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Music News (2/13/19)

[ 0 ] February 13, 2019 | |

Sheryl Crow Inks Big Machine Deal

Sheryl Crow, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta

Big Machine Label Group has signed Sheryl Crow to its roster of artists.

Crow is working on a duets album that is slated to release later this year. The new project will include collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, and more.

Crow is best known for her string of chart hits including “All I Wanna Do,” “The First Cut Is The Deepest,” “Every Day Is A Winding Road,” and more. She has released 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songs charts.

Crow was previously with Warner Bros., where she released the albums Feels Like Home (2o13) and Be Myself (2017). She released her first seven albums, including her 1993, 7x Platinum breakthrough Tuesday Night Music Club, on A&M Records.

 

Ashley Monroe Inks Pub Deal With Low Country Sound, Warner/Chappell Music

PIctured (L-R): Justine Avila (Shopkeeper), Marion Kraft (Shopkeeper), Dave Cobb (Low Country Sound), Ashley Monroe, Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Jessi Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Travis Carter (Warner/Chappell)

Ashley Monroe, known for stunning solo albums such as The Blade and her work with country trio Pistol Annies, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Dave Cobb‘s Low Country Sound and Warner/Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Monroe’s label home Warner Music Nashville.

Monroe has written No. 1 hits for Jason Aldean (“The Truth”) and Miranda Lambert (“Heart Like Mine”), which were RIAA-certified Platinum and Gold, respectively. Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Dwight Yoakam, Brendan Benson, Norah Jones, Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent, The Oakridge Boys, Butch Walker, and Guy Clark are among those who have recorded her compositions.

An acclaimed performer in her own right, Monroe’s LP The Blade earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album in 2016. That same year, her duet with Blake Shelton (“Lonely Tonight”) was nominated for Best Country Duo/Performance along with Vocal Event of the Year and Musical Event of the Year at the 2015 ACM’s and CMA’s, respectively. Since 2011, Monroe has lent her talents to the Pistol Annies, a trio consisting of fellow country music powerhouses Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley. The group’s debut album, Hell on Heels, entered at No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, as did the trio’s 2018 album Interstate Gospel.

 

peermusic Signs Marc Ford

Marc Ford

peermusic has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal with songwriter, artist and guitarist Marc Ford, known for his work with the Black Crowes and now The Magpie Salute.

Ford’s career began in Los Angeles during the 1980s with his group Burning Tree before he joined The Black Crowes in 1991. Ford toured and recorded on three of the Crowes’ most popular albums: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, and Three Snakes and One Charm.

In 2002, Ford released his debut solo album It’s About Time, which was soon followed by the albums Weary And Wired (2007), The Fuzz Machine (2010) and Holy Ghost (2014). He also won an NAACP award for his work on the Ben Harper and Blind Boys of Alabama album There Will Be A Light. His most recent solo effort, The Vulture, features Izzy Stradlin, Gov’t Mule, The Jayhawks, Federale, Widespread Panic, Blue Floyd, Booker T. Jones, Ivan Neville and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell.

Ford is currently serving as a lead guitarist and vocalist of the group The Magpie Salute, a new project led by former Black Crowes member Rich Robinson. In addition to his work with Magpie Salute, Ford is also busy working as one of Nashville’s most in-demand producers as well as continuing to write and record solo material.

Category: Music News

About Eric T. Parker: Eric Parker serves as Marketing Manager for MusicRow, RowFax, and the CountryBreakout Chart. He holds a B.B.A. in Entertainment and Music Business with a background working with label, publishing, management and PR firms. eparker@musicrow.com View author profile.

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