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Autobiography Book Deal with Harper Collins

Rita Coolidge


Rita's credentials are the stuff of legend. After earning a degree in art at Florida State University, the Tennessee native decided to give music a shot before settling into a career as an art teacher. She moved to Memphis and was soon singing jingles, demos and background vocals for a number of area bands. Among them was a husband and wife duo, Delaney & Bonnie. When the pair signed their record deal, Rita suddenly found herself on big-time pop music's leading edge. Her official memoir is due to be released in 2015.

2014 Nominees for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Announced

Gretchen Peters

Here is what Gretchen shared with her fans:
“I’m rarely at a loss, but this is truly overwhelming. This morning the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its 2014 inductees, and I am honored beyond words to be among them. The induction ceremony will take place on October 5, 2014 here in Nashville. I’m hoping I will have recovered sufficiently by then to give a coherent acceptance speech. Many, many thanks for all the lovely congratulatory posts on Twitter and Facebook.”

New Release “Wake”

Briga

Recently awarded the 2013 Galaxie Rising Star Award, Briga will release her 3rd album  “Wake” in April 2014. Written in honour of her dearly departed father, and tracked live with the band in 3 days, string arranger Tom Cohen came in a month later to track strings on top of Briga’s compositions. The result is a concept album that explores her father’s mysterious Polish/Jewish roots; delivered with a Turbo Folk edge, wrapped up in heavy Balkan and Morrocan grooves, and polished with lamenting judeo-arabic strings. Wake’s sound is a jem that lies somewhere between the everyday and the monumental.  

“The Nocturne Diaries” Now Available

Eliza Gilkyson

This CD features several songs that deal with dark and troubling things…even the darkest moments here are warmed by a genuine compassion for the lost souls who sometimes populate her stories, and a very real concern for the world we all live in is woven through every tune… Whether she looks into darkness or light, Eliza Gilkyson’s vision is impressive, and she’s given us another remarkable glimpse at her gifts as a vocalist and songwriter on The Nocturne Diaries. [Excerpted from the iTunes review]

New CD Coming Soon

Marley's Ghost

To celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band, Marley's Ghost has teamed again with legendary Nashville producer, Cowboy Jack Clement, for a stellar forthcoming album that features guest performances from Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart, Larry Campbell, and more. Having recorded nine albums and performed thousands of shows nationwide, they are at once a deeply seasoned band of kindred spirits and one of the best-kept secrets…

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