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ShowDog Nashville label inks another act

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 – Toby Keith's ShowDog Nashville label inked another act, and this one goes back to Keith's Oklahoma roots. Rushlow Harris, which includes former Little Texas member Tim Rushlow, was introduced by the label during the recent Academy of Country Music festivities. The duo's debut single "That's So You" goes for adds at radio on July 5.

Cousins Rushlow and Doni Harris, encouraged by Keith, recently entered the studio as a duo for the first time. After cutting four songs, Show Dog signed them. "Some rough MP3s of the single were sent out to give a few radio people a preview," Rushlow said, "and immediately my cell phone started ringing. They were like, 'Don't send us something this good if you don't want it on the air.'

"Toby called me the week before the ACM awards and said 'Hey, we're dropping everything else we're doing over here. My staff is freaked out over you guys. We're coming with the single now. We'll roll you out at the awards, I'll personally escort you around to radio and do the interviews with you. And starting Aug. 11, you're opening my tour through the end of the year.'"

Rushlow and Harris grew up in a musical family and played in rival bands on the regional club circuit in their youth. Rushlow fronted Little Texas, Hall was in Lariat, while local Oklahoma band, Easy Money, fronted by Keith, was on the circuit as well.

Hall later joined Rushlow on his solo project and the band Rushlow, though neither made much of an impact. Rushlow Harris are currently working on their debut album with producers Christy DiNapoli and Derek Bason.

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