Girls Guns and Glory inks with Lonesome Day
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – Boston-based country band Guns Girls and Glory will see their first release, "Inverted Valentine," picked by Lonesome Day Records for distribution starting in late January or early February 2009. Label head Randall Deaton said Wednesday this would lead the way for a second release from the band on Lonesome Day also in 2009. The group gained positive feedback during their gig at the Americana Music Association festival in Nashville in September.
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