Friday (Sept. 12), Jerrod Niemann
was presented with a plaque for the RIAA Platinum certification of his chart-topping hit “Drink To That All Night.” He received the plaque backstage at his first headlining show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Pictured (L-R): Bill Simmons (Fitzgerald Hartley), Gary Overton (Sony Music Nashville), Jerrod Niemann, Steve Emley (Fitzgerald Hartley). Photo: Ivor Karabatkovic
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recently hosted a gathering of industry executives to celebrate the release of The King of Broken Hearts
, a documentary of the life and career of singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale
. The feature was produced and directed by Jeremy Dylan
. The King of Broken Hearts
, which was released Sept. 15, is available at jimlauderdale.com
Pictured (L-R): Producer/director Jeremy Dylan, Lauderdale and SESAC’s Tim Fink. Photo: Bev Moser
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singer-songwriter Hannah Dasher
recently hosted a performance at historic RCA Studio B. The invitation-only event was attended by label execs, Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher
and other industry members. The performance included a short set by Dasher, followed by an after-party in the BMG Chrysalis parking lot.
Pictured (L-R): Terry Lee Palmer (Guitar); Lee Francis (Bass); Howie Adams (Drums); producer Jeff Stevens; Hannah Dasher; Kos Weaver, Executive Vice President, BMG Chrysalis; Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director, BMG Chrysalis; LeAnn Phelan, Co-head of Nashville Membership, ASCAP; Michael Martin, Co-head of Nashville Membership, ASCAP; Eddy Dunlap (Steel)