Pictured after the performances are (top row): Tennessee Association of Broadcasters President Whit Adamson, the FCC’s Robin Colwell, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David, Neuhoff Media President Beth Neuhoff, Cox Media’s Executive Vice President of Radio Bill Hendrich, Hippie Radio’s General Sales Manager Leann Didier, RAB President Erica Farber and Hippie Radio owner Tony Richards. (middle row): BMI’s Jessica Frost, Commonwealth Broadcasting COO Dale Thornhill, Cherry Creek Radio Group Program Director Mark Elliott, Cherry Creek Radio President Joe Schwartz, Cherry Creek Radio’s Chia Schwartz, Beasley Broadcast Group’s Denyse Mesnik and Skye Claire and Kristen Kuiper of Whiskey Rose. (front row): Big Vinny of Trailer Choir, BMI’s Dan Spears, Butter of Trailer Choir, RAB Senior Vice President of Membership Brooke Williams, RAB Senior Vice President of Marketing Leah Kamon, and Mandolin Entertainment’s Jenna Williams and Mandi Dixon.
BMI hosted an intimate dinner for the radio executives that were in Nashville recently (2/8/16) for the Country Radio Seminar, the annual conference that brings the broadcasting and country music industries together for three days of educational sessions and entertainment. The dinner was followed by musical performances from two talented BMI-affiliated duos: Whiskey Rose and Trailer Choir. Whiskey Rose, made up of Skye Claire and Kristen Kuiper, performed several news songs that are part of their upcoming project while Trailer Choir’s “Big Vinny” Hickerson and Marc “Butter” Fortney cranked out some of the hits that brought them to the top of the Billboard charts, including the ever popular “Rockin’ the Beer Gut.” The popular twosome also performed their new single, which will be released to radio shortly.