SOURCE: Nashville Records, Inc.

April 17, 2007 11:39 ET

Nashville Records™ Adds Well-Known Artists Johnny Lee & John Ford Coley to Its Upcoming Christmas Album

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Nashville Records, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NSHV) is proud to announce the addition of Johnny Lee and John Ford Coley -- two prominent artists with # 1 hits -- to its upcoming Christmas album. These signings are another major step in ensuring the successful release of this unique production which will blend classic and original Christmas songs by a growing group of talented artists.

Johnny Lee's popularity soared after performing the smash hit "Lookin' For Love" in the 1980 movie "Urban Cowboy" starring John Travolta. The movie helped make country music become a prime entertainment force in cities throughout America. The song not only became Johnny's first Gold Record, but it also became a huge crossover hit, spending 3 weeks on top of the county charts and becoming a # 5 pop hit. The song also received a Grammy nomination. As a testimony to Johnny's growing popularity, the soundtrack for the song was shared with such musical greats as the Eagles, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt and Bob Seger.

"Lookin' For Love" was followed-up with another best seller, "One In A Million," which spent two weeks at the # 1 spot on the country charts. More #1 singles quickly occurred including "Bet Your Heart On Me," "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with Lane Brody), and "You Could've Heard a Heart Break." Johnny's string of Top 10 hits continued with "Pickin' Up Strangers," "Prisoner of Hope," "Be There for Me Baby," "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," "Hey Bartender" and "Rollin' Lonely." Increasingly in demand to perform in front of a variety of audiences, he appeared on talk shows, network specials and TV series such as "Fantasy Island," "ChiPS," "The Fall Guy" and "The A-Team," as well as a stint on "The Grand Ole' Opry."

John Ford Coley is most famous for hit songs such as: "Love Is The Answer," "Gone Too Far," "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," "Nights Are Forever," "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again," "Come Back To Me" and many others. In 2003, "Nights are Forever" appeared in the film "Dickie Roberts Former Child Star." The song also appeared in the film "Long Kiss Goodnight" starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Famous hit-makers that John performed alongside with include: Elton John, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Carole King, Bread, Loggins and Messina, Led Zepplin, Carly Simon, Bill Cosby, Steve Miller Band, Randy Bachman, Air Supply, and Gordon Lightfoot, to name a few.

John's television appearances cross all demographic boundaries. He's hosted "The Midnight Special" and co-hosted "The Mike Douglas Show." Appearances have also been made on "The Tonight Show," "Merv Griffin," "David Soul and Friends," "Dinah," "American Bandstand," "Hollywood Squares" (A special rock edition), "Make Me Laugh," "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," "Prime Time Country," and the "Trinity Broadcasting Network."

In the mid-1980s, John entered acting playing the role of a drummer alongside Eagles Timothy B. Schmidt in "Scenes From The Gold Mine." The film also featured Joe Pantoliano, well known today for his role in the "Sopranos." In "Dream A Little Dream," Coley performed as the not-so-nice boyfriend of actress Susan Blakely. In his most rewarding role, John played a drug dealer who was killed by his partner in an episode of "America's Most Wanted" -- a re-enactment that resulted in the capture of John's character's real-life killer in record time.

Currently, John Ford Coley is touring throughout the U.S. and Canada, and plans to return to the Philippines for the fifth time in Spring 2007. He has produced two new country acts in Nashville and most recently played on the same bill with Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Poco, Ambrosia, and Alice Cooper, as well as with Terry Sylvester (formerly of the Hollies).

Both Johnny Lee and John Ford Coley's crossover popularity gives Nashville Records™ Christmas Album an added dimension to the pop and crossover market. Further, a company spokesperson, Arlene Duncan commented, "Artists such as Johnny Lee and John Ford Coley, as well as previously announced well-known performers such as Roy Clark, have such universal appeal that they have the ability to 'sell the Christmas album themselves' in Branson and concerts abroad -- creating that rare situation where the Company won't have to pay a penny for advertising and sales."

Accomplishments and audio clips of Johnny Lee and John Ford Coley can be found on the Company's website.

Nashville Records, Inc. is a Nashville-based record label located in the heart of Music Row. The key management and advisors were industry-retired individuals that were dissatisfied with the direction in which the music industry was headed. In the past, this combined management team is credited with sales of well into the billions of dollars and has been responsible for hundreds of charted hits.

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