Industry Ink: Lauren Jenkins, Quaker City Nighthawks, Buzz Cason, Bob DiPiero

Lauren Jenkins Issues Big Machine Records Debut

Lauren Jenkins EP

Big Machine Records artist Lauren Jenkins released her debut EP, Lauren Jenkins: The Nashville Sessions, on Spotify on Friday (May 27). She co-wrote four of the six tracks with collaborators such as Trey Bruce, Ross Copperman, Blair Daly, Matt Dragstrem, Shane McAnally and Liz Rose. Covers include Robert Palmer‘s “Addicted to Love” and Nikki Sixx‘s “Looks That Kill.”

Lauren Jenkins: The Nashville Sessions track listing:

1. “My Bar” (Lauren Jenkins, Matt Dragstrem, Liz Rose)
2. “All Good Things” (Lauren Jenkins, Ross Copperman, Blair Daly, Shane McAnally)
3. “Addicted to Love” (Robert Palmer)
4. “Cadillac” (Lauren Jenkins, Trey Bruce)
5. “Blood” (Lauren Jenkins, Trey Bruce)

 

Quaker City Nighthawks Release New Album

Pictured (L-R): Pat Adams, The Quaker City Night Hawks; Jonathan Insogna, WME; Logan Rogers, Lightning Rod Records; Sam Anderson, The Quaker City Night Hawks; Aaron Haynes, Sierra Bloodgood, C3 Management; Ryan Matteson, The Quaker City Night Hawks; David Matsler, The Quaker City Night Hawks. Photo credit: Lightning Rod Records

Pictured (L-R): Pat Adams, The Quaker City Night Hawks; Jonathan Insogna, WME; Logan Rogers, Lightning Rod Records; Sam Anderson, The Quaker City Night Hawks; Aaron Haynes, Sierra Bloodgood, C3 Management; Ryan Matteson, The Quaker City Night Hawks; David Matsler, The Quaker City Night Hawks. Photo: Lightning Rod Records

Texas band Quaker City Nighthawks celebrated the release of their album, El Astronauta, on May 20 at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas. The project was released by Nashville label Lightning Rod Records and they are represented by WME. The band will be performing a number of shows in Nashville from May 28 through 31.

 

Buzz Cason Aligns With Dan Hodges Music

Pictured (L-R): Dan Hodges, Buzz Cason, Parker Cason

Pictured (L-R): Dan Hodges, Buzz Cason, Parker Cason

Buzz Cason has entered into an agreement with Dan Hodges Music for creative catalog representation.

Cason’s hits include the classic “Everlasting Love”, which has charted in every decade since its release, and “Love’s the Only House” for Martina McBride. In addition, he is fondly known as the voice of Alvin of the Chipmunks and is professionally known as a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Boasting a career that spans six decades, Cason has written songs for the The Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Gloria Estefan, Alan Jackson, the Oak Ridge Boys and Martina McBride. He produced Jimmy Buffett, produced and sang with Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets for Liberty Records after Holly’s death, and has performed background vocals for Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, John Denver, George Jones, and Roy Orbison and others.

Cason has been honored in the Poets and Prophets series of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has recently toured promoting his Plowboy Records release, Record Machine, sharing hit songs and stories of his journey.

 

Bob DiPiero Draws Mario Batali To Songwriter Show

Pictured (L-R): Drew Baldridge, Bob DiPiero, Mario Batali, Tim Nichols, Lee Miller

Pictured (L-R): Drew Baldridge, Bob DiPiero, Mario Batali, Tim Nichols, Lee Miller

Bob DiPiero continued his role as host of Joe’s Pub Songwriters Series in New York City with a performance on Wednesday (May 25).

He was joined by Drew Baldridge, Tim Nichols and Lee Miller. Celebrities in the audience included Mario Batali and Spike Lee. DiPiero has hosted the series since December 2014.

One of Nashville’s most prominent and popular songwriters, DiPiero can claim more than 50 million spins at country radio−with the BMI “Million-Air” Awards to prove it. His major cuts include Neal McCoy’s “Wink,” Reba McEntire’s “Little Rock,” Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice,” The Oak Ridge Boys’ “American Made” and George Strait’s “Blue Clear Sky.”

 

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