Country Music Hall of Famer and Host of Hee Haw, Roy Clark has been legendary in the entertainment world, and is now in final negotiations with Tate Music Group and Tate Publishing for both music and book deals. Roy Clark and TMG are expecting the release of these projects later this year.
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Regie scored his biggest hit in 2009 with the solo-written, 16-week No. 1 song “Time of My Life” for American Idol’s David Cook and signed a combined book and record deal with Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group.
The announcement was made formal with Hamm’s appearances at Kansas City’s “Rock The Light” festival. Tate Music Group planned an immediate single release to CCM radio, followed by a CD release and book detailing his inspirational story.
The book tells the story of Hamm’s adoption of an orphaned Chinese girl and the life-changing events surrounding it, including composing the hit song, “Time of My Life,” which was inspired by his emotional journey these past six years.
With 21 No. 1 songs to his credit as a songwriter, and a Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit as an artist, Hamm is well-poised for the single release to CCM radio. The single will be followed by the book, as well as a CD, tentatively called “Full Circle.” The project will include a mix of No. 1 songs written by Hamm and new originals. Hamm says the project is truly about his life and his journey.
“You can’t see the circle while you’re making it,” Hamm said. “Only special moments can allow you to see all of it: China… babies… songs… music… dreams… success… happiness. They all mean different things to me because of what I have been through. Any plan I could’ve developed would never have been as beautiful and unexpected. This one was divine.”
President and CEO Ryan Tate said, “Tate Music Group is excited to partner with such a talented artist in Regie Hamm. We’re looking forward to making this venture a success for all.”
Country Music Star Neal McCoy Signs With Tate Music Group
Two-Time Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Neal McCoy, signed with Tate Music Group and Tate Publishing for both music and book projects. McCoy, who has recently completed several USO tours of the Middle East entertaining soldiers, has released his book, A New Mountain To Climb with Tate Publishing.
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Highlights of McCoy’s career include #1 Billboard country singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” (both of which also entered the Hot 100 pop chart), the Top 5 country hits “For A Change” and “You Gotta Love That” and the 2005 Top 10 favorite “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On.”
Of distinctive Irish-Filipino descent, McCoy got his start in the ’80s, scored a steady series of country hits throughout the ’90s, and is renowned for his spirited live shows.