CMA 2022
Voter's Guide

A quick reference guide to the 2022 CMA Nominees




inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/25)

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CRS Research: Bye Generation





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» All Dogs Go To Kevin: No official word, but former Audacy VP/Western Region Programming and Country KSON/San Diego & KFRG/Riverside PD Kevin Callahan has joined Pamal as Corporate Dir./Operations & Programming for the 20-station group based in Albany, NY. He fills the vacancy created by Jon Reilly's departure (CAT 9/2), and he has oversight of Country outlets WKLI/Albany, duo WKBE & WFFG/Glen Falls, NY and WJEN/Lebanon-Hanover, NH-VT.  Callahan left Audacy last month (CAT 10/26) after 12 years with the company. He previously served as Pamal RVPP before joining then-Lincoln Financial KSON in 2010 (CAT 10/5/10). Reach Callahan here.


» Commanders In Chief:As reported via Breaking News, EMI Nashville's Eric Church and longtime manager John Peets have partnered to launch Solid Entertainment overseeing Church's professional footprint, including SiriusXM channel Outsider's Radio (CAT 10/26), Lower Broadway restaurant/venue Chief's, in-house merchandise, and the Church Choir fan club. Peets remains as Head/Founder of Q Prime South, and Church’s relationship with Q Prime is ongoing; Solid Entertainment becomes an additive to Q Prime’s services. Industry vet Marshall Alexander has been named President of Solid Entertainment and will be Church's representative for Chief's, Church's day-to-day management will be handled by Brandon Schneeberger, and industry vets Shane Allen and Kimsey Kerr oversee Outsider's Radio. Bryan Chisholm joins as digital marketing lead, Hayley Harris manages the Church Choir and Matt Wheeler continues to oversee Chief Merchandise.

Allen left his SVP/Promotion post at Columbia in April (CAT 4/25) after six years. He previously spent time with Capitol, UMGN and Red Light. Kerr makes the move from Red Light after more than five years (CAT 9/12/2017); her prior stops include SiriusXM, WSIX/Nashville and Emmis/Indianapolis. Chisholm joins from UMG/Nashville where he spent more than eight years, most recently as Dir./Advertising. Harris is a 2022 graduate of Belmont University, while Alexander, Schneeberger and Wheeler have been existing members of the Church team.


» WCM's Overton Leaves: Warner/Chappell Dir./A&R Will Overton has left the industry and joined Nashville-based Built Technologies as a Business Development Representative. Overton joined Warner/Chappell in 2015 (CAT 2/9/16) following time with WME and DropTine Music. He was named to his most recent post in 2020 (CAT 2/20/20). No word on plans for a successor at WCM.