Drams N’ Jams 2022 Raises $106,000 For Folds Of Honor Tennessee
Drams N’ Jams 2022, hosted by Folds of Honor Tennessee, took place last week (March 24) at The Bell Tower in downtown Nashville. The event raised $106,000 which will go directly to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members that Folds of Honor was created to support.
The night featured music from five of Nashville’s top singer-songwriters, including Kip Moore, Charles Esten, Jameson Rodgers, RaeLynn, and hit songwriter Chris DeStefano. The group performed many of their hit songs, such as Moore’s “Beer Money” and Carrie Underwood‘s “Something In The Water,” which was written by DeStefano.
Throughout the event, multiple priceless items, including guitars signed by Dolly Parton and John Rich, as well as rare bottles of whiskey, were auctioned off to the attendees, all benefiting Folds of Honor. Sgt. Rocky Sickmann, United States Marine Corps Sergeant and P.O.W., Iranian Hostage Crisis, also delivered a speech about his 444 days in captivity while serving in the United States military.
Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded 35,000 scholarships in all 50 states. The next Folds of Honor Tennessee event will be the annual Rock-N-Jock Celebrity Softball Game. Tickets will go on sale April 15.
Deborah Allen Inks Booking Deal With Fusion Touring
Deborah Allen has signed an exclusive booking deal with Fusion Touring. The multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and performer released The Art of Dreaming earlier this month through BFD/Audium Nashville, marking her fourteenth album.
“When Deborah Allen steps onto a stage, she creates a special connection with each and every person in her audience. Our team is proud to represent Deborah and her unforgettable live show,” Fusion President Mike Meade shares.
“Along with writing songs and recording, live performance is a large part of who I am,” adds Allen. “I can already tell that my relationship with Fusion Touring is going to kick 2022 and this next phase of my life and career into high gear.”
Big Yellow Dog Adds Karen Elson To Artist, Label & Publishing Rosters
Big Yellow Dog Music has signed singer-songwriter, author, entrepreneur, advocate, and supermodel Karen Elson to its artist, label and publishing roster.
Elson co-wrote all the songs on her new album Green with its producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. Tashian and Elson, who have become frequent collaborators with songs such as “Lightning Strikes” and “Christmas Lights,” also collaborated on the song “Wild Blue” from the new project.
Green marks Elson’s third full-length album, following 2010’s The Ghost Who Walks and 2017’s Double Roses.
We Are Messengers Celebrates First No. 1 At Christian Radio
We Are Messengers recently celebrated their first No. 1 single at Christian radio with “Come What May.”
The band was surprised with a commemorative plaque on the Grand Ole Opry stage during Casting Crowns’ “The Healer Tour” stop, which We Are Messengers provided direct support for on Sunday, March 27.
The band has 350 million on-demand global streams and boasts six top 5 and 10 top 10 Christian Airplay hits, including “Image of God,” “Power,” “Maybe It’s Ok,” “Magnify,” “Point To You,” “Love,” “Everything Comes Alive,” “God With Us,” “This Is Jesus,” and “From Heaven To Earth (Joy To The World).”
Banner Music Signs JC Andersen To Publishing Roster
Nashville-based publishing company Banner Music has added rising country artist JC Andersen to its roster.
Andersen has been writing and performing all across the country for several years, and has written songs that are on Tara Thompson’s upcoming project. He was also one of the six national finalists on the TV show The Next GAC Star, where he placed third overall on the live finale.
“I’ve been working towards a publishing deal as long as I can remember, so getting to this point in my career is a huge dream-come-true. I couldn’t be happier signing with Banner Music,” says Andersen. “I’ve been in this town for a long time, and I’ve never been met with such a welcoming, passionate staff as the folks at Banner. I feel right at home. I have to hand a massive thank you to them for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity.”
“I can’t say enough good things about JC Andersen’s talent and work ethic. We are very happy we were able to sign him!” adds Camellia Kleindienst, CEO/President of Banner Music.
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