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June 2012

“This CD is just ten tracks of pure fun and a lot of emotion. It starts off with the melodic “We Like Drinkin,” which sounds like a slightly polished Steve Earle sound. He stays in that vein on “Girl I Love,” which are two of the highlights of the album.”  — Chuck Dauphin, Music Director, Music News Nashville

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March 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GRADY SKELTON RELEASES “LIVE SIMPLY” ALBUM TODAY WITH INDIE EXTREMESingle Release of “Girl I Love” To Follow March 26 through GerriecoHouston, Texas (March 6, 2012) – Grady Skelton has announced a partnership with indieExtreme® and is releasing his sophomore Country/Americana album entitled LIVE SIMPLY* today on newly formed independent label Gamagrass Records. The release of “Girl I Love,”* the second radio cut from the album, will follow on March 26. In addition, the album, recorded at Ray Benson’s Bismeaux Studio in Austin and produced by Clay Corn (keyboard player for Pat Green), will be celebrated at a March 30 CD release show at the House of Blues in Houston.Following the release of “We Like Drinkin,'”* the first radio single from the forthcoming album, indieExtreme® took notice of the young star and signed Skelton to their firm.“We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Grady,” shares Kathy Douglas, CEO indieExtreme®. “His talent as an artist and his skill as a songwriter are evident throughout LIVE SIMPLY. We believe he is one of the fresh and new upcoming artists that will not only impact the Texas Music scene but Country Music worldwide as well.” indieExtreme® has been serving as a parent label to the independent music industry since 2006, providing marketing, management and administrative services for record labels worldwide. With offices in Houston and Nashville, Tenn., the firm partners with INgrooves Fontana for distribution and retail marketing, along with providing label services such as marketing, publicity, social media management, management consulting, music licensing and online marketing systems to independent labels.“Once I started getting to know everyone at indieExtreme®, I realized we all had the same vision for my music and career. I’m excited about being a part of such an innovative group; this opportunity helps me take the next step in my career and I’m looking forward to what’s in store for us,” says Skelton.LIVE SIMPLY is a meticulous collection of songs that are heartfelt, honest and rowdy, displaying a common theme of love and simplicity. All tracks were written by Skelton and produced by longtime friend and supporter Clay Corn of Ryder Media. Corn helps to deliver the songs and the range of emotion of the tracks on the album by featuring piano and baritone guitar blended with unique female harmonies that cleverly capture and showcase Skelton’s best songwriting to date.“I had a blast making this record with Grady,” says Corn“It was my job to frame his songs and voice with a sound that complimented what he’s already accomplished which, in my opinion, was laying a foundation for a long and influential career in the music scene.”Gerrie McDowell of Gerrieco (Dallas, Texas) will head up the radio promotion campaign for Skelton’s “Girl I Love.” This uptempo  and upbeat track, which showcases what Skelton says is “a break away from my normal skew on relationships,” will impact radio on March 26.

Making his initial Texas Country radio introduction in the fall 2009 with a self-titled album produced by Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen’s guitar player and producer), Skelton’s previous singles included “Give Up On Me” and “Bad Luck.” “We Like Drinkin'” was released last year on May 1 and occupied the #50 spot on the Texas Music Chart in October.

Skelton, who hails from Bellville, Texas, has shared the stage with many of the greats including Robert Earl Keen, Eli Young Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Stoney LaRue, and others.

He has played such noted venues as House of Blues, Firehouse Saloonand Armadillo Palace in Houston, Maggie Mae’s in Austin and Brewster Street Ice House in Corpus Christi. Other performances include the All Aggie Hullabaloo at Cowboys Stadium,Austin County Fair, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, and the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest which serves as the kick-off to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. He recently returned to his college home of Bryan/ College Station, Texas as part of Aggieland’s signature music festival and took the stage at Texas Hall of Fame at the Official Chilifest After Party as well.

LIVE SIMPLY can be found at popular digital retail outlets such as as iTunes, Amazon and Lone Star Music.

For more information on indieExtreme® please visit: www.indieextreme.com

For more information on Grady Skelton visit:www.gradyskelton.com.

FOR ARTIST INFORMATION/MATERIALS OR INTERVIEWS CONTACT:

SpinDrift Media & Entertainment | ami@spindriftme.com

Ph: 281-832-6696 |www.spindriftme.com

* Copy of LIVE SIMPLY available to media upon request

*Mp3 file of “We Like Drinkin'” and “Girl I Love” available upon request



 

 

 

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