Industry Ink (4-18-13)

Last night (April 17) Creative Nation Songwriters Luke Laird and Barry Dean performed eight brand new songs with several of their co-writers to an industry packed crowed at The Basement in Nashville. They also debuted their newest signees- Maggie Chapman and Native Run. The night included performances from Thomas Rhett, The Warren Brothers, Natalie Hemby, Troy Verges, Shane McAnally, Rodney Clawson, Tina Parole, Dave Barnes, Joey Hyde and Aaron Eshius.
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Pictured (L-R): Front Row: Dave Barnes, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally, Brad Warren, Tina Parol, Rachel Beauregard, April Geesbreght, Maggie Chapman, Natalie Hemby and Creative Nation’s Beth Laird. Back Row – Brett Warren, Luke Laird, Troy Verges, Creative Nation’s Julie Stuckey, Rodney Clawson, Bryan Dawley and Barry Dean.

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elizabeth huett111Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with country singer/songwriter Elizabeth Huett. Hailing from Riverside, Calif., Huett has been singing and acting since the age of six, and over the past three years toured internationally as a background singer for Taylor Swift. Huett is managed by Craig Dunn with The Collective.

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lucas hoge111Lucas Hoge has signed with Artist Events Nashville (AEN) for booking representation. “We are very proud to represent an artist with this much achievement in so many other facets beyond a radio release. After seeing his live performance, we unanimously agreed and made the mutual decision to sign Lucas Hoge to Artist Events emerging artist roster,” says Gary Kirves, Artist Events Nashville CEO. “Lucas is a professional at many levels and his talents multi-faceted. Many people have enjoyed his ‘entertainment value’ as an actor, speaker, songwriter, singer and musician–he is an exceptional talent as a whole.”

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riaaThe RIAA has announced several gold and platinum certifications, including Gary Allan‘s “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” which has gone Platinum, Kacey Musgraves‘ “Merry Go Round,” which has been certified Gold, and Matt Redman‘s “10,000 Reasons,” which has also been certified Gold. Big Machine’s Taylor Swift also secured a new Platinum for “Begin Again,” while Swift’s “22” was certified Gold.



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