Industry Ink: Ryman Auditorium, FBMM, ONErpm, ACM, Deborah Allen

Wu-Tang Clan Becomes First Hip-Hop Group To Headline Ryman Auditorium Show

Pictured (L-R): Wu-Tang Clan’s Mathematics, Ghostface Killah, RZA, NS2’s Olivia Wright and Taki Pappas, Opry Entertainment’s Sally Williams, CAA’s Ken Ashley, Wu-Tang’s Raekwon, Method Man, NS2’s Darin Lashinsky, and Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, GZA, Young Dirty Bastard. Photo: Steve Lowry

Legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan played a sold-out Ryman Auditorium show on June 9. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakout album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), it marked the first time a hip-hop group has headlined the Mother Church.


FBMM Promotes Three

FBMM (Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.), an entertainment business management firm that represents some of the industry’s top recording and touring artists, has promoted Jeremy Baquing, Vincent Mavaro and Paul Rossetti to senior account assistant.

“Paul, Jeremy and Vincent are intelligent, hardworking and very important to our deep bench of employees. We trust them to handle our clients’ business matters with integrity and prudence,” said Julie Boos, business manager and owner of FBMM. “We are proud to recognize them for their work and look forward to watching them continue to grow in their careers at FBMM.”


Cerrito Signs with ONErpm

Pictured (L-R): Chris Allums, CDX; Joe Kelly, Cerrito, CDX; Ally Kelly, ONErpm; Ken Madson

Cerrito has pulled his entire catalog of recordings and signed a new distribution deal with ONErpm. In addition to ONErpm, Cerrito has teamed up with Joe and Ally Kelly of CDX Label Services and radio/marketing consultant Chris Allums.

ACM Welcomes Gone West

Gone West at ACM Office in Encino California. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Triple Tigers recording group Gone West to the office during a recent trip to Los Angeles. While at the Academy, they performed songs from their debut EP, Tides, including their latest single, “This Time.”


Deborah Allen Awarded Proclamation From Tennessee Governor Celebrating 40 Years In Music

Award was presented during CMA Fest week in Nashville at Country For A Cause by hosts T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang and WSM’s Devon O’Day

Singer-songwriter Deborah Allen was surprised with a special presentation by T.G. SheppardKelly Lang and WSM’s Devon O’Day at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley during the 6th annual Country For A Cause, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee celebrated Allen’s 40 years in country music with a proclamation honor, which acknowledges her work as a singer and songwriter. Allen has been awarded seven BMI One Million Air-Play Awards for her hit songwriting repertoire and one BMI Two Million Air-Play Award for her smash hit “Baby I Lied.”


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