Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:30am

Opry Entertainment Group has promoted Dolly Chandler to Senior Talent Buyer on its Artist Relations & Programming Team. In her elevated role, Chandler oversees the programming strategy for Ole Red Nashville as well as working to further develop cross-network and special programming initiatives across the Ole Red brand.
Since joining the company as Talent Buyer in early 2017, Chandler has executed the robust programming strategy for Ole Red, booking nearly 10,000 hours of music and 175 different artists among the brand’s three locations. She has also played an instrumental role in the development of Ole Red’s new “Neon Light Program,” which supports up-and-coming artists by hosting artist performance residencies across the Ole Red network. The platform also boosts these artists’ goals by providing promotional and content creation support.  
Opry Entertainment Group has also hired Mallorie McRea as Talent Buyer on its Artist Relations & Programming team. Reporting to Chandler, she’s managing the day-to-day live music schedule for Ole Red Gatlinburg as well as the forthcoming Ole Red Orlando, which is expected to open at ICON Park in Orlando, Fl. late spring 2020. She also will be assisting with programming needs for Ole Red Tishomingo.
McRea joins the company from Outback Presents where she worked as Show Coordinator, overseeing the buying and promotional efforts for each of the venue’s music and comedy shows. Prior to that, she was a Junior Agent at Atomic Music Group, assisting with tour management for over 20 of the group’s acts. McRea has also spent time with The Family Wash, Tennessee Brew Works and City Winery Nashville where she worked on various artist relations initiatives.
As part of the Artist Relations & Programming team, both Chandler and McRea will collaborate with Jordan Pettit, Director of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy in working to maintain strong industry relationships and continue developing artist friendly initiatives across Opry Entertainment’s business.
Dolly Chandler can be reached at 
DChandler@opry.com; Mallorie McRea can be reached at MMcrae1@opry.com.
About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. The Company is a joint venture owner of the 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which is also managed by Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit