Industry Pics: Emmylou Harris, Music For Mike, Lee Brice, TobyMac, Brandon Lay

Emmylou Harris Celebrates Exhibit Opening At Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Young, Steve Turner, Emmylou Harris, Brenda Colladay, Ken Levitan and Kevin Spellman. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris celebrated the opening of her exhibit “Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight” at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum on Tuesday night (Oct. 2). To honor the newest exhibition, the museum hosted a private reception, which included performances by Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin.

“Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight” officially opens to the public Friday, Oct. 5, and continues through Aug. 4, 2019.


Music For Mike Benefit Concert Raises $100K

Country music icons BlackHawk, Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks, Diamond Rio, Foster & Lloyd, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Lee Roy Parnell, Pam Tillis, Phil Vassar and Steve Wariner, all backed by the band Sixwire, met up for a one-night-only event last Tuesday (Sept. 25), donating their time to raise money for the family of one of their former champions—Arista/Nashville and Sea Gayle Music’s Mike Owens.

The organizers of the event, friends and family of Mike Owens, wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in making the sold-out concert a success bringing in more than $100,000 for the Mike Owens Family Trust.


Lee Brice And Friends Honor Route 91 Survivors In Special Show

Pictured (back row, L-R): WME’s Risha Rodgers, SiriusXM host Buzz Brainard, Drake White, Lee Brice and Tyler Reeve; (front row, L-R): Red Light Management’s Haley McLemore, #LOVEWINS founders Katrina and Greg Phelps, and SESAC’s Shannan Hatch and Lydia Schultz.

Lee Brice hosted the final of his three-show “Lee Brice Presents: The Analog Series” with friends Drake White, Tyler Reeve and special guests Rob Hatch and Lewis Brice. The evening was emceed by SiriusXM’s Buzz Brainard and proceeds benefitted #LOVEWINS—a nonprofit represented by Greg Phelps (treasurer of the 501 c3) and his wife Katrina. The organization was created to serve survivors of last year’s Route 91 tragedy.


TobyMac Celebrates Sixth Consecutive RIAA Gold Certification

Pictured: TobyMac with Capitol CMG’s Steve Blair, Brad O’Donnell, Hudson Plachy, David Sylvester and Peter York. Photo: Trent Nicholson

TobyMac was honored with the RIAA certification for his sixth solo Gold record, the Grammy-winning This Is Not A Test, in his hometown of Nashville recently. The honor came two weeks before the artist drops The Elements on Oct. 12, which is available for pre-order now with an instant gratis of the new single “Scars.”


Brandon Lay Celebrates Grand Ole Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Morris Higham’s Kyle Quigley, Brandon Lay, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, and Grand Ole Opry Director Marketing and Program Development Dan Rogers. Photo: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry LLC

Brandon Lay celebrated his Grand Ole Opry debut this past Saturday (Sept. 29). Introduced by long-standing Opry member Bill Anderson, Lay performed his current single “Yada Yada Yada,” as well as his autobiographical debut single “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.” To make the celebration even sweeter, immediately following his Opry debut, Lay headed to the hospital to pick up his wife and newborn son Ryder Knox Lay who was born on Sept. 27.

Pictured (L-R): Brandon Lay and Bill Anderson. Photo: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry LLC


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