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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Farm, Fork and Cork” Raises $202,000

Pictured (L-R): The Bobby Bones Show’s Lunchbox, St. Jude Patient Mack, Natalie Harker & Eric Paslay, Carrie and Rod Phillips, and the Bobby Bones Show’s Amy

Pictured (L-R): The Bobby Bones Show’s Lunchbox, St. Jude Patient Mack, Natalie Harker & Eric Paslay, Carrie and Rod Phillips, and the Bobby Bones Show’s Amy

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital held their signature “Farm, Fork and Cork” event in Nashville on Sunday, May 15 at Michael W. Smith’s Deer Valley Farm. The event raised $202,000.

The event welcomed more than 300 attendees, and included live and silent auctions, and featured a five-course meal prepared by some of Nashville’s best chefs (Tandy Wilson of City House, Deb Paquette of Etch, Kyle Patterson of Sinema, Andrew Little of Josephine, and Rachel De Jong of 5th and Taylor). The evening was emceed by Amy from the Bobby Bones Show and the night was co-hosted by 7-year-old St. Jude patient, Mack.

Notable guests included Eric Paslay, iHeartMedia executive Rod Phillips, Dave Ramsey, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and Lunchbox from the Bobby Bones Show.


LifeNotes: Disney Music Group’s Ciara Shortridge’s Mother Passes

Ciara Gardner with her mother Elizabeth

Ciara Shortridge with her mother Ann Elizabeth Gardner

Ann Elizabeth Gardner, mother of Disney Music Group’s Ciara Shortridge, passed away on Friday, May 13. She is survived by her husband Thomas Gardner, daughters Jacqueline (Kevin) Mix, Ciara (Johnny) Shortridge, Kendra (Steve) Smietana; grandsons Kaeden, Liam Mix, Henry Smietana; Sisters & brothers, Barbara, Mary, Joanne (Dick) Budynas, Thomas (Sandy), Patti (Tom) Templeton, Peggy (Jim) Strickland, Bob (Kathy), John (Ellen), Dan (Colleen); sisters and brothers in-laws, Karin (Dan) Maines, John, Ellen (Dale) Montondo, Kelly (John) Erwin; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 22, 2016 in Macedon, New York. Family and friends are encouraged to make a donation in Ann’s name to the Animal Welfare League of Port Charlotte, Florida, in lieu of, or in addition to floral arrangements. More info can be found at or by calling 941-625-6720.


T. Clark Miller Exits ‘Crook and Chase Countdown’

T Clark Miller

T Clark Miller

Producer T. Clark Miller has exited his role at the iHeart syndicated radio program Crook and Chase Countdown in order to focus on his Nashville real estate brokerage firm. He had worked with the countdown show for eight years.

Hosts and executive producers Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase expressed their “deepest appreciation and thanks for his years of dedication to the show and its hundreds of affiliates.” The Crook and Chase Countdown team may be contacted at [email protected]

Miller can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-400-9919.


Joyce Rizer Resigns From SiriusXM

Joyce Rizer

Joyce Rizer

SiriusXM Executive Producer Joyce Rizer has resigned from her post at SiriusXM Nashville, effective May 31.

After May 31, Rizer can be reached at [email protected]. She can also be reached at 615-337-6547.

“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had over the last 15 years in satellite radio, and am excited to explore what the future might bring!” said Rizer.


Buddy Lee Attractions Adds Risa Binder To Roster

Risa Binder

Risa Binder

Buddy Lee Attractions has signed the new Warehouse Records country artist Risa Binder for representation.

Says Vice President of Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., Mike Meade, “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Risa Binder into our BLA Family. Risa has exemplified the core beliefs and talent from which our company was built upon and we are eager to see what her future holds.”



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