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Nashville, TN-Singer-Songwriters Kevin Herrick and Jason Hollis known as the Duo-Country group, Heller Ridge are beginning the process of recording their new album which will have a projected release date in late 2017.  Over the last two years they have been writing and recording demos for the ten new songs for this album.  “They all have our signiture sound of catchy melodies and harmonies; and uptempo songs and ballads.  There is a wide range of subjects like Love songs, overcoming adversity, relationships gone bad, and finding your way back home.  It’s truly a body of work that we are proud of” says Jason Hollis.  The sound is described as Country music with a Rock edge to it with rich harmonies.  “My background is in Southern Gospel and Traditional Country where Jason comes from the Rock N Roll world of writing.  It’s a sound all it’s own for the most part because harmonies are not prevalent in todays Country marketplace” says Kevin Herrick.  “We will be recording at different studios for this album because of who we are working with on this project, the acoustics, and the vibe, it’s all going to work well together; We are going to begin next month in July to kick things off” said Jason Hollis.  As songwriters they hope to pitch the songs to other artists as well because they want the world to hear these stories through song.


Nashville, TN-Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Jason Hollis wanted to talk about something that he’s learning more about almost on a daily basis, Copyrighting your songs.  “I grew up in the 80’s and in the 90’s when I recorded music and toured for a living full-time and I had no idea what publishing, copyrighting, muchless how to read a contract.  Well, I’ve learned a lot since then and I wanted to share my findings” says Jason Hollis.  First, when copyrighting your songs go to the Library Of Congress website: www.loc.gov from there click on US Copyright Office which will take you to www.copyright.gov.  Next, click on Register a copyright and then click on Performing Arts Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, and Stage Plays.  Once on this page it gives you a list of catagories that generally are used under Performing Arts.  Recently, Jason and his songwriting partner went to go  copyright ten new songs; after calling and researching on the website; they found that the  first step to take is to copyright the songs themselves by choosing the option of Works of Performing Arts or PA as most industry folks like to call it.  Secondly, if you are recording a project or album to put out as a physical or digital format you’ll need to go back in to protect the copyright of the “Sound Recording.” “This was news to me! I had never fully understood this portion of the copyright laws.  As soon as I learned about this portion of the business as a songwriter I knew that I had to share my newfound knowledge with others.  I just really want to share my findings along the way so that others behind me can learn. I’m sure that there’s a lot more that I’ll learn going forward and I want to caution you all; I’ve been in the music industry most of my life and I’m still learning new things all the time!  So never stop learning and I hope this sheds some light on Copyrighting songs.  God bless you all.” said Jason Holls.


944727_532832273418582_279630243_nNashville, TN-Jeremy Miller is playing this Thursday August 15th at the Herkimer County Fair in Frankfort, NY.  Jeremy Miller will perform twice during the evening at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the American Homes Entertainment Complex.  The Herkimer County Fair has been in going strong since 1841 and presently sits on over 26 acres and has an attendance of over 60,000 people.  Jeremy Miller is out doing shows this summer around the country supporting his debut album, “This Is Jeremy Miller” which features the first single and music video for the song, “8 Seconds At A Time.”  The album has ten brand new songs in Jeremy’s brand of classic country and country rock some of the titles are “Falling Forward” “Don’t Tell Your Wife” “Nails In The Coffin” “Cowboy Code” “Devil’s Door” and more.   Be on the lookout for Jeremy Miller coming to a city near you.


J-MILLER COVERNashville, TN-Tree Stand Entertainmentrecording artist, Jeremy Miller is set to release the long awaited debut release of “This is Jeremy Miller.”  The new project produced byJohn Willis of Willisoundz which has taken over a year to record features songs penned byJeremy Miller as well as some of Nashville’s most talented songwriters like Don Goodman, Leslie Winn Satcher, Craig Campbell, Doug McCormick, Josh Dunne, Wade Kirby, Monty Criswell, just to name a few.  This project has something for every country music lover rockers like “8 Seconds At A Time” “Devil’s Door” “Nails In The Coffin” to  ballads like “I’m Cool” “Falling Forward”, and one hilarious story on “Don’t Tell Your Wife.”  Jeremy Miller has put together a top notch album with attitude and honesty for the whole world to take notice that there is a new name in country music.