BMI welcomed the members of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Compass Records, along with numerous friends and supporters for the Kid Pan Alley: Nashville album release party held recently at its Music Row offices. The Compass compilation, which hit shelves nationwide Aug. 29, features premier artists including Amy Grant, Delbert McClinton, Kix Brooks and Raul Malo, each accompanied by the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (NCO), performing songs co-written by elementary school children, the NCO and some of the community's top songwriters. The result is a truly inspired collection, featuring lyrics and arrangements straight from the imaginations of the students themselves.
|Pictured celebrating the album's release are (l to r): front row: Compass Records' David Haley, NCO Executive Director Connie Linsler Valentine, Compass Records' Stephanie Fields, Jen Ross and Brittney Jaramillo, Compass Records' co-founder Alison Brown; back row: Compass Records' Thad Keim, NCO Associate Director Paul Gambill, BMI's Jody Williams, NCO Music Without Boundaries Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. Priscilla Garcia, Kid Pan Alley founder Paul Reisler, and Compass Records' co-founder Garry West. Photo by E. Dawson|