Industry Ink: Dave Cobb, Temecula Road, ‘Hee Haw’ Revival

Pictured (L-R): The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Abi Tapia, Dave Cobb, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper. Photo: Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Dave Cobb chatted with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper last Saturday (Jan. 28) as part of the museum’s Music Masters series. The in-depth interview covered a range of topics including Cobb’s groundbreaking work with artists Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, and more. The Music Masters series features revealing conversations with music industry producers, publicists, engineers, A&R staff, and business executives. Previous subjects include Jimmy Bowen, Mark Bright, Garth Fundis, Frank Liddell, Bob Neuwirth, Jim Rooney, Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens. 

Country trio Temecula Road,  comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Salute and longtime friend Dawson Anderson, has signed with Buena Vista Records and will release their first single, “What If I Kissed You” Feb. 17. The song was written by Jimmy Robbins, Sara Haze and Mike Daly and produced by Daly. The group has been chosen as Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, one of only two breakout country artists chosen since the program’s inception.

Ryman Hospitality Properties is looking at reviving Hee Haw, the comedy/variety show that ran from 1969-1992 after finding success with its Nashville TV show, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

Ryman CEO Colin Reed told the audience at the Nashville Business Journal’s Inside the C-Suite event Monday that his company has been looking at resurrecting the show since “Nashville” has driven so much tourism into the city.

“We think humor around country [music] is a good thing. … We want to be in the content-distribution business and communicate country music and humor to people who don’t see this stuff,” Reed said.

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