Kenny Chesney Adds Two New Members To Live Band
Kenny Chesney has added Keith Urban‘s multi-instrumentalist Danny Rader on guitar and Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit‘s drummer Nick Buda to his band for his upcoming “Here And Now 2022” tour.
Buda, who left the jam band world to concentrate on session work, went to Boston’s acclaimed Berklee School of Music on the recommendation of Sting’s longtime drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Rader, a three-time ACM winner, most recently for 2017 Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year, plays bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and accordion as well as the electric guitar that has backed Urban live since 2010.
“When we were looking at where to go, what to do next, it was interesting to see the chemistry with different people,” Chesney explains. “So many great musicians came out, which took all of us to a new place in how we see these songs, what they’re capable of. But in the end, because this is a band, not just a group of musicians who back someone up, what Danny and Nick brought was a freshness that hits hard and lifts everything up in some pretty great ways.”
The trek kicks off April 23 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. For a full list of upcoming dates, click here.
SoundExchange Names Anjula Singh As Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
SoundExchange has named Anjula Singh as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer to lead SoundExchange’s financial, operational, human resources, and office services teams.
During her 16-years at SoundExchange, Singh has played a critical role in scaling the organization for growth and investing in platforms and infrastructure that increase industry efficiency. She provides leadership in the day-to-day operations at SoundExchange and other aspects of the organization, including the company’s move into publisher services. Most recently, Singh served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“I am thrilled to announce Anjula’s well-deserved promotion to chief financial officer and chief operating officer,” says Michael Huppe, President and CEO at SoundExchange. “Anjula has been a tremendous partner over the years in advancing the mission of SoundExchange. Her immense institutional knowledge, mastery of our business’s complexities, and ability to work across teams will be critical to our strategy and success as we move into the next chapter.”
“I’m excited to continue serving our community of over 500,000 music creators with the incredible team at SoundExchange,” adds Singh. “Our mission is what drives my work at the company, and I am dedicated to maximizing the value of music and making the business more efficient for music creators.”
Black River Records Ups Hope Buser To Associate Director Of Accounting
Black River Records has promoted Hope Buser from Manager to Associate Director of Accounting. She joined the team at Black River Entertainment in 2018 as an Accounting Assistant.
Before her move to Nashville from St. Louis, Missouri, Buser worked in accounting outside of the music business in the manufacturing industry. She reports to EVP of Black River Records, Rick Froio, and is based out of the company’s Music Row office.
“Hope has proven to be a tremendous addition to the BRE team, and we are thrilled that she has agreed to accept this new position,” says Froio.
“I have been so fortunate with all that I’ve learned during my time here at Black River,” adds Buser. “I am very grateful for this opportunity and everyone’s continued support.”
Buser can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 615-780-3070.
Clayton Anderson’s ‘Show Me Your Fish’ Becomes Theme Song For Redcrest 2022
Clayton Anderson’s new single, “Show Me Your Fish,” was the theme song for Major League Fishing’s Redcrest 2022 Presented by Costa – Pro Bass Fishing’s World Championship and Inaugural Expo, which ran March 25-27.
Written by Anderson, Christian Stalnecker, and Grammy winner Dave Audé, “Show Me Your Fish” was released digitally on Feb. 25. When executives at Pure Fishing, Inc. heard the song, they invited Anderson to be part of this weekend’s event. He performed on the Mossy Oak Music stage at the SageNet Center at Expo Square in Tulsa before the world’s premier bass anglers returned from Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees to crown the Redcrest 2022 Champion.
“Redcrest was beyond epic. The crowds were huge, and everyone was so genuinely nice. I can’t thank the Ugly Stik and Pure Fishing folks enough, along with the Major League Fishing organization for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it all,” Anderson shares. “I’ve said it from the day I came up with the idea for ‘Show Me Your Fish,’ the people are going to be the ones who make or break this song on social media platforms.”
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