Industry Ink: Cavalier Music Group Launches, James Earns Multi-Week No. 1, Arista Nashville’s Tyson Weds

>     Noah McPike (BMI), Clay Bradley (BMI), Doug Nichols, Leslie Roberts (BMI), Jim Landers, Chris Alderman, Penny Everhard (BMI), Mark Mason (BMI). Front: Kristen Kelly

Pictured (L-R) back row: Noah McPike (BMI), Clay Bradley (BMI), Doug Nichols, Leslie Roberts (BMI), Jim Landers, Chris Alderman, Penny Everhard (BMI), Mark Mason (BMI). Front: Kristen Kelly

Jim Landers has announced the launch of his new publishing company, Cavalier Music Group with flagship artist Kristen Kelly. Landers graduated from Belmont University in 2002 and was Sarah Buxton’s drummer for a few years following college. Landers most recently co-owned Gallo/Landers Music with Greg Gallo where he celebrated a No. 1 for Parmalee‘s smash hit “Carolina.”

“I am excited to launch this new company and this new chapter in my music career. I believe in Kristen and honored to be part of the team.” said Landers.

Kelly is currently featured as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and most well-known for her 2012 Top 30 Billboard Country single “Ex-Old Man.” Kelly is also working with Rough Hollow Entertainment’s Doug Nichols and Chris Alderman for management.

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Arista Nashville Promotion VP Lesly Tyson wed Robert Simon on Saturday (Sept. 27). The couple celebrated with family and friends during an intimate ceremony held at Nashville’s Watermark, which was the location of the couple’s first date.

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Brett James

Brett James

Songwriter Brett James is known for his string of chart-topping Country hits, but he recently celebrated a multi-week No. 1 song on the Christian chart with Danny Gokey‘s “Hope In Front of Me,” which was penned by James, Gokey, and Bernie Herms.

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