Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell may be best known for his artistic collaboration with some of today’s biggest names in Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music but he also happens to have Country Music blood running through his veins. As the nephew of Country Stars, David & Lefty Frizzell and the son of Country Gospel Artist, Allen Frizzell, former husband to Shelly West, daughter of the late great Dottie West, Corey knows a great singer when he hears one. And that’s what he hears in KY native, Chris Caskey.
After first hearing Caskey at an event at the KY Music Hall of Fame in Aug of 09’, Frizzell quickly began working in Nashville to put a Chris Caskey project together. By November of this year Frizzell successfully attained investment and put together a winning team to record, market and promote Caskey, launching his first single “God’s Pocket” to radio, debuting in January of 2011 on TCM Records.
Although this will be Chris Caskey’s first release to radio, he’s no stranger to the music industry, being first recognized for his vocal talents by Bob Stegall with Jen Eri Lin Music Publishing and Carson Chamberlain, Producer of Easton Corbin’s latest album, whom was pivotal in scoring Chris an artist development deal with Mercury Records in 98’.
Randy Matthews, President of TCM Records and owner of Nashville Music Guide Magazine, has enjoyed previous top 40 success with Country Artist’s, Jason Savory and Chris Winward on the Texas music charts.
The single was recorded in Nashville at Slack Key Studio, produced by Grammy winning, Slack Key owner, Randy Kohrs whom also happens to be a Country/ Bluegrass artist and Dolbro session player in high demand, working with everyone from Dirks Bentley, Dolly Parton, Hank Thompson, Little Big Town, Tom T. Hall and Jim Lauderdale to name a few.
“God’s Pocket” will be released on leading Country & Gospel promotional company, Double E Promotion’s compilation disk #155 featuring several other artists, including Shenandoah’s Grammy winning lead singer, Marty Raybon and Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune.
Double E Promotions, headquartered in Booneville, MS and ran by Perry and wife, Vikki Edge, have focused more on the Country and Gospel genres over the last couple years, witnessing the fruits of their labor as many of their clients songs have charted on national Christian music charts, most recently promoting former Statler Brother, Jimmy Fortune’s single “In God We Trust” to number one on the Christian Voice Country Gospel Top 100 Chart for December of 2010, Cindy Hughlett’s single “Soar” to number one on the CGC Top 100 Chart for November of 2010, Country Gospel Great, Sandra Dee’s single, “Keep The Faith” to number one on the Christian Voice, Christian Country Top 100 Chart for June of 2010 and Jimmy Fortune’s “Wrote it In Red” to number one on the Christian Voice, Christian Country Top 100 Chart for December of 2009.