Ken Tucker To Join BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records As VP, Promotion

Ken Tucker

BBR Music Group has named Ken Tucker as VP, Promotion for label imprint Wheelhouse Records. Wheelhouse Records’ roster includes Trace Adkins, Granger Smith, Kristian Bush, Runaway June and Walker McGuire. Tucker will begin work in his new role July 23.

Prior to joining Wheelhouse Records, Tucker served as Apple Music’s Nashville-based music programmer. Prior to being part of a team that launched both Beats Music and Apple Music, Tucker was the Managing Editor of consumer publication Country Weekly.

A former radio programmer and air personality, Tucker served in regional and national promotion positions at Warner Bros. Nashville, championing various artists including Blake Shelton.

As a writer and editor, his work appeared in Billboard, Mediaweek, The Hollywood Reporter and Radio & Records, among other publications. A former adjunct professor at Belmont University, Tucker is a past Chairman of the Academy of Country Music, a lifetime member of the Country Music Association and a member of the Leadership Music Class of 2007.

“Since his time at Warner Bros., his knowledge-base and relationships have only grown deeper and stronger,” says Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group. “We are so excited to have someone with his broad base of experience and perspective join our family. Even more than that, I am thrilled to add someone with his integrity and heart who places such a high value on ‘win-win’ relationships. He will be an amazing leader for our Wheelhouse team and a strong passionate advocate for our artists!”

“No matter what segment of music business that Ken has been in and associated with, he has Always Excelled,” said Carson James, SVP of Promotion, BBR Music Group. “I’m so excited to have him lead our Wheelhouse Promotion Team for many years to come!”

Tucker will report to Carson James, SVP of Promotion, BBR Music Group.

BBR Music Group VP of Radio Syndication & Group Strategy, Renee Leymon, will continue to serve as the interim VP of Promotion for Wheelhouse Records. She can be contacted at [email protected] or (615) 610-2118. Prior to July 23, Tucker can be reached at [email protected] or (615) 584-7100.


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