The second annual Music Row Storytellers will feature anecdotes and memories from Charlie Monk.
The event, which raises funds for Music Health Alliance, will be held Monday, Oct. 9 at the Wellspire Center, located at 907 Gleaves Street in Nashville.
Charlie Monk entered the world of entertainment as a radio DJ in the 1950s. He worked at various stations in Alabama before moving to Music City in 1968. Within a couple of years, he transitioned to a role as ASCAP, followed by a move into publishing (at CBS Songs), eventually under his own banner, Monk Family Publishing. It was there that he signed an unknown Randy Travis…nurtured the career of an aspiring Kenny Chesney…and developed the talents of Nashville’s biggest songwriters. After a brief tenure at Acuff-Rose, Monk began serving as an executive and member on the boards of such organizations as NARAS, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), the Gospel Music Association and the CMA. Also known for his role as a founder of the Country Radio Seminar, his more than three-decades as the host of its flagship event, the New Faces Show, allowed his wit, humor and storytelling to shine their brightest…as they continue to do every time he opens the mic six days a week on SiriusXM’s Channel 59 (Willie’s Roadhouse).
Valet parking will be provided for the event, and a 6 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed by a 6:30 p.m. program. Tickets to the event are $75 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
Music Row Storytellers was launched last year, with journalist Hazel Smith, who coined the phrase “Outlaw Country” in the 1970s and who has worked as a writer for Country Music magazine, as a radio reporter, and as a regular columnist for cmt.com.
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