Music industry member Ben Ewing passed away on Sunday (June 27), according to a post on his Facebook. He was 67.
He was General Manager at Plowboy Records, the Nashville-based label established in 2012 to promote and further the legacy of the late singer Eddy Arnold. Plowboy has released projects by Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare, as well as JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, Buzz Cason, The Ghost Wolves and more. Ewing most recently oversaw management of punk artists The Dead Boys/Cheetah Chrome and The Bad Signs, and guided Plowboy Records releases from The Kentucky Headhunters, Chuck Mead, Paul Burch, Smoky White Devils and Richard Lloyd of Television.
Before joining Plowboy Records, he owned and operated Ewing Management, where he managed the careers of Brandon Jenkins, Johnny Solinger, Michael Lattanzi, and more. Prior to that Ewing was General Manager at the artist management, music publishing, and record distribution company, Red Dirt Music Company.
He also spent time at Progression Music Group and Artist Envoy Agency in Nashville, and was CEO of the radio and television broadcasting company South Eastern Communications in Bowling Green, Kentucky for 10 years.
Ewing was a veteran of the Vietnam War and got his start in the music business working for Phil Walden at Capricorn Records.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, July 12 from 4-6 pm.
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