Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum Hosts Country Proud
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater hosted Country Proud Co-Founders Emily and Jamie Dryburgh and performers Shelly Fairchild, Angie K, Sonia Leigh and Adam Mac last week to discuss the organization’s history, goals and impact as well as their experiences as queer artists in country music.
The program was hosted by the museum’s writer-editor Angela Stefano Zimmer. Country Proud is a country music–focused showcase series from RNBW, a collective of Nashville’s LGBTQ+ performers, songwriters and musicians founded in 2016 with the goal of creating an inclusive space for all music lovers.
Outback Presents Promotes David Lower
Outback Presents has promoted Head of Production David Lower to Booking Manager.
For the last 20 years, Lower has led Outback’s Production Department, helping produce events and traveling as well as taking care of all aspects of the live experience for both artists and patrons. Last year, he transitioned from production and travel to booking.
“Luckily, in my new position I get to utilize all the experience I gained over the last two decades producing events and hopefully making me more well-rounded when helping in the booking process, yet still be a resource to the next generation of Outback Production Managers to let them continue on the success Outback has had,” says Lower.
Mason Thornley Re-Ups With Deluge Music
Mason Thornley has extended his worldwide publishing deal with Deluge Music. Thornley originally signed with Deluge in 2017. His credits include Josh Ross‘s “Trouble,” “On a Different Night” and current single “Red Flags” and Kelsey Hart‘s “6-Pack Gone.”