Jedd Hughes signs with Capitol
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
– Jedd Hughes, an Australian native with one album under his belt, recently signed with Capitol Nashville, he confirmed Wednesday.
Hughes said he was "almost done with the new record...Probably won't release the album till next year." Hughes said he worked on the record with Tom Bukovac, who he describe as a "great new producer/guitar player."
Hughes had one album - "Transcontinental" - out on MCA in 2004 and had a few singles chart, but neither received much airplay. He is known as an excellent guitar player. He did a stint as a guitarist for Patty Loveless and also Rodney Crowell.
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