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Citadel News Service
30 Mar 2011

Nashville agent to share insider experience in country music

Tandy Rice, a legend on Nashville’s Music Row, will share his experiences as an agent and talent manager to some of country music’s legendary performers during an appearance Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at The Citadel.

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Tandy Rice

Rice’s visit is made possible by The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends. Created in 1996, the Library Friends brings noted authors and lecturers to the Charleston area. All lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel.

Rice is president and chief executive officer of Top Billing International, a Nashville-based entertainment sales and marketing company that specializes in worldwide booking and management of some of the most notable names in country music. He has represented such legendary country stars as Tom T. Hall, Porter Waggoner, Waylon Jennings and Jerry Clower.

Rice is past president of the Country Music Association and his professional list of awards, honors, and activities include Man of the Year for the Nashville Association of Talent Directors’, memberships in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Nashville Association of Talent Directors.

A 1961 graduate of The Citadel, Rice helped create the Rice Endowed Scholarship Fund and he has mentored and counseled more than 200 middle Tennessee freshman applicants to The Citadel. Additionally, Rice has participated in numerous Nashville area college fairs over the last 15 years to bolster interest in The Citadel leadership experience. In 2008 he was presented with an honorary Doctor of Business Administration by The Citadel Board of Visitors.

For more information about Rice or the Library Friends call 843-953-7691.

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