Copyright Society Of The South Celebrates Songwriter Don Schlitz
The Copyright Society of the South celebrated a special evening with songwriter Don Schlitz recently at Studio Bank in Nashville. He performed several of his songs and told the stories behind the tunes.
Schlitz was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017 and his chart-topping songs include “The Gambler,” “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” “The Greatest,” and “When You Say Nothing At All,” among others. His works have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, The Judds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keith Whitley, Alison Krauss, and more.
Of his fifty top 10 singles, 24 of them are No. 1 country hits. Schlitz has won three CMA Song of the Year awards, two ACM Song of the Year prizes, two Grammy Awards, and four consecutive ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year trophies (1988-91). He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
Craig Morgan Inducted Into The U.S. Field Artillery Hall Of Fame
Country music entertainer and 17-year Army and Army Reserves veteran Craig Morgan was recently inducted into the U.S. Field Artillery Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where Morgan was previously stationed during his military service.
The Hall recognizes a wide array of Field Artillery men and women who have contributed greatly to the branch. The United States Field Artillery Association [USFAA] class of 2022 included 33 past honorees of the USFAA Music Tattoo and four living Medal of Honor Awardees who served in the Field Artillery. In addition to those 37 individuals, eleven inductees were chosen for this new distinction.
Morgan shares stories from all aspects of his life, including serving at Fort Sill, in his personal memoir releasing Sept. 27 in partnership with Blackstone Publishing.
Big Feat PR CEO Doug Hall Wins Clio Music Award
Doug Hall, CEO of Big Feat PR, has been awarded a Clio Music Award for Yola‘s Stand For Myself album publicity campaign. The award acknowledged the PR campaign’s creativity and impact, helping spotlight the breakout album which received two Grammy nominations.
Hall states: “It is truly an honor to be acknowledged for the love and passion put into the publicity for Yola’s remarkable Stand For Myself album. It is a masterpiece and I’m so grateful that it was praised highly and received the attention it deserved.”
Big Feat PR, a Nashville-based boutique artist, event and brand music PR agency, also represents artists including Marcus King, Afghan Whigs, Robert Finley, S.G Goodman, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and works with labels including Universal Music Group, Verve, Decca, Concord, Easy Eye Sound, Rounder, Fantasy, Thirty Tiger, Oh Boy and New West.
The company was founded in 2018 by Hall, a Nashville-based British music publicist. He previously worked at agencies including LD Communications, working with bands such as The Rolling Stones. In 2014, Hall founded D Digital PR, where he managed successful UK campaigns for high profile artists and events including Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, The Lumineers, Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, and more.