‘FEELS SO RIGHT’ TO SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON MUSIC PRODUCER HAROLD SHEDD
Celebrities, politicians and friends to celebrate Shedd’s legacy with numerous events
Harold Shedd has spent most of his life making sure the spotlight shined on his clients, which included artists he discovered and/or produced such as the band Alabama, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. On Thursday, August 23, the focus will be on Shedd, one of country music’s most successful industry executives and producer.
Most of the day’s events will be held at Mill Town Music Hall (1031 Alabama Avenue, Bremen, GA 30110), a venue that hosts quality, wholesome entertainment in West Georgia. Proceeds from the Harold Shedd Tribute concert will support a Music Business student scholarship at Kennesaw State University and the Tanner Medical Foundation’s Music Therapy Program.
The day’s events will include:
GDOT Highway Re-naming Ceremony (TBD) – Section of US Highway 27, through Haralson County to Harold Shedd Highway, will be renamed at an event supported by elected officials.
Red Carpet Walk (4 – 7 p.m.) – The public is encouraged to meet the celebrity attendees as they walk down the red-carpet.
Surprise Announcement (5:30 p.m.) – Bremen Mayor Sharon Sewell will announce how the city plans to honor Shedd.
Harold Shedd ‘Music Mill Gallery’ (5:40 p.m.) – Unveiling of plans for a partnership with the City of Bremen to serve as the home for Shedd’s memorabilia from 50 years in the music business, as well as a celebration of other musical talents from Georgia.
Tribute Concert (7 p.m.) – Hosted by radio legend Rhubarb Jones. Confirmed performers include members of Alabama, Mel Tillis, Kentucky Headhunters, Sammy Kershaw, KT Oslin, Chely Wright. [There are several other artists that Shedd produced that we are coordinating schedules to confirm attendance such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Shania Twain.] In addition, the president of the Songwriters Association is presenting a commemorative video.
All of the events are open to the public and tickets are available at the Mill Town Music Hall Box Office, via www.MillTownMusicHall.com or on the phone at 770-537-6455.
Celebrity guests will continue to be announced until the day of the event and radio personality Rhubarb Jones will host the day-long celebration.
Born in Buchanan and raised in Bremen, GA, Shedd played in a local band and served as a disc jockey for 14 years prior to moving to Nashville. In 1979, he was instrumental in signing Alabama for RCA and then produced 21 consecutive number one hits for the band. He also produced albums for Mel Tillis, Louise Mandrell, Glen Campbell and Reba McEntire. In 1988, Shedd joined Mercury Polygram Records Nashville, where during the next six years he oversaw the signing of Kentucky Headhunters, Shania Twain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Toby Keith and Kathy Mattea. Shedd was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1989.