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Performs On DRX Showcase, Streaming Live January 20

Pictured at BMI offices in Nashville are L-R 
 Seated: Debbie Moore, James Carothers, Carrie Moore-Reed
Standing: JoAnn Berry (Manager) and Perry Howard 
(BMI Director,Writer/Publisher Relations)

Nashville, TN (January 19, 2015) - Country newcomer JAMES CAROTHERS has signed an exclusive worldwide booking agreement with Nashville-based THIRD COAST TALENT.  The deal comes just prior to Carothers' performance from the DRX Artist Showcase stage at 3rd and Lindsley, tomorrow at 6 p.m. CTHosted by beloved singer/songwriter and SiriusXM "Prime Country" personality Deborah Allen, the event will stream live HERE; Facebook fans can learn more at FB Events

Hailed for his "gut-bucket baritone," compelling songwriting and commanding stage presence, Carothers honed his chops on the Southwest touring circuit prior to his recent move to Nashville.  "It was important to me to get back to my roots," observes the native Tennessean.  "And this is still where the rubber meets the road on the business end of things."

The entertainer is easily winning over even the most-jaded of the City's movers and shakers, including MusicRow magazine's Robert K. Oermann, who recently reviewed "I Must Be Alive."  Oermann observes: "This moaning ode to a lost love has a super deep resonance and burning passion.  As a song, it's quite well crafted, with admirably dynamic melodic range as well as sturdy lyrics."  The single continues to gain support with radio programmers and is "On Deck" - soon to be charting on MusicRow.
Carothers, who has been compared to Waylon Jennings and Jamey Johnson, produced his current CD, HONKY TONK LAND (Renegade Mountain Records).  An eight-track tour-de-force of true Country music, the disc features seven Carothers' originals, and takes the listener back to a time when songs of life's triumphs and struggles filled the Country airwaves.  The album is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, Amazon UK and GooglePlay.

The team promoting Carothers and HONKY TONK LAND is finding a receptive audience for the young vocalist.  Recent media coverage includes: Country Music People, Guitarist Magazine, Scene Magazine, Country Music & Dance Scotland, Smalands Country Magazine, Country Jukebox, FAME, Country Music Matters, Roughstock, Music News Los Angeles, One Stop Country and more.

A native of McNairy County, Tennessee, James spent his boyhood leading the a cappella choir at the local Church of Christ before the family moved out west.  After 20 years as a resident of New Mexico, Carothers has returned to his Southern roots, bringing his young family to Nashville this year.  Considered a star in-the-making by some of the music industry's top pundits, he comes by his Country style honestly, counting Waylon, Willie, Merle and Johnny Cash as major overall influences, while naming Keith Whitley and George Jones as inspirations for his distinctive phrasing and singing.  As a writer, he admires the talents of Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams.  An adept lead guitar player ala Vince Gill, James is an engaging entertainer who leaves his audiences clamoring for more after every show.

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