Britney Spears Shows Support For MusicRow’s Rising Women

Following this week’s (April 25) sold-out, sixth annual MusicRow Rising Women On The Row event at the Omni Hotel Nashville, pop superstar Britney Spears shared her encouragement for the honorees with a brief video on social media.

Spears was one of many artists who sent in video messages of support, including Reba McEntire, Mary J Blige, Meghan Trainor, Priyanka Chopra, Reba McEntire and Taylor Hill who are all clients of the event’s featured speaker, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment founder and CEO Lou Taylor.

The six Rising Women On The Row honorees for 2017, who have become substantial contributors and visionary leaders, were Kella Farris, Business Manager, Farris, Self & Moore; Juli Newton-Griffith, VP, Magic Mustang/BMG; Kerri Edwards, President, KP Entertainment; Laura Hutfless, CEO and Founding Partner, FlyteVu Agency; Virginia Davis, Managing Partner and Artist Manager, G Major Management; and Tatum Allsep, Founder/Executive Director, Music Health Alliance.

City National Bank served as Presenting Sponsor, as it has since the event’s inception.

The sixth annual ceremony held its largest crowd to date, with nearly 500 attendees. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry attended the Rising Women on the Row breakfast and welcomed the guests with a heartfelt message of empowerment.

CMT’s Sr. VP of Music and Talent Leslie Fram was also on hand to introduce a special performance from Song Suffragette’s singer/songwriter Kalie Shorr, who concluded the event. Shorr offered music from her EP, Slingshot, including a surprise duet with Jamie O’Neal, which featured a mashup of O’Neal’s 2001 co-written No. 1, “When I Think About Angels,” and Tanya Tucker’s 1970’s hit “Delta Dawn.”

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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