Industry Pics: Drake White, Brandy Clark, Ryan Kinder, CeCe Winans, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery

Drake White Celebrates At CRS

Drake White kicked off the CRS 2017 New Faces show on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Omni in Nashville, TN. His Big Machine Label Group/Dot Records family was there to show support.

Front Row (L-R): BMLG SVP Creative Sandi Borchetta, BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta, Drake White, Dot Records GM Chris Stacey, Vector Management’s Trey Wilson
Back Row (L-R): Dot Records Promo Staff Bill Lubitz, Michelle Kammerer, AJ Calvin, Bernadette Gilbbons, Kris Lamb, James Marsh


Warner Music Artists Celebrate ‘Warner Wednesday’ At CRS

Warner Music artists including Ryan Kinder and Brandy Clark celebrated with team members during the annual ‘Warner Wednesday’ party held during CRS, on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Pictured (L-R): Mallory Opheim (WMN), Brandy Clark, Tim Roberts (WYCD), Katie Bright (WMN)

Pictured (L-R): Ryan Kinder, Brad Austin (WXCY), Anna Cage (WAR), Newman (WRBT), Carli Manchaca, Stephanie Holzer (WEA), Devin Dawson, Diane Monk (WEA)


CeCe Winans Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Cece Winans made her Grand Ole Opry debut celebrating the release of her No. 1 Billboard Gospel debut, “Let Them Fall In Love.”

Pictured (L-R): Emoni Wilkins, Angela Primm, Gale Mayes, Cece Winans, and Vince Gill. Photo: Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry


Martina McBride, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Help Launch CCHI Nashville

Photo: Metro Nashville Government

On Monday, Feb. 27, Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA), Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and country music superstar Martina McBride announced the Cities and Communities with Heart Initiative (CCHI) Nashville, a collaborative, multi-year effort to stop women in Nashville from needlessly suffering and dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD). CCHI Nashville is a first-of-its-kind effort to harness the diversity and energy of the Nashville community to make a broad impact on heart disease and stroke among its women.

In 2017, CCHI Nashville’s five program components will be initiated, including:

  • Caring for the Caregiver, a program to improve cardiovascular health and reduce CVD risk factors among nurses in Nashville’s hospitals and health systems; a clinical study on pregnancy complications and their link to CVD risk factors and CVD; a workforce health initiative through the Office of the Mayor to improve the heart health of female municipal workers; ascreening and prevention effort in collaboration with Tennessee State University to reduce CVD and its risk factors in younger women; and a community initiative centered around one or more health centers and reaching African American, and/or immigrant refugee women.CCHI Nashville is led by a six-member community steering committee that includes WHA, the Office of Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Public Health Department Nashville, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, NashvilleHealth and Saint Thomas Ascension Health.

BMI Sponsors “Toby Keith: My Way” Panel At CRS

Pictured (L-R): Jessica Frost (BMI), Leslie Roberts (BMI), Toby Keith, Dan Spears (BMI) and Bill Mayne, Executive Director of the Country Radio Seminar. Photo: Steve Lowry for BMI.

On Friday, Feb. 24, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) sponsored “Toby Keith: My Way” at CRS where the BMI songwriter and country music icon discussed his career, the strong relationship he has with the men and women of the military, and his dedication to charitable initiatives.

Scotty McCreery Visits CMC During Australia Trek

Pictured (L-R): guitarist Jeff Harper; McCreery; and guitarist Dylan Rosson.
Photo: Scott Stem

While in Sydney, Australia, Scotty McCreery recorded five acoustic performances for CMC, Australia’s 24-hour country music channel. The performances will air on CMC later this spring


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