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Lonestar PR Crew

HEATHER BLANKENSHIP (President, Founder, Publicist)

A graduate of Texas A&M University, with a BS in Agricultural Communications and Journalism and years of experience interning for Rodeo Houston and a booking agency, Heather Blankenship proudly brought her Texas tenacity to Tennessee. Before founding Lone Star PR, she worked at several record labels and PR firms where she managed publicity accounts for legends such as Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and handled events such as Bonnaroo and Country Throwdown. Blankenship is also a proud member of The Country Music Association (CMA), The Academy of Country Music (ACM), Society of Leaders In Development (SOLID), and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

JAMES HUGHES (Publicist)


James Hughes is a native of Melbourne, Florida. After completing his service in the U.S. Navy, he obtained a B.S. in Communications from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where he majored in Public Relations and minored in Hospitality. James was previously an intern with Lone Star PR and now works as a part time publicist, specializing in tour press. In his off time, he enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams and finding new restaurants to try out.

ZACH JONES (Publicist)

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Jones, a rare Nashville native, graduated from the University of Miami (FL) where he double majored in Political Science and Sports Administration, also completing a year of law school. He’s worked for the Miami Dolphins, NPM Public Relations, and Marbaloo Marketing. Known to speak in gifs, he excels at layering media in new and trending formats.



Hailing from Raymond, CA, Lopez is an Agricultural Communications senior at Oklahoma State University. He is actively involved at OSU where he is serving as the Student Government Association Secretary of Communications and a member of the OSU Spirit Rider Team. With experience competing in rodeos and interning for RFD-TV's The American Rodeo and the National Reining Horse Association, he plans to turn his passion and experience into promoting the sport through PR work upon graduation.


Publicity Campaign Development
Creation of Press Materials: Media Guides - Bios - Talking Points - Quote Sheets and more
Press Release and Media Alert creation and distribution
Event Credentialing and Onsite Media Management
Press Conference and Interview Coordination
Tour/ Event Press: Local TV, Newspapers, Radio Stations, Blogs, and Event Calendars in advance of events/ tour stops
Talent Booking
Sponsorship Pitching
Album/EP/ Single Release Press
Red Carpet Execution
Brand Consulting
Media Monitoring and Reporting
Tracking all outreach for comprehensive reporting including media clipping
Social Media Campaigns

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