Robert Weedman Tapped to Exploit Publishing Catalogs of Johnny Bond & Tex Ritter robert weedman

Nashville, TN (June 20, 2006) -- Johnny Bond Publications is pleased to announce that Robert Weedman has been named as Creative Director of the music publishing companies established in 1955 by Country Music Hall of Fame members Johnny Bond and Tex Ritter. As the grandson of Johnny Bond, Weedman will be the third generation of the family to manage this catalog of country classics. His previous industry experience includes a five-year stint with Sony Music, and the post of office manager for the NASHVILLE entertainment ASSOCIATION (NeA). “Robert grew up with these songs,” explains JBP President and owner, Sherry Bond. “With the recent increase in interest in our catalog, it was necessary to hire a Creative Director. Robert was the natural choice.”

Johnny Bond Publications contains country standards written by Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan, The Delmore Brothers, Harlan Howard, Freddie Hart, and many others in addition to Bond and Ritter. Weedman will initially concentrate his efforts on further exploiting the catalog to the film and television markets. Recently, the following songs have been used in those mediums: “Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer” (closing credits for “Deadwood” Season Two Finale, and Steven Spielberg’s TAKEN) and “Burn Me Down” (Nashville Star). The ever-popular, “Take Me Back To Tulsa,” was featured in A RIDE WITH BOB, a musical based on the life of Bob Wills.

In addition to administering the catalog’s classic material, Weedman will be signing new writers.

Johnny Bond Publications Contact Information:

Robert Weedman

P.O. Box 158029

Nashville, TN 37215


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