SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Music City News, Hickory Records, Inc., Acuff Rose, Opryland Music, Sony/Acuff Rose Music
Peggy Lamb was born and reared in Cadiz, Kentucky, where she graduated from Trigg Co. High School and attended Bethel Baptist College. She later studied copyright law at Belmont College. In 1974 she went to work for Music City News, where she handled the classified ad section and answered phones.
In 1985 Gaylord Entertainment purchased Acuff-Rose and Peggy
was promoted to Director of Copyrights working on mechanical licensing, digital chip licensing and master leasing for both the United States and foreign countries. At that time, another group of great songwriters came into the Acuff-Rose family including, Kentucky Head Hunters, Skip Ewing, Arron Tippin, Buddy Brock, Kenny Chesney, and Michael Heeney.
In 1975 she joined Hickory Records which was owned by Acuff-Rose Music Publishing. After six years in the promotion department at the record label, she accepted a position with the music publishing company, working with songwriters such as Eddy Raven, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson, Dallas Frazier, Whitey Shafer, The Everly Brothers, Mickey Newbury, John D. Loudermilk, Charlie Louvin, Jimmy Work, as well as many others, which included the catalogs of Fred Rose and Hank Williams.
In 2002, Acuff-Rose was purchased by Sony/ATV Music, and Peggy was brought in as publishing administration specialist for the Acuff-Rose catalogs working directly with Sony/ATV's President, Donna Hilley.
In 2006, she retired from Sony/ATV but stayed on as a consultant through December 2008. Upon her retirement Peggy started her own company, Heirloom Music Group, LLC which is keeping her busy with song recaptures, copyrighting new songs, licensing, etc. Peggy hopes to continue preserving music and serving songwriters for a while longer.