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WARNER BROS. RECORDS RELEASES ORIGINAL SONGWRITER DEMOS – AVAILABLE TODAY, OCTOBER 19TH

WARNER BROS. RECORDS RELEASES ORIGINAL SONGWRITER DEMOS – AVAILABLE TODAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Nashville, TN – (October 19th, 2010) – Warner Bros. Records is bringing music back to its roots with the release of Volumes 1 and 2 of the Original Songwriter Demos, a collection of original demo performances, available TODAY. This unique project gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at country music’s most influential hits, with fan favorites like Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me “ and George Strait’s “Check Yes or No.” The Original Songwriter Demos provides a fresh perspective by showcasing the original intent of the songwriter and by letting music fans hear the version that was pitched to the artists who have made these hits into a household classic. In addition, the CD booklet and digital download PDF contains the stories behind each hit song as told by the songwriters. The Original Songwriter Demos will be available online at www.originalsongwriterdemos.com as well as at all digital retailers. Several Nashville songwriting and music industry landmarks will also carry the project including The Bluebird Cafe, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Grand Ole Opry Gift Shop.

Highlights in Volume 1 include hits such as Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine" (Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison), Miranda Lambert's "The House that Built Me" (Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin) and Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" (Mark Sanders, Tia Sillers). Volume 2 includes classics like, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's "It's Your Love" (Stephony Smith), John Michael Montgomery's "I Swear" (Gary Baker, Frank Meyers) and Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel" (Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Brett James).

Track listing for the Original Songwriter Demos:

Volume 1
1. The Dance – Garth Brooks (Tony Arata)
2. Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter (Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison)
3. Something Like That – Tim McGraw (Rick Ferrell, Keith Follese)
4. Independence Day – Martina McBride (Gretchen Peters)
5. Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts (Jeff Hanna, Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd)
6. It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson (Jim Brown, Donald Rollins)
7. She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy – Kenny Chesney (Jim Collins, Paul Overstreet)
8. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack (Mark Sanders, Tia Sillers)
9. Amazed – Lonestar (Marv Green, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo)
10. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert (Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin)

Volume 2
1. Check Yes Or No – George Strait (Dana Hunt, Danny Wells)
2. If Tomorrow Never Comes – Garth Brooks (Kent Blazy, Garth Brooks)
3. It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (Stephony Smith)
4. If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Adkins (Dave Berg, Annie Tate, Sam Tate)
5. I Swear – John Michael Montgomery (Gary Baker, Frank Myers)
6. How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes (Diane Warren)
7. Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You – Brooks & Dunn (Rivers Rutherford, Tom Shapiro)
8. Every Day – Rascal Flatts (Alissa Moreno, Jeffrey Steele)
9. How Forever Feels – Kenny Chesney (Wendell Mobley, Tony Mullins)
10. Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood (Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Brett James)

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