Holiday Happenings: AIMP, SoundExchange, Christmas 4 Kids, APA Nashville

AIMP, SoundExchange Celebrate The Holidays With Music

Pictured (L-R): Kari Barnhart, 5/3 Bank; Michael Martin, ASCAP;  Craig Currier, peermusic; Ree Guyer Buchanan, AIMP Secretary/Wrensong; John Ozier, ole; Marc Driskill, AIMP Exec. Director/Sea Gayle; Emerson Hart; John Allen, New West Records; Linda Bloss-Baum, SoundExchange; Randy Wachtler, Warner/Chappell Production Music; Brad Peterson, 5/3 Bank. Photo: Laura Roberts

Pictured (L-R): Kari Barnhart, 5/3 Bank; Michael Martin, ASCAP; Craig Currier, peermusic; Ree Guyer Buchanan, AIMP Secretary/Wrensong; John Ozier, ole; Marc Driskill, AIMP Exec. Director/Sea Gayle; Emerson Hart; John Allen, New West Records; Linda Bloss-Baum, SoundExchange; Randy Wachtler, Warner/Chappell Production Music; Brad Peterson, 5/3 Bank. Photo: Laura Roberts

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville and SoundExchange hosted a pre-holiday Holiday Shindig at the Sutler for members and friends. Performer Emerson Hart of rock band Tonic serenaded guests with the hit, “If You Could Only See,” from atop the bar.

Christmas 4 Kids Raises More Than $100K

The Marshall Tucker Band headlines Christmas 4 Kids. Photo: Randi Radcliff

The Marshall Tucker Band, with Ricky Skaggs, headlines Christmas 4 Kids. Photo: Randi Radcliff

The Christmas 4 Kids concert held Monday night (Nov. 23) at the Ryman Auditorium generated more than $100,000, solidifying this year’s show as one of the most successful in the organization’s 25+ year history.

“This year’s concert was one of the biggest in the history of Christmas 4 Kids,” says Christmas 4 Kids President, Linda O’Connell.  “We are ecstatic with the amount of money raised for the kids.  A very big ‘thank you’ to the artists, hosts and staff who all donated their time to make the night a huge success!”

Before a packed house, headliner The Marshall Tucker BandRestless Heart and Shenandoah and winner of NBC‘s The Voice Craig Wayne Boyd, kept the crowd enchanted with more than three hours of music. The night included several surprise appearances. Country Music Hall of Famer William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys joined Restless Heart on “Thank God For Kids” and to a thunderous applause, Ricky Skaggs stormed The Marshall Tucker Band’s set, mixing a bluegrass with Southern rock. The event was hosted by 650AM WSM‘s Bill Cody and TV personality Kelly Sutton.

For more than 25 years, the not-for-profit organization Christmas 4 Kids has provided many children their own Christmas shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the tour bus show/artist meet-and-greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.

 

APA Nashville Wins SOLID 2015 Turkey Bowl Flag Football Championship

SOLID Turkey Bowl 2015 champions APA Nashville.

SOLID 2015 Turkey Bowl Flag Football champions, APA Nashville.

APA Nashville is the reigning champion of the SOLID 2015 Turkey Bowl Flag Football Championship after defeating Thinkwell Corporation., SESAC, WME and CAA during the annual game, held Nov. 21, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

“I may have been the oldest player out there, but we gave it our all and had a blast supporting our SOLID friends while making a difference for Second Harvest,” said Steve Lassiter, APA Senior VP and Partner.

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) organized the annual football championship to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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