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Rick Blackburn

Name  Rick Blackburn

Rick Blackburn Music Executive Rick Blackburn Passes Away MusicRow Nashvilles
Died  November 30, 2012, Tennessee, United States

Richard "Rick" Blackburn (16 November, 1942 – 30 November, 2012) was a Nashville music executive. He was a former president of Atlantic Records in Nashville and shared his skill with Mercury Records and Epic Records. Blackburn was known for hiring top artists like Ricky Van Shelton and George Jones and for dropping Johnny Cash off at Nashville Records around 1985 or 1986. He retired from the music industry in the 1990s and died in his Tennessee home of kidney failure.

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