Richard White, Vice President and A & R
Meet Our Vice President and Artist & Repertoire Director
Richard L. White
Richard White is from Indiana, though most every summer since the age of ten, he stayed in Alabama and was deeply influenced by Southern culture. He grew up singing from an extremely young age and discovered the music coming out of Nashville at he age of nine, and he was hooked for life. He visited Nashville frequently before he graduated high school in 1983, then served four seasons working for Opryland amusement park and for the Grand Ole opry, the Opryland Hotel, and for TNN in various capacities.
By 1989, he left Nashville to live in Waynesboro, Tennessee, though he went back to Nashville sometimes every weekend to stay in touch with people and to continue to soak in the music. He attended Community College during this period and then, later, in the 2000s, he attended Belmont University in Nashville before suffering a stroke ended his educational pursuits.
During the early 2000s he was honored to serve as the manager for two country music artists as well as sing on a live radio show called "The Saturday Afternoon Jam" which aired every Saturday from 1-4 pm on WSGI AM 1100 in Springfield, Tennessee. While there, he also served as sound engineer, recording every show, making sure the artists were in place before they were to go on the air, and also cuing the leader of the half hour segments when they were live on the air (we had no cue lights for that purpose).
From there he began a career in radio in 2004, working for WQSV, WQMV, WXRQ, and WDKN, and remains today at WHIN in Hendersonville, TN, where he produces the religious programming on Sunday mornings as well as a show of his own during that time.
Beginning in 2017, he was asked to be a part of the Music City Hayride, and he soon became the announcer for the show, then was elected on the board, and currently serves as President of the Advisory Board for the Hayride. He has also been honored to be part of the Century II Records team, working diligently to make sure all artists are taken care of in any of the needs they may have in record releases, for the website, or any other way in which he may help their career along. It is never a one man show - and he depends on all the other folks in charge of various things to give guidance and to help steer him in the way that is best for everyone involved.
Richard continues to serve the best way possible and he hopes that all of the folks that visit our site will return again and again as content will change on an monthly basis when everything is in place.
He is proud to be part of Century II Records.