The British Country Music Awards honored Martha Moore with the International Services To Industry Award for her contributions to Country music. Moore, President of so much MOORE media, a Nashville-based publicity and marketing firm, joins a prestigious list of honorees that includes Big Machine Records’ President Scott Borchetta, the late Jeff Walker and Country Music Association Director of International Relations Bobbi Boyce.
Moore was touched to receive the award. “Keeping a global perspective has been a vital component to my clients’ success,” she observes. “I’ve always been driven to truly ‘serve’ the artists on my roster and it’s always gratifying when it ‘works.’ To be recognized with this particular award really hits home. I am deeply honored.” BCMA President Lee Williams presented Moore with the shimmering crystal “tower” last week in Nashville.
The 12th annual BCMA Awards were held October 21 and 22 in Wolverhampton, UK. Hosted by Baylen Leonard from the BBC, the event featured four hours of music and award presentations and was filmed for future broadcast. Popular American performers included Sarah Darling, American Young, and so much MOORE media client Southern Halo, who accepted the award on Moore’s behalf. International honorees included Drake White (International Song of the Year, “Makin’ Me Look Good Again”), Zac Brown Band (International Album of the Year, WELCOME HOME), and Jenn Bostic (International Touring Act).
Moore kicked off her music career in radio, and moved to Nashville in 1976 to pursue a job at WLAC. She transitioned to the label side of the business shortly thereafter and enjoyed tenures at ABC, MCA and Mercury/PolyGram Records, where she worked with Jerry Reed, KISS, Bon Jovi, The Bar-Kays and many more artists over the years. She opened the doors of so much MOORE media in 1988, signed Johnny Cash as her first client – and a host of other talented artists followed. She enjoyed a 15-year professional relationship with Hank Cochran, and worked with his family during his posthumous induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Moore also represented Jim Ed Brown & The Browns and Fred Foster throughout their Hall Of Fame honors. She was inducted into the SOURCE Hall of Fame in August of this year. For a list of current clients, click here.