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Wednesday, May 8 • 9:00am - 10:15am
"Shady Ladies of Music City,” Moderated by Hunter Kelly

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When Susan Nadler and Evelyn Shriver arrived in Nashville, no one, including themselves, could have predicted the path they would forge. In a matter of only a few years, these two women infiltrated, and subsequently flipped on its head, the Nashville music industry in the 1980s and 90s. Eventually becoming the first women ever to helm a major Nashville record label, Asylum Records, Susan and Evelyn demanded a seat at the table that was largely made up of men. Along the way they catapulted the careers of legendary artists like Randy Travis and Tammy Wynette, smoked weed with Willie Nelson, were named honorary pallbearers at George Jones' funeral, one got arrested in Mexico while the other went roller skating with Cher, and both largely ignored the advice of every one of their male counterparts that came before. The Nashville Scene said that they were “leading the next wave of female music industry executives” at the time, and upon hearing that they were appointed to head Asylum, Tammy Wynette wrote them to say, “I would love to be a fly on the wall when the good old boys come to Susan’s office and she turns them down.” Now, they are bringing those backstage stories and unbelievable moments, with a substantial amount of unexpected, sometimes brutal, honesty, to their podcast Shady Ladies of Music City.


Equal parts music, comedy, and female empowerment, Shady Ladies of Music City is a tell-all podcast recorded and produced in Nashville, TN and brought to you by Monument Records.


With co-host of the "All Our Favorite People" Podcast Hunter Kelly on hand to moderate, Susan and Evelyn will use this panel to highlight some of the great stories told this season on their podcast, and offer thoughts on the current state of country music. Subscribe now everywhere podcasts are available. For more information visit ShadyLadiesOfMusicCity.com.


We really don’t know what they might say, so come “light one up and lighten up” with us.


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Hunter Kelly

Host, "All Our Favorite People" Podcast
Hunter Kelly is the co-host of the All Our Favorite People Podcast with longtime friend Ashley Eicher. Recently featured in People, the show has welcomed guests including Amy Grant, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina and author/speaker Annie F. Downs. Hunter is also creator of the long-form... Read More →


Wednesday May 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
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