In Pictures: MusicRow Celebrates Sixth Annual ‘Rising Women On The Row’ Event

City National Bank staff members pose at MusicRow‘s sixth annual Rising Women on the Row celebration. Photo: © Moments By Moser Photography

MusicRow proudly recognized six Nashville music industry honorees during its sixth annual Rising Women on the Row ceremony on Tuesday, April 25 at Omni Nashville Hotel. City National Bank served as Presenting Sponsor, as it has since the event’s inception.

 

Pictured (L-R): 2017 honorees Tatum Allsep, Virginia Davis, Kerri Edwards, Kella Farris, Laura Hutfless, and Juli Newton-Griffith. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

The six 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 Entertainment; and Tatum Allsep, Founder/Executive Director, Music Health Alliance.

Expanding to a larger ballroom at the hotel, the ceremony held its largest crowd to date, with nearly 500 attendees.

Pictured (L-R): Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

Pictured (L-R): Tri Star Sports and Entertainment’s Lou Taylor with MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry attended the Rising Women on the Row breakfast and welcomed the guests with a heartfelt message of empowerment. Featured speaker Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, delivered a 20-minute conversation with MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson on stage.

Kalie Shorr. Photo: © Moments By Moser Photography

Pictured (L-R): Artists Kalie Shorr and Jamie O’Neal with MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

CMT’s Leslie Fram was on hand to introduce a special performance from Song Suffragette Kalie Shorr to conclude the event. Shorr offered music from her EP, Slingshot.

For a full overview of the event, read Robert K. Oermann’s recap here.

Photo: © Moments By Moser Photography

2017 Rising Women on the Row honoree Laura Hutfless. Photo: © Moments By Moser Photography

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