MusicRow Magazine: Bev Moser Named To Nossi College of Art’s Photography Advisory Board


Bev Moser
Bev Moser

Industry photographer Bev Moser of Moments By Moser Photography has been invited to serve and participate on the Nossi College of Art’s Photography Advisory Board. Board members offer advice and suggestions on the school’s curriculum and give a real-world business perspective in discussions on classes in photography, videography, graphic design, and illustration, as well as the processes of hiring photographers, and more.

Nossi College of Art is based in Madison, Tenn.

MusicRow Magazine: In Pictures: Memorial Service For Photographer Alan Mayor

Sarah Skates • April 21, 2015 • 
 
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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood with Alan Mayor’s sister, Theresa Smith.

Photos by Bev Moser, Moments By Moser

The life of music photographer Alan Mayor was celebrated last night (April 20) during a memorial service at BMI, co-hosted by BMI and Dickinson Wright. Misty Loggins and friends performed and loved ones spoke to the crowd, while a carousel of photos displayed in the background.
Mayor passed away February 23, 2015 and was laid to rest during a private ceremony.
Over the past 30 years, the renowned photographer accumulated an unrivaled archive of country music’s elite. Some of his career highlights include capturing Paul and Linda McCartney on stage with Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, and photographing the wedding of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He was the principal photographer of Garth Brooks’ early career, and the two developed a strong friendship. Mayor was the longtime photographer for MusicRow magazine and released the 1999 book, The Nashville Family Album: A Country Music Scrapbook.

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Heather Lawrence remembers Alan Mayor fondly.

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(L-R): Marc-Alan Barnette and Jimbeau Hinson perform.

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Misty Loggins performs.
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Unique bookmarks were handed out at the service.

MusicRow Magazine : Publishing Deal For SESAC-Represented Josh Helms


• April 2, 2015 • 
 
Pictured (L-R): Meld Music’s Chad Segura, Fair Trade Music Publishing’s Mark Nicholas, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Helms, Fair Trade Music Publishing’s Jeff Moseley and SESAC’s Tim Fink. Photo: Bev Moser
Pictured (L-R): Meld Music’s Chad Segura, Fair Trade Music Publishing’s Mark Nicholas, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Helms, Fair Trade Music Publishing’s Jeff Moseley and SESAC’s Tim Fink. Photo: Bev Moser

Songwriter/artist Josh Helms has signed a publishing deal with Meld Music/Fair Trade. Helms is a SESAC writer.
Based in Nashville, Helms’ songs are slated to be included on the upcoming album from Craig Wayne Boyd.

Country Music Tattle Tale: Tin Pan South Showcased Major Cross Genre Collaborations this Year

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Brisk temperatures outside provided a sharp contrast to the hot music inside the packed venues across Nashville on Saturday, the fifth and final night of the 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank. All five nights of the world’s largest songwriter festival showcased over 350 writers – from rising tunesmiths to Grammy winners and multi-platinum artists in virtually every genre of music – in 10 of Music City’s top clubs
Highlights Saturday night included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Steve Cropper joining Joie Scott, Jim Peterik, Danny Wells and Roger Cook at the Sutler Saloon to sing his hits “Sitting On The Dock of the Bay,” “In The Midnight Hour” and “Knock On Wood.” Sharon Vaughn (“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”) sang a new song she wrote with Josh Jenkins at The Listening Room Café.
(l. to r.) - Paul Overstreet, David Hodges, Brian Kennedy and Travis Meadows at the Listening Room Cafe late show Saturday night.
(l. to r.) – Paul Overstreet, David Hodges, Brian Kennedy and Travis Meadows at the Listening Room Cafe late show Saturday night. (Photo Credit Moments By Moser)

Tin Pan South is known for showcasing contrast, camaraderie and collaboration, and that was underscored at the Listening Room Café late show with alternative rock singer/songwriter/producer David Hodges, traditional country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, “Nashville’s most badass songwriter” Travis Meadows and Grammy winning R&B producer/songwriter Brian Kennedy, who brought several guest vocalists on stage to perform hits he has written.
For the third time during last week’s Festival, sponsor Southwest Airlines surprised patrons at one venue with $100 vouchers toward future air travel. The 100 attendees at Saturday night’s Bluebird Café late show starring Kent Blazy, Dennis Matkosky, Alan Rhody and Kim Williams whooped and cheered, when the announcement was made.
Produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Tin Pan South reigns as the world’s largest all-songwriter festival. Thousands of music fans attend the event annually to hear songwriters tell stories behind hit songs they have written and perform the songs as they were originally composed. Regions Bank returned for the eighth year as the presenting sponsor of this year’s event.
Dates for next year’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

Nashville Country Club: Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival draws in more crowds at shows


 
Photo Above: (L to R) Pat Alger, Brandon Lay, & Will Hoge


The Tin Pan South Festival continued shows on Wednesday night and included a CMA Songwriters series round with Pat Alger, Brandon Lay and Will Hoge at the Hard Rock Cafe.  Alger has been at the forefront of Tin Pan South, actively helping begin the largest songwriters festival. The NSAI board member remembers helping kick off the 1st festival, "...no one cares about that though," he joked to the crowd. The songwriter performed a few of his biggest hits including Garth Brooks "Unanswered Prayers," Trisha Yearwood's "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart," and many others. Photo Credit on right: Bev Moser

Brandon Lay who is new to the writing world shared some of his songs that were so familiar, you knew this singer/songwriter would be in the spotlight soon. Will Hoge also joined the group of writers, and Hoge is very well-known to the Nashville community. This writer responsible for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" cut by Eli Young Band, is set to release another new album on April 7th (Middle of America). The soulful singer performed some of his beloved tunes, which added edge to the show.

Across town, Brett James performed with writers Caitlynn Smith, Justin Weaver, & Erik Dylan who all gave their own style and story. The packed out venue was a who's who audience with Kip Moore included in the crowd.  James is responsible for Carrie's "Jesus Take the Wheel," Brantley Gilbert's "Bottom's Up" and many more crowd pleaser hit songs.

The first night (Tuesday March 25th) kicked things off with a bang with Kacey Musgraves giving a surprising guest performance in the round with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Brandy Clark at 3rd and Lindsley. At the Douglas Corner, Hillary Scott's mom Linda Davis performed in the round with husband Lang Scott, Bill Whyte and Kenny Beard.


 

Tonight Lady A's Hillary Scott is set to play the 9:00 pm show at the Hard Rock Cafe. Tickets are on sale at the door and many more shows in different venues will be commencing across Nashville.

Tin Pan South continues through Saturday (March 28th). You can find the schedule at www.TinPanSouth.com.

SPLASH Publicity: James Otto Plays Tin Pan South



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JAMES OTTO PLAYS TIN PAN SOUTH
Nashville, TN - (March 27, 2015) - James Otto performed at The Listening Room cafe on Tuesday as part of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Otto played his new single, "Somewhere Tonight" among other classics such as "In Color," which won both CMA “Song of the Year” and ACM “Song of the Year” awards in 2008.  
Otto has a busy summer of touring ahead and is performing on April 18th at the ACM Motorcycle Ride and Concert, which benefits several charities.
For more information, please visit:
www.jamesotto.net 

MusicRowPics: Rising Women On The Row


• March 25, 2015 • 
 
MusicRow honored five music industry superstars yesterday (March 24) during its annual Rising Women on the Row breakfast, held at the Omni Nashville.
The event saluted ASCAP’s Kele Currier, Loeb & Loeb’s Tiffany Dunn, UMG Nashville’s Dawn Gates, Sweet Talk Publicity’s Jensen Sussman, and Tri-Star Sports and Entertainment’s Lou Taylor.
The morning also included an interview with CMT executive Leslie Fram, and a performance by rising 10-year-old singer-songwriter Emi Sunshine.
Read all about it in Bobby Karl’s recap.

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MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson welcomes the crowd. Photo: Moments By Moser
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MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson welcomes performer Emi Sunshine to the stage. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Pictured (L-R): L-R): MusicRow‘s Sarah Skates with Rising Women on the Row honorees Kele Currier, Tiffany Dunn, Dawn Gates, Jensen Sussman and Lou Taylor, and MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser.
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CMT’s Leslie Fram and MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser.
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Pictured (L-R): Sarah Skates, Jensen Sussman, Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Pictured (L-R): Sarah Skates, Kele Currier, Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser
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CMT’s Leslie Fram speaks with MusicRow’s Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Guests enjoy breakfast before the event begins. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Pictured (L-R): Sarah Skates, Tiffany Dunn, Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Emi Sunshine Performs. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Sweet Talk Publicity’s Jensen Sussman. Photo: Moments By Moser
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Tri-Star Sports and Entertainment’s Lou Taylor. Photo: Moments By Moser
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UMG Nashville’s Dawn Gates. Photo: Moments By Moser
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ASCAP’s Kele Currier.
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Loeb & Loeb’s Tiffany Dunn. Photo: Moments By Moser