Backbeat: Annual Hollywood Meets Nashville Party Benefits Oklahoma, Kicks Off CMA Music Fest Week


J Karen Thomas of “Nashville” and HMN’s Donna Caldwell

Representatives from Nashville’s film and music community gathered together Monday night (June 3) for the annual Hollywood Meets Nashville party, held each year at the start of the CMA Music Festival week. The purpose of the party, as explained by Donna Caldwell, is to bring together the two communities for networking and a relaxing evening…. more

“Hollywood Meets Nashville” Celebrates NARAS And Great Causes

Irish singer/songsmith Pete Kennedy and jazz vocalist Hal Stephens are set to join a diverse group of musical talent for the first annual, “Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party And Benefit Gala” this Sunday, February 10 beginning at 6:00pm.  Hosted by “Hollywood Meets Nashville” staff, supporters and volunteers, the gala will offer invited guests the opportunity to enjoy the Grammy Awards telecast and great live music by Kennedy, Stephens and others, while supporting the worthwhile charitable efforts of  “America’s All Stars,” “Colby’s Army,” and the “Alliance for Recreational Empowerment Foundation” (for more about these children’s charities, visit the links provided below)… more

Thanks for the Music

Hollywood Meets Nashville will host its first annual Grammy Viewing Party and Benefit Gala on Sunday, February 10th at the Molyneux Entertainment Building in midtown Nashville.  The red carpet event will benefit three local children’s charities – America’s All Stars, Colby’s Army, and The Alliance for Recreational Empowerment (A.R.E.).  The evening will feature the broadcast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and live performances by Joseph Wooten, Stephen Cochran, Hip Kitty and more…. continue

Backbeat: Donna Caldwell’s Hollywood Meets Nashville Party at LaBella Mansion With Hollywood Yates, Annie Moses Band, Others

The LaBella Mansion in Nashville was a hotspot of activJoseph McLean Gregory, great grandson of Evalyn Walsh McLean of the Hope Diamond fame; actor Chuck Rapp; actor/singer and former rodeo cowboy Hollywood Yates; and singer/songwriter Vinny Hickerson.ity Monday night as music and film industry from the West Coast and the Third Coast (Los Angeles and Nashville) mixed and mingled, hoping to stimulate business and collaboration between  music, film, technology and art. continue

(Photo) Joseph McLean Gregory heir to the Hope Diamond; actor Chuck Rapp; actor/singer and former rodeo cowboy Hollywood Yates; and singer/songwriter Vinny Hickerson.





CMA Fest 2012 kicks off in Nashville Tennessee

Well it’s officially here.  The Country Music Association (CMA) has officially kicked off their 2012 festival in Nashville this week, and the line-ups couldn’t be much better!  CMAfest has been a Nashville tradition since 1972 and draws crowds from all around the world.  The official 4 day festival is mainly held in downtown Nashville, but the week long party runs city-wide.

Jessica Northey and Matthew Grant

Jessica Northey and Matthew Grant

This past Monday I was honored to be invited to a pre CMA fest party held at La Bella Mansion in east Nashville. …more

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