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Holidays introduces Carter's Chord trio

Friday, November 30, 2007 – The holiday season is introducing Carter's Chord, the trio of singing and songwriting sisters whose debut album, produced by Toby Keith, will be released in early 2008 on Show Dog Nashville.

Their version of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" that the sisters taped as part of their appearance on the CMT.com web show "Unplugged at Studio 330" is in medium rotation for the holidays on the CMT Network and CMT Pure Country.

On Dec. 4, four songs by Carter's Chord will be available for digital download from iTunes. The group's debut single, "Young Love," will be released to radio on Jan. 14. iTunes will also offer downloads of another holiday song by Carter's Chord, "Santa Baby" plus "Boys Like You (Give Love a Bad Name)" from their upcoming album.

Carter's Chord is sisters Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson, who were literally born into and raised within country music, thanks to their musical parents: Grammy-winning keyboard player, arranger and producer Barny Robertson and singer Carter Robertson, who toured and recorded with Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter during the height of the Outlaw movement from the mid 1970s through the early '80s.

The sisters were signed by Keith to Show Dog Nashville after a Valentine's Day, 2006 showcase.

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