While worthwhile attention has been paid to the undervalued contributions of female artisans in the country music industry, Cotton Gin Productions, led by singer, songwriter and entrepreneurs Erin Enderlin and Alex Kline, has quietly and confidently established a full-service, female-owned production company to develop up-and-coming musical talent.
Established in 2014, Cotton Gin Productions’ first signing is Knoxville native Scott Stevens. Enderlin and Kline recognized Stevens’ unique talents and nurtured his skills as a performer and songwriter to develop his self-titled EP, releasing July 21. The project is produced by Cotton Gin’s Enderlin and Kline, with multi-talented instrumentalist Kline playing all instruments on the upcoming CD.
- “Rent Money” written by Erin Enderlin, Steph Jones and Alex Kline
- “Hands On” written by Oscar Charles, Erin Enderlin and Scott Stevens
- “Bad Ideas” written by Erin Enderlin, Alex Kline and Scott Stevens
- “Keep On Doin’ It” written by Phil Barton, Alex Kline and Scott Stevens
- “Around A Bonfire” written by Ryan Beaver and Erin Enderlin
- “Call Me When You’re Drunk” written by Alex Kline, Scott Stevens and Mike Sprinkle
“I’m so proud of this project,” shared Scott Stevens. “We busted our asses making a record that incorporates a little bit of everything I love about country music and I’m really excited for people to hear it.”
“The first time I heard Scott sing live, I knew he had the ‘it’ factor every producer is hoping to discover,” declared Cotton Gin Productions partner and Stevens’ producer, Alex Kline. “He has this magnetic energy that really connects with the crowd and I can hear his voice cutting right through the radio waves; it’s soulful, and gravelly, and every note live has the same power as the recordings.”
Scott Stevens and Cotton Gin Productions will celebrate the release of his record with a FREE, full-band show at The Basement in Nashville on July 21. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
“Alex has such a great talent for finding a unique sound for an artist and really capturing who they are,” stated Cotton Gin Productions partner Erin Enderlin. “It’s been exciting to dig in with Scott and see this project come to life and I couldn’t be more proud of the music we’ve made together.”
ABOUT SCOTT STEVENS: After breaking his arm and leg in a snowboarding accident at age 16, Scott Stevens eschewed boredom and picked up his first guitar. Two short years later, with a songwriting competition win and countless local shows under his belt, Stevens hit the road and began performing around the country. In the meantime, Stevens never let songwriting take a back seat. Weekends are filled traveling the country in concert while his weekdays are packed writing with some of Nashville’s biggest hit makers. His musical compositions can be heard from ABC to HGTV and on his soon to be released self-titled EP, out July 21. Engage with Scott Stevens on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and learn more at http://scottstevensmusic.com/.
ABOUT COTTON GIN PRODUCTIONS: Cotton Gin Productions, LLC was founded by Erin Enderlin and Alex Kline in 2014 to develop artists and songwriters, maximizing their unique skills and experiences. Enderlin’s songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Tyler Farr and more. She has received multiple honors from Nashville Songwriters Association International, for songs including “Monday Morning Church” and “Last Call,” and writes for Little Louder Publishing. As an artist, the Arkansas native recently released her second album, I Let Her Talk, produced by musical partner Alex Kline, and toured on the Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Tour, all while fulfilling the lifelong dream of performing on the Grand Ole Opry. An intrepid businesswoman, Enderlin also owns 10,000 Hours Music, which publishes songwriters Will Bowen and Alex Kline. Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kline was a founding member of the highly touted all-female Sony Nashville band, The Lunabelles. Alex has scored two hits with internationally acclaimed artist Jess Moskaluke and co-wrote Lonesome River Band’s current bluegrass single, “Lyla Mae.” A rarity for a female in Nashville, Kline builds her own tracks by playing, recording and programming everything on her demos and has produced albums for up-and-comer Tara Thompson and the critically acclaimed second record from musical partner Erin Enderlin in addition to Scott Stevens’ self-titled debut CD. Kline is co-published by 10,000 Hours Music and Starstruck.https://www.countryschatter.com/2015/07/cotton-gin-productions-helms-scott-stevens-debut-project/New ArtistsNew ReleasesNewsPress ReleaseAlex Kline,Cotton Gin Productions,Erin Enderlin,facebook,Instagram,Knoxvile,Scott Stevens,Twitter,web site