Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris &More Take the Stage For ‘All for the Hall’
Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, along with Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce took the stage at “All For The Hall New York,” a benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational programs.
The “All For The Hall” concept is modeled after a Nashville tradition, the guitar pull—a casual affair in which songwriters take turns performing while their fellow artists listen or add accompaniment. This one-of-a-kind evening at New York’s Irving Plaza unfolded with Gill, Harris, McBryde and Pearce swapping stories and music.
In addition to the guitar pull, the evening also showcased the museum’s flagship education program, Words & Music. The program pairs students and professional songwriters to help them develop language arts skills as they learn how to write songs. The song “When Hearts Come To Life,” written by first grade students from PS32 in Brooklyn who participated in Words & Music with Songwriters Hall of Fame member Liz Rose and Phil Barton, was featured during the event via video.
Peytan Porter kicked off “All For The Hall New York” festivities with a special performance at a patron party on Mon. Sept. 11, at the home of Jamie Tisch.
Dan + Shay Celebrate Latest Album, Bigger Houses
Dan + Shay celebrated the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, Bigger Houses, last Wednesday (Sept. 6) with an intimate event at Riverside Revival in Nashville.
Warner Music Nashville executives Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R), Shane Tarleton (EVP Artist Development), Tim Foisset (SVP Commercial Partnerships), Kristen Williams (SVP Radio), Torie Mason (SVP Stategic Marketing and Analytics), Ben Kline (Co-Chair & Co-President) and Clark Tedesco (VP Artist Development) were all in attendance to commend the duo. Sandbox Entertainment’s Lisa Ray and Jason Owen were present with their congratulations as well.
Bigger Houses is due out this Friday, Sept. 15 via Warner Music Nashville.
River House Artists Introduces Country Trio Old Hickory At Scoreboard Bar & Grill
River House Artists hosted a VIP event introducing Old Hickory, a brand-new trio with a timeless, all-natural soul, ready to revive one of Nashville’s lost tenets. The event was packed with industry professionals, family and friends who turned out in support of the group.
Comprised of North Carolina’s Andy Austin, Ohio’s Dan Alley, and Kentucky’s Timothy Baker, the three vocalist/guitarists look to the harmony-laced groups of country past for inspiration and pair it with electrifying energy and the mystique of bluegrass. Adding it together with their own flavor, they are now emerging as a vocal group for a new era. The band, adopting the Nashville-inspired name Old Hickory, has had a popular, twice-weekly gig at the famous Scoreboard Bar & Grill.
Jeannie Seely Hits Five Years As Air Personality On Sirius XM’s Willie’s Roadhouse
Grand Ole Opry legend Jeannie Seely joined the SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse family as an on-air personality five years ago when she made her debut over Memorial Day weekend. The Grammy winner, country hitmaker and award-winning songwriter recently renewed her contract to continue her weekly show, Sundays With Seely, where she share intimate conversations with Opry performers and fellow artists.
With her charm and quick wit, she connects listeners with her memories and personal stories. During her five-year tenure, she has hosted and been instrumental on several SiriusXM specials and has been featured as a special guest on The Beatles Channel’s (ch. 18) The Beatles Y’all Together Now with Tracy Gershon. Seely was also celebrated with An American Classic virtual town hall and album release special.
“It is still hard for me to believe that I get to be a part of this wonderful family!! I had been listening to Willie’s Roadhouse for quite a while, loving the voices of Charlie Monk, Dallas Wayne and Paula Nelson, but I never even thought about doing what they do,” shares Seely. “I was so thrilled when I was given this opportunity, and I can honestly say that it has become one of the highlights of my career.”
“I look forward to doing the show every Sunday and hearing from so many fans that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to know otherwise. Thank you Willie Nelson and SiriusXM for granting me this privilege!”
“I’m so glad Jeannie Seely is on the Roadhouse,” says Nelson. “She is a good friend and does such a great job.”
BMI’s Next Big Wave Mixer Hosts Pop Songwriters In Nashville
BMI once again hosted its Next Big Wave Mixer on Monday (Sept. 11) at its Nashville location as the exclusive networking opportunity focused on pop-infused songwriters based in Music City.
The evening was sponsored by Studio Bank and provided affiliates the opportunity to forge new partnerships and gain valuable insight on navigating the ever-evolving industry.
More than 40 songwriters attended the quarterly series, including Marshall Altman, Jacob Bryant, Vlad Holiday, Morgxn, Kelly Paige, Amy Stroup and Bryant Taylorr . BMI’s Leslie Roberts hosted the event and offered the crowd guidance. Studio Bank’s Kari Barnhart detailed their company’s instrumental role in supporting the music community.
BMI affiliates also had the opportunity to connect with BMI’s President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI’s Jessa Gelt from the L.A. office.
Reel Muzik Werks Signs Global Admin Deal With Level 77 Music
Reel Muzik Werks (RMW) has signed a global administration deal with boutique independent production music company Level 77 Music. Under the deal, RMW will be an extension of Level 77 Music and will assist with communicating with its partners and providing additional bandwidth and resources as Level 77 continues to grow both domestically and abroad.
RMW is a full-service independent music publisher and global music rights management company with a specialization in film/TV music and international rights management.
Level 77 Music specializes in unique custom music projects for film, TV, advertisements, and major corporations. The company is led by CEO Patrick Avard, known as the top producer of World Championship cheer music for more than two decades.
“We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with Level 77 and help their dynamic catalog continue to expand across the globe,” says Teri Nelson Carpenter, Founder & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks. “I am proud to partner with a company who shares our passion for creativity and supporting creators.”
“I am thrilled to have an experienced partner like Reel Muzik Werks supporting Level 77 Music” says Avard. “We look forward to working together as a team to take RMW and Level 77 to the next level.”
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