Concord Music Publishing Celebrates Hillary Lindsey
Concord Music Publishing recently celebrated award-winning songwriter Hillary Lindsey following her induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame with a party at The Bell Tower in Nashville. Attendees for the celebration included Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Davis, Lori McKenna, Cary Barlowe, and several executives from Concord Music Publishing and Hang Your Hat.
Lindsey, a Georgia native, moved to Nashville in 1994 to attend Belmont University’s Music Business school. She landed a publishing deal and soon after began celebrating her first in a long string of hits. Now with 24 No. 1s under her belt.
She’s also nabbed three CMA Triple Play Awards in 2010, 2014 and 2016, as well as multiple CMAs, ASCAP Awards, and Grammys for Best Country Song (“Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood in 2007 and “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town in 2016). Additionally her 2017 hit, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” which was recorded by Keith Urban, earned the NSAI Song of the Year, MusicRow‘s 2017 Song of the Year, the AMA Country Song of the Year, and more.
Priscilla Block Gets First Taste Of Platinum Bling
Priscilla Block received her first RIAA Platinum certification for her hit song, “Just About Over You,” on Thursday (Nov. 3) during her sold out show at the Nashville Palace. The show marked the first time a female artist has ever sold out the venue.
“[Thursday] night was one of the wildest nights of my career so far! I can’t believe all of the love and energy from the crowd at Nashville Palace,” Block recalls. “I am blown away! Then finding out ‘Just About Over You’ had gone PLATINUM! Are you kidding me?! Since the beginning, the fans have been behind me and so encouraging-it means the world to me and I feel so blessed. Thank y’all!”
In just a few years, Block has garnered an ACM Award nomination for New Female Artist of the Year and a nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2022 CMT Awards. She recently kicked off the fall run of her “Welcome to the Block Party Tour,” and she’s currently opening on select dates on the “Shania Twain: Queen Of Me Tour.”
Second Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit Gala Raises Over $100K
Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame housed the 2nd Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit Gala with headliner and chart-topping duo LoCash taking the stage, alongside Runaway June, Lee Greenwood, Cooper Alan, and Victoria Shaw. The star-studded event was hosted by The Joseph Family Foundation, the philanthropic wing of the Big Plan Holdings family enterprise. The gala raised over $100,000 during its silent and live auction.
Co-Founder of Big Plan Holdings Tara Joseph shares, “For the second year running, it was a privilege to work with my family, our friends and partners from Nashville’s music, entertainment and philanthropic communities, to come together and organize such an impactful event; a true commemoration of a shared mission to address one of the most important causes in our society today. We look forward to the continued impact that Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye can make and for its replicable model to reach additional markets.”
“The Second Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit Gala was such a huge success; this event just continues to get better every single year,” adds Joshua Daniel, State Executive Director (TN, MS & AL) at the Susan G. Komen Foundation. “We are so grateful for the Joseph Family Foundation and all the love and support they show to the breast cancer community.”
YEP Hosts Annual Rewind Concert To Benefit MusiCares
Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Nashville hosted their annual YEP Rewind concert on Nov. 3, bringing more than 20 artists to the Basement East in order to raise awareness and money for MusiCares.
This year’s theme was Y2Kountry with each artist singing a country cover song from 2000-2010. This year’s artists included Mason Ramsey, Abby Anderson, Lindsay James, Riley Roth, host Logan Crosby, and more. The event hosted a guitar raffle with instruments signed by all of the artists.
“I joined YEP when I graduated college so that I could meet people outside of my Belmont bubble,” says YEP Executive Director Amelia Varni. “I had no idea I would be leading the group 8 years later. This nonprofit organization gives me the opportunity to work creatively with peers that I may never have crossed paths with in my 9-5. We may only meet once a month, but we brainstorm every day. These events are my way of giving back to the community that helped me grow independently in Nashville.”
YEP hosts a wide array of events that create opportunities for young entertainment professionals to get together and connect, including shows, trivia nights, mixers, and educational seminars.
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