Texas Country Music Association opens headquarters in Carthage | News


The Texas Country Music Association announced that they have opened a corporate headquarters office on West Panola Street in Carthage.

Thanks to a joint effort with long-time sponsor SkyPine Roofing, who occupies part of the building, TCMA has been able to establish their headquarters and is in the build-out and development stage of opening a podcast and recording studio at the location, near Brookshire Brothers.

“This is the very first time in almost 12 years that we’ve been able to actually have a corporate ‘office,’” TCMA President Linda Wilson said. “All this time we’ve worked remotely or out of my home office. With all the growth and activity TCMA has experienced, this office will enable us to hire staff to help the programs and plans we have move ahead quicker.”

“Thanks to our long-time sponsors Cody and Calli Bowley at SkyPine Roofing, we were able to secure the new office building, and it also houses their offices and showroom for roofing and construction,” Wilson said.

“We’ve supported TCMA from day one, and we’re excited to be able to help the organization move forward,” Cody Bowley, owner of SkyPine Roofing and Bowley Construction, said. “SkyPine needed an office, warehouse and showroom in Carthage since we service the entire East Texas area with roofing and construction services, so it was a perfect fit for everyone.”

Local photographer, social media manager and graphic artist Courtney Ritter of Courtney Ritter Marketing will also be working out of the location and is an employee of TCMA. Courtney is the official graphic artist, photographer and social media manager for the Texas Country Music Association, SkyPine Roofing and several other businesses, including many Texas Country artists.

According to Richard Wilson, TCMA’s executive vice president, “I’m excited not only about the Corporate Office but also about the podcast and recording studio that is being set up right now.” Richard is a life-long musician and singer and is heading up the studio project. “It may be a few months before it’s operational, but we’ll get there,” he said.

The 2022 Texas Country Music Awards is set for Nov. 13 at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards as part of the popular Texas Country Music Weekend. Headlining this year is Roger Creager, with performances by Terry McBride & The Ride, Bailey Rae and TCMA Spokesperson and Carthage native Brandon Rhyder, as well as each Emerging Artist Finalist.

According to Ethan Cartwright, vice president of marketing with Stockyards Heritage, TCMA’s Texas Country Music Weekend in 2021 brought a record 107,000 visitors to the Stockyards, second only to Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering.

“It’s a busy time of year for us at TCMA with all the projects we have going on and planning the 2022 Texas Country Music Awards, and this headquarters and new studio will help us do what we do in supporting and promoting the Texas Country Music industry,” Linda Wilson said.

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