Sony/ATV Nashville “Guitars And Bars” Artist Development Initiative Spotlighting Rising Singer/Songwriters

nashville-guitars-and-barsSony/ATV Music Publishing announced today the launch of “Nashville Guitars and Bars,” the company’s new artist development initiative. Beginning in January 2013, these new music events will send two Sony/ATV songwriter artists per month to perform at The Tin Roof locations in Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, and Lexington.

The events will allow music fans in these four cities to enjoy a uniquely Nashville experience where they can discover tomorrow’s hit country music songs and top artists, today. At the same time, participation in “Nashville Guitars and Bars” allows the artists an opportunity to build their audience and hone their craft.

Singer/songwriters Joey Hyde and Cheryl LuQuire will kick-off the tour with these four performances:

Jan. 22, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH – The Tin Roof (160 Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45202)

Jan. 23, 2013 – Louisville, KY – The Tin Roof (3921 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY  40207)

Jan. 29, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN – The Tin Roof (36 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Jan. 30, 2013 – Lexington, KY – The Tin Roof (303 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY  40508)

LuQuire will perform at 7:00 PM, followed by Hyde at 8:00 PM in all four cities. There is no cover charge.

Subsequent events in this music series will follow the same pattern each month: two artists travelling between the four cities (two cities per week), followed the next month by a new pair of artists. Upcoming dates and artists will be announced soon.

“Sony/ATV is committed to developing artists, which benefits both them and our roster of talented songwriters,” said Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s President/CEO, Nashville. “These events will allow our new artists to build their road chops, develop their fan base, and do what they do best – entertain music lovers. Fans will get to discover and connect in an intimate setting with artists who will one day take home our industry’s biggest awards.”

“You don’t get any better than Sony/ATV Music Publishing!” said Jason Sheer, CEO, The Tin Roof. “The Tin Roof is thrilled to team up with a stable of writers and musicians that are so talented. Our customers are in for an amazing night of music when Sony/ATV Music Publishing comes to The Roof!”

“It feels incredible to be chosen as one of the first artists to launch the ‘Nashville Guitars and Bars’ tour,” said Hyde. “Performing live and sharing is what I love to do, and I cannot wait to perform for the audiences at The Tin Roofs in these cities.”

“I am looking forward to performing in these cities and meeting the music fans,” said LuQuire. “It’s a thrill to be asked to perform on this tour, and I appreciate Sony/ATV Music Publishing having confidence in me.”

Fans can visit “Nashville Guitars and Bars” online at, on Facebook at, and follow the tour on Twitter at @GuitarsandBars.



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