Industry Ink: Rodney Atkins At Opry, BMI At SXSW, ASCAP At Bluebird

Rodney Atkins Feels The Love Following Opry Performance

Pictured (L-R): Greg Hill, President, Hill Entertainment Group; John Clore, VP Marketing, Curb Records; Jim Ed Norman, CEO, Curb Records; Sally Williams, GM, Grand Ole Opry / SVP, Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment; Ry Atkins, Rose Falcon Atkins; Rodney Atkins; Ryan Dokke, SVP/General Manager, Curb Records; and Benson Curb, SVP Revenue & Marketing, Curb Records. Photo: Chris Hollo/Opry.

Following Rodney Atkins’ March 12, 2019 Grand Ole Opry performance, his Curb Records team presented him, wife Rose Falcon, and son Ry with an Opry baby care package in anticipation of Rodney and Rose’s upcoming baby, due August 2019.

 

BMI Celebrates Ray Benson’s Birthday At SXSW

Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters (center) performs with Ray Benson and his band Asleep at the Wheel during the BMI Howdy Texas presents Ray Benson’s Birthday at SXSW on March 12, 2019, in Austin, TX. Photo: Erika Goldring for BMI

BMI highlighted the work of several performers during the 2019 SXSW Music Conference and Festival, with the BMI Howdy Texas Presents: Ray Benson’s 68th Birthday Bash on March 12.

Performers included Katie Pruitt, Robert Ellis, Wade Bowen, Dale Watson, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, Ed Roland of Collective Soul, Randy Houser and Robert Earl Keen.

The event benefited the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and was sponsored by Delaware North, Topo Chico, the Texas Music Office, Austin Music Movement, Sugar & Dude, Chevron, Judy & Patrick Cantilo, Husch Blackwell LLP, Castletop Capital, St. David’s Foundation, Seton Family Healthcare and Quest Diagnostics.

 

ASCAP Presents at the Bluebird Cafe

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP VP of Membership Michael Martin, Michelle Pereira, Cecilia Castleman, Johnny Dailey, ASCAP Membership Manager Holly Chester, Cross Atlantic

On Wednesday, March 13, ASCAP hosted its long-running monthly showcase series at the Bluebird Cafe. The round featured ASCAP songwriter-artists Cecilia Castleman, Cross Atlantic, Johnny Dailey and Michelle Pereira. Dailey made his Bluebird Cafe debut at the showcase, curated by ASCAP Membership Manager Holly Chester.

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