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Harmon releases EP

Friday, December 9, 2016 – Trent Harmon, of American Idol-winning fame, releases his debut EP today. He recorded the five-song project with songwriter/producer Jimmy Robbins and producer Julian Raymond. The release from the Mississippi native is layered with country soul-infused original tracks like his Season XV coronation song "Falling" and the single "There's A Girl" in addition to renditions of hits from ZZ Top ("Sharp Dressed Man"), Justin Timberlake ("Drink You Away") and Sia ("Chandelier").
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