Industry Pics: Luke Combs, Disney, SESAC, Clint Black

Luke Combs Celebrates Gold-Certified Debut Album

Pictured (front row, L-R): Alex Heddle, Big Machine Music Publishing; Mike Molinar, Big Machine Music Publishing; Lyndsay Church, Sony Music Nashville; Luke Combs; Paige Altone, Sony Music Nashville; Lauren Thomas, Sony Music Nashville; Mary Catherine Kinney, Sony Music Nashville; Tracy Fleaner, Sony Music Nashville; and Chris Kappy, MAKE WAKE Management; (back row, L-R): Shane Allen, Sony Music Nashville; Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists; John Zarling, Sony Music Nashville; Taylor Lindsey, Sony Music Nashville; Steve Hodges, Sony Music Nashville; and Ed Rivadavia, Sony Music Nashville. [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

Luke Combs was surprised Thursday night (Nov. 30) by team members from River House Artists, Sony Music Nashville, Make Wake Artists and Big Machine Publishing with the news that his debut album This One’s For You had achieved RIAA Gold certification. The news came exactly six months after Combs released the project.

Combs will release his third single from the project, “One Number Away,” on January 8. This follows his two back-to-back multi-week No. 1 hits–the Platinum-certified “Hurricane” and Gold-certified “When It Rains It Pours.” Today Combs was also announced as a finalist for CRS’ annual New Faces Of Country Music Show for February 2018.


Disney Music Publishing Holds Annual Songwriting Camp

Pictured (back row, L-R): Brandon Kitchen (Director, A&R, DMG), Tony Ferrari, Jintae Ko, Doug Rockwell, Louis Schoorl, Nick Pingree, Steph Jones, and Peter Lloyd (Director, A&R); (front row L-R): Barbara Vander Linde (VP, DMP), Dewain Whitmore, Jr., Jason Mater, Blush, Tina Parol, Jordan Power, Mio Vukovic (SVP Creative, DMG), and Johnny Dibb. [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

Disney Music Publishing (DMP) held their annual songwriting camp last month at Resonate Studios in Burbank, California. DMP writers from Nashville and Los Angeles all gathered together and collaborated on daily writing and recording sessions for a multitude of artists and projects. This group of writers have penned songs for pop and country artists, brand licensing, theme parks and more.

The camp was hosted by Disney Music Group Senior Vice President of Creative Mio Vukovic and DMP Vice President Barbara Vander Linde.


SESAC’s Jake Rose Performs At Wildhorse Saloon

Pictured (L-R): Rezonant Music Publishing’s Tim Wipperman, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, artist Jake Rose and SESAC’s ET Brown.

SESAC singer/songwriter Jake Rose performed at the Wildhorse Saloon last Thursday night (Nov. 30). Rose spent time with Rezonant Music Publishing’s Tim Wipperman and SESAC’s Shannan Hatch and ET Brown before taking the stage.


Nashville Music Industry Helps Raise Money For Special Forces Operations

Pictured (L-R): Songwriters Jon Nite, Chris DeStefano and JT Harding perform at Tomahawk Charitable’s 2017 Nashville Benefit supporting Special Operations Forces on November 14, 2017.

Nashville-based Tomahawk Charitable Solutions recently hosted a fundraiser benefitting Special Forces Operations at City Winery. The sold-out event—featuring Clint Black, Tyler Farr and songwriters Chris DeStefano, JT Harding, Jon Nite and Houston Phillips—was attended by many music industry executives and raised over $300,000 to aid our nation’s service members. Highlights included Pat Martin, of Martin’s BBQ, winning a live auction for a bottle of Silver Oak from Black’s personal wine collection.

Clint Black performs at City Winery for Tomahawk Charitable’s 2017 Nashville Benefit supporting Special Operations Forces on November 14, 2017.

Pictured (L-R): Larry McGrath, Clint Black, Keith Walawender (CEO, Tomahawk Strategic), and Daysha McGrath backstage at Tomahawk Charitable’s 2017 Nashville Benefit supporting Special Operations Forces at City Winery.


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