Rosanne Cash To Become The First Americana Artist-In-Residence At NYU Steinhardt
Rosanne Cash will become the first Americana Artist-in-Residence at NYU Steinhardt. This partnership is designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation for the origins, history, and cultural impact of Americana music.
Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, Cash will be working with NYU students through a series of lectures, workshops and classroom visits. Her tenure will include a three-day Lyric Workshop for the school’s songwriting students; a lecture entitled “Matriarchs: Sara and Maybelle Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe” where Cash and author Peter Guralnick will discuss the lives, times, and music of three legendary women who exerted a profound influence on popular music and its culture; and “Americana Today: Songs in the Round” where Cash will host a live concert that explores the heart and borders of Americana music, featuring Catherine Russell, Josh Ritter, and an NYU Steinhardt student.
Last spring, The Americana Music Association launched a special edition of Words & Music at NYU, which featured guests Lori McKenna and Jonathan Taplin. The AMA is also working with NYU Steinhardt to develop an Americana scholarship program and curricula that encompass the breadth and depth of Americana music.
Music Health Alliance Adds Two As Managers Of Advocacy & Insurance
Music Health Alliance (MHA) has added two new staff members to its Nashville-based non-profit. Industry radio and promotion vet Denise Roberts and Sophia Rhoades have been added as Managers of Advocacy & Insurance.
After years of working in radio, including KZLA/KLAC-Los Angeles, Roberts began her career in record promotion in 1993 at MCA/Nashville and was awarded the Radio & Records Country Regional Promotion Executive of the Year for four consecutive years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Country Radio Broadcasters from 2002-2014.
“This is an amazing opportunity on so many levels. It reunites me with both Shelia and Tatum from our MCA days. I feel like my career has come full circle and I know we will accomplish great things together,” says Roberts.
Rhoades’ non-profit experience includes an internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, which has achieved significant change in democracy, human rights, preventing disease, and improving mental health care. She worked for the Mental Health Program and wrote research reports on behavioral health and substance abuse policies for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to be utilized in the selection of the 2021-2022 Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.
“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work at Music Health Alliance and combine my passion for healthcare advocacy with my music business knowledge,” shares Rhoades.
Bradley Studio Receives Metro Historical Marker Distinction
A Metro Historical plaque was dedicated at the site of Owen and Harold Bradley’s second studio in Hillsboro Village.
The two brothers, who were influential to the Nashville music business, operated the one-story studio from 1953 to 1955. Among the artists who recorded there are Kitty Wells, Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers, and Pat Boone. The studio was demolished in 2014.
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