Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Women's Half Marathon Series, Nashville 2011

GMP producer Bert Hensley provided audio support for the Women's Half Marathon in Nashville Saturday for the second year. The Women’s Half Marathon Race Series is the largest in the country and benefits the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and other local charities. Congrats to the Half Marathon champion Candace Fredericks and to the 5k winner Catherine Peithman! The race was a great success thanks to a huge turnout and fantastic volunteers. A big thank you to Women's Running Magazine and all the sponsors. We look forward to next year!

Jo Dee Messina sang the National Anthem and ran the 5k.

Half Marathon winner- Candace Fredericks
5k winner- Catherine Peithman

Monday, September 26, 2011

NATD Honors 2011

Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) tapped GMP’s Bert Hensley to produce their inaugural NATD Honors Gala on September 14, 2011 at the famed Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which honored the contributions and careers of such notable figures as Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville Predators hockey coach Barry Trotz, Agency for the Performing Arts CEO Jim Gosnell, Conway Entertainment Group founder and legendary agent Tony Conway, and the greatest band in country music history, Alabama.

For the event, GMP produced a tribute video for each of the five honorees, which included career achievements, philanthropic contributions and personal testimonials from long time friends and colleagues. A few notable video tributes included messages from Betty White and Willie Nelson, and comedian Lewis Black brought the house down with one of his famous rants as part of his tribute to long-time agent Jim Gosnell.

GMP is proud to have been asked to produce this special new event, and looks forward to making this one of the entertainment industry’s must-have tickets in years to come.

NATD Honors, The Hermitage Hotel- Nashville, Tennessee
Rod Essig and Karl Dean
Barry Trotz
Lewis Black and Jim Gosnell