Industry Ink: Brad Paisley, CMA, ACM, 117 Entertainment, YEP

Brad Paisley Holds Court At Tootsies

Brad Paisley. Photo: Derek Cressman

Brad Paisley played a pop-up show at Nashville’s Tootsies Orchid Lounge Wednesday evening (Dec. 6), to film some of the music video for his current single, “Bucked Off.” For approximately 90 minutes, Paisley performed an array of his own hits, including the current single, as well as a few George Strait classics for the capacity crowd.


Let The Kids Play

Pictured (L-R): Barry Dean, Cassadee Pope, Bailey Bryan and Walker McGuire. Photo: Sunny Martini/CMA

Several Nashville songwriters and artists were on hand Tuesday (Dec. 4) to greet and perform for 150 music students from Seattle Public Schools’ Cleveland High School and Rainier Beach High School. Bailey Bryan, Barry Dean, Cassadee Pope and duo Walker McGuire performed as part of CMA Songwriters Series, while the CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank surprised students with $25,000 worth of musical instruments.

Chris Lane Visits The ACM

Pictured (L-R): Marc Rucker, Big Loud; Lanni Gagnon, ACM Coordinator, Events; Chris Lane; Erick Long, ACM SVP, Events. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Big Loud Records recording artist Chris Lane to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently for his sold-out headline Laps Around The Sun Tour stop at the Troubadour. While at the Academy, Lane performed his current single, “I Don’t Know About You,” and other songs from his sophomore album, Laps Around The Sun.

117 Entertainment Makes Office Move

Zach Farnum‘s 117 Entertainment has moved offices to 199 Spence Ln., Suite B, Nashville, TN 37210. The company’s management clients include Josh Gracin and Bobby Bare, while Jerry Lee Lewis, Randy Travis, and Kalie Shorr are among the company’s PR clients.

Young Entertainment Professionals Celebrates Holidays With Performances From Bucky Covington, Seaforth

Pictured (L-R): Riley Thomas, Hayley Orrantia, Seaforth and Thomas Finchum. Photo: Jason Myers

 Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) kicked off the holiday season with their quarterly REWIND – Holiday Edition, YEP’s last event for the year. Held at a packed-out Basement East, the night included over 20 performances from local artists including Bucky Covington, Emily Hackett, Hayley Orrantia, Thomas Finchum, Seaforth and more.

YEP partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank for the event, collecting cash and canned good donations to benefit the organization. The generous contributions of those in attendance, along with Second Harvest’s current commitment to double all donations received, will provide over 1200 meals for those in need.


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