NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran public relations exec Wendy Pearl announced that after a seventeen-year stint at the Country Music Association, she was leaving to launch her own company Wendy Pearl Public Relations, LLC.
“Having started my career in the music industry at an iconic label with a strong individual focus, I find myself really wanting to concentrate on singular careers, brands, and stories,” Pearl said in a press statement announcing her new venture.
“After years of working with networks, syndicators, and journalists across a wide spectrum for the growth of this music I love so much, I now want to help connect individuals and brands with good intentions to great ideas that genuinely reflect their message and products in a way that is organic, honest, and real.”
Prior to joining the CMA in 2000, Pearl spent time as a journalist, including eight years at The Miami Herald, where she participated in their Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Gulf War in 1991, and a tenure as a reporter in CNN’s Miami Bureau.
In 1992, she signed on with Sony Nashville's Media & Artist Development Department in 1992, where she oversaw campaigns for Dolly Parton/Loretta Lynn/Tammy Wynette (Honky Tonk Angels), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Waylon Jennings, and Patty Loveless.
Pearl also served as the head of Media & Artist Development at Asylum Records, working with Mandy Barnett, Guy Clark, The Cox Family, and Emmylou Harris, before taking on the Communications Directorship at TNN (now Spike).
She can be reached at Wendy@WendyPearlPR.com or via WendyPearlPR.com. – Staff Writers