LEE ROY PARNELL SIGNS WITH 117 PUBLICITY FOR EXCLUSIVE PR REPRESENTATION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2017) – World-renowned guitarist and country hit maker Lee Roy Parnell has joined the 117 Publicity roster for exclusive PR representation. Parnell has had several top Billboard hits throughout his career including “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am,” “Tender Moment” and “A Little Bit of You,” to name a few. He is known for his prodigious slide guitar skills, distinctive voice and hit songwriting chops.
“Lee Roy has represented a class of truly talented and able-bodied musicians since he burst onto the scene in the early ‘90s. His hits are numerous and his skills run deep. It’s incredible to be able to welcome him to our publicity roster and work with the amazing team he has built,” said Zach Farnum, President and CEO of 117 Entertainment Group.
About Lee Roy Parnell
No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions.” After honing his skills over more than a decade of playing clubs in Austin, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and New York, the triple-threat artist known for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf songwriting skills laid a new foundation in Nashville. After earning a regular spot at the famed Bluebird Café and a publishing contract, Parnell launched his solo career on Arista Records, which produced many country hits, including “A Little Bit Of You” (#1 hit), “What Kind of Fools Do You Think I Am” & “Tender Moment” (#2 hits), and four other Top 10 hits: “Love Without Mercy,” “On The Road,” “I’m Holding My Own,” and “Heart’s Desire.” Parnell has earned two GRAMMY® Award nominations for his instrumental tracks, “Cat Walk” (with Flaco Jiménez) and “Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight” and was nominated for the CMA Vocal Event of the Year on “John the Revelator” (with The Fairfield Four). Gibson has honored Parnell with the creation and production of the Lee Roy Parnell Signature ’57 Les Paul Goldtop guitar, modeled after the only guitar Parnell owned from the time he was 15 years old until he was well into his 30’s. During his storied career, Parnell has toured/collaborated with many music legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard, Delbert McClinton, and Bonnie Raitt. In 2011, Parnell was presented with his most cherished honor: being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, joining the likes of such talented composers as Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, JD Souther, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and others. In 2017, Parnell released his first new album in over a decade — the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed Midnight Believer — on Vector Recordings/BFD. Parnell produced the album and co-wrote all 10 songs with award-winning songwriter Greg Barnhill, including the moving “Sunny Days,” which features a special guest appearance by The Fairfield Four.
About 117 Entertainment Group
117 Entertainment Group is an entertainment firm specializing in management and publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands. They represent the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Negron, Bobby Bare, Logan Mize, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart and Scooter Brown Band, just to name a few. Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists including Charlie Daniels, Don McLean, Randy Travis and many more, as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. He serves as a co-chair of the TJ Martell Foundation’s Young Professionals Council and was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Nashville Association of Talent Directors where he serves as Membership Chairman. Bev Moser has worked with country artists, television actors and celebrities, as well as book authors creating articles and reviews, conducting interviews and covering an endless stream of festivals and press conferences. Together at 117, the team brings a brand-driven approach to management, publicity and marketing campaigns and continues to be a go-to firm for multiple high-profile projects.
For more information visit www.117group.com.
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