Blake Shelton & Team Commemorate His 20-Year Career
After celebrating his 27th and 28th back-to-back No. 1 singles–”Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere”–with wife and duet partner Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton commemorated his 20-year career on Thursday, Sept. 9.
Members of Shelton’s team surprised the multi-Platinum artist backstage at his sold-out Bridgestone Arena stop in Nashville with a special plaque. In his two-decades long career, Shelton has sold over 52 million singles and 13 million albums.
Shelton will continue on his “Friends and Heroes 2021” tour with upcoming shows in South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Michigan before wrapping in Milwaukee on Oct. 2.
Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum Adds Kevin Fleming, Ups Sheldon Davis
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has made two changes to their staff with the addition of Kevin Fleming as Director of Library and Archival Collections, and the promotion of Sheldon Davis to Associate Director of Facilities.
In his new role, Fleming will lead preservation, organization and acquisition efforts for the museum’s manuscript, print, recorded sound, moving image, photograph, born-digital, library and reference collections. He will also work with library and archives staff to expand and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled country music online research collections.
Fleming comes to the museum after 13 years at Georgia State University where he served as the popular music and culture archivist and media preservation coordinator, while also holding the rank of librarian associate professor.
Davis will oversee operating systems for the museum which houses gallery and collection storage spaces, retail and restaurant establishments, and event and office facilities. His management oversight includes maintenance and facility improvements for the institution and its systems, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and more.
During his five-year tenure with the museum, Davis has served as Senior Maintenance Manager, supervising the staff of technicians.
Musicians On Call Honored At 2021 Zoomtopia Innovation Awards
Zoom has recently named Musicians On Call (MOC) the second place overall winner and Deepened Connections & Experiences category winner in the 2021 Zoomtopia Innovation Awards.
The nonprofit organization brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Throughout the pandemic, MOC has developed innovative techniques to use Zoom to continue delivering live music to hospitals when they needed it the most.
“Receiving such high recognition from Zoom for our use of the platform in our virtual programs is an incredible honor for Musicians On Call. The fact that our organization’s innovations were showcased among the best of the best globally speaks volumes about the dedication and ingenuity of our team, volunteers, hospital partners and supporters. We would not have been able to make such unforgettable connections happen for deserving patients and caregivers over the past year without them,” shares Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin.
By integrating Zoom into its Virtual Bedside Performance Program, MOC reached more than 150,000 people in a single year with the healing power of music, the most in one year in the organization’s 20+ year history.
Through this initiative, MOC has connected Volunteer Guides and Volunteer Musicians for a 30-minute live performance from the safety of their own homes and arranged one-on-one visits between patients and Volunteer Musicians.
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