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VIP VIPPERMAN - LIFE AND MUSIC :
   *	Award Winning Songwriter, Publisher, Musician, Producer
   *	B.A. degree in English Literature, University of Georgia
   *	Member/Lead guitarist for Monument Records recording band “Barefoot Jerry”
   *    33 years studio guitar and production experience
   *    TV staff lead guitarist for:	
                 “The Nashville Palace”, NBC
                 “The American Arthritis Telethon”	
                 “The Hee Haw Show”.......(also co-wrote the theme for the show)	
                 “The Colgate Country Showdown”currently...(co-wrote the show’s theme)
                     
                                SONGWRITING CREDITS :
     SINGLES:  
          #1 (2 weeks).....................“1982”,  Randy Travis,  Warner Brothers
	    #1 CMT Video.................“There’s a Girl in Texas”, Trace Adkins, Capitol
	    #1 Texas Music Chart.....“Lucky Arms”, Jason Allen, D Records
	    #1 (4 weeks) Gospel.......“The Broken Ones”, The Talley Trio, Horizon
		  Top 10.............................“There’s a Girl in Texas”,  Trace Adkins, Capitol
		  Top 30.............................“Hottest Ex in Texas”,  Becky Hobbs,  Capitol
		  Top 30.............................“Sinners and Saints”, George Jones, Asylum
		  Top 30.............................“Sideways”, Darryl Worley, Dreamworks
		  Top 50.............................“The Comfort of Her Wings” Charley Pride, MCR

Plus: 
*Multiple Cuts on four #1 Country, and one #1 Pop Album(s)
*Seven records with our songs on the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME’s walls

Over 300 Recordings of our Songs by Artists such as :
		Randy Travis, Warner Bros	      Garth Brooks, (live in Vegas), Capitol
            Trace Adkins, Capitol (5)           Kenny Rogers, Capitol
            George Jones, Asylum                T. Graham Brown, Capitol (3)  
            Emmylou Harris, Capitol           LeAnn Rimes, Curb
            Reba McEntire, MCA                  Mark Collie, MCA 
            Charlie McCoy, Step One*         Wayne Newton, Curb
  John Michael Montgomery Atlantic	  Johnny Lee, Warner Bros.	     
            David Ball, RCA                            Becky Hobbs, Capitol
	      Connie Smith, CBS                       Buddy Jewell, Sony
	      Charley Pride, MCR                     Darryl Worley, Dreamworks
	     Jonell Mosser, Broken Bow...and many others
*Movie soundtracks: “Diggstown”  (James Woods/ Louis Gossett, Jr)                                                                              				                “American Reunion”   (Billy Wirth/ Corey Glover)
*Television scores : 
- writer of “Hee Haw” opening, closing & 8 incidental themes (with Charlie McCoy)
- writer of “Colgate Country Showdown” theme ( with Charlie McCoy)
- writer & artist of slide guitar instrumental ‘Maui Blues’ on HBO’s series ‘Weeds’
- writer & artist of slide guitar instrumental ‘Carnival’ used in TV spots in Europe
  
      SONGWRITER / PUBLISHER AWARDS:
    *	CMA SONG OF THE YEAR FINALIST,  “1982”,  Randy Travis
  * BMI MILLION AIR AWARD (two million radio plays),  “1982”,  Randy Travis
    *	ASCAP AWARDS:	“1982” - Randy Travis (writer)
                           writer -“There’s a Girl in Texas” - Trace Adkins
                           publisher - “There’s a Girl in Texas” - Trace Adkins
    * NSAI AWARD:  “1982” - Randy Travis
    *GRAMMY AWARD - BEST COUNTRY ALBUM - ‘The Cold, Hard Truth’ :   
     by George Jones - featuring our song, the 3rd single - ‘Sinners and Saints’
                  
     RECORD SALES :
TRIPLE PLATINUM SALES:                                                                                                        
      * Randy Travis - “Storms of Life” 
      * Reba McEntire - “For My Broken Heart”
 
DOUBLE PLATINUM SALES:                                                                                                                          
      * LeAnn Rimes - “Unchained Melody/The Early Years”
	
PLATINUM SALES:		
      * Trace Adkins - “Dreamin’ Out Loud”  (2 songs)		                                                        
      * Randy Travis - “Greatest Hits, Vol.1” 
      * John Michael Montgomery - “What I Do the Best”
      * Trace Adkins - “Greatest Hits Vol. 1”
 
GOLD SALES:	
     * Trace Adkins -“Big Time”  
     * George Jones - “Cold Hard Truth”
     * Rattlesnake Annie - “Rattlesnakes and Rusty Water” (foreign)               

*combined sales of over 26 million copies
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