Martha E. Moore is celebrating her 25th year as head of her independent, boutique public relations firm, so much MOORE media.
So much MOORE media opened in November 1988.
During the past several decades, Moore has worked with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Brenda Lee, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Kathy Mattea, Lee Greenwood, David Frizzell, Don Williams, Tom Jones, John Mellencamp, KISS, Tears for Fears, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Def Leppard, Joe Cocker and more.
In recent years so much MOORE media has represented Hank Cochran, Ricky Skaggs, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, actress/performer Kassie DePaiva, Guy Penrod, The Grascals, Jerry Reed, Sylvia, Randy Thompson, The Stetson Family, Todd Fritsch, Lisa O’Kane, Flynnville Train, Becky Schlegel, Aiken & Friends Fest and Tappedinto.com.
Moore is currently engaged in strategic partnerships with PR firm Webster & Associates, and indie label Way Out West Records. Her present roster includes APA-Nashville, The Roys, LiveWire, Lisa Matassa, Jay Jolley, Joanna Mosca, Sherry Lynn, Lizzie Sider and Mike Aiken.
Moore was born in Washington, D.C. She began her career in music as a copywriter for WKGN Radio (Knoxville) while studying Advertising and Marketing at the University of Tennessee. Martha moved to Nashville in 1976 to take a position at WLAC Radio (AM Promotion/FM Traffic). She worked at MCA/ABC Records as the label’s Manager of Press & Artist Development for just over four years before moving to PolyGram Records. While there, Moore was the Director of Press & Artist Relations/Nashville for nearly eight years. Jerry Kennedy, then VP of A&R/Nashville recalls Moore as “very creative and dependable.” “We were very fortunate to have Martha on the team. She did a great job for our roster,” he states.
A member of the CMA, ACM, Americana Music Association, IBMA and SOURCE, Moore was recently featured in a Bluegrass Unlimited article on publicists, and has also appeared in various media outlets including Country Music People Magazine, Music News Nashville, Third Coast Magazine, Roots Music Report and MusicRow magazine. Additionally, Moore wrote a popular music column, “Roots, Boots & ‘Billy,” for Ireland’s Country Music Plus Magazine for a year.
“I cannot imagine doing anything else,” Moore states. “To work hand-in-hand with such talented artists every day is just a blessing. I am incredibly grateful to the Nashville music community and to the media who continue to trust in me. I follow my passion, and it’s rarely steered me wrong.”
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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