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Brigitte DeMeyer Signs with Green Hills Music

(L-R): BMI’s Mark Mason, Green Hills Pres. Woody Bomar, manager Dan Herrington, Brigitte DeMeyer, Green Hills Creative Director Bonnie Baker, and manager Mitchell Fox. Photo: Michelle Stephens

Americana artist/writer Brigitte DeMeyer has signed a publishing agreement with Nashville’s Green Hills Music Group. The soulful touring artist plays festivals worldwide and has opened shows for such headliners as Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg and Marc Cohn. The longtime San Francisco resident recently relocated with her family to Nashville, which she calls her “spiritual home.” Her most recent album, Red River Flower, was recorded in Nashville with producer Brady Blade and features many of her musical heroes including Buddy Miller, Chris Donohue, Phil Madeira, Mike Henderson and Al Perkins. DeMeyer is managed by Herrington-Fox Management.

Green Hills Music Group Pres. Woody Bomar said, “We love what Brigitte does as an artist and who she is as a person. Her music is filled with honesty and compassion. It is an honor to represent these wonderful songs and to work with such a passionate musician and songwriter.”

DeMeyer will perform on the Green Hills Music Writers Night at the Bluebird Cafe at 6:00 on Aug. 26.

Green Hills Music Group opened in 2007 and also markets the music of Steve Williams, Georgia Middleman, Bob Regan, Rick Giles, Bonnie Baker, Paul Nelson, Warren Wilken and J. Fred Knobloch.

Aubrey Mayhew Memorial; Babies On Way For LBT and Luke Bryan

A memorial service for songwriter and producer Aubrey Mayhew will be held Sunday, March 14, 2 PM, at Montgomery Bell Academy’s Paschall Theater. Known as founder of Little Darlin’ records, Mayhew passed away March 21, 2009. He was 81. Over the course of his long and storied career Mayhew worked with a wide range of artists that ran from country outlaw Johnny Paycheck to Hollywood leading man Clint Eastwood all the way to jazz legend Charlie Parker. For details contact Parris Mayhew at [email protected]

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Congrats to these Capitol Nashville artists with babies on the way:

Little Big Town husband and wife Jimi Westbrook and Karen Fairchild are expecting a baby and in lieu of gifts, the band is hosting an online shower to benefit children recovering from the earthquake in Haiti. Details here.

Luke Bryan and wife Caroline are looking forward to the birth of their second child in August. The couple was married in December 2006.  The baby will join two-year-old brother Bo Bryan.

ole Signs Hitmaker Rick Giles

Rick Giles

Prolific Nashville hit songwriter Rick Giles has signed to fast-growing independent music publisher ole. The deal  includes the acquisition of over 250 of Giles’ songs, as well as his administration and future works. Among the songs acquired under the agreement are “Easy As You Go,” which appears on George Strait’s most recent album Twang, and “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’” from Tim McGraw’s 2004 quintuple platinum album Live Like You Were Dying.

Giles has a long list of cuts by some of modern country’s biggest stars including Rascal Flatts (“Praying for Daylight”), Reba McEntire (“Is There Life Out There”) and Terri Clark (“I Want To Do It All”). Among his other numerous cuts are songs recorded by Tanya Tucker, Eddie Rabbitt, Charley Pride and The Oak Ridge Boys.

Giles’ connection to ole comes after several years of self-representation. “While most of the companies in Nashville are holding steady or going backwards, ole is moving forward and that’s what I wanted to be a part of. This is the perfect fit for me,” says Giles.

“Rick is one of those classic writers who always come up with unique lyrics and melodies that peak the interests of both new and established artists. It’s no wonder his hits have garnered more than 10 Million-Air Awards from BMI. We are proud to have him on board,” says ole Chief Creative Officer, Gilles Godard.