Industry Pics: ACM, Monument Records, Westwood One

ACM Lifting Lives: Borderline Strong

Pictured (L-R): Pete Fisher (ACM CEO), Charles Esten, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trace Adkins

The ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, was held Feb. 11 in Thousand Oaks, California. The event was held at the Fred Kavli Theater, in acknowledgement of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill, which killed 12 people and injured many more in Thousand Oaks.

ACM Lifting Lives rallied the country music industry, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community to support victims and their families. Hosted by Charles Esten, the event featured performances by Trace Adkins, Jimmie Allen, Deana Carter, Charles Esten, Morgan Evans, Gone West, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Rich and Runaway June. Arnold Schwarzenegger also made a surprise appearance.

Net proceeds benefitted the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund—including a very generous donation from Bobby Bones and The Shop Forward, which produces his pimpinjoy line.


Monument Records Celebrates ’90s Country At CRS

PIctured (L-R): Arista/Sony’s Josh Easler, SMACK’s Robert Carlton, Monument Records’ Katie McCartney, CRS Executive Director RJ Curtis, CMHOF’s Kayla Ott, Walker Hayes, Brandon Ratcliff, Townsquare Media and CRS Board Member Kurt Johnson, CMHOF’s Sharon Brawner, CRS’s Bill Mayne, Sony’s Shane Allen

Last night (Feb. 14) Monument Records and The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHOF) hosted a night of ’90s Country featuring Monument recording artists Walker Hayes and Brandon Ratcliff. Nearly 500 people showed up for the CRS showcase in the Museum’s Event Hall.


Westwood One Personalities At Country Radio Seminar

Pictured (L-R): Ty Bentli, host of The Ty Bentli Show; Lon Helton, host of Country Countdown USA; Whitney Allen, host of The Big Time with Whitney Allen; Blair Garner, host of The Blair Garner Show; Shawn Parr, co-host, NASH Nights Live; Elaina Smith, co-host, NASH Nights Live; Eric “Off Eric” Garner, The Blair Garner Show; Chuck Wicks and Tricia Jenkins, The Ty Bentli Show.

Westwood One was out in full force at this week’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Several of Westwood One’s country personalities hosted a meet-and-greet with CRS attendees in the aptly-named Westwood One Lounge at the Omni Nashville Hotel.


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