Snapshots (7/25/12)

Songwriter/recording artist and SESAC affiliate Cledus T. Judd has signed an exclusive agreement with Warner Chappell Music Publishing/Amylase Entertainment for representation. Judd, along with Warner Chappell and Amylase executives, stopped by SESAC’s Nashville headquarters recently for a visit.

(L-R): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Warner Chappell’s B.J. Hill & Alicia Pruitt, Amylase Entertainment’s Tracey Jones, Judd, Amylase Entertainment’s Whit Jeffords and Curt Jones, SESAC’s Tim Fink, Warner Chappell’s Steve Markland and Phil May. Photo: Peyton Hoge

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The Academy of Country Music welcomed ACM Award winner Dwight Yoakam for a visit earlier this month. While at the Academy he previewed songs from his upcoming album, 3 Pears, which will be released Sept. 18 on Warner Bros. Records. Yoakam will be honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award at the 6th Annual ACM Honors event on Sept. 24 in Nashville.

(L-R): Tree Paine, Warner Music Nashville; Bob Romeo, ACM CEO; Dwight Yoakam; Laura McCorkindale, Bluebird House; Michelle Goble, ACM Senior Vice President, Membership & Industry Relations) Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the ACM

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Eli Young Band took fan appreciation to the next level recently by calling their fans directly for several hours on Sunday (7/22). They wanted to personally thank their fans for recent career successes including chart topper “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”

(L-R): Chris Thompson, James Young, Mike Eli, Jon Jones Photo: HBPR and Triple 8 Management

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