix Brooks and Live Nation Entertainment.
“Building this business is hands down the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I’ve loved every moment working with the best artists, managers, bands and crews in this town,” said Harrington. “Tyne and Kristie are incredibly smart, creative thinkers with unbelievable work ethics. They have earned the opportunity to run the company that they have given so much love and attention to for the better part of a decade. It’s their turn now! I’m excited to see where they take it from here!
“It has been such a labor of love…not just building The GreenRoom but really more importantly building the careers of all these amazing artists,” Harrington tells MusicRow. “I’ve had my head down working nonstop for a really long time, and ultimately, I just feel like I’m ready to look up and see what else might be out there. I’m ready for the next chapter whatever it may be. The cherry on top is the gratification of now being able to help Tyne and Kristie live out their dream.”
“I have had the opportunity to grow surrounded by a community of people who challenge and inspire me since the day I started at The GreenRoom,” said Parrish. “I’m really looking forward to starting this next phase with Kristie in the spirit of and with the same passion that Mary Hilliard founded it on.”
“From day one, this has been a dream job for me,” said Sloan. “I’ve gained invaluable experience working with the best teams around. I’m thrilled to play a larger role at The GreenRoom alongside Tyne.”
Harrington will continue to consult with the company during the transition and will remain in the company’s Cannery Row office, where she currently manages platinum-selling artist Dierks Bentley and Dot Records’ rising singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard.
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