A VIVATON ANNOUNCEMENT
Dave Weigand to Head Up Sales & Marketing
TN (October 5, 2004)– Jeff Huskins, President/CEO, Vivaton
Records has announced an integral addition to the Executive Staff.
Dave Weigand officially joins the Vivaton staff as Executive
VP of Sales & Marketing. Formerly of MCA Records, Weigand
has more than 20 years experience in Marketing and Sales. Weigand
worked under the Universal Music Group umbrella, spending the last 15
years under the MCA-Nashville arm. His sales and marketing expertise
ranges from acting as local sales representative for Universal
Distribution to heading up the marketing and sales department of MCA
Nashville as their Sr. VP OF Marketing and Sales. Weigand has been
instrumental in the career development of George Strait, Reba McEntire,
Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Womack, Mark Chesnutt and Gary Allan.
During his tenure at MCA Nashville, the label was named Label of
the Year for the entire decade of the 90’s by Billboard and
Dave Weigand reunites with Shelia Shipley Biddy. Biddy
and Weigand initially spent fifteen years working together at MCA
Finalizing his decision, Jeff Huskins elaborates:
"Dave Weigand has been a major player in the country music
industry for twenty plus years. His expertise is a necessary element
to this label’s structure to enable Vivaton to be competitive. Dave
Weigand has an ear for good music and we are pleased to have him on
Dave Weigand adds, “Vivaton is an aggressive
independent label. The staff is comprised of a group of individuals
with a deep-rooted passion for good music, personal integrity,
commitment to the artists, and knowledge of the music. This label is
about the artistry, not the trends—that’s the reason that I’m
here—because of the diversity and the belief in good music.”
Vivaton officially opened its doors with a fully
staffed national and regional promotion department February 2, 2004.
The first album project released under the Vivaton imprint was
recorded by Mark Chesnutt, SAVIN’ THE HONKY TONK—September
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LABEL CONTACTS:Jeff Huskins –
Shelia Shipley Biddy - Executive VP, National Promotion & Artist
Amy Stevens - Vice President, Legal Affairs & International
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SCORES FIRST US NUMBER ONE ALBUM
October 4, 2004
new album Be Here has debuted at number one on the Billboard
Top Country Albums Chart in America, his first number
one album in the United States.
album debuted on the broader Billboard 200 albums chart making it the
third highest selling album in America for the week.
In Australia, Be
Here debuted at number one on the Australian Country Charts and 11
on the broader Top 100.
The debut single from
the album – Days Go By – meanwhile has spent its fourth
week at the top of the Billboard Country Singles Chart in America
after 15 weeks in. It has risen as high as 31 on the broader American
pop singles chart.
Be Here sold
148,000 copies in its first week of release in America.
Keith's Golden Road
album remains in the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, at number
nine after almost two years in the chart.
Legend Dolly Parton
Performs at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace December 7
"Hello, I'm Dolly!"
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Palace is
proud to present country music star Dolly Parton at The Colosseum at
Caesars Palace on Tuesday,
December 7 at 10:30 p.m. This special one night only Las Vegas
performance is part of her most extensive tour in 20 years. The
"Hello, I'm Dolly" tour marks the very first time audiences
will get to travel with the iconic singer, songwriter, entrepreneur
and philanthropist through her extensive and eclectic songbook, and
relive the songs from every era of her stunning, four decades-long
"Dolly Parton is a superstar and a true
American music legend," said Caesars Palace President, Mark
Juliano. "We are excited for the opportunity to host such an
entertainer at Caesars Palace and proud that she has chosen to perform
her only Las Vegas show inside The Colosseum."
Tickets are on sale now and range from $65 to
$100, including tax. Tickets are available for purchase in person at
the Caesars Palace Box Office from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily or through
Ticketmaster by calling (702) 474-4000, online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Ticketmaster fees may apply. Show time is 10:30 p.m. Caesars Palace
room and show packages are available by calling 1-800-634-6661.
The "Hello, I'm Dolly" tour will offer
fans the chance to see Dolly Parton dip into every facet of her
genre-defying musical career. Fan favorites, like the early
Appalachian songs that brought her to stardom, the hugely successful
pop hits from the 70s and 80s, her work with Kenny Rogers, her
favorite numbers from recent albums "Little Sparrow" and the
critically-acclaimed "The Grass is Blue" and brand new
material from her forthcoming album, "Blue Smoke," will come
to life on stage.
From her humble beginnings to her current status
as an internationally recognized cultural icon, Dolly Parton endures
with her unique brand of unabashed authenticity. Dolly's last tour in
2002 hit the small club circuit in support of her most recent
bluegrass album, "Halos & Horns."
Now, "Hello, I'm Dolly" marks the very
first time fans can experience the breadth of Dolly's work --
everything they love about their favorite performer, from every
decade, including the hits "I Will Always Love You," "9
to 5," "Coat of Many Colors," "Islands in the
Stream" and "Jolene."
Boasting a fan-friendly feel, the "Hello, I'm
Dolly" arena venues will be transformed to enhance the intimate
experience. The show will feature an exciting array of superior sound,
quality lighting, original set design and large video screens that
will highlight the striking images of Dolly throughout her illustrious
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is designed to
accommodate entertainment of all varieties while providing audiences
with an extraordinary and intimate experience. Built by Caesars
Entertainment, Inc. at a cost of $95 million, The Colosseum at Caesars
Palace is a striking landmark at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and
is home to "A New Day ... " featuring Celine Dion and Elton
John's "The Red Piano." The Colosseum has also hosted such
stars as Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Luciano
Pavarotti and Tim McGraw since opening in 2003.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's
leading gaming companies. With $4.5 billion in annual net revenue, 28
properties on four continents, 29,000 hotel rooms, two million square
feet of casino space and 55,000 employees, the Caesars portfolio is
among the strongest in the industry. Caesars casino resorts operate
under the Caesars, Bally's, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris
brand names. The company has its corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.
Additional information on Caesars Entertainment can be accessed
through the company's web site at www.caesars.com.
Source: Caesars Palace
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