650 AM WSM hosted its inaugural Music City Mentors program over the weekend at The Factory in Franklin, Tenn. The event paired entertainment professionals with individuals who dream of a career in the music industry, providing music education and professional development opportunities to aspiring music professionals ages 15 and over. The day featured 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, gave the keynote address. Attendees concluded their day with “speed networking” opportunities from best-in-the-business professionals.
650 AM WSM’s Music City Mentors was sponsored by Durango Boots, Zaxby’s, Beacon Capital Management, Les Paul Foundation, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, Lyft, Silent Events, Songwriting University, Green Iris Records/Still Working Music, Tribe Kelley, Levy’s, Amigo Guitar Show, ASCAP, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Fantasy Camp and Sopapilla’s.
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.