In Pictures: Sara Evans, Caroline Jones, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, AIMP, Cole Swindell, Hunter Hayes, Segue 61

Sara Evans Visits The Recording Academy’s Nashville Chapter

Sara Evans with The Recording Academy’s Nashville chapter. [click photo to enlarge]

Sara Evans visited The Recording Academy’s Nashville Chapter this week and performed several songs from her new album Words, including the lead track “Marquee Sign.” Evans’ eighth studio album was released July 21 on her own label, Born To Fly Records.


Caroline Jones Performs At WME Speakeasy Showcase

Caroline Jones. Photo: @austinwho @901Music

Caroline Jones. Photo: @austinwho @901Music

Country-pop singer/songwriter Caroline Jones performed at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville Wednesday night (Aug 16) as a part of WME’s Speakeasy showcase.

Jones co-produced her forthcoming album, Bare Feet, with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake (Trisha Yearwood, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston). The six-song EP is set to release Aug. 25.


Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan Perform Duet At The Grand Ole Opry

Pictured (L-R): Craig Morgan and Tracy Lawrence perform their duet “Finally Home.” Photo: Chris Hollo

Photo (L-R): Tracy Lawrence and Craig Morgan backstage at the Opry. Photo: Chris Hollo

Pictured (L-R): Gaines Sturdivant, Red Light Management; Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry; Tracy Lawrence; Craig Morgan; Bill Cody, WSM-AM/Opry Host; and Steve Emley, Fitzgerald Hartley. Photo: Splash! PR

Tracy Lawrence invited fellow country star Craig Morgan to join him onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (Aug. 15) to debut the song “Finally Home.”  The new duet appears on Lawrence’s forthcoming album featuring collaborations with fellow country music artists on some of his most iconic hits.

A portion of the proceeds from “Finally Home” will be donated to Operation FINALLY HOME, a national, non-profit organization providing mortgage-free, custom-built homes to wounded, ill and injured veterans or widows of the fallen.


AIMP Nashville Gets Inside Scoop From Music Sups

Pictured (back row, L-R): Randall Foster (ole), Chris Van Belkom (Combustion Music), Brad Peterson (Regions Bank), Ree Guyer (AIMP Treasurer/Wrensong Music), John Ozier (AIMP Ex. Director/ole), Dale Bobo (Big Deal Music), Michael Martin (ASCAP), Jennifer Stowe (Warner/Chappell Production Music), Mark Kate Melnick (Big Deal Music), and Ben Short (Warner/Chappell Production Music); (front row, L-R): Amanda Levine, Janet Lopez, Sarah Bromberg, Rick Clark, and John Bissell. Photo: Elle Hussey [click photo to enlarge]

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and Regions Bank, with sponsorship from Big Deal Music, Combustion Music, ole and Warner/Chappell Production Music, hosted the successful “Inside Scoop From Music Sups” panel on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Basement East in Nashville.

In this third-year event, five music supervisors–John Bissell (Mothlight Music), Sarah Bromberg (Bonfire Collective), Rick Clark (Rick Clark Productions), Amanda Levine (Platinum Rye) and Janet Lopez (Neophonic)–gave AIMP members and guests the inside track on their music needs and pitching tips. A showcase of selected performers, Edison Tesla Celebrity Death Match (ft. Griffin House and Jeff Trott), KS Rhoads, and Svrcina, preceded the panel.


Cole Swindell No. 1 Celebration

Pictured (L-R): Justin Newell, Radio & Streaming Coordinator; Justin Luffman, VP Brand Management; Chad Schultz, VP, Original Content & Radio Marketing; Kristen Williams, SVP Radio & Streaming; Cole Swindell; Katie Bright, National Director Radio & Streaming; Mallory Opheim, Manager, Regional Radio & Streaming NE/MW; Chris Palmer, VP Radio & Streaming; Ryan Gardenhire, Management.

The Warner Music Nashville team celebrated Cole Swindell‘s seventh consecutive No. 1 single, “Flatliner,” with a Sippin’ on 7 for 7 party Monday night (Aug. 14) in Nashville.


Academy Of Country Music Welcomes Hunter Hayes For A Visit

Pictured (L-R): Pete Fisher (CEO, Academy of Country Music) with Hunter Hayes. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Atlantic Records recording artist Hunter Hayes to the Los Angeles office recently. While at the Academy, Hayes performed his new single, “Rescue,” and other songs that are currently streaming.

Click here to watch a video from Hayes’ visit featuring an exclusive interview and clips from his performance.


Segue 61’s First Graduating Class

Pictured (back row L-R): Segue 61 students and mentors Natalie Thompson, Clay Bradley, Thomas O’keefe, Damon Atkins, Isaac Black, Tim Aven, Hayes Smith, Silas Brown, Brian Sorensen, Cameron Johnson, Ethan Howard, Pete Abbott, and Channing Moreland; (front row L-R): Guthrie Trapp, Rylie Bourne, Lia Knapp, and Jennifer Pettigrew. [click photo to enlarge]

Segue 61 graduated its inaugural class of ten students on Aug. 9. Led by former BMI executive Clay Bradley and star studio musicians Guthrie Trapp and Pete Abbott, Segue 61 is a one-year, interdisciplinary music business certificate program offered by Catawba College located in Nashville.

The school helps talented individuals prepare to enter the music industry in the areas of performance, songwriting, publishing, audio engineering, production, artist development and music business-oriented disciplines of management, marketing, and artist development.



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