AirPlay Direct Partners with Grammy Award-Winning Musician Carl Jackson to Launch Collective Evolution Entertainment Consulting Firm

Fri Jun 7, 2013 8:45am EDT

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AirPlay Direct Partners with Grammy Award-Winning Musician Carl Jackson to Launch Collective Evolution Entertainment Consulting Firm

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce the launch of new consulting firm, Collective Evolution - a boutique, high-end entertainment media consulting company.

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"I'm excited about the launch of Collective Evolution and the wonderful new opportunities and services we provide to the professional global entertainment community," said Robert Weingartz, Chairman & CEO - AirPlay Direct. "We've created a very exciting and pro-active new partnership program for AirPlay Direct, the 'APD Artist Ambassador' Program.  We're fortunate and honored to have found a very talented and wonderful partner to launch this program with, Carl Jackson."

Collective Evolution will manage the new 'APD Artist Ambassador' Program, and work with Jackson on APD initiatives to help educate, develop and mentor the global APD membership. 

"I'm truly honored to be AirPlay Direct's first 'Artist Ambassador.'  I've witnessed firsthand the impact they can have on an artist's career... whether that artist is new to the scene or already established," said Carl Jackson.

About Carl Jackson:

Multiple Grammy Award winner Carl Jackson was born in Louisville, Mississippi in 1953 and hit the stage at fourteen landing a job with bluegrass greats, Jim & Jesse. At eighteen he joined the legendary Glen Campbell for 12 years. Jackson has written songs performed by Glen Campbell, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Brad Paisley, and hundreds of others. He received his first Grammy in 1991 for the album with John Starling, "Spring Training" featuring Emmylou Harris.

Carl's 2003 production entitled "Livin', Lovin', Losin' - Songs Of The Louvin Brothers" was the Grammy winner for Country Album of the Year, featuring Grammy winning duet by James Taylor and Alison Krauss.

In 2011 Jackson produced "Mark Twain:  Words & Music," celebrating the life of American writer, Samuel Clemens.  The project, narrated by Garrison Keillor, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Buffet, & Angela Lovell, contains musical performances by Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Carl and more. The Twain CD is the #1 "All Time" most downloaded Americana album on the AirPlay Direct platform.

Carl's latest project, Grace Notes available on iTunes, is an inspired guitar instrumental portrait of dearly loved hymns. Recorded using a collection of rare acoustic guitars, some dating back to mid-1800s, features Jackson's own voice telling the "story" behind each instrument.

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