Artist Updates: Wade Hayes, High Valley, John Michael Montgomery, Dolly Parton

Wade Hayes Franklin Benefit Adds Lambert, Wariner, Brooks


Wade Hayes will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Steve Wariner and Kix Brooks for “COUNTRY HITS BACK,” a concert supporting research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Hayes, a colon cancer survivor, will host the event at the historic Franklin Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. For tickets ranging from $68–90, visit


High Valley Celebrates Canadian Sales Benchmark at CRS

High Valley with label, management teams.

High Valley with label, management teams.

Brother duo High Valley was presented with its first gold single for the sale of 40,000 units in Canada for the single “County Line.” Open Road Recordings’ Ron Kitchener and Paul Shaver, presented the honor at CRS on Feb. 9 on behalf of his label, which released the record in Canada in 2014. At the end of this record cycle, High Valley will sign in Canadian markets to Warner, whose Atlantic Records/WMN currently reps U.S. markets.


John Michael Montgomery Signs with Webster PR

John Michael Mongomery.

John Michael Montgomery.

Webster Public Relations will now represent John Michael Montgomery. Montgomery’s career spans 15 No. 1 hits and multi-platinum sales with songs like “Life’s A Dance,” “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).” The Kentucky native signed with Atlantic Records in 1991. Montgomery has released a total of nine studio albums in his career. He is now managed by John Dorris at The Hallmark Direction Company and booked by United Talent Agency.


Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors film on DVD with Bonuses


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors film on DVD for the first time on May 3, 2016. The disc will contain an alternate version of the movie, a featurette, deleted scenes and additional heartwarming extras.

Initially broadcast in December 2015 on NBC to a total of 15.9 million total viewers (Live+7), Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors stars Jennifer Nettles, among others in a family-oriented, faith-based story based on living legend Dolly Parton‘s remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. The DVD is priced at $19.98.


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