Liz Thiels, influential country songs PR government, genre champion, dies at 78

Constantly elevating region audio to meet up with the requirements of the genre’s traditions, the require for social and sonic variety, furthermore Nashville’s at any time-evolving cosmopolitan nationwide profile, was not a just one-individual occupation.

Having said that, if wanting to determine one individual who excelled at that function, appear no even more than community relations specialist and nation songs field government Liz Thiels.

The 78-year-previous, born in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1944, passed absent, on Mar. 19, 2023, after an prolonged disease.

Liz Thiels, influential public relations professional and former Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum executive

“[Liz Thiels] elevated and increased the profile of region songs,” stated Kyle Younger, CEO of the Region Songs Corridor of Fame and Museum — the place Thiels worked from 2002-2015 as senior vice president for general public relations and a crucial member of its govt crew.

In an unique dialogue with The Tennessean, CEO Young describes his four-10 years-extended job functioning alongside Thiels — in numerous capacities — as doing work with “the coolest, smartest human being in the room.”