In Pictures: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, AIMP, Grand Ole Opry

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrates “This Shirt Saves Lives” Campaign In Nashville

Clare Bowen and St. Jude Patient Ian with Santa

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently launched the nationwide campaign “THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES” featuring some of the industry’s biggest names and influencers in order to create a giving movement.

St. Jude has long given apparel as a thank you to “Partners In Hope,” donors who give $20 per month to the hospital’s lifesaving work. THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES T-shirt will exclusively be available to those that become Partners In Hope.

The campaign officially launched with an industry-wide reception at the Country Music Association on Monday (Dec. 4). Numerous artists involved with the campaign include Clare Bowen, Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Maren Morris, Kip Moore, Kelsea Ballerini, and more.

Pictured (L-R): Keith Kauffman, RJ Curtis, Santa, Ian, April Johnson, Josh Easler, Chad Schultz, and Craig Campbell. Front row: St. Jude patient Ian.


AIMP Nashville hosts Barry Massarsky Presentation

Pictured (L-R): AIMP Nashville Board Member Dale Bobo, Big Deal Music; Brad Peterson, Regions Bank; Barry Massarsky; AIMP Nashville Executive Director John Ozier, ole; Kari Barnhart, Regions Bank.

On Dec. 5, AIMP Nashville hosted a presentation from economist Barry Massarsky. Titled “Outlook on Performance Based Income,” the event was held in the Connie Bradley Board Room at ASCAP’s Nashville offices. Massarsky delivered a presentation on performance-based income, specifically in regards to country radio, that focused on four key areas—the state of the radio industry and music’s role on radio, the license outlook for commercial radio, the country format’s share of commercial radio, and indexing chart position for country songs with likely outcome for lifecycle PRO earnings.


NewSong Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

NewSong with Francesca Battistelli

Christian band NewSong, recently made their Grand Ole Opry debut on the stage of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Performing their multi-format mega-hit “The Christmas Shoes,” NewSong was also joined by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli for a rendition of “The Best Christmas Ever,” the title-cut of the group’s critically-acclaimed 2016 holiday set.


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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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