117 PRESS RELEASES

2018 Country Artist to Watch Kalie Shorr To Release Highly Anticipated EP, Awake, January 26

Crowned by many as the one to watch in 2018, CMT Next Women of Country artist Kalie Shorr is set to release Awake on January 26. The highly-anticipated project features seven songs that truly showcase Shorr’s ability, passion and energy she injects into her music. Awake will be available for pre-sale on iTunes January 15 while the project’s first single “Two Hands” continues to be featured on SiriusXM The Highway’s “On The Horizon,” Radio Disney Country, TuneIn Country Roads and on prominent Apple Music playlists Breaking Country and Cool Country.

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Lewis Brice Primed For A Scorching New Year After His Explosive Debut

Lewis Brice lit the fuse in July of 2017 with the release of his self-titled EP which debuted in the Top 15 on the iTunes Country charts, and was prominently featured across digital platforms as a fan favorite. Brice was named as one of ‘10 New Country Artists You Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone Country and has seen major streaming success with over 2.2 million streams and placement on various playlists across digital platforms

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Country Icon, Mickey Gilley, Recovering After Automobile Rollover

Country music artist Mickey Gilley and his son were involved in a motor vehicle accident on January 3rd. The pair were on their way back to Branson after an event in Texas and rolled over numerous times off the interstate. Each are recovering with minor injuries, Gilley sustained a fractured ankle and a fractured right shoulder along with some bumps and bruises. Due to the injuries, Gilley is forced to reschedule his January 6 show at The Texan Theatre in Greenville, Texas. While the new date will be announced in the coming weeks, he plans to resume his normal touring schedule on January 20 at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, Florida.

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Crossover Supergroup, Exile, Announce 2018 “No Limit Tour” in Celebration of 55th Anniversary

2018 is a milestone year that marks the 55th Anniversary for a band formed in Richmond, Ky. in 1963. Crossover hit-making band, Exile, is celebrating the band’s distinguished career as the longest running self-contained vocal group. Exile has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country charts. They are known for major hits including “Kiss You All Over,” “Give Me One More Chance,” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” to name a few.

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Rolling Stone Country Artist You Need To Know Scooter Brown To Perform At Halftime Of 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Scooter Brown, front man for Scooter Brown Band, will perform in Fort Worth, Texas on December 23 during halftime at the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. The game will be televised by ESPN and can be heard on the Armed Forces Bowl Radio Network. Rolling Stone recently listed the band, known for their unique style of country and southern rock music, as one of ten Country Artists You Need To Know earlier this month

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People.com Premieres Powerful Cover of “Look What You Made Me Do” by CMT Next Women of Country’s Kalie Shorr, Kelleigh Bannen and Lindsay Ell

CMT Next Women of Country members Kalie Shorr, Lindsay Ell and Kelleigh Bannen give new meaning to girl power with a compelling cover video of Taylor Swift’s pop hit “Look What You Made Me Do.” The live performance was filmed at this years CMT Next Women of Country event on November 7. The video was premiered exclusively on People.com and CMT.com yesterday. Shorr, who is set to release her new EP in early 2018, has been an avid proponent for women throughout her career with empowering songs such as her breakout hit, “Fight Like a Girl.” Her most recent release, “Two Hands,” discusses the importance of finding a partner who accepts and loves your flaws.

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Breakout Country Artist Paul Bogart Exceeds 2017 Goals With Impressive Numbers and Achievements

Paul Bogart’s 2017 journey began with the release of his debut album Leather in September at his CD listening party at The Studio in Nashville. Attended by a packed house of industry VIPs and media, the event earned rave reviews. “Maybe in years to come this spot will be viewed as hallowed ground looking back to the time when Leather began to canvas the world,” noted Nashville Music City. The album has landed in Nashville Access Top 5 Albums of 2017 list

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Lee Roy Parnell Signs Exclusively With New Frontier Touring

Ace guitarist and hit singer/songwriter Lee Roy Parnell has signed exclusively with New Frontier Touring for worldwide booking representation. Parnell’s latest project, Midnight Believer, was released earlier this year by Vector Recordings/BFD. “New Frontier is thrilled to be working with Lee Roy,” reflects New Frontier Owner/President Paul Lohr. “We have been fans of his singing, guitar playing and songwriting for years, and look forward to a great future together!

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Tim Rushlow Honored As The Donelson Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

On Saturday, December 9, crooner Tim Rushlow held the honor of Grand Marshal of the 2017 Donelson Christmas Parade. The parade’s theme was “A Season of Love” and was presented by Tim Rushlow & His Big Band and sponsored by the Nashville Palace. Tim Rushlow & His Big Band have transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club for a magical evening in a Winter Wonderland!

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117 Artists Help Those In Need This Holiday Season At The Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show

The Christmas season brings opportunities to share joy and help those in need and 117 Entertainment Artists, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart, Scooter Brown Band and Amanda Winter are generously participating in the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show. All proceeds go to the nonprofit organization, Christmas 4 Kids, that will supply Christmas shopping money to more than four hundred underprivileged children at the annual event. Dozens of artist buses are decorated with Christmas themes, providing an opportunity for fans to get an inside look at the artists’ home away from home.

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Amanda Winter’s “Christmas Before You” Brings Families Together This Holiday Season

Studio Nashville, the quaint venue hidden in plain sight on Charlotte Ave was packed wall to wall last evening with Nashville industry VIP’S and media; along with friends and fans who traveled more than 14 hours to be a part of Amanda Winter’s first Nashville Christmas EP release party. The digital release of Christmas Before You was released Dec. 4th on all Digital Platforms and produced by Grammy® nominated Producer Kent Wells. Amanda Winter is no stranger to the uncertainty that life can bring, growing up in the foster care system, her main focus remained on her love of music.

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Regarding the Release of Randy Travis’ 2012 Arrest Footage

Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character. He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash. 
Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have their day in court regarding the ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas in relation to the violation of his civil rights.

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Madame Tussauds Nashville Unveils Life-Like Wax Figure Honoring Randy Travis

Travis wax figure on December 1st during a special event honoring the country legend. To capture the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s likeness, Travis underwent a “sitting” with Madame Tussauds studio artists in Nashville. The research team took more than 300 measurements while Travis himself donated personal items of clothing to create a true likeness. The figure is dressed in late 1990’s style featuring a suede embroidered jacket, jeans Travis donated himself and a 1991 Gibson J-185 guitar.

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Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Creating New Christmas Memories with “Home for the Holidays” Performances

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, because Tim Rushlow & His Big Band are coming “Home for the Holidays” as the historic Nashville Palace is transformed into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club for a magical evening in a Winter Wonderland! ​Tim Rushlow, joined by his daughter Bailey, and his 20 piece all-star Big Band, will entertain audiences with timeless Christmas classics from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others. The musical romance and swagger of an earlier era will transport you back to a time when Christmas was “classic.”

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First Conway Twitty Vinyl Available in 26 Years – Aptly Titled TIMELESS

Conway Twitty, one of America’s most-loved performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993. Country Rewind Records has released TIMELESS, a collection of never before heard recordings from Twitty himself. The new record is now available on vinyl and it’s the first vinyl release of Conway music since the 1991 record Even Now.

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Jeannie Seely Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation Amidst Year of Recognition of Lifetime Achievements

“Miss Country Soul,” Jeannie Seely has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive representation while she continues to celebrate her illustrious career. Among many accolades including awards from Billboard, Cashbox, and Record World, country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities.” And that still holds true today.

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7th Annual NATD Honors Gala Recognizes Charley Pride, Jeannie Seely, David Corlew, Barbara Hubbard, Sean Henry and Bobby Roberts

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors’ (NATD) 7th Annual Honors Gala recognized some of the best in their respective fields for their accomplishments and service to the Nashville entertainment industry. The event, presented by the Grand Ole Opry and Springer Mountain Farms, featured some of Nashville’s best to present and show respect to the honorees and included emcees Nash Nights Live’s Shawn Parr and WKRN’s Stephanie Langston.

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Nashville’s Paul Bogart Reins in a Gold at AQHA World Championships in Amateur Heeling

Paul Bogart has been a cowboy as long as he can remember, growing up on a ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. This past weekend team roping at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship in Oklahoma City with his father, Jack, he reined in another AQHA World Champion title in the AQHA Amateur Heeling event on the heels of the nine year anniversary of his first single and video of a classic cowboy tune appropriately titled “The Cowboy Way,” written by Larry Rainwater

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Nashville Palace Residency a Big Hit for Tim Rushlow and His Big Band

“Tim Rushlow & His Big Band: Swingin’ at the Palace!” opened a 20-night residency at the historic Nashville Palace this past weekend with rave reviews as they created an authentic supper club entertainment experience, complete with a red carpet for guests who were greeted by a maître d’ in a tuxedo, escorted to a candlelit, romantic setting with linen tablecloths and served a delicious dinner from an exclusive menu while sipping on their favorite libation from the “Frank Sinatra” whiskey and bourbon bar or “Rat Pack Martini Bar.” Tickets for all dates are available NOW.

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“The Team: Themed Cruise Planning & Consultants” Launches and Signs “Entertainment Cruise Productions”

The Team: Themed Cruise Planning and Consultants on September 1 with immediate success having a vast array of individual cruise clients booked on high end European River Cruises and others booked on quick Caribbean getaways, along with a host of exciting group and themed cruises booked for 2018 and 2019. The Team is proud to announce an agreement with Entertainment Cruise Productions to manage a number of areas of their operation on full ship music charters.

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Kalie Shorr Announced As One Of CMT’s Class Of 2018 “Next Women Of Country”

CMT’s “Next Women of Country” celebration announced nine newcomers to its elite roster on Tuesday, adding both signed and unsigned female artists Kalie Shorr, Abby Anderson, Ashley McBryde, Bailey Bryan, Erin Enderlin, Hannah Ellis, Jo Smith, Kassi Ashton and The Sisterhood Band. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was on-hand to announce CMT’s Next Women Class of 2018.

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Job Gets a Job: Ashley Job Joins 117 Entertainment Group as Publicity Manager

President & CEO, Zach Farnum, is proud to announce the hiring of Ashley Job as 117 Entertainment Group’s newest Publicity Manager. Ashley is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and joins 117 from Webster PR where she represented major artists and events. Ashley was integral in pulling off the recent All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Celebration, a multi-artist event with a full red carpet and media presence.

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Johnny Lee is “Lookin’ For Love” (From Press), Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation

The original urban cowboy, Johnny Lee, has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive PR representation. A member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, he performs between 80 and 100 dates a year, proving himself to be one of the top touring musicians of his caliber. Johnny shows no signs of slowing down, recently releasing an autobiography titled “Still Lookin’ for Love” and an album, You Ain’t Never Been to Texas, both available at www.theofficialjohnnylee.com.

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Tim Rushlow Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation

Multi-Platinum recording artist, Tim Rushlow, has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive representation. Rushlow, who first rose to fame as the lead singer of ‘90s Country powerhouse group Little Texas, is currently fronting Tim Rushlow & His Big Band. Rushlow and his all-star band are set to open a 20-night residency at the historic Nashville Palace on November 10

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Raise “Two Hands” for Highly-Anticipated New Music from Kalie Shorr

It’s taken six months and three producers to find the rock-infused country sound that Kalie Shorr has been looking for, but she’s finally found it and it’s going to be a game changer. “Two Hands,” the first single off of her highly-anticipated project, premiered exclusively on Radio Disney Country’s ‘Spotlight’ show followed by immediate rotation on Radio Disney Country. Fans can hear the song now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.

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Scooter Brown Band Releases Video For “American Son”

Scooter Brown Band, known for their own style of country and southern rock music, has released a music video for their debut nationally-distributed single, “American Son.” The video was directed by Derrek Kupish and can be viewed here. “American Son” features Country Music Hall of Famer and true American son, Charlie Daniels on the track. The album by the same name, American Son, released by Red River / BFD  / Sony Orchard can be found at listeners’ digital retailer of choice through www.scooterbrownband.com.

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Lee Roy Parnell Midnight Believer Available Now

Ace guitarist and hit singer/songwriter Lee Roy Parnell has released his first album in 11 years, Midnight Believer. The 10-track project has been released by Vector Recordings/BFD and is available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, other digital music outlets, and where music is purchased.

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Drew Blakeley Announced as VP of 117 Management

Following last week’s announcement of 117 Management, President & CEO, Zach Farnum, is proud announce that leading the management division will be artist manager, Drew Blakeley. He can be reached at drew@117group.com and 615-997-0100 x703.

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Lee Roy Parnell Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation

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.

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Paul Bogart Releases Boot Scootin’ Video for “All That Cowboy Jazz”

Authentic country and western singer/songwriter and professional roper Paul Bogart has released a music video for his single “All That Cowboy Jazz.” An infectious western swing song that will have listeners on their feet, boot-scootin’ across the floor in seconds, the video will put viewers in a happy mood instantaneously. The song is the first single from Bogart’s latest album Leather available now here.

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Logan Mize Signs with United Talent Agency and Joins Cam on Tour

LOGAN MIZE SIGNS EXCLUSIVELY WITH UNITED TALENT AGENCY FOR WORLDWIDE REPRESENTATION ANNOUNCED TO JOIN CAM ON “BEST COAST TOUR” TO CAP OUT 2017 (click for Downloadable Photo) (L to R: UTA’s Brendan Rich, Logan Mize, UTA’s Josh Garrett and Dennis Entertainment’s Charly...

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117 Management Launches With Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare

117 Entertainment Group President & CEO, Zach Farnum, announced today the creation of 117 Management with the signing of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare. With the announcement comes the restructuring of the public relations branch of the company under the name 117 Publicity. A management staff will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Darren Bessette Band Inks Record Deal With Hypermedia Nashville

The Darren Bessette Band, hailing from Boston, Massachusetts has inked a record deal with independent Nashville record label Hypermedia Nashville owned by hit songwriter Max T. Barnes. Label mates include Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, Foster & Allen, Jon Christopher Davis and more. The band is gearing up for multiple breakout projects and announcements to come and continue to tour throughout the Northeast.

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Chuck Negron Celebrates 26 Years of Sobriety

On September 17, 1991, after an infamous battle with addiction, rock-and-roller Chuck Negron entered a life of sobriety that has continued for 26 years by checking in to CRI-Help, an addiction and drug rehab center in Los Angeles. According to the SAMHSA, September is National Recovery Month, details can be found at recoverymonth.gov.

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Inaugural NATD Speaker Series Presents Former DreamWorks Executive Rick Rekedal September 21

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors is proud to present the first installment of NATD Speaker Series featuring Rick Rekedal on Thursday, September 21 at ASCAP. All are invited to join together for this free after-work event which will include light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Due to very limited seating, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis to rsvp@n-a-t-d.com.

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Scooter Brown Band’s Debut Studio Album, American Son, Available Today

Scooter Brown Band releases their debut nationally distributed album today, American Son, including the title-track featuring Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels. The project, released by Red River / BFD  / Sony Orchard can be found at listeners’ digital retailer of choice through www.scooterbrownband.com.

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Th3 Legends “Cast for a Cure” Big Bass Tournament Benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation Set to Cast a Line on November 4

America’s Top 3 Anglers, Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin along with the T.J. Martell Foundation will host the first Th3 Legends “Cast for a Cure” Big Bass Tournament on November 4. The event, to be held at Sanders Ferry Park in Old Hickory, Tenn. will put entrants of all ages on the same lake as the fishing legends among other celebrity guests. Registration has opened HERE and all proceeds benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation’s mission to fund innovative cancer research.

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Rolling Stone Artist To Watch Lewis Brice competes alongside his brother Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann on ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud!

Mark your calendar and set your DVR for Sunday, August 27th (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT). Make plans to tune in to “Celebrity Family Feud” on the ABC Television Network and watch the fun as emerging country performer Lewis Brice joins his astute family members as they battle to raise awareness and a cash donation benefitting their chosen charity on team Lee Brice.

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Tune In: Skyville Live to Honor Jerry Lee Lewis With Performances from George Strait, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson and More

 Emmy-Award winning online music series, Skyville Live will feature a stellar lineup of artists honoring Jerry Lee Lewis on Thursday. Artists appearing on the show include George Strait, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Waylon Payne and Jerry Lee himself. Fans at home can stream the magic as it happens on AOL, Yahoo Music! and Rated Red on August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

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Scooter Brown Band Releases “American Son” Featuring Country Music Hall of Famer, Charlie Daniels

In the midst of a busy touring season tearing up the road across the U.S., Scooter Brown Band dropped an anthemic single today called “American Son,” featuring Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels. Nashville Country Club debuted the track earlier this week calling it “a gritty unapologetic track that has a rockin’ musical arrangement for the band’s Southern Rock appeal.” Fans can listen to the single on Spotify and Apple Music and purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.

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New Video “I’m On Fire” From Iconic Vocalist Chuck Negron Makes Inspirational Impact

When Chuck Negron co-penned “I’m on Fire” he included lyrics that were extremely personal and self-reflective of his life story. The ups and downs of the singer’s career and personal life have often been played out in the public eye and it’s no secret that he endured an infamous battle with drug addiction in the height of his career with Three Dog Night. Now 25 years sober, the video for the song highlights the highs and lows through images and clips from his rock star life. The new album, titled Negron Generations is available now at ChuckNegron.com and all digital music outlets as announced by ABC News Radio.

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Lewis Brice Releases Self-Titled Debut Today

Lewis Brice releases his first nationally-distributed EP today. The high energy country rocker has hit the ground running, visiting with all major radio networks in Nashville and media outlets across the board while preparing to embark on radio and media tours from coast to coast. The new EP, released on Pump House Music through a venture with Straight 8 Entertainment and Kobalt Music Recordings, is available today and can be found at listeners’ digital retailer of choice and at lewisbrice.com.

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Logan Mize Delivers ‘Come Back Road’ July 28

Logan Mize continues to prove that he is one of the hottest artists to watch in country music. With cutting-edge successes throughout his career and strong fan feedback Mize will deliver a 12-track album aptly-titled Come Back Road on July 28. The strength of the songs on this album comes from A-list writers including Mize himself along with Josh Kear, Ross Copperman, Matraca Berg, The Warren Brothers, Rodney Clawson, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and many more.

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Bev Moser Announced as VP of Publicity for 117 Entertainment Group

117 Entertainment Group President & CEO, Zach Farnum, announced today that Bev Moser has been added as VP of Publicity for the public relations division of the company. Moser most recently worked at Digital Rodeo and has been a well-respected industry vet for years, photographing and covering many of Nashville’s biggest events. 117’s PR roster includes Brennley Brown, Bobby Bare, Chuck Negron, Jenny Tolman, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lewis Brice, Logan Mize, Max T. Barnes and the Scooter Brown Band.

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Experience the August 21 Historic Solar Eclipse While “Glamping” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Individuals who want to witness the historic solar eclipse this summer in the world’s most-scenic location are in luck. A new indoor camping site, Snow King Basecamp has opened up minutes away from the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — one of the best-viewing areas in the country. Campsites are available August 17-21 and are booking fast so travelers should book now at snowkingbasecamp.com or call 877-299-7506.

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Jerry Lee Lewis Joins 117 Entertainment Group Roster

Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the most iconic musicians of all-time. He has recorded duets with the likes of Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Slash, Eric Clapton and more, shared stages with Elvis, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and was one of the very first inductees to the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “The Killer,” as he has become known, has teamed up with Nashville-based 117 Entertainment Group to handle public relations and media representation, he is also represented by CAA worldwide for booking.

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Chuck Negron Releases New Album Negron Generations June 30, Features Unreleased Three Dog Night Tracks

Chuck Negron’s voice is engrained in American musical history through hits like “Joy to the World” and “One” from supergroup Three Dog Night. On June 30, Negron will release the album he’s always wanted to release with daughters Charlie and Annabelle also featuring three previously unreleased Three Dog Night tracks. The album, titled Negron Generations is available for preorder now at ChuckNegron.com and can be found on all digital music outlets June 30.

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