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Grace Reinbold received her Owner/President Management certification from Harvard Business School in 1983 and that same year moved to Nashville to pursue a career in media relations and rock and roll management.
She signed rock artists to A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros. and other international labels. In 1993, she reunited Elvis Presley’s original bandmates (Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, and Floyd Cramer) and the Jordanaires, to record a holiday single with Royal Court of China, one of the bands she managed.
She created and produced “Spirit of Sharing” in 1997 and ’98, a benefit flag football game at Nashville’s arena, that featured NFL and Arena football players, music celebrities Tim McGraw and Joe Diffie, and record company executives.
Grace wrote The Book about the Kohler Strike, union executives, and her efforts to stop tobacco companies from marketing cigarettes to youth. Her efforts in Washington, DC contributed greatly to the placement of health warnings on all U.S. tobacco packaging, advertising and promotion.
She co-founded What A Trip! Inc., a company that created and managed trip promotions for films, top recording artists, record labels, CMA, ACM, the television show “Survivor,” and more than 600 radio stations.
The Texas native is a graduate of Nashville’s Leadership Music and she served on numerous arts-related Boards. She and her husband Damon Reinbold were featured on ABC’s “20/20,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” “Oprah” and “The Mike Douglas Show.” Together they had five children and were written about in numerous publications.