A native of Nashville, Rick grew up in a family heavily involved in Country music. His Grandfather was Cowboy Copas, who played the Grand Ole Opry and recorded hits from the ’40s-early ’60s when he tragically died in a plane crash with Randy Hughes, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Patsy Cline. His mother used to sing with her father – Cowboy Copas – on the Opry and even recorded some duets with him. And Rick’s father, Marvin Hughes, was a piano player, session player, WSM Waking Crew player, a regular Grand Ole Opry player, and he even ran Capital Records Nashville for a stint in the early ’60s. Rick landed his first music industry job with MCA Records as the Gavin Secondary Market Promotion representative in 1988. From there he was promoted to Regional Manager Northeast/Midwest out of Chicago. In 1993, Rick moved back to Nashville accepting a Midwest Regional position at Epic Records. He was promoted to National Director in 1997 and when Sony consolidated their three labels down to two, Rick went back to the position of Regional Promotion Manager/Southeast. In 2006, Rick went to Universal South as Promotion Manager/Southeast. When Universal South merged with Toby Keith’s Show Dog Records, he kept the same position at Show Dog Universal Records. Rick then went to Streamsound Records as Southwest Regional Manger from 2014 to early 2016 before joining the Reviver team in 2017.