Sam Bush Renews With Sugar Hill Records
Multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush has renewed his deal with Rounder Label Group’s Sugar Hill Records. His new album, Storyman, is slated for release this summer. It will be his first new album since 2009’s Circles Around Me.
Word Entertainment/Curb Records To Release Country Faith Hymns
Word Entertainment/Curb Records announce the release of Country Faith Hymns, the third installment within the Country Faith music series. Debuting two album versions from the brand on May 6, one edition will feature 12 songs and be available online as well as at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and other key retail outlets. The other version, offering two additional songs, will be exclusive to all Cracker Barrel stores throughout the U.S.
Country Faith Hymns features previously-recorded faith songs from legends such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Amy Grant with Vince Gill, and Brad Paisley, along with a new recording from Wade Hayes. The album’s executive producers are WILDFIRE7, Bob DeMoss, Todd Skrove, Dusty Wells and Deborah Evans Price.
Songwriter Jeff Pardo Renews Publishing Deal With Capitol CMG Publishing
Songwriter Jeff Pardo has extended his worldwide publishing deal with Capitol CMG Publishing.
Pardo has garnered success with songs recorded by Christian music headliners Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli, Laura Story, Danny Gokey, and Josh Wilson, as well as mainstream artists Lady Antebellum, Ben Rector and Hillary Scott. Pardo’s background includes a time as a session player, touring musician, and producer.
His accomplishments range from earning top 10 AC singles performed by Rhett Walker Band (“When Mercy Found Me”), Mandisa (“Waiting for Tomorrow”), and Francesca Battistelli (“If We’re Honest”); developing and co-penning over 30 songs with Capitol CMG artist Josh Wilson; and crafting “30,000 Feet” recorded by Ben Rector.
“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with Jeff and look forward to building on his past success to expand his songwriting in both CCM and country music,” says Jimi Williams, VP Creative, Capitol CMG Publishing.
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