Industry Ink: John D. Loudermilk, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, MSO PR

Tribute Concert To Be Held For John D. Loudermilk


Songwriter John D. Loudermilk will be honored with a tribute concert to be held Thursday, March 24 at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee.

Among those on the performance bill are Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Bobby Braddock, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Roy Parnell, John McFee (Doobie Brothers), John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, John Cowan, and Cory Chisel. The lineup is subject to change.

The event is sponsored by BMI, Sony Music Nashville, and The Franklin Theatre. Tickets can be obtained here.

Among Loudermilk’s hit songs are  “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” (George Hamilton IV), “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” (The Casinos/Eddy Arnold), “Ebony Eyes” (The Everly Brothers), and the country and pop standard “Tobacco Road.” “Indian Reservation,” was a pop chart-topper for Paul Revere & the Raiders in 1971. “Indian Outlaw,” a 1994 hit for Tim McGraw, quotes the chorus of “Indian Reservation,” giving Loudermilk partial credit for yet another hit. Loudermilk is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee (1976).


Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood Make Appearances On Jazz, Christian Charts

Pictured (L-R): Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood

Pictured (L-R): Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson‘s latest full-length album for Legacy Recordings, has debuted at No. 1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart. The only Willie Nelson albums to have previously scaled the Jazz charts have been Two Men With The Blues (No. 1, Top Jazz Albums, 2008; No. 1, Jazz Albums, 2009) and Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius of Ray Charles (No. 2, Jazz Albums, 2011; No. 2, Jazz Albums, 2012). Each of those records was a collaboration with jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Meanwhile, Trisha Yearwood has made her first appearance on a Billboard Christian chart, with “Broken” debuting at No. 48 on the Hot Christian Songs chart for March 19. “Broken” is a remake of Lifehouse’s 2008 hit, and appears on the soundtrack for The Passion. Yearwood will portray Mary, mother of Jesus, in FOX’s March 20 live musical.


MSO PR Promotes Mike Gowen to Publicist

Mike Gowen

Mike Gowen

Mike Gowen has been promoted to the role of publicist at MSO PR (the Mitch Schneider Organization). Gowen began at MSO in 2012 as Executive Assistant to Schneider, before moving into an Associate Publicist role in 2014. Prior to his work with MSO PR, Gowen worked as an assistant to jazz artist Stanley Clarke.

Over the past three years, Gowen has been involved in the media campaigns for various artists in multiple genres including BabyMetal, The Black Crowes, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, Brian Setzer, Dada Life, Dave Stewart, Dream Theater, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Michael Carroll, John Fogerty, Savoy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stereophonics, Wynonna & The Big Noise and others.

MSO PR is based in Los Angeles, and has an office in Nashville.

Gowen can be reached at [email protected].


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