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WLAC Radio, ABC/MCA Records, PolyGram Records, so much MOORE media
Multi-market media force Martha Moore was born in Washington, D.C. to two Capitol Hill over-achievers; her "can do" attitude is a direct result of her upbringing. She received a BS in Communications from UT/Knoxville and earned national recognition for an award-winning advertising campaign while enrolled there. She kicked off her music career as a copywriter for WKGN Radio, and moved to Nashville in 1976 to pursue a job at WLAC Radio. "Skates," as she is fondly known, transitioned to the label side of the street a year later and enjoyed tenures at ABC, MCA and Mercury/PolyGram Records, working with KISS, Bill Monroe, Brenda Lee, Bon Jovi, The Bar-Kays, George Strait, The Oak Ridge Boys and many more. During her corporate run, Moore established an impeccable industry pedigree and unlimited connections. She embraced the passion and sense of energy inherent in the business at the time, and opened the doors of so much MOORE media in 1988. She broke the glass ceiling when she signed Johnny Cash as her first client. A host of other stars, including Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Grascals, followed. Martha enjoyed a 15-year professional relationship with legendary songwriter Hank Cochran, and worked with his family during his posthumous induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Moore also worked closely with Jim Ed Brown & The Browns and Fred Foster throughout their Hall Of Fame inductions.