Industry Signings: Plowboy Records, Webster PR, Clearview Artist Management

Plowboy Records Adds To Roster

SESAC-affiliated group Blackfoot Gypsies has signed with Plowboy Records. The rock group, consisting of musicians Zack Murphy, Matthew Paige, Dylan Whitlow and Ollie “Dogg” Horton, gathered at SESAC with record label executives to visit and commemorate the new partnership.

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Blackfoot Gypsy members Zach Murphy and Matthew Paige, Plowboy Records executive Shannon Pollard, Blackfoot Gypsy members “Ollie Dogg” Horton and  Dylan Whitlow & SESAC’s John Mullins. Photo: Bev Moser

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, Blackfoot Gypsy members Zach Murphy and Matthew Paige, Plowboy Records executive Shannon Pollard, Blackfoot Gypsy members “Ollie Dogg” Horton and Dylan Whitlow & SESAC’s John Mullins. Photo: Bev Moser.

 

Two Join Webster Public Relations Artist Roster 

Webster PR LogoWebster Public Relations has signed on to provide public relations services for Rex Allen, Jr., and Don Williams.

Allen is the son of singing cowboy Rex Allen – known for his movies and hit records such as “Don’t Go Near The Indians.” Allen, Jr. first hit the Billboard singles chart in 1973 with the story song “The Great Mail Robbery.” Other singles included “Two Less Lonely People,” “No, No, No (I’d Rather Be Free),” and “Lonely Street.” He also paired with Margo Smith for the memorable collaboration “Cup O’ Tea” in 1981. Allen also composed the alternate state anthem of Arizona, simply titled after the state. A one-time cast member of TNN’s The Statler Brothers Show, Allen also co-hosted the spinoff, entitled Yesteryear. He also served as narrator of the Jim Carrey film Me, Myself, and Irene, continuing another Allen family tradition as his father served the same role on many Walt Disney films.

Williams’ warm and easy baritone earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant.” A Texas native, Williams first tasted success as a member of The Pozo- Seco Singers in the mid 1960s, with such singles as “Time.” The singer moved to Nashville in the early 1970s, signing with Cowboy Jack Clement’s JMI Records. His first hit for the label was 1973’s “The Shelter of Your Eyes.” His 1980 version of Bob McDill’s “I Believe In You” became one of his many standards. Two of his albums have been certified Gold, and one Platinum. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has successfully built fan bases in England, Australia and New Zealand. Williams just announced plans for his most extensive tour in years, with dates on the books through November.

 

Covington Signs with Clearview Artist Management

Country artist Bucky Covington has aligned with Clearview Artist Management, spearheaded by Steve Schweidel and Sean Carpenter.

“The business of artist management has changed. As the entertainment industry itself enters a new era of figuring out how to monetize art, Clearview Artist Management is designed to harken back to a time when personal involvement was the keystone to success,” says CVA founder Schweidel. “Clearview is proof that nothing beats direct attention.”

“We are very excited and honored to be working with Bucky,” Carpenter adds. “He is personable, genuine and one of the best artists in the business.”

Clearview Artist Management’s roster also includes Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, James Otto, Elizabeth Lyons and champion bull rider Ty Murray.

Pictured (L-R): Steve Schweidel (CVA), Bucky Covington, Sean Carpenter (CVA). Photo: Clearview Artist Management

Pictured (L-R): Steve Schweidel (CVA), Bucky Covington, Sean Carpenter (CVA). Photo: Clearview Artist Management

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