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Listen to a track on our CD Tales of the New West to play a song with a title that piques your interest. Many of these are “story songs,” some true, some not. Click on the underlined track with the icon to hear a Real Audio Sample before buying. As you will note in the 12-song Tales of the New West CD, the Corey Songwriting Group offers a wide selection of country and western songs produced and presented through the auspices of Sharomar Music Publishing, Corey Productions, and a distinguished list of extraordinarily talented contributing writers, performers, arrangers, and producers. This CD features the powerful vocal stylings of Buddy Jewell, Sony Music's bright new star of C & W Top Forty and TV's weekly "Nashville Star" program.

The Songwriters
The Coreys and Dennis Kahler

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Tales of the New West
is the result of over a decade of C & W songwriting by the four Coreys: Arthur and Margie, and Sharon and Alton. Art and Alton Corey are brothers who have been writing songs for over 25 years, and during most of that time co-writing several tunes with Alton’s wife, Sharon, who also has an extensive canon of her own poetry. Art’s wife, Margie, also an accomplished writer of poems and verses, joined the song writing effort in 1993, making more contributions to the group’s growing body of material. Their most notable effort to date was the 1994 indie hit “Dark Desert Sky” recorded by Bill Scarbrough. Dennis Kahler, who wrote or co-wrote the lyrics to three of the songs on this CD (#1, 2, and 6) is a long-time friend and co-writer who has compiled a significant list of songwriting credits on his own and currently is the President of the Alabama Songwriters Association. Dennis has often collaborated with the Coreys several times over the past four years. The Coreys can be contacted at sharomarmusic@aol.com or (626) 858-9274. Dennis can be reached at (256) 352-4873.

The Singer
Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell is an accomplished singer/songwriter of pop, rock, and country ballads who has paid his dues singing in dance halls and honky tonks from Dallas to Denver. A native Arkansan, Buddy has made a significant impact as a vocalist in Nashville, where he has become one of the most recognizable names and voices in the “Music City” recording community. He has recorded a wide array of demonstrational tunes for many of the music industry’s top songwriters, including Don Schlitz, Carol Bayer Sager, Steve Seskin, Mark D. Sanders, and the godfather of country tunesmiths, Harlan Howard. Buddy’s rich and passionate tenor voice and commanding stage presence have earned him high marks as a singer who can dramatize a song in the tradition of the great western balladeers such as Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers and Rex Allen. Buddy’s voice was featured on two of comedian Bill Engvall’s hit singles/videos: “I’m a Cowboy” and “Hollywood Indian Guide,” and he has opened in concert for Alabama, as well as appeared on TNN’s “Crook & Chase. Buddy’s vocal performances have drawn tremendous acclaim this Spring on the “Nashville Star” singer/songwriter contest airing weekly on Saturday nights on the USA Channel. At the conclusion of the last episode of “Nashville Star” Buddy was awarded via national popular vote the contest’s Grand Prize---a performing artist contract with Sony Music and a “debut CD” to be produced by Clint Black. Currently, Buddy’s new Sony single CD featuring the top 20 song entitled “Can I Help Pour Out the Rain?” written by him for his daughter Lacey continues to move up radio C&W charts. Buddy Jewell can be contacted at his email address: buddy@buddyjewell.com or at his website address: www.buddyjewell.com

Final Mastering and Production
Marty Rifkin

Marty Rifkin is a highly-respected multi-instrumentalist and producer, who has a knack for composing that memorable riff or interlude that can define a song. The tasteful mixes and subtle balances achieved on Tales of the New West were the result of Marty’s production of the final master. He plays pedal steel, acoustic and electric guitar, dobro, and numerous other instruments. He performed on all the instruments featured on the songs he arranged, unless otherwise noted in the CD booklet. Marty has recorded with such notable artists as Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Jewel, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakam, and many others. As a producer, Marty owns and operates the successful Rifkin Productions in Santa Monica, California. A sampling of his many clients includes Smokey Robinson, Hal David, and Rita Coolidge. On Tales of the New West, Marty worked very closely with Art Corey to achieve the production values of the final master. Marty can be reached by telephone at his studio (310) 314-3366, or at his email address:mrifkin@linkline.com

Contributing Arrangers and Performers

Also contributing as producers on Tales of the New West are Denny Martin, Steven Cooper, and Ed Tree, each of whom offered vital creative concepts as well as virtuoso playing on the specific songs they arranged (Denny arranged songs 3 & 8; Steven arranged song 10, and Ed arranged song 12). All manage their own respective recording studios: Denny Martin can be reached at (615) 361-6073; Ed Tree at (323) 256-2771; and Steven Cooper at (615) 952-2138. The band musicians and the excellent harmony vocals (most were performed by the incomparable tenor Joey Scarbury) are credited and noted in detail in the CD booklet. Thanks to all!

Here’s some text from our CD Master Back Cover that may be of help to confirm names, numbers, and addresses.

Sharomar Music Publishing
Division of Arthur Corey Productions BMI
147 West Route 66 #636
Glendora, Ca. 91740
(626) 858-9274
The Sharomar Music Publishing e-mail address is: Sharomarmusic@aol.com

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