Friday, October 8, 2021 - 2:30pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Opry Entertainment Group today announced updates to its growing Artist & Label Strategy Team as well as to its WSM Radio team. The investment in these teams will help support the growing suite of new opportunities under its umbrella of brands that includes the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio, Ole Red and Circle.
As part of OEG’s investments in its teams, Jenn Tressler was recently promoted to Artist & Label Strategy Senior Manager. Since joining the Artist & Label Strategy Team last year, Tressler has displayed a strong understanding of the opportunities for our artists and label partners across the OEG portfolio of brands. As part of growing the Company’s opportunities to engage with artists, the team is also excited to welcome Anna Lemme as an Artist & Label Strategy Manager reporting to Jordan PettitDirector of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy. Lemme has been with the Company for several years working on marketing partnerships and artist support for the Ole Red brand.  
In addition to these internal elevations, the team is also actively recruiting a Talent Buyer for the Ole Red brand. For more information and to apply, click 
here or visit rhpcareers.com.
The WSM Radio Team is also evolving with the previously announced addition of 
Kelly Sutton, who brings more than two decades of journalism experience. Sutton will co-host and serve as entertainment reporter for WSM’s signature morning show, ‘Coffee, Country & Cody.’ Sutton will report to J.P. Tinnell who was recently promoted to General Manager and Content Director.  Since taking on the role of Director of Content and Programming, Tinnell has proven himself a leader for WSM Radio and delivered on a programming mix that is growing listenership, especially on streaming channels, which now have over 300,000 unique users each month.  
Scott Bailey, President of Opry Entertainment Group, said, “We are thrilled to announce these additions and promotions within our teams. These investments will allow us to further set our assets apart and offer artists more opportunities to partner with our family of brands.”
About Opry Entertainment Group: 
Rooted in the unparalleled country music history of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Entertainment Group produces multi-platform entertainment experiences through its growing portfolio of entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the iconic Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio, and our newest brand in partnership with Blake Shelton, Ole Red. Through concerts, tours, restaurants, retail, publishing, digital content, and more, Opry Entertainment Group connects millions of music fans to the artists they love through experiences they’ll never forget. Opry Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP). 
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Media Contacts for OEG
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media

ebie@ebmediapr.com | joseph@ebmediapr.com
(615) 327-3259
Shannon Sullivan | Alyson Stokes
Ryman Hospitality Properties

ssullivan@rymanhp.com | astokes@rymanhp.com
(615) 316-6307