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Road Hammers sign with Montage Music

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 – Canadian band The Road Hammers signed a record deal with Montage Music Group, a recently activated Nashville-based label. Jason McCoy, (2004 Canadian Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year) Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne and Corbett Frasz make up this quartet playing country, southern rock and blues.

"We're looking forward to rockin America with Montage, this is a kick ass label, who get what we do...we play to live and live to play and hope to make a lot of fans along the way," said McCoy.

The Road Hammers have made a mark in Canada where they caught the attention of CMT Canada. The station followed the band and documented their journey on the road and in the studio while making their first album in 2004. The footage became a prime time, 6-episode reality series on the Canadian network, airing in 2005.

The Road Hammers are the reigning winners of the Canadian Country Music Association's "Video of the Year" and "Group or Duo of the Year" awards. They are also distinguished with the Juno award for Best Country Album in spring of 2006.

"We couldn't be happier that the Hammers are part of the Montage family. Their fresh viewpoint on the industry and approach to music are what sold us on them," says Allen Butler, President and CEO of Montage.

The new single "I'm A Road Hammer" releases to radio in the very near future with a full length CD to follow later this year.

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In 2005, The Road Hammers marked their birth as a band with an album and a reality TV show. They won awards, sold platinum and spawned several radio hits in Canada. Naturally, they want to repeat the trick, this time breaking into the American market with another reality show ("The Road Hammers" on Great American Country) and an updated version of their debut. There have been some changes - one main track and some unnecessary filler were dropped in favor of three new songs - but the »»»
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Inspired by classic trucking music, Canadian Jason McCoy formed The RoadHammers with Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne and cut a debut devoted to that genre. An entire album focused on trucking songs runs the risk of repetitiveness, but the band largely avoids the problem by varying tone and tempo. Some songs most obviously "Overdrive" and "The Hammer Goin' Down" dodrift towards clich+, but others, like "Willin'" and "Girl on the Billboard" are elevated by better writing. In "Keep on Truckin'" and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
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