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Eclipse Music Group Acquires Dean Dillon's Share in Tennessee Whiskey

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Pictured (from left to right): Anna Thiel, Kurt Locher, Dean Dillon and Penny Gattis

Eclipse Music Group has acquired the hit songwriter Dean Dillonis part of the classic “Tennessee Whiskey”.

First recorded by David Allan Coe In 1971, “Tennessee Whiskey” went to No. 2 billboard's Hot Country Singles chart when George Jones published his interpretation in 1983. More than three decades later Chris StapletonHis version took the song to an even greater level when it appeared on his debut album. Travellerand became a Diamond certified single by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Dean is an icon and Tennessee Whiskey's journey to the top is remarkable,” he says Penny Gattis, Partner, Eclipse Music Group. “This acquisition underscores the enduring value of great songwriting and exceptional songs. Thank you, Dean, for trusting us with part of this special song. We are pleased to add Tennessee Whiskey to Eclipse Music Group’s catalog.”

Matt Cottingham of Lewis Brisbois handled the transaction on behalf of Eclipse Music Group and Matthew Beckett by Milom Crow Kelley Beckett Shehan PLC handled the transaction on behalf of Dillon.

The acquisition follows Eclipse Music Group's recent deals, including Jamie Moore's JMZL song catalog and Cory BattenCatalog interest.

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