Industry Pics: ASCAP Foundation, BMI Rooftop On The Row, ACM Lifting Lives

ASCAP Foundation’s Garth Brooks Country Songwriters Workshop

​Pictured (L-R): Kali J., Chase Wright, Manon Ward, Chris Housman, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Bailey Callahan, Mark Irwin, Regan Stewart, Chelsey Carter and Quint Robins. [Click photo to enlarge]

In May, ASCAP hosted the 2018 installment of The ASCAP Foundation Garth Brooks Country Songwriters Workshop at its Music Row offices. The workshop is part of an ongoing series designed to focus on the development and education of promising new country music songwriters.

Conducted this year by longtime ASCAP member and veteran hit songwriter Mark Irwin (“Here in the Real World,” “Highway Don’t Care,” “Neon Light”), the sessions provided hands-on advice on the art and craft of songwriting as well as information on important business-related topics including A&R and music publishing.

BMI Rooftop On The Row

Pictured: BMI’s David Preston, Riley Green, Travis Denning and BMI CEO Mike O’Neill gather backstage at BMI’s Rooftop On The Row. Photo: Nathan Zucker

BMI’s third installment of the Rooftop On The Row soldiered on despite rain on Wednesday (June 20). The event, sponsored by George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM and 95.5 NASH ICON, moved to the BMI lobby for the concert. Mercury recording artist Travis Denning kicked off the night followed by Big Machine Label Group recording artist Riley Green. Attendees were treated to specialty cocktails from George Dickel, dinner from Texas Roadhouse and countless drink options provided by sponsors Topo Chico, Sam Adams and Twisted Tea. 


Hillary Scott, Craig Morgan Join ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Pictured (L-R): Callie Cunningham, Tommy Moore, Elizabeth Roof, Producer Ross Copperman, Singer-songwriter Hillary Scott, Lorie Lytle and Stuart Dill attend ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Recording Studio Day on June 18, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Academy of Country Music

The 9th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp was in session in Nashville with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. Closing out the last few days of Music Camp, the campers enjoyed an unforgettable experience with Hillary Scott, producer Ross Copperman, and a huge grand finale performance with Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry.

Pictured: Melita Rippy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Associate, Office of Engagement; Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry / Director Marketing, Communication and Artist Initiatives; Elizabeth Roof, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Senior Research Specialist; Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, Associate Director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development; Lorie Lytle, ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp founder; Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Secretary; Craig Morgan; Paul Barnabee, ACM Lifting Lives Vice President; Pete Fisher, Academy of Country Music CEO; Duane Clark, Academy of Country Music President. Photo: 2018 Grand Ole Opry, photos by Chris Hollo. [Click photo to enlarge]


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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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