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Kip Raines

Southern Crossroads Music, in association with Pat Finch Music Publishing, has signed songwriter Kip Raines to a co-publishing deal. Raines’ catalog includes Tim McGraw’s No. 1 “One of These Days (I’m Gonna Love Me),” Van Zant’s hit “Help Somebody,” and cuts by Clay Walker and Bucky Covington.

Finch serves as head of Nashville operations for Southern Crossroads, and also owns his namesake publishing company. “Kip brings a freshness and individuality to everything he does,” said Finch. “And I’m looking forward to great success and a long working relationship with him.”

Souther Crossroads CEO Steve McMellon added, “This is a major coup for us. Kip is a stellar writer and a really great addition to the Nashville roster.” Raines joins Greg Becker and Bobby Terry on the Southern Crossroads roster.

“Pat represents the best of both worlds for a songwriter; he’s a lifelong musician with a great instinct for matching songs and artists,” said Raines. “And Steve’s passion and vision for SCM is contagious.”

James House

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Evelyn Shriver and Susan Nadler have renamed their publishing venture Notorious Women Music. The company is home to songwriter James House (“Ain’t That Lonely Yet,” “Broken Wing”) who co-wrote The Mavericks’ new single “Born To Be Blue” with the band’s singer Raul Malo. Also, “Get Lucky” penned by House and John Brannen will be used on the June 27 episode of HBO’s True Blood.

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New Haven Records President Ken Harding and RSI Music Group President Bob Rodgers have announced the signing of award-winning singer and keyboardist Gordon Mote to Nashville-based New Haven Records. The label will release Mote’s next project, Songs I Grew Up Singing, on July 17. Mote is a past winner of MusicRow’sTop 10 Album All-Star Musician award. New Haven is the home of Gold City, Chicago Mass Choir and The Country Music Hall of Fame Gospel Series.

Pictured (L-R): Vince Wilcox, director of marketing for New Haven; Bob Rodgers, president of RSI Music Group; Michael Puryear, publisher, Harding Music Group/Final Four Music; and Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records and Harding Music Group. (New Haven Records photo)


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