Industry Ink: Kristian Bush, A2IM, CRS, SNG Music

Songwriter Session With Kristian Bush

Kristian Bush will appear at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on .

Kristian Bush will appear at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Dec. 3.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a Songwriter Session featuring Grammy-winning recording artist Kristian Bush on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. A member of acclaimed country duo Sugarland, Bush co-wrote many of their hits, including “Baby Girl,” “Settlin’,” “Something More,” and “Want To.”

In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch.” In 2017, his songs will anchor the world premiere of Troubadour, a musical, set in 1950s Nashville, debuting at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Center.

Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Details at countrymusichalloffame.org.

 

CRB Rusty Walker Scholarship Recipients

CRS 2017 Logo

The Country Radio Broadcasters have named Alexandria Hardy (General Manager, Tomlinson-Leis Communications/Palestine, TX), Joseph Pitt (Cumulus Broadcasting-Appleton/Oshkosh/Green Bay), and Matt Ramone (PM Drive DJ, KUBL/Salt Lake City, UT) as recipients of the 2017 Rusty Walker Scholarship. Each individual will receive an all-expense paid trip and attendance to CRS 2017, to be held Feb. 22-24, 2017.

The Rusty Walker Scholarship program is named in honor of Country Radio Hall of Fame member Rusty Walker, who passed away in May 2012 at the age of 59.

 

A2IM Seeks Input For Indie Week

a2imThe American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is asking the industry for topics and suggestions for its panels this year. In order to make sure the organization’s membership gets the most out of Indie Week 2017, they’d like to hear feedback from the industry.

A2IM is a non-profit trade organization representing 387 independent labels and one-third of the music market.

Click here to send in suggestions.

 

SNG Hosts Songwriting Retreat

L-R: Kathleen Mullet, Zarni De Vette, Jimmy Thow, Daniel Ross, Abbey Cone, Chrystal Leigh, Mark Oakley, Marty Dodson, Steve Leslie, Abram Dean

(L-R): Kathleen Mullet, Zarni De Vette, Jimmy Thow, Daniel Ross, Abbey Cone, Chrystal Leigh, Mark Oakley, Marty Dodson, Steve Leslie, Abram Dean

Nine songwriters recently came together for a three-day retreat in Franklin, Tennessee. SNG Music Publishing hosted the retreat to focus on writing songs for their rising artist/songwriter Abbey Cone. Fellow SNG writers Steve Leslie, Gary Reamey, Marty Dodson and Zarni De Vette, were joined by other hit tunesmiths Abram Dean, Chrystal Leigh, Daniel Ross, Jimmy Thow, and Mark Oakley.

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