Mar 20, 2018
Creative Nation and Pulse Music Group extend music publishing deal with Barry Dean

Creative Nation and Pulse Music Group have announced the re-signing of Barry Dean to a music publishing contract which initially began in November 2011. His songwriting hits include “Pontoon” and “Day Drinkin’” (Little Big Town), “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (Tim McGraw), “Think a Little Less” (Michael Ray), “Girls Chase Boys” and “Hell No” (Ingrid Michaelson), “God’s Will” (Martina McBride), and “1994” (Jason Aldean). His catalog also includes songs recorded by Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, BØRNS, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, and Carrie Underwood, among others.

“Barry was our first writer at Creative Nation and he really helped us define our culture. He set the tone of compassion, hard work and authenticity. Pulse has been our partner with Barry since the beginning, so it’s exciting to continue our relationship and keep building toward the future,” Creative Nation’s Co-Founder and CEO, Beth Laird, says.

“It's rare you get to be a part of such a great team. It's very unique to have a situation as a writer where I get to write and focus on creativity and the artists I get to work with. I have so much confidence in the people around me – they're creating that environment that allows great things to happen. I've been blessed to be a part of this since day one and I'm so thankful I get to continue be an active part going forward,” Dean says.

“We are honored to be extending our relationship with Barry Dean and thrilled to continue our journey together. Since we first established our partnership with Creative Nation in 2012, we’ve been fortunate to have Barry in our lives and consider him to be a part of a core group of writers that has propelled PULSE’s growth over the past several years. He is truly an 'artist whisperer' with a unique ability to get the best out of anyone he works with in the studio, no matter what genre or walk of life they may come from.” Pulse Music Group’s co-founder, Scott Cutler, adds.

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 Mar 10, 2018
Muscadine Bloodline - "Can't Tell You No"
As the date of Muscadine Bloodline's new EP 'Movin' On' grows nearer, the duo released a second single today titled "Can't Tell You No." They are currently on a nationwide concert tour which concludes in April at the Stagecoach Festival. Tickets for all shows can be found here

Download or stream "Can't Tell You No" and pre-order Muscadine Bloodline's new EP here

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 Mar 10, 2018
Luke Laird interview on the Big D & Bubba Show

Luke Laird was recently interviewed by Big D and Bubba on their popular podcast where he talked about writing Little Big Town's "Pontoon" and several other hits. Listen to the full interview here.

Luke also posted a new demo on his soundcloud of a song he co-wrote with Natalie Hemby titled "Tell Me About Your Life." Listen here

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 Mar 10, 2018
#CNMusicMonday - "Downtown"

We all know things are always great when you're "Downtown"! Listen to the original demo of Lady Antebellum's platinum-certified #1 Country radio hit which co-written by Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally. Listen to it on our Soundcloud here

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 Feb 20, 2018
Kassi Ashton and Muscadine Bloodline added to the Stagecoach 2018 lineup!

Stagecoach and Sirius XM announced the lineup for the Spotlight Stage at this year's festival, and Kassi Ashton and Muscadine Bloodline will both be performing on Saturday, April 28th! Both artists have been supported by Sirius XM's "The Highway" and will join artists such as Carly Pearce, Delta Rae, and Ashley McBryde on this stage dedicated to artists on the rise in 2018.

Tickets for Stagecoach can be found here

Learn more about Kassi Ashton here

Learn more about Muscadine Bloodline here

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 Feb 13, 2018
#CNMusicMonday - "Heaven on a Hardwood Floor"

Here's a straight ahead groove from Muscadine Bloodline's Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster along with the man Rhett Akins. Check out "Heaven on a Hardwood" floor on Soundcloud and follow us here

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