Press Release | Washington, DC | June 6, 2016

Tree Vibez Music Joins Effort to Save Nashville’s Music Row

Proceeds from ‘Music Row Junkie’ T-shirt to Support Preservation of Nashville’s Beloved—and Endangered—Music Row

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Music Industry Coalition announced today that Tree Vibez Music, founded by multi-platinum selling artists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, have joined the effort to celebrate and save Nashville’s Music Row. The duo, self-declared “Music Row Junkies” since exploding on the country music scene with major hits including “Cruise,” “Anything Goes,” and “Get Your Shine On,” are inviting friends and fans to show their passion for Music Row by purchasing the company’s limited edition “Music Row Junkie” t-shirt.

"Like so many others, Music Row has been a huge part of mine and Tyler’s career,” said Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley. “We wanted to find a way to give back for all it's given us and help preserve its legacy. We’re excited for these Music Row stories to educate and inspire music lovers from around the world for years to come!"

“We are delighted to have Tree Vibez Music join our efforts to shine a spotlight on Music Row’s rich contributions to America’s music history,” said David J. Brown, chief preservation officer and executive vice president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The proceeds from the sale of the limited edition t-shirt will help us bring to life Music Row’s past and plan for its future, while also giving people a fun way to show their passion for Music Row.”

The funds generated by the sale of these t-shirts will support the design of a Music Row walking tour app that residents and visitors from around the world can use to experience Music Row’s history and unique story as the heart and soul of Music City for more than 60 years.

“We’re very grateful to Brian, Tyler and Tree Vibez for spearheading this effort to nurture and preserve our city’s rich music heritage,” said Mike Kopp, chairman of the Music Industry Coalition. “This initiative offers music fans more than just a cool shirt. It will help fund an important project that will educate and inspire music lovers and Music Row visitors for years to come.”

“Music Row Junkie” t-shirts are available through Tree Vibez, in partnership with fan engagement company Wonderful Union, and can be purchased online at www.MusicRowJunkie.com for a limited time.

About Tree Vibez Music

Tree Vibez Music is an artist development and music publishing company based in Nashville. Founded in 2015 by Florida Georgia Line members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, TVM was created to inspire, mentor and create opportunities for songwriters and artists, while helping spread their passion and talents throughout the world.

About the Music Row National Treasure

Nashville’s Music Row has had a profound influence on the growth and evolution of American music, shaping many genres of music and launching the careers of some of the biggest names in the business over the last 60 years. In January 2015 the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that it had designated Music Row as a National Treasure—a reflection of its importance to Nashville’s identity as Music City and to America’s music heritage as well as concern for its future in light of recent development pressure and demolition activity.

Since then, the National Trust and the Music Industry Coalition have worked closely with many local and state entities to research the district’s past and work to ensure Music Row’s sustainability as a center of music and creativity. The National Trust has recently completed a year-long project to document Music Row’s history and to prepare a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the district and has issued a recommendations report which includes strategies to ensure Music Row’s future.

Research by the National Trust conducted in the fall of 2015 revealed that Music Row is the only place of its kind remaining the U.S where an entire music industry is clustered in one area. The district has seen intense development pressures over the last few years, resulting in 35 demolitions and the near-loss of the famed RCA Studio A where giants from multiple genres of American popular music have recorded. This trend is especially alarming given that the National Trust research also identified 66 buildings in the district as historically significant enough to warrant listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

About the National Treasures Program

National Treasures are a portfolio of highly-significant historic places throughout the country where the National Trust makes a long-term commitment to finding a preservation solution. More information can be found at: savingplaces.org/nashville-s-music-row. Follow @SavingPlaces and #MusicRow on Twitter.

About the Music Industry Coalition

The Music Industry Coalition is a collective voice representing the past and future of Nashville’s music industry and its birthplace, Music Row. MIC is an all-volunteer advocate for the creative culture of Music City. www.Musicrowstories.com

About Wonderful Union

Wonderful Union, a fan engagement and merchandise fulfillment company, is partnering with Tree Vibez to sell and distribute the Music Row Junkie t-shirts. http://wonderfulunion.com/

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