Industry Pics: David Lee, Matt Rovey, SOLID

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• September 19, 2012

BANZ Music / Ten Ten Music Group has signed Nashville hitmaker David Lee to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement. Lee has penned No. 1 songs for Easton Corbin (“Roll With It”), Montgomery Gentry (“Lucky Man”) and Mark Wills (“19 Somethin’”). His latest entry on the charts is Alan Jackson’s current single, “You Go Your Way.” His songs have also been recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Trace Adkins, Lee Ann Womack and John Michael Montgomery. “We are thrilled to have David Lee joining us,” states Barry Coburn, who heads BANZ Music and is Co-President of Ten Ten Music Group. “He has written many great songs that have become major hits, and we are looking forward to helping him achieve many more.”

“David Lee is one of Nashville’s finest songwriters and a true master of the craft,” adds Ten Ten Music Creative Director Dave Pacula. “We are proud to have this opportunity to work with David as he continues to build a catalogue that will leave a legacy for future generations of country music fans.”

(L-R): Patrick Clifford, Fain Spray, David Lee, Barry Coburn and Dave Pacula

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Songs of Bigger Picture VP of Creative Matt Rovey won Album of the Year honors at the recent Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for producing Dean Brody’s popular album, Dirt. This achievement marks the second consecutive year that Rovey and Brody have received the award. Rovey is currently wrapping up Craig Campbell’s sophomore album with Keith Stegall. See complete list of CCMA winners here.

(L-R): Michael McCarty, ole Music Publishing; Matt Rovey, Bigger Picture Group; Dean Brody; Robert Ott, ole Music Publishing; Gilles Godard, ole Music Publishing; Ron Kitchener, Open Road Recordings; Denny Carr, Roots Three Publishing

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SOLID continued the celebration of its 15th year with a Habitat For Humanity Build. Over 50 SOLID members and alum participated in the build working on two houses; framing one and siding the other. The 15th year celebration continues tomorrow (9/20) with a job shadow day for students from local universities. A mixer will follow at 6 – 8 pm at Tin Roof’s Green Room. Tin Roof will donate 10% of proceeds back to SOLID. More on SOLID’s 15th anniversary here.

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