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ACM Welcomes Walker Hayes

Pictured (L-R): Robert Carlton, SMACKSongs; Nick Di Fruscia, ACM VP, Awards & Membership; Walker Hayes; Jen Heaton, ACM Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Monument Records recording artist Walker Hayes to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently for his packed out show at The Troubadour on Oct. 2. While at the Academy, Hayes performed his current single, “90’s Country,” and performed other songs off his current album, Boom.

 

Leadership Music To Hold Food Truck Friday

Leadership Music will host Food Truck Friday on Oct. 26 from noon-1:30 p.m. at 34 Music Sq. E. Among the vendors will be Roscoe’s, Flavor, Banjo’s, and King of Pop.

 

Madeline Merlo Inks With Deluge Music

Pictured (L-R): Ron Kitchener (RGK Entertainment) Madeline Merlo, Mark Friedman (president Deluge Music) David Robkin (Managing Member Deluge Music) Emily Dryburgh (Creative Manager Deluge Music)

Deluge Music has signed Madeline Merlo to a worldwide publishing deal. “We couldn’t be happier to have Madeline on board with us, she’s got what it takes to have a lasting career in Nashville!” says Deluge Music president Mark Friedman.

 

Lamont Dozier On Songcraft Spotlight On Songwriters’ 100th Episode

Lamont Dozier

The Songcraft: Spotlight On Songwriters Podcast will launch its milestone 100th episode today featuring a wide-ranging conversation with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lamont Dozier. Best known as a member of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting and production team that was instrumental in defining the Motown sound, Dozier penned classics such as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “Heat Wave,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and a string of ten Top 10 pop singles for the Supremes, including “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” 

Launched in 2015, Songcraft is a bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth career-spanning conversations with songwriters from a variety of genres and eras co-hosted by Paul Duncan and Scott B. Bomar.

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