Industry Ink: Phil Vassar, Josh Osborne, Shoalsville Publishing, Johnny Lee

Vassar Joins Adkins Publicity

Country music hitmaker Phil Vassar has joined the Adkins Publicity roster for exclusive PR/publicity representation.

Vassar plays more than 135 shows each year, offering his signature songs including 10 No. 1 singles such as “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,” and “Six-Pack Summer.”

This holiday season, Vassar and Kellie Pickler are teaming up for a special Christmas tour and releasing a new single called “The Naughty List.”


Osborne To Be Honored By American Cancer Society

Josh Osborne. Photo: Moments By Moser

Hit songwriter Josh Osborne is among the 2017 honorees at the American Cancer Society’s Best Dressed Ball. The event will be held Nov. 11 at Marathon Music Works and feature honorees dressed by local designers and boutiques, including Jonathan Kayne and Eric Adler.

Fellow honorees include Samantha Kirby, Dr. Tony Majors, Samantha Oaks, Laura Crawford, Charlie and Andy Nelson, Tina Tuggle, Connie Richardson, Brandon Peffer, Mee Tracy Mccormick, and Stacy Case.

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Shoalsville Signs Members of As We Ascend

Pictured (L-R): Jake Jones, Chad Green, Robert Venable

Chad Green has launched Shoalsville Music Publishing Co. with the signing of Jake Jones and Robert Venable, of the Christian rock band As We Ascend.

Their 2017 debut album has already yielded a two-week No. 1 with the song “Tell Me,” which Jones and Venable co-wrote and produced.

Additionally, Jones was in the Atlantic Records band We As Human. Venable has engineer and/or production credits on Megadeath, Kelly Clarkson, Twenty One Pilots, MuteMath, and more.

Green previously spent time at ASCAP, Word Music Publishing and Daywind Music Publishing. He can be reached at [email protected].


Johnny Lee Signs With 117 Publicity

Johnny Lee

Singer Johnny Lee has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive PR representation, led by Zach Farnum and Bev Moser.

Lee is a member of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He performs between 80 and 100 dates a year, and shows no signs of slowing down. He recently released an autobiography titled Still Lookin’ for Love and an album, You Ain’t Never Been to Texas.


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