650 AM WSM ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL MUSIC CITY MENTORS PROGRAM

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:30pm

650 AM WSM will host Music City Mentors on Saturday, March 23. Pairing entertainment professionals with individuals who dream of a career in the music industry, Music City Mentors will take place at The Factory at Franklin. This inaugural event will provide music education and professional development opportunities to aspiring music professionals ages 15 and over. The day will feature 45-minute sessions focusing on songwriting, artist management, tour life, publicity and everything in between. SVP Artists Relations and Grand Ole Opry GM, Sally Williams, will give the keynote address. Attendees will conclude the day of unique professional development with “speed networking” opportunities from best-in-the-business professionals.
 
“It’s extremely important for us to invest in the next generation of industry professionals,” shared Chris Kulick, General Manager of 650 AM WSM. “We hope this is just the beginning of this chapter and finding new ways to mentor and engage young professionals.”
 
Discounted admission is available at 
wsmonline.com for $20.00 until February 15 when ticket prices increase to $40.00. Lunch tickets will be available for purchase when registering.
 
“WSM has been a staple of the music community here in Franklin and there’s no better organization to connect music professionals with those aspiring to get into business,” said Ellie Westman Chin, President & CEO of Visit Franklin.
 
650 AM WSM’s Music City Mentors is sponsored by Durango Boots, Zaxby’s, Beacon Capital Management, Les Paul Foundation, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Lyft, Silent Events, Songwriting University and Green Iris Records/Still Working Music. Throughout the day participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a job fair featuring local venues, companies and entertainment employers.
 
Attendees should plan to dress in business casual attire. Parking is provided at The Factory at Franklin.
 
About 650 AM WSM:
650 AM WSM’s first official broadcast day was October 5, 1925. The station is the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, which has been broadcast live over the WSM airwaves since its inception, as well as the 24/7 Americana streaming channel, ROUTE 650. 650 AM WSM is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:  RHP). A weekly listing of all 650 AM WSM programming and online directory for all streaming channels can be found at 
wsmonline.com.

Press Contacts for Opry Entertainment Group:
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

ebie@ebmediapr.com 
(615) 327-3259
 
Lisaann Dupont
Opry Entertainment Group

ldupont@ryman.com
(615) 319-3638