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11/18/2013

Country Music Hit-Makers to Perform at Palms Casino Resort with “Whiskey & Words” During NFR

Country Music Hit-Makers to Perform at Palms Resort Casino with 'Whiskey & Words' During NFR

NASHVILLE Hit-making Country music songwriters will perform and share the stories behind their songs at the inaugural “Whiskey & Words” songwriter series on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 at The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “Whiskey & Words” will feature Nashville-style rounds of music and stories from hit songwriters Bridgette Tatum, Jason Matthews and Phillip White, along with special guests. Presented by Pendleton Whisky, “Whiskey & Words” launches as the National Finals Rodeo storms Las Vegas.

“Country music’s presence on The Strip continues to grow with award shows and high-profile residencies,” said event promoter Carolyn Miller, president of 343 Agency. “We’re proud to launch ‘Whiskey & Words,’ bringing the writers behind Country music hits to Palms Casino Resort, especially during the NFR, where there will be an even greater presence of Country fans in town.”

Widely known as “the Cowboy Whisky,” Pendleton Whisky is the original, authentic, premium whisky of the American West and the official spirit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Also known to be linked with this “Cowboy Whisky,” are the women of the Pendleton Posse. Representing Pendleton Whisky by traveling the rodeo circuit, this well-known group is comprised of young women with authentic western backgrounds who will help facilitate the rodeo party atmosphere at The Lounge, Dec. 5 and 6.

In 2009, Bridgette Tatum co-wrote the most played song on Country radio stations across the country. “She’s Country,” recorded and released by Platinum-selling country superstar Jason Aldean, held the No. 1 position on the chart for two consecutive weeks. In 2010, Tatum’s “Loud” was selected as the official theme song for the ACC Football Conference’s 2010 Season and heard in over 27 million households. Additional songwriting credits includes cuts on albums by The Farm and Kristy Lee Cook.

In 2006, Jason Matthews landed his first No. 1, “Must Be Doin' Something Right,” which was recorded by Billy Currington and earned him Music Row magazine’s “Breakthrough Writer Of The Year” award and several ASCAP awards. Subsequent radio singles written by Matthews include “When I Get It” (Craig Campbell), “Country Man” (Luke Bryan), “Break Down Here” (Julie Roberts) and “One Last Time” (Dusty Drake) among others.

Phillip White’s songwriting credits include Reba McEntire’s “He Gets That From Me” and “I’m A Survivor,” (the theme song for her WB sitcom, Reba,), “On Again Tonight” (Trent Willmon), “Nobody But Me” (Blake Shelton), “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” (Neal McCoy) and “I’m Movin’ On” (Rascal Flatts), the 2002 NSAI and Academy of Country Music “Song of the Year.” White’s songs have also been recorded by BlackHawk, Tanya Tucker, Gary Allan, George Strait and Kenny Rogers.

Showtime is 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at Palms Casino Resort box office. Phone: (702) 944- 3200. For additional information on “Whiskey & Words” visit www.343Agency.com.

343 Agency media contact:
Jim Havey, JIM HAVEY PR
(615) 251-8802 or jhavey@jimhaveypr.com

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