Industry Ink: Music Health Alliance, Riser House, Mary Chapin Carpenter, ACM

Music Health Alliance Moves Offices

Music Health Alliance, the industry’s non-profit healthcare advocate, has moved its offices to the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville. The organization is now located at 2737 Larmon Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. The office phone number remains the same at 615-200-6896. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has advocated for more than 8,000 members of the U.S. music community, saving over $30 million dollars in lifesaving healthcare and insurance premiums.


Rider Exits Riser

April Rider-Helm

April Rider has exited as VP of Promotion at Riser House Entertainment. Rider joined Riser House Feb. 1, 2018 after six years as GM/President of RPM Entertainment Group. Her resume stops also include General Manager at Broken Bow Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records and over a decade at Curb Records rising to VP of Promotion. She can be reached at [email protected] or at (615) 714-1749.


Mary Chapin Carpenter To Celebrate New Album With CMA Theater Show

Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum with Matt Rollings and Glenn Worf on April 6. The concert celebrates the release of her new album, Sometimes Just The Sky, which goes on sale March 30. The album features new versions of some of Carpenter’s most beloved songs from her acclaimed 30-year recording career. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. CST. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Shawn Parr And Elaina Smith To Announce ACMs

“Nash Nights Live” radio hosts Shawn Parr and Elaina D. Smith will comprise the live voiceover announcing team for the 53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards. The show, produced by dick clark productions, will mark Shawn Parr’s 24th turn as voice of the telecast and Elaina D. Smith’s first year joining him for the televised event. Parr will also serve as host of this year’s ACM Awards® Official After Party featuring all-star performances at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino following the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 15.


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