BMI Hosts Kick Off Event For ‘You Got Gold: The Life And Songs Of John Prine’
Last Thursday (Oct. 6), BMI hosted a VIP event to kick off “You Got Gold: the Life and Songs of John Prine.” Held from Oct. 7 -12, the weeklong tribute benefiting The Hello In There Foundation is set to feature an array of surprise artists performing and celebrating Prine’s legendary life and songs.
The invite-only party, hosted at BMI Nashville’s rooftop terrace, honored the late Prine and his influence on the musical community. The celebration featured performances of Prine’s songs from Katie Pruitt, longtime friend and collaborator Pat McLaughlin and John and Fiona’s son, Tommy Prine.
AIMP Nashville Takes Over Listening Room For 2022 Songwriter Series
The AIMP Nashville Songwriter Series took over Nashville’s Listening Room Café on Oct. 4. Hosted by hit songwriters Kelly Archer and Eric Paslay, the event featured performances from the Songwriter Series Class of 2022, which includes Brigetta, John Byron, Erin Kinsey, Meg McRee, Colton Venner and Caroline Watkins.
Each year, the Songwriter Series showcases a new class of six promising writers who have not had a song charting higher than a top 20 on the Billboard or Mediabase charts. They are selected by a special committee made up of music industry professionals, based on submissions from current AIMP Nashville Chapter members.
McBride & The Ride Sign With Action Entertainment Collaborative, Richlynn Group
ACM and CMA-nominated group McBride & The Ride have inked deals with Action Entertainment Collaborative (AEC) for booking and the Richlynn Group for publicity and marketing. Jimmy Dasher will represent the band for all booking requests, and Kate Richardson will serve as lead on PR and marketing.
The 90’s band, whose hit songs include “Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run,” “Sacred Ground” and “Going Out of My Mind,” have reunited with all three original members–Ray Herndon, Terry McBride and Billy Thomas–are gearing up for their first new EP in nearly 30 years. The first single will be released Nov. 4 via InGrooves. The trio is currently on the road with upcoming stops in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and more.
“As excited as I’ve been to make the move to AEC myself, I know it’s going to be a perfect fit for Terry, Ray, Billy and the whole crew,” Dasher notes. “I’m thrilled about this next chapter with AEC and The Ride.”
“The 90s are back and so is McBride & The Ride! We are so thrilled to run with this new music, reconnect the band with their original fans, and introduce them to a whole new generation of country lovers,” Richardson adds. “I’ve been a longtime fan, and can’t wait for people to hear the killer new music from the trio.”
Nashville Jazz Workshop Announces The Return Of In-Person Jazzmania
The Nashville Jazz Workshop will celebrate the return of its in-person Jazzmania on Oct. 22 in Liberty Hall at The Factory at Franklin from 6-10 p.m. CT. The annual celebration of jazz music serves as a concert fundraiser to support the mission of the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Jazzmania 2022 will feature The Young Artist Ensemble, a group of talented high school age jazz students, as well as the NJW All-Stars, which consists of faculty and performing artists led by Workshop founders Lori Mechem and Roger Spencer. Latin Jazz and Salsa from Giovanni Rodriguez and 12 Manos will close out the evening. Attendees can enjoy food from The Clean Plate Club, wine and beer from Lipman Brothers and a Jazzmania cocktail, courtesy of Cathead Vodka. They will also have the chance to bid on unique artworks and collectibles in a live auction.
For more information on the event and ticket packages, click here.
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