Charlie Monk


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Mayor of Music Row

Charlie Monk was known throughout Nashville as the Mayor of Music Row!  Perhaps it was due to his long-running radio programs, books, and television spots with a top list of performers by his side.  Or, perhaps it was due to his long career in the music publishing industry.  Either way, it was a fitting title for a man who played such a vital role in the music of Nashville. His career in radio began in 1956. About 15 years later he began focusing on a career in music publishing.  In 2004, Charlie became a regular host of the Sirius country station known as “Willie’s Road House.”  After working for several noted publishers, Charlie established his own business, Monk Family Music Group.