New Artists Jessie James and Dustin Lynch Debut Singles

Dustin Lynch and Jessie James

Show Dog – Universal Music has partnered with Mercury/IDJ to release new music from Jessie James. “When You Say My Name” will be available at iTunes on Jan. 31, and the music video directed by Kristin Barlowe will soon follow.

James, who spent her youth moving around in a military family, has been singing, songwriting and performing since age nine.

“I remember hearing a demo on Jessie a few years ago and being very impressed with what a big voice she had for such a young girl,” said Mark Wright, President Show Dog – Universal Music, who also produced the single. “I followed up, only to find that Mercury in New York had signed her. I was so excited to hear from my friend and colleague David Massey at Mercury that Jessie had always considered herself a country artist and would I consider joining forces with him to launch her into the country market.”

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Broken Bow Records has released the debut single from Dustin Lynch. He penned the song “Cowboys and Angels” with Tim Nichols and Josh Leo. It is one of several songs he wrote for his debut album, which is being produced by Brett Beavers and is due later this year.

The Tullahoma, Tenn. native moved to Nashville to attend David Lipscomb University. It was during this time that he rented an apartment behind the Bluebird Cafe so he could walk to the venue and learn the craft of songwriting.

Country Weekly is featuring Lynch in the online series, “CW on the DL,” offering exclusive song premieres and video diary episodes.

He’s also among the artists performing at Nashville Lifestyle’s “Music in the City” on Jan. 31 at The Tin Roof.


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