The Women’s International Music Network booked a one way ticket to Nashville, Tennessee this week to spread some serious #GRLPWR at the 2018 Summer NAMM Showthe world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry.

Here’s a quick look into what our team members accomplished in Nashville!

To see video performances, click here.

She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase

The WiMN once again returned to the iconic Listening Room Cafe for the fifth annual She Rocks Showcase, presenting a unique opportunity for female artists of all styles to perform in front of industry experts, media representatives, artists, publishers and more. 

A packed house for the only all-female showcase at The NAMM Show!

Did you know that The WiMN is a non-profit organization? Our events would not be possible without our volunteers!

Pictured above: Meet a couple of this year’s rockin volunteers, Leah Trice with singer/songwriter Emily Curtis! 

Nashville musician Niela showing off a few of her favorite Paul Mitchell haircare products!

She Rocks volunteers Charlotte Command and Courtney Hitchcock stuffing the guests gift bags with incredible stage ready hair products by Paul Mitchell! 

Let the show begin!

Karina Daza kicked off the night with her sweet blend of latin pop and R&B! 

Founder of The WiMN, Laura B Whitmore, worked hard behind the scenes. 

Next up! NBC’s The Voice contestant and vocal powerhouse  Gigi Rich! 

Watch Gigi’s performance here! 

Concertgoers were able to bid on a variety of exciting items, all benefitting The WiMN’s initiatives! 

THANK YOU to our rocking sponsors who support women in music!

Martin Guitar artists and proud Fishman players, Roses and Cigarettes, tore up the stage with their rocking guitars and americana harmonies. 

Last but not least!

Youtube sensation, Megan Davies, shared new tunes from her upcoming album release, as well as her anti-bullying and self-love anthem “It Doesn’t Matter”

One lucky winner won the draw for a beautiful Martin Guitar! 

Missed the show? Watch all of this year’s performances here! 


Advisory Board Meeting at the Country Music Hall of Fame!

#TheWiMN board members and founder, Laura B Whitmore, enjoyed a productive meeting on future initiatives for The Women’s International Music Network! 

Special thank you to Dinah Gretsch of The Gretsch Company for hosting The WiMN at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

Pictured left to right: Lena Thomas (Gretsch), Laura B Whitmore (Founder of The WiMN), Dinah Gretsch (Gretsch), Bonnie Gallanter (Muse Artist Management), Brad Tolinski (BackStory Events/Guitar World), Command Sisters (Singer/Songwriter Sister Duo), Tom Gilbert (Mad Sun Marketing)

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

– Helen Keller 

Gretsch Presents: Georgia On My Mind 

On June 26th at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, The WiMN founder Laura B Whitmore joined other members at the Georgia On My Mind concert! 

Laura B Whitmore, Karla Redding-Andrews and son (Otis Redding Foundation), Command Sisters celebrating before the show!

Proceeds from the concert benefited the Georgia Music Foundation, which has distributed nearly $300,000 in music preservation, education and outreach grants.

Dinah and Fred Gretsch of Gretsch also generously presented $50,000 to the Georgia Music Foundation that will fund music education initiatives in the state of Georgia.

All smiles with She Rocks recipient, and proud advisory board member of The WiMN, Dinah Gretsch of Gretsch! 

And other endeavours!

The WiMN team member Sarah Command hosted interviews at The NAMM Show for American Songwriter Mag and BackStory events! 

Sarah Command pictured with Mandy Harvey!

ABOUT MANDY: Mandy Lynn Harvey is a deaf American jazz and pop singer and songwriter who took part in the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. She continues to be an inspiration to those in the deaf community with her worldwide tours and humanitarian work. 

Watch Mandy’s interview here! 

Sarah Command discussing female empowerment and entrepreneurship with Deering Banjo Company family member, Jamie Deering  

Laura B Whitmore and Sarah Command joined discussions on official NAMM Show panels, proudly representing women in business and music marketing 

Thanks Nashville, until next time!

Rock on,

The WiMN Team 

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