Country Music Hall Of Fame Celebrates Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes”
The Country Music Hall of Fame celebrated the 60th anniversary of Carl Perkins’ classic “Blue Suede Shoes” with a panel discussion and performance on April 9 in the museum’s Ford Theater.
The panel discussion included Perkins’ son Stan Perkins (also Carl’s longtime drummer), close friend Naomi Judd (of the Judds, for whom Perkins wrote the No. 1 hit “Let Me Tell You About Love”); David McGee (co-author, with Carl Perkins, of Go, Cat, Go!: The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, the King of Rockabilly); Peter Guralnick (author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll), and moderator Dr. Mark Crawford (associate professor of music at Tennessee State University).
Following the panel, Chuck Mead (founding member of BR5-49 and music director for the stage musical Million Dollar Quartet) performed a brief set with his band and special guest Stan Perkins.
The Kinkead Entertainment Agency Adds Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson has signed with The Kinkead Entertainment Agency for booking representation. Bob Kinkead will serve as his agent and is based in the agency’s Nashville office.
“I’m really excited about joining Bob and his agency. His is the ’boutique’ approach to booking, with a limited number of artists and a lot of individual attention given to each one. His 30-plus year reputation as an agent in Nashville is impeccable,” Anderson said. “Plus, if we ever have to have a meeting at midnight, he lives only three houses and one boat dock away from where I live on Old Hickory Lake!”
Triple 7 Public Relations Adds Publicist
Triple 7 Public Relations has expanded its Nashville office with the addition of Kayce McGehee, as was announced today by CEO Carrie Simons. McGehee will report to Tanya Taylor, who has led the company’s Nashville office since 2008.
“Kayce has promoted her personal brand for years, so she’s uniquely qualified to understand the needs of our clients and brings great experience in pitching media,” Simons said. “Her intellect, energy and excitement are contagious, and she’s an incredible addition to our team in handling local and national press campaigns.”
A graduate of University of Virginia, McGehee recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to Nashville with the intention of focusing her efforts on her music career alongside producer Tim Brennan. During a short stint temping at Triple 7, she realized her additional passion for handling publicity and brand building for the company’s client roster, and her tenacity and understanding of the business resulted in a full-time position with the company.
Preshias Harris To Host “A Preshias Day In Music”
Preshias Harris, a 26-year music industry veteran, will host A Preshias Day In Music, to commemorate being a 10-year breast cancer survivor.
The event will be held April 23 at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is open to all ages and admission is free. However, attendees are encouraged to bring a bag of dog food or cat food as a donation to Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue (a no-kill animal shelter located in Nashville).
Among those performing will be Larry Alderman, Bailey Bala, Heidi Beuerlein, Dustin Bragg, Allison Bray, Tyler Brent, Bailey Callahan, Matt Cooper, Carmen DeMari, James Gee, Dave Gibson, Lindsey Harding, Anna Holt, AJ Kross, Michaela Lawson, Chelsie Love, Re Mattei, Jeff Prince, Gyth Rigdon, Brad Rowe, Michael Rowe and more.
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