Industry Signings (7/17)

Standing (L-R): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Dennis Lord and Magic Mustang Publishing’s Juli Newton-Griffith. Seated: Shawna Thompson and Keifer Thompson.

SESAC has announced the signing of Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square for representation. Thompson along with wife and duo partner, Shawna Thompson, took home the ACM’s Top Vocal Duo of the year in 2012. Thompson Square stopped by SESAC’s Nashville headquarters recently to visit and celebrate the new partnership.

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Kingston is the newest edition to the management roster of Parallel Entertainment. The country duo was introduced to the Nashville music scene in 2009 with their debut EP The Carter Twins which featured the CMT award-nominated track “Heart Like Memphis.” Josh and Zach Carter have written with some of the top writers in town and shared the stage with acts such as Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Phil Vassar. With the support of the Parallel Entertainment team, Kingston is entering chapter two of their career as they work on their new album. “We are extremely happy to welcome Kingston to the Parallel Entertainment family,” said CT Wyatt, talent management. “Being such talented artists, they are destined to have a long and successful career and we can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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Mitch Schneider Organization recently signed Dave Stewart, Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, and Aerosmith for publicity representation. They join the roster that already includes Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina and more.

Stewart’s upcoming album The Ringmaster is slated for release Sept. 4. The 13-track album was recorded by John McBride at his famed Blackbird Studio and features guests Alison Krauss, Diane Birch, Joss Stone and Jessie Baylin.

Meanwhile, Judd’s eighth studio album will be released in 2013, and Lonestar is back in the studio with original lead singer Richie McDonald.



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