MusicRow Reveals 2019 ‘InCharge’ Directory
MusicRow, Nashville’s leading music industry publication, is proud to announce the 2019 release of its flagship print directory, InCharge.
Now in its 32nd year, the annual guide serves as the definitive collection of key decision-making professionals within the Nashville entertainment community. Each of the 388 profiles includes updated contact information, career biography, and detailed board and organizational membership affiliations. An exclusive editorial spread looks at the value of leadership in music with groundbreaking industry leaders Joe Galante, Jim Ed Norman, and Tony Brown and celebrates the 30th anniversary of Leadership Music.
Eric Paslay Joins Big Machine Music
Big Machine Music has signed singer-songwriter Eric Paslay to an exclusive songwriting agreement. Paslay has penned five No. 1 songs to date, including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), and “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), as well as “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the hit lead single from his debut album. The two-time Grammy nominee officially joins BMM’s roster, which includes Brett Young, Luke Combs, Brandy Clark, Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Josh Thompson, Jessie Jo Dillon, and more.
Paslay is currently working on new music and is making plans to tour Europe this year.
RECORDS, Sony Music Nashville Announce New Partnership Deal With Matt Stell
RECORDS, a joint venture between Barry Weiss and Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Music Nashville have announced a new partnership surrounding singer-songwriter Matt Stell. Arista Nashville’s promotion and Sony Music Nashville’s marketing and media teams will become actively involved with promoting Stell’s music.
Arista Nashville will re-ship Stell’s debut single, “Prayed For You,” on May 6, with its official impact date set for May 28, continuing to work alongside Keith Gale and his Good Company Entertainment team. Making his debut Saturday on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Stell performed this song, which he co-penned with Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz. “Prayed For You” has already garnered over 44 million on-demand audio streams and over 374,000 consumption units.
Stell was brought to RECORDS by Ash Bowers and his Wide Open Music management team. Stell, a 6’7″ Arkansas native, played college basketball for Drury University for four years, and was later accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. Instead, he followed his passion for music, teaching himself to sing and play guitar. He moved to Nashville in 2014, and inked a publishing deal with Wide Open Music and a record deal with Weiss’ RECORDS/Sony Music Entertainment.
Gotee Records Signs Jon Reddick
Gotee Records has signed Jon Reddick, with the release of his single “You Keep Hope Alive,” penned with Anthony Skinner and Jess Cates, and produced by Nathan Nockels.
Reddick grew up the son of a pastor and the church pianist in Memphis, and brother to six siblings including Janice, who went on to become a Stellar Award and GMA Dove Award nominated recording artist for Motown Gospel. Eventually, Reddick and his family made their way to Nashville, where he has co-written with Matt Redman, Tommy Sims, Josh Kerr and Sheryl Crow. He has also played keys for artists including Nicole C. Mullen and Mandisa.