Wide Open Music Group Signs Lonnie Wilson

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• March 16, 2012

Wide Open Music Group has added songwriter and award-winning studio musician Lonnie Wilson to its publishing roster. Wilson, a 20 year veteran of the music industry, is a renowned drummer and songwriter who has played on over 400 singles including songs by Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Andy Griggs and many others.

Wilson launched his music career in 1981 as a member of the group Bandana, and was named the Academy of Country Music’s Drummer of the Year in 2002 and 2004. His songs have been recorded by Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn and many others, and he scored hits with Rascal Flatts’ “Love You Out Loud” and Luke Bryan’s “All My Friends Say.” Wilson has also produced several albums for Joe Diffie and is currently co-producing Curb artist Dylan Robinson with veteran producer Jim Ed Norman.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lonnie in the studio for over 15 years,” says Derek George, President of Wide Open Music. “I’m honored to finally have the opportunity to work with him as a songwriter! We at Wide Open are excited about what Lonnie will bring to our creative family!”

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