Industry Pics: SMACKSongs, WME, Warner Music Nashville

SMACKSongs In The Writers Round

Pictured (Back row, L-R): Josh Jenkins, Brandon Ratcliff, Pete Good, Matt McGinn, Teddy Robb. Front Row (L-R): Ryan Beaver, Kylie Morgan, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, Renee Blair, Emily Falvey, Aaron Eshuis. Photo: Rachel Deeb

SMACKSongs hosted a star-studded writers round at The Listening Room last night, Monday, Oct. 22. The event sold out in just a matter of days, and all proceeds were put towards hurricane relief efforts. The writers round consisted of three rounds, hosted by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Performers included multi-platinum writer Matt McGinn (“What Ifs” and “Heaven” by Kane Brown), Monument Records new artists Teddy Robb and Brandon Ratcliff, SMACK artist/writers Ryan Beaver, Kylie Morgan, Renee Blair and more.


WME, Endeavor Impact Present Party At The Polls In Nashville

Pictured (L-R): Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires gather for a photo backstage during Party At The Polls at Ascend Amphitheater. Photo: Erika Goldring/WME IMG/Getty Images for WME

On Saturday (Oct. 20), WME and Endeavor Impact presented a concert and voter turnout rally at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville followed by a ½-mile march to the Howard Office Building polling location for early voting. The concert featured Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonathan McReynolds, Lucie Silvas, Gabriel Kelley and March for Our Lives students. It also featured a surprise performance from Maren Morris. Nearly 1,000 people showed up for Saturday’s concert and marched to the polling station.


Warner Music Nashville’s Cale Dodds Makes Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Corey Crowder (songwriter producer), Narvel Blackstock (Starstruck Entertainment), Cale Dodds, Jordan Pettit (Grand Ole Opry) and Marc Dennis (CAA). Photo: Grand Ole Opry LLC/Chris Hollo, photographer

Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville rising star Cale Dodds stepped into the circle for the first time on Friday night (Oct. 19) when he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Dodds offered original songs including “Take You Back” and the recently released party-starter “What We Gonna Do About It.”


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