Sarah Hudspeth Joins Black River Publishing As Creative Coordinator
Sarah Hudspeth has joined Black River Publishing as Creative Coordinator. Hudspeth graduated from Belmont University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business. During her time at Belmont, she interned with the Publishing Department at Black River.
“We’re so happy to add Sarah’s passion for country music and the Nashville songwriting community to our Black River team. Her creative instincts are well beyond her years, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the future,” says Black River’s Vice President of Publishing Rebekah Gordon.
Reach Hudspeth at [email protected].
Clay Walker Signs With 117 Entertainment For PR
Clay Walker has signed with 117 Entertainment for PR representation. Walker most recently released his album Texas To Tennessee and consistently tours to sold-out crowds. He has charted 40 singles—with 11 reaching No. 1—and has amassed over one billion streams across platforms. He has six Platinum and Gold albums and has also amassed 1.3 million followers on TikTok.
CAA Hosts 6th Annual Evening For Equality Fundraiser
Creative Artists Agency hosted its 6th Annual Evening for Equality fundraiser on Aug. 22. The fundraiser, in partnership with Universal Music Group and AB Hillsboro Village, was hosted by comedian Danae Hays and generated more than $25,000, benefiting the Oasis Center’s “Just Us” program, Tennessee’s only intentional positive youth development programming focusing exclusively on LGBTQ+ youth. Since inception, the fundraisers have raised more than $165,000 to support and provide free counseling services to LGBTQ+ youth.
More than 60 people attended the event, including Head of Editorial, Nashville, Spotify, Rachel Whitney; SVP Digital Business and Creative Development, Universal Music Group, Dawn Gates and Global President/Chief Strategy Officer of Live Nation Women, Live Nation Entertainment, Ali Harnell; among others.
“Recognizing the unique challenges facing LGBTQ+ youth, Just Us at The Oasis Center serves as a beacon of hope and affirmation, offering a wide spectrum of positive youth development programs and mental health support designed to foster personal growth, well-being, and a sense of belonging,” stated Joseph Clark, Director, Just Us at The Oasis Center. “Collaborations with the community play a crucial role in our efforts for LGBTQ+ young people in Middle Tennessee, and their families. To date, Just Us is the only full-time staffed and intentional collection of positive youth development programs for LGBTQ+ youth in the state, and all our services are free of charge. Through this partnership with CAA and Evening for Equality, we can continue to create a more inclusive community for all people.”
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