Cole Deggs & The Lonesome sign with Columbia Nashville
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 – Cole Deggs & The Lonesome as the newest addition to its Columbia Nashville label. The five-piece band, fronted by Cole Deggs, is comprised of Cole's brother Shade on bass, brothers Jimmy and David Wallace on keyboards and lead guitar, respectively, and Florida native Brian Hayes on drums. The Deggs brothers grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas, while the Wallaces hail from Shreveport, La.
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