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CMHoF Celebrates Debut of Sam Phillips Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the debut of its newest exhibition, Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: the Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips with a star-studded weekend of programs. On Saturday, Aug. 29 author and co-curator Peter Guralnick led a discussion panel with some of Sun Records most iconic artists, including Sonny Burgess, J.M. Van Eaton, W.S. “Fluke” Holland, and Jerry Phillips. After the Q&A, the panelists performed a tribute to the late Sam Phillips, along with special guests Charles Esten; the Valentines; Mark Collie; Luther Dickinson; Eric Heatherly; Chuck Mead; Charlie Rich, Jr.; The Secret Sisters; Billy Swan; Marvell Thomas; Colin Linden; and the Kitchen Sisters.

Pictured (standing, L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia; Lydia Rogers and Laura Rogers of the Secret Sisters; Kevin McKendree; Billy Swan; Luther Dickinson; Charles Myers, James Moon, and Frank Howard of the Valentines; Gary Craig; Colin Linden; Charles Esten; Chuck Mead; Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters; Dave Roe; Mark Collie; and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Carolyn Tate and Michael Gray; (Seated, L-R): Eric Heatherly; W.S. Holland; Peter Guralnick; J.M. Van Eaton; Jerry Phillips; Valerie Woodhouse of the Valentines; Marvell Thomas; Sonny Burgess; Charlie Rich, Jr.; and Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Pictured (standing, L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia; Lydia Rogers and Laura Rogers of the Secret Sisters; Kevin McKendree; Billy Swan; Luther Dickinson; Charles Myers, James Moon, and Frank Howard of the Valentines; Gary Craig; Colin Linden; Charles Esten; Chuck Mead; Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters; Dave Roe; Mark Collie; and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Carolyn Tate and Michael Gray; (Seated, L-R): Eric Heatherly; W.S. Holland; Peter Guralnick; J.M. Van Eaton; Jerry Phillips; Valerie Woodhouse of the Valentines; Marvell Thomas; Sonny Burgess; Charlie Rich, Jr.; and Davia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters.
Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

 

Warner Music Nashville’s Team WEA Adds Roth

Shari Roth

Shari Roth

Warner Music Nashville’s Team WEA is proud to announce Shari Roth as the new Midwest/Northeast regional, who will continue to be based in Chicago.

“Shari’s deep-rooted relationships, passion for this format,  and nearly 10 years of experience with radio make her the perfect fit for our team,” said Vice President Jordan Pettit.

Team WEA MW/NE regional Diane Monk is shifting her duties Southward while remaining in New York City and will now handle the Eastern seaboard.

 

Tree Vibez Music To Host ‘The Hang’ Writer Showcase on Sept. 8

thTree Vibez Music, a new artist development and music publishing company founded by Florida Georgia Line members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, will showcase the works of their writers and artists at an event called “The Hang.” The event will take place at 3rd & Lindsley on Tuesday, Sept. 8

The lineup will include music from TVM writers Jordan Schmidt, Jimmie Deeghan, and Drew Castle, along with performances from SNO, Zach Lockwood, Chase Coy, and a special guest.

Doors for the event open at 5:30PM, with music starting at 6:00PM, and the first 50 guests will be receiving free TVM swag. This event is free to the public.

 

Withers Broadcasting Program Director Proposes To Girlfriend During Chris Young Performance

George Davis, program director at MusicRow panel station KBXB in Sikeston, Mo., recently popped the question to Lisa, his girlfriend of three years. Davis, with the help of Ann Chrisman and Sony Music’s Christy Garbinski and RG Jones, planned the proposal to happen during a recent Chris Young concert. Davis’ girlfriend Lisa said yes.

Pictured (L-R): Lisa, Ann Chrisman of Ann Chrisman promotions, Chris Young, Myself, Sony Music’s Christy Garbinski and RG Jones.  

Pictured (L-R): Lisa, Ann Chrisman of Ann Chrisman Promotions, Chris Young, George Davis, Sony Music’s Christy Garbinski and RG Jones.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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