Industry Ink: Leadership Music, Cumulus, Hill Entertainment Group, Johnny Cash Museum

Jeannie Seely Speaks At Leadership Music “Off The Record” Conversation

SOURCE, an organization of women executives in Nashville’s Music Industry, was invited by Leadership Music to attend their luncheon and “Off the Record” Conversation with Grand Ole Opry and SOURCE member Jeannie Seely at Sambuca Restaurant in the Gulch on January 28. Seely shared not only her sense of humor but also her historical timeline and stories of her extensive history working in the recording industry and for the Grand Ole Opry.

Pictured (L to R):  Debbie Linn (Leadership Music Exec. Dir), Jeannie Seely, Shelia Shipley Biddy (SOURCE President), Dan Rogers (Director of Marketing – Grand Ole Opry)   Photo credit: Denise Fussell

Pictured (L to R): Debbie Linn (Leadership Music Exec. Dir), Jeannie Seely, Shelia Shipley Biddy (SOURCE President), Dan Rogers (Director of Marketing – Grand Ole Opry)
Photo credit: Denise Fussell


Cumulus Adds John Shomby as Director of Programming, Nash

John Shomby

John Shomby

Cumulus has added John Shomby as Director of Programming for the Nash Network, overseeing programming for the Nashville network and syndication operations.

Shomby will be based in Nashville.

He previously worked at Max Media’s WGH/Norfolk as Director of Programming & Operations. He joined Max Media in 2002. His career also includes stops in Dallas, Portland, New Orleans, Boston and more.


Kathryn Woodard Rejoins Hill Entertainment Group

Kathryn Woodard

Kathryn Woodard

Former Hill Entertainment Group staffer Kathryn Woodard has rejoined the company in a senior management role, effective immediately. Woodard will report directly to Hill Entertainment Group CEO Greg Hill and oversee day-to-day management for Jana Kramer among other duties.

In addition to her initial tenure with Hill Entertainment Group from 2013-2014, Woodard’s previous stops include McGhee Entertainment and Red Light Management.

“I am excited to have Kathryn back with us,” said Hill. “We had worked together for over 13 years, and I am excited for her passion and experience to rejoin our growing team.”
Woodard can be contacted via email at [email protected].


Johnny Cash Museum Founder Acquires Lawrence Records Building

Lawrence-Record-ShopBill Miller, founder of Nashville’s Johnny Cash Museum, has acquired the Lawrence Records Building, located at 409 Broadway in Nashville.

The property is expected to reopen as a “food and beverage concept,” according to the new owen.

Miller commented, “We are pleased to take ownership of the Lawrence Records building. This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to and belief in the city of Nashville. We will be announcing details on an exciting and unique food and beverage concept for the site soon. Suffice it to say that we will continue to live up to the bar we set in terms of quality at The Johnny Cash Museum.”

Specific details surrounding the space will be released in the coming months.



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