Industry Ink: Darius Rucker, John Jaszcz, Maggie Rose, Holly Kellar

Darius Rucker Brings Cheer to Patients at Lenox Hill

Darius Rucker visited Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC recently following a performance on the Today Show for the Musicians On Call program. Rucker performed hits like “Wagon Wheel,” “Hold My Hand,” and “Only Wanna Be with You” for the patients, going room to room in the orthopedic rehab unit as part of Musician’s On Call’s Bedside Performance Program. Rucker also took requests at the Nurses station and performed for hospital staff and caregivers.

 

John Jaszcz Acknowledged With Grammy Gold

Pictured (L-R): Ron Hill (Franklin Management), John Jaszcz, Kirk Franklin, Sean Martin (co-producer), Adam David Smith (assistant engineer) at Blue Grotto Studio

Producer/engineer John Jaszcz is helping raise Nashville’s profile as an urban gospel music hub. “Yosh,” as he is known, has mixed for Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp and Travis Greene, among others and his work yielded recent Grammys for him for Franklin’s Best Gospel Album-winning Losing My Religion and Tamela Mann’s Best Gospel performance/song for “God Provides.” Yosh also worked on three other Grammy-nominated projects from Greene, Jekalyn Carr and William Murphy, and he currently has five of the top 10 songs on the Billboard gospel singles chart and six of the top 10 albums on the Billboard gospel album chart with seven more rounding out the top 25. He also mixed songs for the new TV show, Greenleaf on the Oprah Winfrey Network as well as the song “On My Way” for Nashville.

 

Maggie Rose Inks With Starstruck and CAA

Maggie Rose. Photo: Dusty Barker

Maggie Rose is going to have a busy 2017 as she continues performing on her 13-date run on Martina McBride’s CMT Next Women of Country Tour, and also joins Hunter Hayes on tour this Spring and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill on their Soul2Soul tour this summer. She also recently signed to Starstruck Management and Creative Artist Agency (CAA) for representation as well.

 

Holly Kellar Named CMO of Barbershop Harmony Society

Holly J. Kellar has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and will reside in the Society’s Nashville office. In her role, she will oversee a broad portfolio of marketing, branding and communications initiatives for the 22,000-member society, with emphasis on growing revenue from events, merchandising, membership, and global sales from music publications. Her arts marketing experience includes serving as Marketing Director for symphonies in Portland, Oregon; Columbus, Ohio; and Kalamazoo, Michigan; as well as consulting engagements with the Minnesota Chorale, VocalEssence, Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, and Minnesota Orchestra.

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Hollabaugh, a staff writer at MusicRow magazine, has over 20 years of music business experience and has written for publications including American Profile, CMA Close Up, Nashville Arts And Entertainment, The Boot and Country Weekly. She has a Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication degree from Texas Christian University, (go Horned Frogs), and welcomes your feedback or story ideas at [email protected]

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