George Ducas signs new record deal
Friday, September 26, 2008
– George Ducas, who had a hit for himself with Lipstick Promises,
inked a recording deal with WhiteStar Nashville and a publishing agreement with WhiteStar Publishing, it was announced Friday. Ducas, the flagship artist for WhiteStar, will be a creative advisor to future writers to develop the WhiteStar catalog.
Ducas has enjoyed success as a songwriter, writing songs for Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, George Jones, Trisha Yearwood and Sara Evans.
WhiteStar President and CEO JC Lestorti said, "The label all started due to my meeting George Ducas. We both had a common background through the legendary Jimmy Bowen, and our relationship has progressed to where George is the flagship artist for the new record company. By the end of 2008, we will also be signing a duo, a female act and a group. I believe I have found the artists that will compliment George Ducas on the label and am currently in negotiations. I am willing to do whatever it takes to make the label succeed and also have plans for other business ventures in Nashville."
"It has always been my dream to start my own label in Nashville," he said. "With George Ducas' major credits as a songwriter, including hits for to name a few, he could not be a better flagship artist for my new label."
More recently, Ducas penned the track Always the Love Songson the Eli Young Band's album "Jet Black And Jealous," released Sept. 16. Ducas is currently on the road with Keith Anderson sharing tour dates in Las Vegas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
CD reviews for George Ducas
The fourth full-length release from Nashville-based George Ducas, best known for his 1994 hit "Lipstick Promises" and as a songwriter for the likes of George Jones, Garth Brooks, Sara Evans and the Dixie Chicks, was initially released incrementally in four installments of three song EPs. Ducas co-wrote all 12 tracks with elements of country, rock, pop and blues with mostly good results.
The strongest composition by far in the bluesy title track (co-written with Jeremy Crady), a dark ...
With his 1994 debut album, George Ducas joined Dwight Yoakam and Marty Stuart in a small group of artists writing and singing traditional country music yet managing to sound fresh and modern at the same time.
Here, once again with the help of producer and guitarist Richard Bennett, Ducas proves his debut was no fluke. "You Could've Fooled Me" and "Heartaches and Dreams" are jangly country-pop songs with a big, highly electrified sound. "I'm Pretending" is a traditional honky-tonk two-step, and ...