Carr Helps Steer Road Hammers To Juno Victory

HALIFAX: 10-4 good buddies: ole, the Canadian independent music publishing giant, heartily congratulates The Road Hammers for winning its well-deserved Juno on April 2 for Country Recording Of The Year for its debut album The Road Hammers.

Described as "a rip-roarin', pedal-to-the-metal, rollin'-down-the-highway, stick-shiftin' rollicking good time from ignition to shutdown," and "diesel-fueled hardcore white-line country" by The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, the Canadian gold album The Road Hammers also boasts a couple of contributions from ole-affiliated Roots Three Music Publishing writer-in-residence Denny Carr -- namely the Top 10 Canadian hit "I'm A Roadhammer" and "Keep On Truckin'."

Aside from offering Road Hammers Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne, as well as Roots Three Music's Denny Carr, our best, ole also throws a shout-out to RGK Entertainment's Corb Lund for his victory in the Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year: Solo category for Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer.

Founded by Ron Kitchener, the Toronto-based RGK Entertainment Group encompasses a management division, Open Road Recordings and Roots Three Music Publishing, a co-venture with ole that includes a Nashville office located in the heart of Music Row.

about ole
ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto. Co-founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMG Music Publishing Canada) and Tim Laing, ole has been initially financed to the tune of over $100 million dollars. ole boasts an experienced team of some 18 industry professionals involved in acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide. The ole catalogue includes over twenty thousand songs across all genres ranging from pop, to country, to urban to rhythm & blues and soul. ole has completed some 21 MM USD in new acquisitions over the past year including purchases of the Balmur, Encore, Keith Follese, Dream Warriors and David Tyson publishing catalogues. Recent song placements include the leadoff single "Shoes" by Shania Twain from Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives, Sean Paul's "Change The Game," "He Ain't Even Cold Yet" by Gretchen Wilson and Jaheim's "Daddy Thing." Additionally, ole has concluded publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, The National Film Board Of Canada, Shaftesbury Films, CCI Entertainment, Arcadia Entertainment, Devine Entertainment, Suman, Mona Lisa and Slanted Wheel. ole is the exclusive Canadian sub-publisher for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley and Otis Rush. The company has signed songwriters Gerald O'Brien, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, James Huff, Scarlett and Derek Brin and has struck a co-venture deal with Last Gang Publishing, a division of Last Gang Entertainment bringing West Coast rocker Panurge and Kinnie Starr to the roster. ole also recently announced another co-venture with Roots Three Music, which includes songwriters Denny Carr, Chris Thornsteinson and Dave Wasyliw. At ole the goal is to be the home for the best songwriters, composers, management talent and intellectual property investors and the first choice music source for creators in all media. To contact ole, please visit our website at