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Carter's Chord goes the digital route

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 – Carter's Chord will release their self-titled debut through all major online retailers digitally on June 17 with Show Dog Nashville. The albums physical release is expected later this year. This seems to be part of a trend towards digital release of albums. A disc by Jennifer Hanson comes out two weeks prior to Carter's Chord release.

Produced by Toby Keith and Barny Robertson, the trio's father, Carter's Chord captures the music of sisters Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson. Barny and Carter Robertson toured in Waylon Jennings band until the birth of their oldest daughter Becky. The group's name is an homage to their mother.

Carter's Chord includes 10 tracks, 5 written by the group and a backing vocal (on "Summer Early '60s") by their mother Carter, who is also the song's composer. The album also features the band's new single "Different Breed."

Hillary Lindsey ("Jesus Take The Wheel"), Scooter Caruso ("Better Than A Memory"), Aimee Mayo ("Amazed"), Craig Wiseman ("Love Me If You Can"), Sarah Buxton ("Stupid Boy"), Carolyn Dawn Johnson ("Georgia") and Kim Ritchey ("Believe Me Baby I Lied") all receive writing credits on the album.

The Robertson sisters made their major label debut as children, singing on Waylon Jennings' country album for kids, "Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals & Dirt." Their immersion in music led them almost inevitably to Nashville, where Toby Keith liked what he heard and signed them to his label. They will tour with Keith, Montgomery Gentry and Trailer Choir on Keith's Biggest & Baddest Tour, running June through this fall.

Songs on the release are:
1. Boys Like You (Give Love A Bad Name)
2. Young Love
3. Summer Early '60s
4. When We Get There
5. Dear Baltimore
6. Different Breed
7. Over You
8. Song Of Blue
9. Can't Seem To Let You Go
10. Goodbye Song

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