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Black River Entertainment Ups Mike Wilson, Tanya Welch, Dawn Delvo
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By R.J. Curtis
Black River Entertainment
BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT (BRE) has upped MIKE WILSON to SVP/Promotion, TANYA WELCH to VP/Marketing, and DAWN DELVO to Head/Media & Public Relations.

WILSON joined BRE in 2013 as Dir./National Promotion (NET NEWS 9/9/13) and was elevated to VP/Promotion the following YEAR (NET NEWS 9/10/14). WILSON's previous career stops include time with RCA, UNIVERSAL SOUTH, and STREAMSOUND. Congratulate WILSON here.

"MIKE has mentored and guided our excellent promotion staff, and through that leadership, we have achieved history making results," said BRE EVP RICK FROIO. "We are thrilled to announce that MIKE will continue to play a major role in the company as our SVP/Promotion."

WELCH spent 20 years with SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE before transitioning to BRE in 2015 (NET NEWS 6/29/15). DELVO joined BRE in 2011 to oversee Content Management (NET NEWS 4/4/11) and has risen through the ranks at the company; she was most recently named Dir./Public Relations in 2013 (NET NEWS 7/3/13). Congratulate WELCH here and DELVO here.

"We continue to make strides to become the company we know we have to be in order to help our artists, songwriters, and staff reach their full potential," said BRE CEO GORDON KERR. "Elevating DAWN and TANYA is the natural step towards that end. I am continually impressed with their leadership, vision, and commitment to the BLACK RIVER family!"

Dir./National Promotion & Strategy BILL MACKY remains and retains those duties; GM GREG MCCARN departs the company after nearly six years (NET NEWS 4/14/11). MCCARN can be reached by phone at (615) 243-1276 or via email here. Additionally, Promotion Coordinator TAYLOR WEIL departed the company in DECEMBER (NET NEWS 12/14/16) and has been succeeded by BAILEY WHITE (NET NEWS 1/3), who can be reached via email here.

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KVET/Austin Extends Agreement With 'The Bama, Rob & Heather Show'
'The Bama, Rob & Heather Show'
iHEARTMEDIA Country KVET/AUSTIN has extended its agreement with BAMA BROWN, ROB MASON, and HEATHER WHITE, the morning personalities for its longtime "THE BAMA, ROB & HEATHER SHOW."

"We are thrilled to continue doing what we love on KVET," said MASON. "We are proud to have called iHEARTMEDIA home for many years, and knowing this relationship will continue is simply amazing." Added iHEARTMEDIA Pres./CENTRAL TEXAS Region BREEANNA MALIK, "We are so fortunate to have this amazing team in the iHEARTMEDIA family. They are true AUSTIN celebrities, and we know our listeners and sponsors are ecstatic that they will be here for many years to come."
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Brody Simmons Fills Afternoons At KCYY/San Antonio, Chris Cardenas MovesTo Nights
KCYY (Y100)/San Antonio
COX MEDIA Country KCYY (Y100)/SAN ANTONIO night personality BRODY SIMMONS will transition to afternoon drive, filling the vacancy left by RYAN MCKIDDY’s departure in AUGUST (NET NEWS 8/19). Succeeding SIMMONS on nights will be "JR & BETH MORNING SHOW" producer CHRIS CARDENAS.

"COX MEDIA wins with its people!" said COX MEDIA/SAN ANTONIO OM JEFF GARRISON. "Both CHRIS and BRODY have worked very hard every day to be the best!" SIMMONS and CARDENAS will begin in their new roles MONDAY, JANUARY 9th.
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Nielsen Continues Fall 2016 Diary Results
Fall Diary Results Continue

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Cox Media Research Exec Paul Douglas Exits
Paul Douglas
COX MEDIA GROUP Corporate Mgr./Radio & Ratings Research PAUL DOUGLAS exits after over 19 years with the company. He is currently on the lookout for his next research position.

Reach out to PAUL here.
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Kris Lamb To Teach 'Music Promotion Strategies' Course At Belmont University
Kris Lamb
DOT RECORDS VP/Promotion KRIS LAMB will teach a class at BELMONT UNIVERSITY in NASHVILLE in the 2017 spring semester. Beginning MONDAY, JANUARY 9th, LAMB will teach "Music Promotion Strategies" as an adjunct professor, bringing over 11 years of radio promotion experience to the course.

"BELMONT was invaluable to me during my formative years in radio and records," said LAMB. "I'm blessed to have the opportunity to give back by teaching and mentoring students in real-time on the process of taking an artist from zero to hero utilizing all the evolving tools in the world of music promotion." Send congrats here.
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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Named Chairman Of House Communications Subcommittee
Rep. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN) has been named Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for the 115th Congress, succeeding Rep. GREG WALDEN, who ascends to Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.  Rep. LEONARD LANCE (R-NJ) has been named Vice-Chairman of the subcommittee; Rep. JOE BARTON (R-TX) will serve as Vice Chairman of the full committee.

WALDEN said, “We’ve got a lot of work to do this Congress when it comes to fixing our broken health care system, advancing solutions that empower consumers and small businesses, and valuing low-cost, transformative energy solutions.  It will be an all hands on deck effort, and I’m confident that the team we’ve assembled will put forth the hard work needed to get the job done.”        

NAB President and CEO GORDON SMITH said, “NAB congratulates Congressman BLACKBURN on her selection as Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. America’s hometown TV and radio broadcasters look forward to working with her on behalf of viewers and listeners in TENNESSEE and across the nation to ensure our communications laws and a reformed FCC enable a competitive media marketplace.”

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Carrie Underwood To Present Award At 'Golden Globe Awards'
Carrie Underwood
19 RECORDINGS/ARISTA NASHVILLE artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be a presenter at the "74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS" on SUNDAY, JANUARY 8th.  The evening will be hosted by NBC-TV’s "The TONIGHT Show Starring JIMMY FALLON" host JIMMY FALLON, and additional presenters include BEN AFFLECK, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, HUGH GRANT, CHRIS HEMSWORTH, EMMA STONE, and more.

The "GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS" will broadcast live from the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL in BEVERLY HILLS on NBC-TV at 5p (PT)/8p (ET).
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Brett Young Takes On '10 Questions'
Brett Young
"I don't think they play against each other as much as they work together. We're seeing it a lot in Country music -- SAM HUNT, TUCKER BEATHARD, CHASE RICE, CHRIS LANE, LEE BRICE -- these were all talented athletes at the very highest level, before professional. I think it's easy to look at that and say, 'Well, what a coincidence.' But, I don't think that's a coincidence at all. When you look at any entertainment field -- I come from SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, so in LOS ANGELES, you're talking about actors and models -- when you look at that, you think it just looks glamorous and fun and easy. The fact of the matter is, it's not easy at all. It takes up your whole life, and if you're not willing to give it your whole life, there's someone waiting behind you that is. I think this insurgence of athletes that are having success in the music business -- looking from the inside out -- I think it's that they are just willing to work hard for it. I think my background in that has been a catalyst in getting here. [MONDAY], MARCH 14th, [2016] was my first radio station visit, and it has been six days a week since then. If you're not willing to hurt yourself in the name of what you want, you're probably not going to get it."

That's BMLG RECORDS artist BRETT YOUNG discussing how his training as an athlete has worked in his favor, and the favor of many others, on the road to a successful career in music. YOUNG recently sat down with ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE to discuss his recent #1 hit, "Sleep Without You," as well as his forthcoming album, current single, "In Case You Didn't Know," and plans for 2017. Read the full "10 QUESTIONS" here.
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Sympathies To Family And Friends Of 'Hee Haw' Co-Creator Sam Lovullo
ALL ACCESS extends sympathies to family and friends of longtime television producer SAM LOVULLO, who passed away at his home in ENCINO, CA. He was 88. LOVULLO co-created, and served as producer of the iconic comedy program, “Hee Haw.” 

With a background in accounting, LOVULLO started his career at CBS-TV in its financial department during the 50s, eventually segueing into production with “The JONATHAN WINTERS Show.” He co-created “Hee Haw” in 1969, then continued guiding the show through many years of syndication after its run on CBS ended in 1971. In 1974, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC presented LOVULLO with its JIM REEVES Memorial Award, recognizing his international contributions to Country music. Services are pending.
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Brothers Osborne
It Ain't My Fault
(EMI Records Nashville)
Kristian Bush
Sing Along
(Wheelhouse Records)
George Strait
Kicked Outta Country
(MCA Nashville)
Michael Tyler
They Can't See
(Reviver Records)
Rascal Flatts
Yours If You Want It
(Big Machine Records)
The SLVR Tongues
Johnny Cash
(The SLVR Tongues Entertainment, LLC)
“Woke up tasting a cigarette / Still got whiskey on my breath.” Who among us hasn’t been there, done that – or this: “Sunlight burning into my eyes / Woke up clutching a fifth of rye.” Yea, me neither, but I still enjoy living vicariously through songs like “Johnny Cash,” from the trio The SLVR Tongues – that first part is pronounced “silver,” by the way. This is an edgy, Rock-flavored tune from Hannah Huntley, Peter Erik, and James Lynch, who all met on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles – which sounds like a scenario out of the 60s, right? They’ve since relocated to Nashville to get serious about making Country music, and I’m not sure you can go wrong with a song titled “Johnny Cash.” It recounts a night of complete and total debauchery. “Scared to see the pictures I got tagged in” – explaining why “I Wear my black like Johnny Cash” – which is to say, “Black jacket, black glasses / A don’t-mess-with-me face.” This tune is a little Civil Wars meets Little Big Town from their “Pain Killer” album, and it’s instantly familiar. Does it push the envelope? For sure, but a lot of other music on mainstream Country radio does, too. If you’re looking for texture, and something that’ll make listeners notice the radio station, this will do the trick.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHOF)'s acclaimed exhibition, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City," which was originally scheduled to close on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 will now remain open until Sunday, December 31st, 2017. "This is a testament not only to the enduring legacies of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, but also to the technical prowess and creative genius of the Nashville Cats," said CMHOF CEO Kyle Young. "Celebrating unsung session players has yielded one of the most compelling narratives we've ever told."

Continued Young, "Much like Nashville's present 'it city' status, Music City experienced a renaissance in the '60s and '70s, becoming a creative destination for folk and rock artists. This exhibition captures that relatively untold moment in time in a way that we know is beguiling museum guests. We are excited to hold it over and allow visitors one more year to explore 'A New Music City.'" For more information, visit

Nashville Meets London Music Festival

The 2017 "Nashville Meets London" Music Festival has been announced for Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 in Canada Square Park in London. The second annual festival will bring together performers that represent Nashville and the U.K. with audiences from London and beyond.

"Nashville Meets London" is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management, and The AristoMedia Group. The lineup will be announced in the coming months.

Compass Media Networks syndicated "Honky Tonkin' With Tracy Lawrence" and Bucking Bull Games partnered to donate the 2016 winnings from Lawrence's bull to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Lawrence donated $12,687. Pictured L-R: Tracy Lawrence's manager Steve Emley; Jaynes' son Billy; St. Jude Executive Kelly Schulz; Bucking Bull Games CEO Billy Jaynes and wife Kay.
Cumulus syndicated "The Blair Garner Show" host Blair Garner and Eric Garner have announced their marriage, which took place in September. Additionally, All Access wishes a happy birthday to Blair, whose birthday is today (1/6). Pictured L-R: Blair, son Braxton, Eric, and daughter Ava.
Cumulus syndicated show "NASH Nights Live" (NNL) celebrated its three-year anniversary today. Pictured L-R: NNL's Ryan Kershner; Cumulus Dir./NASH Programming John Shomby; NNL co-hosts Elaina Smith and Shawn Parr, and Executive Producer Brian Egan.
RJ Curtis
Monta Vaden
Assistant Nashville Editor
Briana Galluccio
Editorial Assistant
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