In Pictures: BMI, Clare Dunn, Tortuga Music Festival

BMI, Texas Roadhouse Hang With Jake Owen

BMI’s Mason Hunter attended the Texas Roadhouse Managing Partners Conference last week at The Fontainebleau in Miami, Florida. The event celebrated the annual partnership between BMI and Texas Roadhouse. This year, Texas Roadhouse will sponsor several BMI events including Mountain High Music Festival, Key West Songwriter’s Festival, the Maui Songwriter’s Festival, a CMA Music Festival trip contest and several in-store promotions with BMI artists of the month. Jake Owen will be hitting the main stage at the Key West Songwriter’s Festival and showed up at the conference in support of BMI and Texas Roadhouse. Hunter is an executive director of strategic partnerships and business development for BMI.

Pictured (L-R): Kent Taylor, President of Texas Roadhouse; Mason Hunter, BMI; Jake Owen.

Pictured (L-R): Kent Taylor, President of Texas Roadhouse; Mason Hunter, BMI; Jake Owen.

 

Clare Dunn Makes First NASCAR Appearance

MCA Nashville’s Clare Dunn attended her first-ever NASCAR events over the weekend, performing a full band set in the Bristol Motor Speedway infield following Saturday’s (April 16) XFINITY Series race and singing the national anthem at Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series Food City 500. While there, she met a few of NASCAR’s biggest names including Danica Patrick and Sunday’s race-winner, Carl Edwards. 

Dunn is on tour with Lee Brice on the Life Off My Years Tour. The latest single from her self-titled EP is “Tuxedo.”

Clare Dunn with Food City 500 winner Carl Edwards. Photo: Red Light Management

Clare Dunn with Food City 500 winner Carl Edwards. Photo: Red Light Management

 

Artists Light Up The Beach For Tortuga Music Festival

KA Entertainment has announced a record year for the fourth annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, held April 15-17 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida. Nearly 90,000 fans flocked to the beach for three days of performances from Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, along with Sam Hunt, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelsea Ballerini and 25 more musical acts.

“HUKA is honored to produce large-scale destination location festivals—it’s the fierce loyalty of our Tortuga fans who allow us to raise the bar each year,” said HUKA Entertainment CEO, Evan Harrison.

Pictured (L-R): A.J. Niland (Chief Experience Officer, HUKA Entertainment), Evan Harrison (CEO, HUKA Entertainment), Blake Shelton, Chris Stacey (founder, Rock The Ocean/GM, Dot Records), Bennett Drago (Co-Founder, HUKA Entertainment)

Pictured (L-R): A.J. Niland (Chief Experience Officer, HUKA Entertainment), Evan Harrison (CEO, HUKA Entertainment), Blake Shelton, Chris Stacey (founder, Rock The Ocean/GM, Dot Records), Bennett Drago (Co-Founder, HUKA Entertainment)

 Pictured (L-R): Chris Stacey, founder, Rock The Ocean/GM, Dot Records; Evan Harrison, CEO, HUKA Entertainment; Tim McGraw; A.J. Niland, Chief Experience Officer, HUKA Entertainment

Pictured (L-R): Chris Stacey, founder, Rock The Ocean/GM, Dot Records; Evan Harrison, CEO, HUKA Entertainment; Tim McGraw; A.J. Niland, Chief Experience Officer, HUKA Entertainment

Pictured (L-R): Carla Perez, Launa Phillips (WFUS/Tampa), Sammy Cruise (WIRK/West Palm Beach), Thomas Rhett, Rob Morris (WKIS/Miami), Tim Conlon (WKIS/Miami), Ashley Sidoti

Pictured (L-R): Carla Perez, Launa Phillips (WFUS/Tampa), Sammy Cruise (WIRK/West Palm Beach), Thomas Rhett, Rob Morris (WKIS/Miami), Tim Conlon (WKIS/Miami), Ashley Sidoti

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