Billboard?s senior chart manager Wade Jessen died early Thursday morning according to The Tennessean. For 20 years, Jessen oversaw all of Billboard?s Nashville-based radio, retail, streaming, and digital charts for country, Christian/gospel, and bluegrass music. He spent 25 years as a country music radio host, producer, and programmer. Since 2006 Jessen was the evening personality on SiriusXM's classic country music channel. Reba McEntire posted on Social Media, "What a great guy he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Rest in peace Wade."
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