HOLLYWOOD, Calif., LAS VEGAS and NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary producer Robert Metzgar will be honored by the Hollywood, Las Vegas and music business community with his nomination to the Who's Who Among Music Executives 2012-2012. *See http://www.robertmetzgar.com
Mr. Metzgar has been the winner of 13 awards for promotion of such artists as Kenny Rogers (So In Love With You ASCAP 1981 Capitol Records), for Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, (Endless Love, ASCAP 1981 Motown Records), Billy Joel (Just The Way You Are, 1977 CBS/SONY records-Columbia Records Hall Of Fame) Charlie McLain (Just One Look In Your Eyes – Tapadero Music BMI Publishers 1986 on CBS/SONY Records), and these 16 major label Acts: Bandana (Warner Brothers Records), Sawyer Brown (Capitol Records) Carl Butler (CBS-Columbia Records) Lee Greenwood, Emmy Lou Harris, Alan Jackson, Carl Jackson, Warner Mack (MCA Records 23 million in sales) and Tommy Overstreet (MCA Records 11 million in sales), Johnny Paycheck, Billy Walker, and the Smokey River Boys (2 RIAA certified Platinum Albums) and has recently produced the Smokey River Boys "O Brother" album about the movie of the same title starring George Clooney. *See http://www.smokeyriverboys.com
Mr. Metzgar has either promoted, produced for television or produced in the studio some of Nashville's greatest superstars. Nominated Producer of the Year every year he's been in the business by various trade magazines such as Cashbox, Billboard, CME Magazine, Country Parade or Country Weekly and a myriad of other "indie" magazines. Clients of Mr. Metzgar have won too many awards to even begin to list them in this article.
Mr. Metzgar was a winner of the prestigious Popular Music Awards by ASCAP International in 1991 and again in 2009. The prestigious awards for Mr. Metzgar's artists are a list of Who's Who in country, pop & black gospel music. Mr. Metzgar has produced the Cashbox Male Vocalist Of The Year, Duet Of The Year, Female Vocalist Of The Year and has been nominated Label Of The Year and Songwriter of the Year by many organizations and societies both here and Internationally. His management company was named "Company Of The Decade" for the years 2000-2010. *See http://www.capitolmanagement.com
Mr. Metzgar exclusively writes for Aim High Music Co (ASCAP) in Hollywood, California. He has written songs for shows at Opryland, Disney World, and various theme parks. Mr. Metzgar has produced many great symphony projects such as Bobby Enriquez's Jazz Piano's Greatest Hits Album. The Wild Man Philippino's Jazz Concerto Album, Prince Mandera's International Love Affair album and others. He has served as a movie theme and songwriter for the IBM Corporation's Dare To Dream series and movie project, Mr. Metzgar's involvement in major corporations has made his production company one of Nashville's most eminently qualified for the development of new projects for the marketplace. *See http://www.aimhighmusic.com
Mr. Metzgar's publishing company, the Aim High Music Company (ASCAP) is now joint ventured with other major publishers in Hollywood. His label, Platinum Plus International is distributed by The Orchard in New York City. The publishing company has been awarded 13 gold records and 11 platinum records through the past 35 years of music related sales on various artists and songs. Mr. Metzgar also currently owns Club Platinum Music (BMI) and is the sole partner in Bobby & Billy Music (BMI). Platinum Plus International holds the record for having some of the highest charted national hits in the Cashbox, Billboard Bluegrass Charts, New Music Weekly charts and a host of various indie charts.
The song, "O Brother" was in the Top-40 Billboard Bluegrass charts for over a year and the album sales of the project have been in the charts over 2 years and the combined sales of O Brother product have surpassed all the Smokey River Boys expectations. Mr. Metzgar was a recent Co-producer of the Black Gospel Group Of The Year and has many of his songs, as well as those in his publishing company recorded and released nationally that have been charted in various trade magazines such as Radio & Records, Billboard, Gavin, and various black gospel television shows and magazines. *See http://www.smokeyriverboys.com
Mr. Metzgar manages and does promotional work for a limited number of extremely prestigious & outstanding clients who are developing their careers with various record labels in Nashville, New York, and Hollywood. He was voted the Producer Of The Year in 1993 at the MIRL awards by country radio during CMA Fan Fair week of June 1993. He was nominated for a prestigious black gospel award in 1993 for his outstanding work as a producer of Black Gospel music.
Winner of ASCAP's prestigious popular music awards in 1991, 1992, and 1993, Mr. Metzgar's mother was also an ASCAP songwriter for the Baptist Broadman Press in Nashville and is the writer of the world famous gospel hymn, Jesus Breaks Every Fetter. Together Mr. Metzgar and his mother form a 75 year loyalty to ASCAP as songwriters. Voted into Who's Who in Country Music Production in the years 1993-1997, Mr. Metzgar was the top recruiter for membership in the CMA (Country Music Association) in Nashville for 1993. He has had a song he produced for television or radio in the Hot Country Singles Charts every week for several years and was voted Cashbox Magazine's Producer of the Year for years 1993-1995. Mr. Metzgar is the only producer in history to have ever had 11 single releases all with bullets in the Hot Country Singles Charts in the same week February 10th, of 1994.
He has been elected to the Legends Hall Of Fame and the Academy Of International Recording Artists Hall Of Fame. Mr. Metzgar is also in the West Texas Music Hall Of Fame in the pioneers of bluegrass section. Mr. Metzgar works as a music producer for very high value clients and serves in an advisory capacity for various other music labels, publishing companies and music projects. He was elected to "Who's Who In Entertainment" in the year 2000 and the Smokey River Boys were elected to the Legends Hall Of Fame in Branson in 2003.
Mr. Metzgar is prominently mentioned in the official autobiography of Garth Brooks entitled, "American Thunder" which is published by Random House. He is also the author of two books, "Artist Survival Manual" and "You Are The Greatest." A motivational and music production expert, Mr. Metzgar continues to produce and write for his select client list and sign acts to his label in Nashville. He has judged the Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Tennessee contests as well as participated as a judge for Nashville's Star Seek, and other television shows. His television production skills in Nashville are mentioned in many of the autobiographies of Nashville superstars from the TNN (The Nashville Network) days of television. To contact the Legends Hall Of Fame Producer, for advice concerning your music career contact him as follows:
You can log on to Robert's web site at http://www.robertmetzgar.com for further information
*to contact Mr. Metzgar personally, send an email to [email protected] and he will get back with you within 48 hours
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