Radio Show 2016 Comes To An End With 'Music And Mimosas'
September 23, 2016 at 8:40 AM (PT)
By PERRY MICHAEL SIMON reporting from NASHVILLE:
RADIO SHOW 2016 closed on FRIDAY with the annual "Music and Mimosas" panel and presentation, this year kicking off with a talk with WYNONNA JUDD and husband CACTUS MOSER (WYNONNA AND THE BIG NOISE) conducted by syndicated host BOB KINGSLEY. The discussion covered topics ranging from the personal (WYNONNA's difficult relationship with her mother, nursing MOSER through illness) to the professional (the background behind songs on their album).
BIG KENNY and JOHN RICH, better known as BIG & RICH, followed for a chat with KINGSLEY, talking about their long-running success with their "MUSIC MAFIA," discussing how their career developed and how they were able to repeatedly rebound, including with their new album "Gravity." "We're living the AMERICAN dream!," RICH exclaimed, exchanging a high five with KENNY; the duo also followed the interview with a brief acoustic set closing with a rousing version of their most familiar hit "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy." IN2UNE MUSIC NASHVILLE SVP CAT COLLINS and VP JAMICE JENNINGS followed BIG & RICH with a presentation about their operation and up-and-coming artists, leading into a performance by a member of their roster, MATT GARY. GARY's set was followed by a set from NEEDTOBREATHE, visiting the convention in advance of playing a sold-out show at the ASCEND AMPHITHEATRE a few blocks away from the OMNI NASHVILLE TONIGHT (9/23).
BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP Founder/Pres./CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA offered a "quick music meeting," touting his roster and new artist development including TUCKER BEATHARD and BRETT YOUNG as well as playing the video for "May We All" by FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE featuring TIM MCGRAW. And BORCHETTA introduced the closing set by 2013 "THE VOICE" winner DANIELLE BRADBERY.
The attendance this year set a record for the event, the NAB said, with 2,272 attendees, ahead of last year's 2,170.