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MANDY BARNETT, “A JUDY GARLAND FOR OUR TIME,” RELEASES A NASHVILLE SONGBOOK TODAY ON MELODY PLACE

NASHVILLE, TN – Mandy Barnett, who has been called a “song’s best friend” for her emotional depth and expressive vocal delivery, releases her debut Melody Place album, A Nashville Songbook, today. Available HERE.

Response to Barnett and her thoughtfully curated collection of 13 pop and country standards that helped solidify Nashville’s reputation as a creative hub for popular music, has been overwhelmingly positive including this praise from Hits Nashville Editor and reigning CMA Media Achievement Awards winner Holly Gleason, “She is one of the most amazingly nuanced vocalists…in terms of tone, emotion, interpretation, and technique. A Judy Garland for our time.”

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TORCH COUNTRY STYLIST MANDY BARNETT RELEASES NEW MUSIC FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM, A NASHVILLE SONGBOOK

NASHVILLE, TN – Mandy Barnett has been called a “song’s best friend” for her emotional depth and expressive vocal delivery, and she is in full command of both on her Melody Place debut album A Nashville Songbook, due Aug. 21.

Following the critical acclaim and fan reaction to early album tracks “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and “The End Of The World,” Barnett released “It’s Now Or Never” today.

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MORE ARTISTS ADDED TO “GRETSCH PRESENTS GEORGIA ON MY MIND” A ONE-TIME ONLINE CONCERT TUESDAY, MAY 26 BENEFITING THE GEORGIA MUSIC FOUNDATION

NASHVILLE, TN – More artists have been added to the seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” online concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation. The streaming fundraiser will be hosted by Georgia-born musicians – artist/songwriter Brent Cobb and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls – and held Tuesday, May 26 (8:00 PM/ET; 7:00 PM/CT) via facebook.com/georgiamusic and georgiamusic.org.

Joining the lineup are Brandi Carlile, Caylee Hammack, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Kevn Kinney, and Michelle Malone. Artists previously announced include Caroline Aiken, Tony Arata, John Berry, Kristian Bush’s band Dark Water, Amy Grant, Rutha Harris, John Driskell Hopkins, Indigo Girls, Kalen & Aslyn, Chuck Leavell, Kim Michael Polote, Katie Pruitt, The War & Treaty, Jontavious Willis, Channing Wilson, and Adam Wright.

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GEORGIA-BRED ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS UNITE ON MAY 26 FOR “GEORGIA ON MY MIND” A ONE-TIME ONLINE CONCERT CELEBRATING THE PEACH STATE AND BENEFITING THE GEORGIA MUSIC FOUNDATION

NASHVILLE, TN – Traditionally hosted at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation will reach a global audience this year with an online musical event Tuesday, May 26 (8:00 PM/ET; 7:00 PM/CT) hosted by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and artist/songwriter Brent Cobb.

Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, and Ben Hayslip, who write hit songs together as the Peach Pickers, initiated and hosted the first “Georgia On My Mind” event seven years ago to support the Georgia Music Foundation, which Davidson chairs. “We never dreamed it would keep going nor that it would eventually send more than $500,000 back home to support music education,” he said. “We’ve had a great run, but Ben, Rhett, and I decided it was the right time to let other Georgia musicians host to keep things fresh and we couldn’t be happier that our friends Brent and Amy graciously agreed to step up to the plate.”

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MUSIC INDUSTRY LEADER CLAY MYERS LAUNCHES NASHVILLE MUSIC CONSULTANTS

NASHVILLE, TN – With more than 30 years of experience propelling songs and artists to the top of the charts, music industry leader Clay Myers created Nashville Music Consultants, a boutique consulting agency serving music publishers, artists, songwriters, and production companies.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with virtually every aspect of the industry from publishing and labels to management and touring,” Myers concedes. “And it has never been more important as staffs decrease, and expectations escalate to bring experience and perspective to the table. That’s what I’m ready to provide with NMC.”

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TORCH COUNTRY STYLIST MANDY BARNETT RELEASES TENDER, LUSH “HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT

NASHVILLE, TN – Mandy Barnett has been called “a song’s best friend” and she demonstrates why with the release today of the Kris Kristofferson penned “Help Me Make It Through The Night” from her upcoming Melody Place debut album, A Nashville Songbook.

Barnett brings her emotional depth and interpretive skills to “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” which has a deeply personal message that is tender, yearning, and timeless.

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“I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE” CHARITABLE RELIEF TEAM DONATES 24,000 “I BELIEVE IN HOPE” FACE MASKS INCLUDING 4,000 FOR NASHVILLE’S ESSENTIAL WORKERS

NASHVILLE, TN – In the midst of a national scramble to find face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the “I Believe In Nashville” charitable relief team has donated 24,000 “I Believe In Hope” face masks to the cause – including 4,000 for Metro Nashville’s essential work force.

The announcement of the free face masks for Nashville’s essential workers was made today by Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office. The masks will protect Metro Nashville employees as they work to ensure services and essential systems still run smoothly (the masks will not be used by health care workers or first responders).

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“I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE” CHARITABLE TEAM DONATES 10,000 FREE “I BELIEVE IN HOPE” FACE MASKS

NASHVILLE, TN – With people scrambling to find face masks following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that people wear masks in public spaces, the charitable team at “I Believe In Nashville” donated 10,000 FREE “I Believe In Hope” face masks.

The 10,000 “I Believe In Hope” masks, which were limited to three person, were gone in 90 minutes.

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MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN WENDY PEARL RELAUNCHES WENDY PEARL PUBLIC RELATIONS, LLC

NASHVILLE – Consummate industry veteran Wendy Pearl relaunches her successful boutique agency Wendy Pearl Public Relations, LLC. With a micro-focus on select clients, her company revolves around helping artists, organizations, and causes develop meaningful narratives and media strategies.

“Being an advocate for the artists and causes I believe has been the foundation of my company,” said Pearl. “A pivotal time for our industry with so many challenges ahead, there are incredible stories that deserve/need to be told. I’m ready to use the experience I’ve gained at major labels, television networks, and CMA to give dimension and context to the creators and music I love.”

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