RIPLEY, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia native and award-winning Nashville music executive, Dick McVey, will conduct a free, public seminar on the music business in Ripley.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Alpine Theater, 210 West Main Street in Ripley, and will cover a number of topics based on McVey’s success in Nashville, TN over the past 35 years.
McVey’s achievements include handling publicity for the legendary George Jones; performing more than 500 times on the Grand Ole Opry; playing bass for more than 30 major artists; “Publicity Company of the Year”; “Independent Producer of the Year”; named West Virginia “Ambassador Of Music”; named to “Who’s Who In America”; and Senior Editor for “Performance Magazine.”
When asked why he was returning to West Virginia for the seminar, McVey says his reasons are two-fold, “First, I want to educate the people back home about the music business so they can make realistic and educated decisions about their careers. There are so many people who lose thousands of dollars to scams in the music business and this seminar should prevent that from happening. Secondly, I want them to know you can achieve your goals if you work hard. I want to show them that dreams do come true – I’m living proof.”
Laurie Shultis at the Jackson County School Of Music and Recording Studio are sponsoring the event. Admission is free but you must have a ticket to be admitted due to the limited seating. Call 304-514-4622 to secure a ticket and your seat.
For more information on the seminar contact Dick McVey in Nashville at 615-714- 3637.