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Sony Music Nashville Represents At 65th Annual Grammy Awards
Sony Music Nashville posed a strong presence at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Nominees Luke Combs, Ryan Hurd, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris were among those in attendance at the award show. Combs also performed his latest hit “Going, Going, Gone” during the ceremony.
Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman, Executive Vice President & COO Ken Robold, Senior Vice President, A&R Taylor Lindsey Southerland and more celebrated with the nominees at the Sony Music Group after party.
Sony Music Publishing Nashville Attends Grammy Awards After Party
Sony Music Publishing Nashville team members, including CEO Rusty Gaston, Vice President of A&R Anna Weisband and more, celebrated the 65th Annual Grammy Awards with artists at Sony Music Group’s post-award show party on Sunday, Feb. 5.
MTSU Honors Alumnus & 2023 Grammy Nominee Brandon Bell
Members of the MTSU community came together on the rooftop of the Mama Shelter hotel in Los Angeles, California on Saturday (Feb. 4) for their traditional pre-Grammy Awards gathering to celebrate five former students who were nominated, including sound engineer Brandon Bell, whom they honored with a special certificate.
Due to his work on Brandi Carlile’s In These Silent Days, the 2004 recording industry graduate earned nominations for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The album took home Best Americana Album at this year’s awards.
Additionally, Bell has engineered projects for artists including Amythyst Kiah, Zac Brown Band and The Lonely Island as well as the Steep Canyon Rangers, whose bluegrass album won him a Grammy in 2013.
“Brandon has been doing important work for years, so I am delighted that he received multiple nominations for this year’s Grammy Awards,” shared MTSU College of Media & Entertainment Dean Beverly Keel. “He is building a body of work that is shaping popular music and will stand the test of time.”
Keel and MTSU College of Media & Entertainment President Sidney A. McPhee presented Bell with the honor during the event.
Billy Blue Publishing Signs John Meador
Billy Blue Publishing has signed singer-songwriter and guitarist John Meador to an exclusive publishing deal.
Meador is a member of the bluegrass group Authentic Unlimited and penned one of their 2022 releases, “Hannah.” The signing follows his 2023 National Bluegrass Awards nomination for Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome John to our Billy Blue Publishing family,” says Joe Dan Cornett, Billy Blue Publishing Creative Director. “His passion for bluegrass music and songwriting is fervent, and he will prove to be a huge asset to BBP as we continue to serve each and every artist in this genre through the songs our songwriters create. Welcome John! We could not be more excited!”
Billy Blue Publishing launched in 2019 and is home to songwriters Alan Bibey, Barry Abernathy, Bill Whyte, Darrell Webb, David Morris, Donna Ulisse, Jason Barie, Jerry Cole, Jim VanCleve, Kristy Cox and Laura Leigh Jones.
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