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CMHoF’s Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Honors Bev Paul

Pictured (L-R): Honoree Bev Paul; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director of Public Programs Abi Tapia. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Thursday evening (Feb. 20), the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honored Bev Paul at its 13th annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum. The museum annually presents the forum to recognize music industry leaders who continue the legacy of Louise Scruggs, a businesswoman and music industry trailblazer who set new professional standards in artist management.

Paul joined Sugar Hill Records in 1991 as a marketing director. She worked with label founder Barry Poss to expand the label’s roster, releasing music recorded by Dolly Parton, Sam Bush, Guy Clark, Doc Watson and more. Paul became General Manager for the label in 1998, leading a staff consisting primarily of young women. Sugar Hill became a known music leader, and partnered with other indie labels that specialized in roots/folk music to create trade organizations in bluegrass, Americana and more.

In addition to her work at Sugar Hill, Paul served as an active member of the board of the International Bluegrass Music Association, and, she participated in the founding of the Americana Music Association. Since retiring from Sugar Hill in 2007, Paul has worked part-time with artist Scott Miller and his record label. Miller performed as part of this evening’s program.


Randy Travis Visits Seacrest Studio At Vanderbilt

Pictured (L-R): Brandon Will; Casey Long, media support specialist, Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Randy Travis; Mamie Shepherd, program manager, Seacrest Studio at Children’s Hospital; Mary Travis; Ben Fuller. Photo: Donn Jones/Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis and his wife, Mary Travis, recently visited Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Patients and families filled the studio during the interview that was broadcast live to every room in Children’s Hospital. The pair talked about Randy’s new book and enjoyed performances of his hits by artists Brandon Will and Ben Fuller.


Shore Fire Media Promotes Del Valle

Olivia Del Valle. Photo: Andrea Evenson

PR firm Shore Fire Media has promoted Olivia Del Valle to Junior Account Executive. Del Valle was previously a Publicity Coordinator, and operates out of Shore Fire’s Nashville office. Since joining Shore Fire in August of 2018, Del Valle has worked on campaigns for Justin Moore, Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Paul Cauthen, Waylon Payne, the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival, the Dolly Parton’s America podcast and more.


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