Industry Ink: Borman Entertainment, Lady Antebellum, Leadership Bluegrass

Borman Ups Bethany Seifert

Bethany Seifert

Bethany Seifert has been named Director, Radio and Tour Marketing for Borman Entertainment. Seifert has been with the company for 18 months and worked at positions at the company from receptionist, office manager and assisted the management team while actively working in the touring department before earning this promotion. She will report to VP of Touring and Radio Promotion, DJ Kisshauer.

Borman Entertainment Nashville’s roster includes Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Mickey Guyton and Clayton Anderson.


Lady Antebellum Seeking Horn Players For Nashville Show

Lady Antebellum will amplify the horn section found on the lead single “You Look Good” off their upcoming sixth studio album Heart Break (Capitol Nashville), when they bring their headlining You Look Good World Tour back to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 9.

Through an innovative social media campaign, horn players can submit a video with their rendition of Lady A’s Top 20 hit by using the hashtag #YOULOOKGOODonstage. The band will hand-select winners to join them in Music City.

Watch the announcement below:


Leadership Bluegrass 2017 Graduates

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2017. Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, and pursue leadership development.

This was the 18th year of Leadership Bluegrass, which now boasts over 400 alumni. Leadership Bluegrass 2017 was hosted at BMI in Nashville, Tennessee March 20-22.

The 2017 Leadership Bluegrass graduates are:
Erik Alvar, Jim Hurst Trio, Gainesville, TN
Lee Bidgood, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Jeff Burke, Wernick Method/Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN
Adam Engelhardt, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Nashville, TN
Anna Frick, Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Barb Heller, North Country Public Radio, Canton, NY
Justin Hiltner, Artist, Nashville, TN
Kathryn Jenkins, Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, Sevierville, TN
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Mile Twelve, Jamaica Plain, MA
Irene Kelley, Artist/Songwriter, Nashville, TN
uri kohen, Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival, County Mayo, Ireland
Brennen Leigh, High Plains Jamboree, Austin, TX
CJ Lewandowski, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys/Bluegrass Today/Missouri Bluegrass Preservation Association, Sevierville, TN
Corrina Rose Logston, Independent Artist/High Fidelity, Whites Creek, TN
Laura Mainer, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Johnson City. TN
John Meyer, Museum of Appalachia/Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Clinton, TN
Ashley Moyer, Rounder Label Group, Nashville, TN
Joe Newberry, Artist, Raleigh, NC
Akira Otsuka, Bluegrass 45, Gaithersburg, MD
Ricky Gene Powell, Wintergrass/Artist-Teacher-Event Producer, Burien, WA
Craig Reed, Downtown Raleigh Alliance/Younger Brother Productions, Raleigh, NC
Bobby Rymer, Writers Den Music Group, Nashville, TN
John Smith, Free Dirt Records & Service Co, Washington DC
Bill Thibodeau, Rick’s Musical Instruments/Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance, Cumberland, RI
Kris Truelsen, Radio Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol, VA
Rachel Whitney, Pandora Media, Nashville, TN


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