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Tates Move To Cherry Lane

Cherry Lane Music has signed songwriters Sam and Annie Tate to a long-term, worldwide co-publishing agreement. Michelle Berlin, Director of Creative & Marketing and head of the Cherry Lane Nashville office, made the announcement today (2/3) about the writers of No. 1 singles from Reba McEntire (“Somebody”), Emerson Drive (“Moments”), and Rodney Atkins (“If You’re Going Through Hell”). Among the other artists who have added to the Tates’ tally of more than a dozen gold, platinum and multi-platinum records are Randy Travis, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, and Montgomery Gentry.

Sam and Annie Tate have received two prestigious NSAI Creativity Awards, as well as two ACM nominations for Song of the Year. They were named SESAC’s Songwriters of the Year in 2006.

The Tates’ music has been heard in television (ER, The Incredible Hulk), advertisements (The Gap, Coors, Pepsi-Cola, Gino’s Pizza, General Motors) and films (Miss Congeniality II, Space Truckers).

Tin Pan South Dates Announced

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has set March 31–April 4, 2009 as the dates for its renowned Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Regions Bank is back as the presenting sponsor of the 17th annual event. A Tin Pan South Preview Party, scheduled for March 3 at The Rutledge, will feature songwriter performances and announcements about the Festival line-up, venues, tickets and more.

An annual fundraiser for NSAI’s work on behalf of songwriters, last year’s Festival featured nine Nashville venues hosting over 350 songwriters performing 80 shows. Tin Pan South is the world’s largest all-songwriter festival, drawing over 9,000 fans in 2008.

Regular updates regarding the 17th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and the sale of the popular Fast Access passes can be found at www.nashvillesongwriters.com and www.tinpansouth.com beginning Jan. 19. Fast Access passes will go on sale March 4, 2009.