On Tuesday, Aug. 25, a new installment of the “Dear Music City” series, led by Nashville Music Equality, will welcome a few of Nashville’s top Black musicians, arrangers, and vocalists, with panelists discussing the racial bias experiences that members behind some of the biggest names in music have endured.
The panel will take place Aug. 25 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. CT via Zoom, moderated by two-time Grammy winner and Program Director of 102.1 The Ville’s Shannon Sanders and MTSU College of Media and Entertainment Dean Beverly Keel.
Panelists for the session will include Nicole Neely (an arranger/composer/conductor who has performed with artists such as Beyonce, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, H.E.R. Grammy Awards, CMAs, BET Awards, AMAs); Wendy Moten (a vocalist/songwriter who has performed with artists such as Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Julio Iglesias, Tim McGraw + Faith Hill and more); Mike Hicks (a musician/singer/songwriter who has been part of Rascal Flatts’ band and also performed with Keb’ Mo’, Jonny Lang, and more); Jason Eskridge (a musician/vocalist/songwriter with Zac Brown Band, who has also performed with Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo’, Nicole C. Mullen, Marc Broussard, TobyMac, etc.); and Brian Haley (former drummer for TobyMac, who has also performed for CeCe Winans, Dr. Bobby Jones, Nashville Super Choir, Karen Clarke-Shear, Yolanda Adams, Donna McClurkin, Mandisa, Britt Nicole, Melinda Dolittle, and more).
Click here to register for the event.
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