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Broken Bow signs James Wesley

Friday, November 20, 2009 – James Wesley signed with Broken Bow Records, the home of Jason Aldean. Wesley's new single, Jackson Hole, was shipped to radio and goes for adds Dec. 7.

CEO/President Benny Brown said, "James Wesley has all the traditional values of a true country artist, yet adds a contemporary flair to his sound. I am excited about his music and look forward to growing his career."

Born in a small town in the southeast corner of Kansas, Wesley began singing in church, which quickly evolved into playing local clubs while in college. After performing at live venues for several years, he traveled to Nashville where he met hit songwriter Rodney Clawson (Why, Amarillo Sky, Johnny Cash and I Saw God Today) and producer/engineer Dan Frizsell. Their friendship quickly turned into a creative collaboration resulting in the debut single, penned by Clawson and Monty Criswell.

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