Change The Conversation Panel To Highlight Female Producers, Engineers

Change the ConversationChange The Conversation, a coalition aimed at helping to level the playing field for women in country music, will focus on opportunities for female music producers and engineers during its next installment on Aug. 3 at BMI. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will welcome Adrienne Gonzalez, Victoria Shaw, Lari White, Alex Kline, Shani Gandi and Gena Johnson. The panel will be moderated by producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson).

Producer/artist Gonzalez found success as a solo artist and as a member of The Rescues.

Shaw has produced artists including Lady Antebellum and Jessie Farrell, and penned four No. 1 songs including Garth Brooks’ “The River” and John Michael Montgomery’s “I Love The Way You Love Me.”

White enjoyed a successful recording career that included a gold album and Top 10 hits including “That’s My Baby” and “Now I Know.” She has produced artists including Toby Keith, Billy Dean, and Shawn Mullins.

Kline is co-owner of Cotton Gin Productions, a full-service music production company based in Nashville. Her songs have been recorded by Ronnie
 Dunn, Lonesome River Band, and Jess Moskaluke. Kline produced the new album from Tara Thompson.

Gandhi has worked on projects for artists ranging from Frankie Ballard and Will Hoge to Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins and The Cox Family.

Johnson has worked as an engineer on projects such as Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material, Ben Folds’ So There, Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance, Hunter Hayes’ Where It All Begins and Dave Cobb’s Southern Family.

The event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. An RSVP is required. Change the Conversation was formed by industry executives Tracy Gershon, Leslie Fram and Beverly Keel in 2014.

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