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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.

CD reviews for Jedd Hughes

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Jedd Hughes cut his chops on the road as a guitarist in Patty Loveless' band. On his debut, Hughes steps out on his own with an offering that seamlessly spans country, pop and Americana genres. Hughes opens with the bright, 60's pop-influenced "I'm Your Man" and gets Paul Simon-ish with the sensitive "I'll Keep Movin'." But Hughes quickly demonstrates he knows his way around a roadhouse with "I Don't Have A Clue" and "Snake In The Grass. »»»
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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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