Industry Ink: Grand Ole Opry, Suretone Entertainment, Lucas Hoge

Travis Denning Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): UMG Nashville’s Jordan Todd, RED Creative Group Owner/President Jeremy Stover, UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville’s Taylor Sloane, Travis Denning, Red Light Management’s Angie Coonrod, UMG Nashville VP Promotion Damon Moberly, Red Light Management’s Tom Becci

Mercury Nashville artist Travis Denning made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday (Nov. 16). He performed his Top 40 single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs,” as well as “After A Few.”

Denning moved to Nashville in 2014 and within a year signed a publishing deal with RED Creative Group. He was recently named a CMA Kixstart Artist Scholarship recipient and is currently on tour with LANCO.


Suretone Entertainment Signs Caroline Dare

Caroline Dare pictured with Suretone Entertainment’s Corey Wagner. Photo: Ford Fairchild

Caroline Dare has signed with Suretone Entertainment. With offices in both Los Angeles & Nashville, Suretone Entertainment also represents Fleetwood Mac & ZZ Top.

Dare, 17, has opened for artists including The Band Perry, Chris Young, Kellie Pickler and more. She is expected to release a project in 2019.


Lucas Hoge Helps Raise $520K For Cystic Fibrosis Research

Pictured (L-R): Rick Honeycutt, Lucas Hoge, Orel Hershiser, Matt Young

Lucas Hoge recently participated in his 10th year at Hook The Cure event in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, helping to raise more than $520,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

“Not only does having a friend that has Cystic Fibrosis make this cause extremely special to me,” expressed Hoge. “But it is also truly amazing to work with a foundation where you can physically see the results of donations helping fight this horrible disease.”


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