Industry Pics: Jason Aldean, Ricky Skaggs, Rascal Flatts

Jason Aldean Celebrates Album Success During BMG’s Town Hall Meeting

Pictured (L-R): Jon Loba (EVP, BBR Music Group), Jason Aldean, Zach Katz (President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US), and Chris Parr (Manager, Maverick).

During BMG’s recent US-wide Town Hall meeting held in Nashville, Zach Katz (President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US) and Jon Loba (EVP, BBR Music Group) took time out to highlight and talk about the success of Broken Bow Records’ Jason Aldean and his new album Rearview Town, which recently debuted at No. 1 across all genres.

Aldean took everyone by surprise when he made a special visit to speak to the BMG US teams in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Portland about his journey before Katz and Loba presented him with a plaque to commemorate the recent milestone.

 

Ricky Skaggs At The Country Music Hall Of Fame

Back row: Ben Hall, Director of Major Gifts; Nando Rodriguez, Senior Director of Events and Culinary; Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer; Mark DeLelys, Senior Director of Museum Sales and Retail; Carolyn Tate; Kyle Young, CEO; Warren Denney, Senior Creative Director; Brenda Colladay, VP of Museum Services; Nina Burghard, SVP Financial Services and Operations; Lisa Purcell, VP of Development, Education, and Community Outreach; Jay Orr, Executive Senior Director of Research, Editorial, and Content. Seated (L-R): Sharon Brawner, SVP of Sales and Marketing; Charlotte Scott, RS Entertainment; Ricky Skaggs; Don Murry Grubbs, Absolute Publicity. Photo: Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Ricky Skaggs was recently invited to spend some quality time with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staffers at a private luncheon held in the CMA Theatre in Nashville. The event was organized by museum officials to celebrate Skaggs’ upcoming induction into the famed institution.

“It was so kind of the Hall of Fame to have a luncheon in my honor,” says Skaggs. “We had such a good time. I started telling them old Bill Monroe stories, one after the other, and they went for over an hour. I’m so honored to be the newest living inductee into this hallowed Hall. It’s a dream come true for me.”

Later this year, Skaggs will be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside the late Dottie West and the late Johnny Gimble.

 

Rascal Flatts Return To The Grand Ole Opry

Pictured (L-R): Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, Rudy Gatlin, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, Grand Ole Opry’s Sally Williams, Larry Gatlin, Maverick’s Clarence Spalding, Rudy Gatlin, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Carly Pearce, Longshot Management’s Rob Baker. Photo: 2018 Grand Ole Opry | Chris Hollo [click photo to enlarge]

The Grand Ole Opry hosted another star-powered Tuesday night show on May 29, including welcoming Opry members Rascal Flatts with their Back To Us Tourspecial guests Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce. Rascal Flatts will kick off the group’s headlining Back To Us Tour this weekend.

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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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