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John McBryde

John McBryde's writing and editing career is rooted in sports journalism, with positions at a small-town newspaper (Review-Appeal in Franklin, Tenn.), a national sports publishing company (Athlon Sports Communications in Nashville) and a major daily afternoon paper (the former Nashville Banner).

His career took a detour when he worked for Brown-Forman Corporation, a spirits company based in Louisville, Ky. John worked in Brown-Forman's Nashville office, coordinating and implementing communications strategies for the company's largest brand, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.

John has also handled a variety of freelance writing and editing assignments for newspapers, magazines, online media, state agriculture annuals, chamber of commerce publications, economic development guides and others. He can be reached at

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