Warner Music Nashville Rounds Out Radio Team With Brooke Meris
Warner Music Nashville has added Regional Manager Brooke Meris to its WEA radio team. Meris, covering the west, will join team members Ray Mariner (south) and Diane Monk (north). Reporting to National Director, Radio, Stephanie Hagerty, Meris will officially assume her new role on May 2.
“Brooke is highly respected by everyone in the industry, from radio to artists and managers,” shares VP Radio Anna Cage. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to the Warner Music Nashville radio department.”
Meris joins Warner Music Nashville with more than 14 years of radio experience, including APD/MD of KILT in Houston. She most recently spent five years as Director of Southwest Promotions at Curb Records. Previous stops include Director of Radio Tour Marketing at Triple 8 Management and Manager of Regional Promotion at Columbia Nashville.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of an awesome team full of great people!” adds Meris. “I have always admired the team dynamic at WMN, so I’m really excited to now be a part of it and work with everyone… including the amazing roster of artists! I love music and working with passionate people who love what they do.”
Tracy Lawrence, John Berry, More Join Lineup For “A Musical Memorial For Jeff Carson”
Tracy Lawrence, John Berry, Halfway to Hazard, and War Hippies will join the lineup for “A Musical Memorial for Jeff Carson,” taking place on May 10 at The Nashville Palace.
Previously announced performers include Michael Ray, Wade Hayes, Ty Herndon, Lee Greenwood, Ricochet, Craig Campbell, Rhett Akins, and more. General admission tickets are currently available for purchase.
“The 90s was such a different time for artists making it in country music. Many of us traveled on the bus together in package tours and really got to know each other and become close friends,” Berry shares. “Jeff was always a ray of sunshine to be around as he was always fun, positive, and ready to make us laugh. This night is going to be really fun as we sing our hits of the 90s and help raise money for Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership.”
An online auction has also been set and donations can be made in Carson’s honor by clicking here or texting “Carson” to 76278.
Tyler Rich & Friends Band Together For Writers For Rhinos
Earlier this week, Tyler Rich led a sold out round called “Writers For Rhinos” alongside Andy Albert, CJ Solar, and AIMP Nashville Songwriter Series class of 2019 member Emily Falvey and Trent Tomlinson.
The annual event at The Listening Room in Nashville supports rhino conservation in partnership with the Nashville Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers, Rich Rescues and Nashville Zoo Roar Corps.
“Now in our third year, we could not be more thrilled to have such a talented group of musicians lend their voices to help save an endangered species. ‘Writers For Rhinos’ is such an important fundraising event for our mission to protect Rhinos for generations to come, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to Tyler, Andy, CJ, Emily, Trent and all who joined for this special event,” says Ashley Collier-Medley, Writers For Rhinos Founder.
“I’ve never tried to save a Rhino, but I’m happy to be a part of it. They are kind of like Pitbull unicorns,” Rich quipped. “In all seriousness, the need to protect animals whether it be at your local shelter or more exotic species across the globe is real and a big reason I started Rich Rescues to advocate out on tour. Any time I can support this cause, I’m all in.”
Tony Jackson Inks With BFR
Traditional country singer Tony Jackson has signed with BFR in Nashville, a division of Bob Frank Entertainment. BFR is distributed by BFD/Sony/Orchard and is helmed by Frank with Chuck Rhodes overseeing the Nashville label.
Jackson is best known for his viral hit rendition of George Jones’ “The Grand Tour,” which has surpassed 80 million Facebook and YouTube views to date. His upcoming new album is slated for release in August 2022 with singles and videos slated for release in the coming weeks.
“I am thrilled to join the BFR team and be heading back into the studio to give people what they have been asking me for. It’s been an interesting few years. I have a lot to share,” Jackson says.
“Tony is one of country’s pure traditional singers and we are extremely proud to represent him now at BFR,” adds Rhodes.
49th Annual Music City Tennis Invitational Slated For May 27-29
The 49th Anniversary of the Music City Tennis Invitational is set for May 27-29 at the Centennial Sportsplex. This year’s tournament will also feature a pickleball event in addition to the annual tennis tournament.
Registration for either the two-day tennis tournament or the pickleball event is $175 and open now. A portion of the entry fee is tax-deductible and includes a goodie bag, two days of tournament play, breakfast and lunch, and trophies for the winners.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition (TBCC), which aims to be a financial provider and advocate for Tennesseans facing breast cancer.
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