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(L-R): Due West’s Brad Hull, Tim Gates and Matt Lopez. Photo: Chris Hollo

Black River Entertainment’s Due West made its Grand Ole Opry debut recently. Upon entering the circle, Opry member Jim Ed Brown extended them a warm welcome. Due West performed two songs including the current radio single, “Things You Can’t Do In A Car.” Playing the Grand Ole Opry is a career high for the vocal trio. Due West described the milestone as “nothing less than a magical experience and an evening we’ll never forget.”

Produced by Garth Fundis and written by Due West’s Brad Hull, “Things You Can’t Do In A Car” is the lead single from the band’s release due out in early 2013.   

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BMI recently co-sponsored a showcase with Secret Road, a Los Angeles-based film and TV licensing company, at Nashville venue the Basement. Featuring the songs of Adam Agin, Amy Stroup, Liz Longley, Peter Bradley Adams, Trent Dabbs, and Holly Williams, the show celebrated the launch of Secret Road’s newly-opened publishing division and gave some of its writers the opportunity to perform in front of an enthusiastic Nashville music industry crowd.

Pictured are Ali Harnell, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Holly Williams, Adam Agin, Amy Stroup, Daniel Higby, Joshua Sarubin, Liz Longley, Peter Bradley Adams, Trent Dabbs, and BMI’s Penny Everhard. Photo by Drew Maynard

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Columbia Nashville singer-songwriter Tyler Farr recently made a return visit to the Grand Ole Opry and performed his Top 50 single “Hello Goodbye.” The autobiographical song was written by Farr, Kris Bergsnes and Skip Black. Farr’s debut album will be released in early 2013.

Tyler Farr met Billy Dean backstage at the Opry.



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