Industry Ink: SOURCE, Lauren Watkins, Mia Brown, More
SOURCE Celebrates 2023 Hall Of Fame Inductees
SOURCE Nashville held their monthly luncheon at Historic Columbia Studio A in Nashville on Tuesday (May 16). The event, moderated by industry veteran Judi Turner, honored seven prominent female industry leaders who will be inducted into the SOURCE Nashville Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Presented by Springer Mountain Farms, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the SOURCE Nashville Hall of Fame Awards, which will be held at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the Historic Municipal Auditorium. The annual awards inducts a select group of “Women Behind The Music.”
The 2023 inductees include Marcie Allen, Renee Bell, Janice Jackson, Jackie Patillo, Becky Shanks, Denise Stiff and Valerie Summers.
Ticket information will be released in the coming weeks.
Lauren Watkins Named SiriusXM The Highway’s ‘Highway Find’
Big Loud Records/Songs & Daughters artist Lauren Watkins was selected as SiriusXM The Highway’s latest “Highway Find” on Friday (May 12).
Watkins was surprised with the news by host Buzz Brainard while performing at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour at Margaritaville in downtown Nashville. Brainard put the cherry on top of the big moment, treating listeners nationwide to “Shirley Temple,” a single featured on Watkins’ debut EP Introducing Lauren Watkins
The “Highway Find” program is part of SiriusXM The Highway’s commitment to spotlighting new talent in the country space. Watkins nows joins a group of power players, including Parker McCollum, Luke Combs, Griffen Palmer, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and more.
Big Timber Entertainment Signs Multi-Genre Artist Mia Brown
Big Timber Entertainment (BTE), the full-service entertainment company founded by Troy Brown and Mark Oliverius, has signed multi-genre artist Mia Brown.
Brown mixes today’s midwest pop, club bangers, ’70s FM rock, jazz and country to create her own unique sound. She is also a part of BTE’s live production “That’s 70s Music!” where concert-goers can relive the best of times with her and The Nashville Hitmen. Under the musical direction of Oliverius, the cast performs iconic hits from the ’60s and ’70s.
“Big Timber Entertainment believes in my multi-genre style of music and I couldn’t be more excited to be signed with them! I write about whatever I’m feeling at that time and from a genre standpoint, that can be anywhere between country, pop, jazz or rock,” reflects Brown. “Mark Oliverius and I have been working on my debut project for about two years. It will be released later this year. We’ve written the majority of the songs together, and most of the songs come from raw emotion and my real-life situations. I have had the honor and pleasure of co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters for this project and can’t wait to share my new music with the world!”
“When I first started working with Mia I was blown away by the velvet smooth texture and the agility of her voice! She handled her lead and background vocals effortlessly with speed, precision, soul and power! Her attitude, work ethic, kindness and intelligence are first-rate,” adds Oliverius. “Big Timber Entertainment is excited to sign her and we look forward to igniting her career!”
We Are Messengers Score Gold Certification
Christian group We Are Messengers‘ single “Maybe It’s Okay” has earned RIAA Gold certification.
Band member Darren Mulligan recently celebrated the Gold-certified single alongside members of Curb | Word Entertainment and Proper Management.
The MLC Hosts Nashville Artist Julia Cole
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) hosted Nashville-based independent artist and television host Julia Cole at their office in Music City on Thursday (May 11).
Cole, a dedicated supporter of The MLC, performed and helped them celebrate their one billion dollar milestone.
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