MusicRow Taps Lynn Oliver-Cline As Featured Speaker For Rising Women On The Row
River House Artists President & Founder, Lynn Oliver-Cline, will be the featured speaker at MusicRow‘s Rising Women on the Row breakfast on Thursday, March 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Attendees will be treated to insights from Oliver-Cline during an on-stage interview with MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson.
The 10th annual celebration will honor the 2023 class of Rising Women on the Row honorees, which include Big Loud’s Stacy Blythe, Neon Coast’s Martha Earls, WME’s Beth Hamilton, RIAA’s Jackie Jones, Spotify’s Brittany Schaffer and Sony Music Publishing’s Anna Weisband. Read about the honorees here.
Presenting sponsors for this year’s Rising Women on the Row are City National Bank and Loeb & Loeb.
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Veteran industry executive Lynn Oliver-Cline launched River House Artists in 2015—an independent record label, publishing house, and management company that has allowed her to pursue her passion for developing exciting new talent full-time. Her first recording artist was country superstar Luke Combs. Combs’ long-time friend and collaborator, Ray Fulcher, was the first songwriter to sign to the publishing division. Fulcher’s first No. 1 song was “When it Rains it Pours” and he has had subsequent success with other Luke Combs singles including “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, “Lovin’ On You,” and most recently, “Going Going Gone.”
Jameson Rodgers is another recording artists on the River House label who has had two No. 1 singles with “Some Girls” and “Cold Beer Calling My Name.” Additional artists on the label roster include Georgia Webster, Trey Lewis, Austin Snell and Ryan Charles. However, the label’s biggest achievement has been the success of Combs, who has racked up 11 multi-Platinum certifications, 5 Platinum certifications, 8 CMA awards, 3 ACM awards, and has been awarded the coveted CMA Entertainer of the Year moniker for two consecutive years in a row. His new album, Gettin’ Old—a companion to his acclaimed 2022 record, Growin’ Up—will be released on March 24.
In 2020, River House Artists secured a new joint venture with Sony Music Publishing. The venture includes Drew Parker, who achieved massive success as a writer on Combs “Forever After All” and “Doin’ This” and signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville in 2021. Other writers on the publisher roster include Pillbox Patti, who racked up numerous writing credits on the Grammy-nominated Ashley McBryde album Lindeville, Neil Medley who co-wrote Jake Owen’s No. 1 “Made For You,” Driver Williams and Billy Strings.
In the Spring of 2022, River House announced a label partnership with Warner Music Nashville and Elektra Music Group. The joint venture is designed to capitalize on each company’s like-minded approach to artist development. The upcoming year will prove an exciting one for that partnership.
Named one of the “Top 5 A&R Women in the World” in 2003, Oliver-Cline has charted an eclectic path in the music industry. She began as an intern for Hootie & The Blowfish and Fishco Management in 1994—the year the band’s Cracked Rear View was released and went on to sell 20 million copies. Over the next 10 years, she served as a talent scout and A&R Director for producer Matt Serletic (Matchbox 20, Gloriana) in Los Angeles and New York.
In 2007, she joined Zac Brown’s management company ROAR and worked with the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning band as their day-to-day manager in Atlanta. Oliver-Cline toured with the band and supported the team in country radio, social media, merchandise, sales, and publicity, as well as building a road crew that still travels with Brown today. She then became Vice President of Publishing and A&R for Brown’s Southern Ground Artists. She moved to Nashville in 2013 where she worked with Thirty Tigers (Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams) before starting her own company.