Open Casting For ‘Troubadour’ Play Set For Aug. 15 At TPAC
An open talent casting call for a new play, Troubadour, will take place Aug. 15 at TPAC in Nashville. Written by Janece Shaffer, the play will have its world premiere on Jan. 18 and run through Feb. 12 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
A romantic comedy set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour follows the son of a country music legend who joins forces with a singer-songwriter and a rodeo tailor to carry on his father’s legacy. Kristian Bush has penned a set of original, period-accurate tunes for the production and will be onsite for the auditions to weigh in on the casting.
BBR Music Group Adds Promotion Coordinator
Lexi Willson has been added as the new Promotion Coordinator for RED BOW and Wheelhouse Records, effective immediately.
While studying Communications and Public Relations at Sacramento State University, Willson worked as a promotions assistant at KNTY/Sacramento for three years and was a social media intern at Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. Following her graduation in December 2015, she made the cross-country trip to Nashville to further her career in the music industry.
“Wheelhouse is proud to add another Sacramento radio alumni to our team!!!” says Teddi Bonadies, VP/Promotion of Wheelhouse Records.
“Lexi’s excitement about the industry and passion for promotion, make me very excited about adding her to Team RED BOW! She will make our family complete!” adds Shelley Hargis Gaines, VP/Promotion of RED BOW Records.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the BBR Music Group family!” says Willson. “I learned a lot about radio promotions at KNTY, and I’m excited for the challenge to learn all things promotion on the label side. I could not be more excited to embark on this new adventure!”
Willson will report directly to Gaines and to Bonadies. Willson can be reached at 615-610-2127 and at email@example.com.
Rascal Flatts Tour Hosts Songs For Sound Project
Nashville-based organization Songs for Sound was on-site at a Rascal Flatts concert on Sunday (Aug. 7) in Chicago to provide free hearing screenings for fans as well as crew members.
The organization’s founder is Jaime Vernon, who is married to the younger brother of Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox. The Vernons’ 8-year-old daughter, Lexi, received bilateral cochlear implants at 18 months old.
“As a musician I live and breathe music and can’t imagine a world without being able to hear,” says LeVox. “This is a cause that really hits home for me. I know Lexi lives life to the fullest, including a gift we all need – music. I’m so glad to have the Hear the Music Project come and teach our fans about the importance of healthy ears, and I’m so proud that it’s from my family.”
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