Carroll Retires: Independent promoter Ralph Carroll is retiring from Country promotion after 30 years, 28 with his own company, at the end of this year. "My time in the Nashville music community was some of the best times in my life," Carroll tells Country Aircheck. "I made lifelong friendships I still cherish. Thanks to all the Country radio and label execs who allowed me to be part of the process."
Following 11 years in radio, Carroll’s label career began when he moved to Nashville in 1989 doing Pop promotion with Polydor and Giant. He was Polydor’s Country VP/Promotion under label head Harold Shedd in 1995 when he launched R&R And Associates, an independent promotion firm promoting Country, Alternative, CHR, CHR/Rhythmic and AC radio. His radio career included on-air and programming stints at WQLT/Florence, AL, WCGQ/Columbus, GA and KKFR/Phoenix. For tee times and room reservations at his Florida home to help him in retirement, reach him here.