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Former Trick Pony singer Heidi Newfield offers debut single

Friday, April 11, 2008 – Former Trick Pony lead singer Heidi Newfield released her debut single as a solo artist, "Johnny And June." Landing at number 46 on the R&R chart and number 50 on the Mediabase chart today, "Johnny And June" is the first single from Newfield's yet-to-be-titled debut solo album on Curb/Asylum Records, scheduled for a summer release.

Producer Tony Brown said, "With Heidi, we knew the first (single) was going to set the bar for what radio thinks about her going solo. We knew it had to be undeniable, and that's what it became."

Newfield wrote 6 of the disc's 10 songs, including "Johnny And June," which she co-wrote with Stephony Smith and Deanna Bryant. "I have always loved Heidi's voice and when we wrote 'Johnny & June,' I totally flipped out over how that voice sounded with this song. I thought it was a match made in heaven," said Bryant. "This was special from the get-go for me, and I can't tell you how excited I was as a songwriter to be a part of that. It is what a songwriter's dreams are made of."

Newfield kicks off her first-ever solo tour with an appearance at Country Thunder in Florence, Ariz. April 20, Tampa, Fla. on April 26 and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on April 27 as part of the 10th annual "Jammin' to Beat The Blues" concert benefiting the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee.

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