The Music Industry Mourns the Loss of Bill Hearn

NASHVILLE – Capitol CMG’s CEO, Bill Hearn, passed away yesterday, Dec. 10, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 58. Our hearts are broken for Bill’s family, the Capitol CMG staff and the music industry.

CMB Executive Director, Michelle Younkman adds, “It was 1988 when I first heard the name Bill Hearn. I was working in radio and never imagined that I would one day have the privilege of working for him. That was 20 years ago and today our industry is stronger because of his immense dedication. God used Bill to impact the music culture as we know it today. His vision influenced every area in the Christian music landscape. He leaves behind an amazing legacy. Please join us in praying for the Hearns, the Capitol Christian Music Group family and all those affected by this loss.”

Bill is survived by his wife, Charmion, and his two sisters. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, from 4pm – 7pm at The Village Chapel Church (2021 21st Ave. South, Nashville) and services on Thursday, December 14 at 2pm at Brentwood Baptist Church in Hudson Hall (7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood / Connection Center entrance). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Thistle Farms (

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