CCM’s April Hefner Joins Rocketown

Rocketown Records announces the hiring of
April Hefner, who resigned her post this week as Editorial Director of CCM
Communications. Hefner will head up the label’s Media Relations department.
“I’ve had an incredible eight years at CCM Communications, and I feel
privileged to have worked there with people I respect and admire,” said
Hefner. “Now, though, it’s time for new career challenges for me. I
couldn’t be more excited about going to Rocketown. In five years, this label
has amassed a tremendous roster of talent and has released some of my
favorite records in the industry. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity
to work with the staff, the artists and the songs that make Rocketown a
unique and dynamic presence in Christian music.”
Hefner, who was recently named one of Business Nashville’s “40 Under 40
Leaders in 2000,” has spent over eight years with CCM Communications, both
as editor of CCM magazine and most recently as editorial director of CCM
Communications. During this time she became one of the most respected
leaders in the Christian music industry, serving as a member of both the
Evangelical Press Association and Gospel Music Association, as well as on
the Board of Directors for CeCe Winans’ Sharing the Vision charity outreach.
“April has long been known in the music community as a lover of songs and
artists and their respective stories,” stated Rocketown President Don
Donahue. “Throughout her tenure at CCM she has always been one to tell
artists’ stories in a unique way. Rocketown artists have interesting
stories and April is the perfect addition to our staff to communicate to a
broader audience on our behalf. We are honored to have her join us.”
Rocketown Director of Promotion, Derek Jones, will continue to head
promotions for the label. “It has long been a part of our strategy to find
the right person to lead our public relations efforts,” explained Jones
regarding the new structure. “It is beyond our expectations that we should
find someone for that role with April’s credentials.” Hefner will officially
join the Rocketown team on June 1st.

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