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Deborah Allen

>>Singer Deborah Allen has signed with Nashville-based Delta Rock Records and is planning to release the first single from the upcoming project this month. Allen produced eight of the 11 songs on Hear Me Now. Her longtime friend Bobby Braddock—and just-announced Country Music Hall of Fame inductee—produced the other three tracks.

Allen’s hits include like “Baby I Lied,” “I’ve Been Wrong Before” and “Rock Me.” She is a two-time Grammy nominee and recipient of multiple BMI Millionaire Airplay awards. She has written songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Tanya Tucker, and Patty Loveless.

Hear Me Now will be released as a joint venture with GMV Nashville, which is handling digital distribution. Delta Rock Records is located at 2 Music Circle S., Nashville, TN, 37203. The company can be reached at (615) 712-8079 or [email protected]

>>The informational seminar “So You Want To Be A Touring Musician?” will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257. Local 257 President Dave Pomeroy and Secretary/Treasurer Craig Krampf will moderate the event with panelists/ musicians John Deaderick, Rich Redmond, Pete Finney, and Eamon McLaughlin.

This is the second in a series of educational seminars at Local 257’s Cooper Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors are Music Starts Here and the Nashville Muse. For details visit nashvillemusicians.org.

>>MusicRow sends condolences to songwriter Georgia Middleman on the passing of her father, Irving Middleman. He died Friday, Feb. 25 in San Antonio, Texas after a brief illness.

>>Dennis Entertainment has moved to new offices at 37 Music Sq. E., Nashville, TN 37203. They can also be reached at 615-369-0228.

>>The Nashville Opera is auditioning local men for secondary roles for the 2011/12 season. Looking for singers with some classical voice training. Email Karen at [email protected] or call 615-832-5242 to request an appointment.

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