Jeremy Rush is returning to the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum as Senior Director of Public Relations following a previous stint in media relations at the museum from 2005-2010.
In his new role, Rush is responsible for developing and managing the organization’s external communications, media coverage, influencer marketing, and media relations strategy, as well as fostering relationships across the music industry, nonprofits, and the broader Middle Tennessee community. He will report to Lisa Purcell, SVP of external affairs.
Rush brings more than 16 years of experience in public relations and media relations strategies for major nonprofits to his new position. Immediately prior to rejoining the museum, Rush oversaw system-wide public relations and media engagement efforts for PeaceHealth, a nonprofit health care system with medical centers across Washington, Oregon and Alaska, including serving as a key public information officer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, he handled strategic communications and media relations for Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, Ore..
A Nashville area native, Rush received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. In addition to his PR work, he has written music reviews and features for the Nashville Scene, Goldmine magazine and other publications, as well as stories for WPLN Nashville Public Radio, Vanderbilt Medical Center publications and print publications in Kenya and Uganda.