Industry Pics: Kelsea Ballerini, Holly Gleason, Musicians On Call, Warner Music Nashville

Kelsea Ballerini Gives NASH Team Her First Platinum Album

Pictured (L-R): John Shomby, NASH Director of Programming and NASH FM PD; Kelsea Ballerini; Mike McVay, EVP, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One; and John Kilgo, VP, Label Relations, Cumulus Media.

Black River artist Kelsea Ballerini stopped by the NASH campus Tuesday (Oct. 24) to present the NASH team with a gift–her first platinum album. Ballerini shot to stardom after releasing three consecutive Platinum-certified No. 1 hits–“Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan” and “Dibs”–from her debut album The First Time, making her the only female artist in country music history to achieve this feat. Ballerini’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, is slated to drop next Friday, Nov. 3.


Holly Gleason Discusses New Book at Change the Conversation

Pictured (L-R): Tracy Gershon, Ann Powers, Holly Gleason, Margaret Hart, Beverly Keel, Leslie Fram, Cameo Carlson and Amanda Cates. [Click photo to enlarge]

Holly Gleason discussed her new book, Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, with Change the Conversation on Tuesday (Oct. 24) at the Country Music Association. YouTube, the CMA and MTSU co-sponsored the event. Woman Walk the Line features writing from a diverse group of women, including Taylor Swift and Rosanne Cash, revealing the personal stories of being inspired by artists such as Brenda Lee, June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton and more.


Musicians On Call and Warner Music Nashville Launch Bedside Performance Program

Pictured (L-R): Pete Griffin, President, Musicians On Call; Shane Tarleton, SVP Artist Development, Warner Music Nashville; Michael Ray; John Esposito, CEO, Warner Music Nashville; and Matt Signore, COO, Warner Music Nashville. Photo: Dusty Barer

Musicians On Call celebrated its 10th anniversary in Nashville by teaming up with Warner Music Nashville to launch its Bedside Performance Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Warner Music Nashville recording artists Michael Ray and Ryan Kinder performed within the new orthopedic patient unit, where Ray surprised patients with acoustic renditions of his hits “Kiss You In The Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” Kinder performed “Still Believe in Crazy Love” and “Close.”

Warner Music Nashville COO, Matt Signore, and SVP Artist Development, Shane Tarleton, were on hand to present a check for $10,000 to support the new program. Warner Music Nashville employees also embarked on a volunteer initiative throughout the day where they volunteered at Musicians On Call programs throughout Nashville.



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