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New artists debut

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – Today is a big day for two newcomers because both Dustin Lynch and JT Hodges release their debuts.

Lynch is out with his self-titled disc on Broken Bow. The disc features his hit singles Cowboys and Angels." Produced by award-winning Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten, the album consists of 13 songs, 10 of which were written or co-written by Lynch.

Hodges also has a self-titled release out on Show Dog-Universal. Mark Wright, Don Cook and Mark Collie all pitched in to produce the disc.The Fort Worth, Texas native co-wrote 8 of the CD's 10 tracks.

Dierks Bentley releases an EP, "Country & Cold Cans." The set contains four new songs.

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