Industry Ink: Dixie Gamble, Kinkead Entertainment Agency, Belmont University

Dixie Gamble Celebrates Book Release

(L-R): Rodney Crowell, Shari Smith (book publisher, Working Title Farm), Dixie Gamble and John Jorgenson. Photo credit: Dan Heller | DZH Photo

John JorgensonRodney Crowell, Bee Taylor, Harry Stinson, Lauren Braddock, Hannah Sutherland and Beth Hooker performed recently at the launch event for former country music executive Dixie Gamble‘s book Witch Hairs: Mirth, Miracles, Mayhem & Music (Working Title Farm) at Parnassus Books. 

The event featured a live performance of songs from the book’s companion CD, Chiaroscuro, produced by Jorgenson (Gamble’s husband). Gamble was the first female president of Elektra Asylum Music, a publishing division of Warner Bros. Records in Nashville, guiding the careers of Pam Tillis, Lewis Storey, KT Oslin and numerous other writers.

Tim Rushlow Signs With Kinkead Entertainment Agency

(L-R:) TKEA’s VP Head of Live Performance – Greg Scott and CEO – Bob Kinkead; Tim Rushlow; TKEA’s President Head of Film/TB – Julie Devereux and Clif Doyal Agency/Artist Manager – Clif Doyal. Back Row L to R: TKEA’s Marketing/Booking Coordinator-Caylee Mizzell-Smith; Agent – Art Benson Agent; Contracts/BookingCoordinator – Paige Zuidema; Assistant – Lea Swatosch and Agent – Dennis Kurtz. Photo Credit: Moments By Moser Photography

Tim Rushlow has signed exclusively with The Kinkead Entertainment Agency for worldwide booking representation. Rushlow first achieved multi-platinum success in the ’90s as the lead vocalist of supergroup Little Texas, with chart-toppers such as “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been” and “Amy’s Back In Austin.” Rushlow is a three-time Grammy nominee, CMA and ACM Award winner.

“TKEA is proud to be the exclusive agents for Tim Rushlow, and welcome him, and his team to our booking/talent agency. Tim is a true artist in the sense that he has reinvented his brand over the course of his career several times and has left a mark in the entertainment industry,” stated Bob Kinkead, CEO. “A lead singer of one of the most successful bands to break in the country music business in the early 90s, to a singer-songwriter with his one man show, to the high energy of his big band show and PBS special. I have seen the fire, passion and drive in his eyes that will take his career to a whole new level, and I am excited to be part of his career and opportunities that we will create together.”

Belmont Faculty Contribute To PBS Learning Media Program

Belmont faculty are contributing lesson plans to PBS’s ‘Country Music’ Curriculum so that middle and high school students can be challenged to learn in conjunction with the release of the new Ken Burns’s Country Music documentary, which premieres Sunday evening on PBS. The materials, including video and lesson plans drawn from the research that went into the 16-hour film, will explore American history through country music, illustrating the extent to which this distinctly American art form reflects the times in which it evolved. Materials will cover the musical style, the genre’s history, and the workings of the music industry. Students and teachers will be able to access the collection for free on PBS Learning Media which reaches one million users each month throughout the school year.

A small selection of materials will be available starting Monday, following Sunday night’s premiere of the documentary on PBS, with more materials being published in the fall. Burns said, “The history of country music provides an engaging, thoughtful and often soulful way to help students understand unique parts of the American story.”




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